Lithuania kicked off the new year with their national selection marathon “Eurovizijos” dainu konkurso nacionaline atranka (aka Eurovizijos atranka 2019). Last year’s winner Ieva Zasimauskaitė returned to perform her entry “When We’re Old” and six acts qualified to the next round from heat one.

In tonight’s pre-recorded opening show, the first 12 participants sang it out in heat one. The line-up included a mixture of newcomers and returnees including Twosome and Audrius Petrauskas, with the latter now known as Gebrasy.

MaNNazz won the heat with their moody electronic song “Blind Bird”. They will be in the next stage of the competition, alongside Glossarium with “Anyone”,  Twosome with “1000”, Migloko with “Rožės”, Šarūnas Mačiūlis with “Traukinys” and Aldegunda with “I Want Your Love”.

The six qualifiers will go on to compete in the semi-finals, due to be held in February. The remaining acts will compete in further heats to be held later this month.

Eurovizijos atranka 2018 – heat one results

As ever, the voting process remains unchanged from previous years. The overall vote consists of 50% televoting, combined with the other 50% from the panel of national juries.

The six favourites of the televote were also the six overall qualifiers, while Gebrasy and Matas Ligeika had made the jury’s top six, but didn’t have enough public support to reach the next stage.

Jury results

  1. Migloko – 12 points
  2. MaNNazz – 10 points
  3. Gebrasy – 8 points
  4. Twosome – 7 points
  5. Glossarium – 6 points
  6. Matas Ligeika – 5 points
  7. Filtered Tools – 4 points
  8. Aldegunda – 3 points
  9. Šarūnas Mačiūlis – 3 points
  10. Gabriela Ždanovičiūtė – 1 point
  11. Simona – 0 points
  12. RÙTA – 0 points

Televoting results

  1. Aldegunda – 828 votes (12 points)
  2. MaNNazz – 792 votes (10 points)
  3. Šarūnas Mačiūlis – 686 votes (8 points)
  4. Migloko – 639 votes (7 points)
  5. Twosome – 633 votes (6 points)
  6. Glossarium – 603 votes (5 points)
  7. Matas Ligeika – 473 votes (4 points)
  8. RÙTA – 341 votes (3 points)
  9. Filtered Tools – 267 votes (2 points)
  10. Gebrasy – 257 votes (1 point)
  11. Gabriela Ždanovičiūtė – 223 votes (0 points)
  12. Simona – 157 votes (0 points)

Combined results

Qualifiers are in bold.

  1. MaNNazz – 12 points
  2. Migloko – 10 points
  3. Aldegunda – 8 points
  4. Twosome – 7 points
  5. Glossarium – 6 points
  6. Šarūnas Mačiūlis – 5 points
  7. Gebrasy – 4 points
  8. Matas Ligeika – 3 points
  9. Filtered Tools – 2 points
  10. RÙTA – 1 point
  11. Gabriela Ždanovičiūtė – 0 points
  12. Simona – 0 points

Do you agree with tonight’s results? Let us know in the comments section below and you can watch the show again here.

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Photo: J. Auškelio/LRT.

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Colin
Colin
1 year ago

I’ve heard the songs now and I am very disappointed. Ruta’s Paradox should have been a standout winner, but it was snubbed by both the jury and the public.

AngieP
AngieP
1 year ago

I like MaNNazz, interesting voice and sound, but it feels flat. I think it deserved to win the heat, it was the only one that stood out.

Vanuatu
Vanuatu
1 year ago

and people say that latvia or spain have bad songs this year… Lithuania is a whole new level

Rasmus
Rasmus
1 year ago
Reply to  Vanuatu

I think Latvia are the worst. Lithuania and Spain have some great ones

Justas Buivydas
Justas Buivydas
1 year ago
Reply to  Vanuatu

well, in Lithuania we’ve only heard 13 of 49 songs

Andrii
Andrii
1 year ago

Great winner of the 1 Heat!!!!

Solo
Solo
1 year ago

The best song is “Paradox”
youtube.com/watch?v=liN8fRxlc1k

BYT
BYT
1 year ago
Reply to  Solo

Agreeee… so sad she didn’t make it! That was the only performance that kept my total attention from the beginning to the end.

Paul
Paul
1 year ago

Awful heat, the only song that sounds good for me is from Migloko, but sadly the song would be crushed in eurovision, let’s hope the next heat will be better

Yeet
Yeet
1 year ago

MaNNazz was definitely the best. I kind of liked Migloko aswell, but I don’t think that song fits eurovision. Overall, this wasn’t a strong heat (what a surprise xd).

Daniel
Daniel
1 year ago
Reply to  Yeet

Believe me, there will be stronger heats 😀 This was a complete disaster

Yeet
Yeet
1 year ago
Reply to  Daniel

I hope so

Elvira
Elvira
1 year ago

Haven’t listened to the other songs, but Blind Bird is really good, wow. This is the type of song I would listen to in my free time.

Weißbrot
Weißbrot
1 year ago

I watched the whole thing and god was it painful… Dunno if I can make it through all shows, but I’ll try. The hope never dies.

It's the BBC's fault, not the UK's
It's the BBC's fault, not the UK's
1 year ago

I just wasted 2 hours of my life watching this diabolical heat! MaNNazz were the best and that rock song at the end!

Lila
Lila
1 year ago

I actually really like “Blind Bird”.