Tonight Lithuania will decide. Eight semi-finalists will face off in the grand final of Eurovizijos dainų konkurso nacionalinė atranka, to select who will represent Lithuania at Eurovision 2019. The Wiwi Jury — our in-house panel of music unprofessionals — has listened to the finalists and listed our favourites. Read on to see what we think!

Antranig

1. Antikvariniai Kašpirovskio Dantys – “Mažulė”

I have absolutely no idea what is going on here. All I know is that I want some of whatever they’re smoking. SunStroke Project and Zdob și Zdub had a baby and it was adopted by LT United. “Mažulė” is so much fun and will get the party started in Tel Aviv with an outlandish performance. If Lithuania want a serious entry, “Run with the Lions” and “Light On” would be great choices but I think “Mažulė” has a distinctly Lithuanian appeal and it would be unique at Eurovision.

2. Jurijus – “Run with the Lions”
3. Monika Marija – “Light On”
4. Alen Chicco – “Your Cure”
5. Junà – “Strength of a Woman”

Rick

1. Monika Marija – “Light On”

I’m gonna be honest. At first I found that song extremely basic and boring. But it came to life and immediately surprised me when I saw Monika perform it live on stage. Of course, it’s nothing completely new or innovative, but it’s well-produced and sounds like a current radio track. This could do well and bring quality to the stage. I’m happy she has chosen this song over the much weaker “Criminal”.

2. Jurijus – “Run with the Lions”
3. Antikvariniai Kašpirovskio Dantys – “Mažulė”
4. Junà – “Strength of a Woman”
5. Alen Chicco – “Your Cure”

Lukas

1. Monika Marija – “Light On”

I really like both of Monika’s songs but in the end “Light On” has something more special because it’s more personal to the singer herself. The meaning behind the song is great and I think that a lot of people can relate to it because there is always hope at the end of the day. The chorus is very memorable and Monika Marija gives an amazing performance every single time. If Lithuania sends this entry, I would be very proud of it and happy with this result (fingers crossed).

2. Jurijus – “Run with the Lions”
3. Junà – “Strength of a Woman”
4. Alen Chicco – “Your Cure”
5. Jurgis Brūzga – “CTRL ALT DELETE”

Robyn

1. Alen Chicco – “Your Cure”

I love everything that’s happening with “Your Cure”. The verses of the song are pure 1960s pop, mixed with dramatic theatrical vocals before crashing into a modern EDM chorus. Alen is captivating performer, with a strong avant-garde look, vogueing-inspired moves and flawless vocals. It’s chaotic and like nothing else in Eurovizijos Atranka. Go on, Lithuania. Be weird. Daaaaamn.

2. Monika Marija – “Light On”
3. Jurgis DID & Erica Jennings – “Sing!”
4. Jurijus – “Run with the Lions”
5. Antikvariniai Kašpirovskio Dantys – “Mažulė”

Deban

1. Alen Chicco – “Your Cure”

Combining high fashion and ’80s electro-house, Alen Chicco’s performance piece provides a heady mix of euphoric nostalgia by straddling several art forms. Whilst doing so, he maintains his studio-perfect vocal delivery, and arresting eye-contact. Leaps ahead of anything I’ve ever seen out of Lithuania, “Your Cure” is definitely in a class of its own, and could easily place Lithuania in the top ten of Eurovision 2019.

2. Monika Marija – “Light On”
3. Jurijus – “Run with the Lions”
4. Jurgis DID & Erica Jennings – “Sing!”
5. Antikvariniai Kašpirovskio Dantys – “Mažulė”

Patrick

1. Monika Marija – “Light On”

If it were up to me there would be no national final needed and Monika would go straight to Tel Aviv. This woman is pure magic, as soon as she stepped on the stage and started to sing, I knew that this is not just a random singer — she has international star potential that Lithuania needs so badly, to secure a spot in the top ten. The girl was smart ditching one song — she made it easier for everybody. So, go Lithuania and make the right choice. Leave the light on and send her to Eurovision!

2. Jurijus – “Run with the Lions”
3. Alen Chicco – “Your Cure”
4. Junà – “Strength of a Woman”
5. Jurgis Brūzga – “CTRL ALT DELETE”

Diego

1. Jurijus – “Run with the Lions”

This is a very good song and my preferred one so far. Jurijus — with his amazing voice and register and simple staging — is spreading his message. He roars like a lion! The arrangements and the melody sound so perfect, I just want to hear the chorus again and again. It’s really touching. This is the perfect song for the perfect singer!

2. Monika Marija – “Light On”
3. Alen Chicco – “Your Cure”
4. Junà – “Strength of a Woman”
5. Jurgis DID & Erica Jennings – “Sing!”

Barnabas

1. Monika Marija – “Light On”

With “Criminal” being withdrawn, this is by far the best entry in this selection. The soulful track is giving me Cesar Sampson vibes, plus, with Monica’s voice and story behind it, it’s really a power pack which is waiting to be unleashed over Europe.

2. Antikvariniai Kašpirovskio Dantys – “Mažulė”
3. Jurgis DID & Erica Jennings – “Sing!”
4. Henry & Tommy Modric – “Neverpart”
5. Jurgis Brūzga – “CTRL ALT DELETE”

What do you think? Who is your favourite to win Eurovizijos Atranka? Share your favourites below!

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Mario
Mario
2 years ago

We were never 13th, our highest stable position was 17th.
We are currently in 23rd.

Key
Key
2 years ago

Jurijus is the best choice I guess!!

Jo.
Jo.
2 years ago

I’m DONE with you, Lithuania.

blueeyed
blueeyed
2 years ago
Reply to  Jo.

Bye! We won’t miss you!

Shaizen
Shaizen
2 years ago

Lithuania you f*cked up

blueeyedbaer
blueeyedbaer
2 years ago

Jurijus has won!

Yssy
Yssy
2 years ago

I do not even want to say my favourite because so far most of them have surprisingly lost. All I am saying is that I hope Lithuania picks correctly and chooses the most talent performer. Good luck!

Titas
Titas
2 years ago

As a lithuanian, I’m really happy to see that people are genuinely enjoying this year’s selection

Jo.
Jo.
2 years ago
Reply to  Titas

Yes, and your country will be rewarded for that. Just choose wisely.

Film
Film
2 years ago

Seems like theres not much love for Junà – “Strength of a Woman” and Jurgis Br?zga – “CTRL ALT DELETE”. I really like them. Monika and Alen i like as well.

Albert
Albert
2 years ago

My top:
1. Light on
2. Running with the lions
3. Your cure
The others song I really don’t like, so all are my last…

Joe
Joe
2 years ago

Monika Marija is my choice.

Joe
Joe
2 years ago
Reply to  Joe

I can only count Australia, Latvia, Romania, and the UK as having selected my favorites so far, but I’ve been pleasantly surprised by most of the choices anyway, so we’ll see how this goes.

BadWoolfGirl
BadWoolfGirl
2 years ago
Reply to  Joe

Me too, but I will also accept Jurijus if the chips fall that way. We’ ll See how it goes

American ESC fan
American ESC fan
2 years ago

Hi friends!

Idk if it’s important but Ana Guerra and Aitana made their American debut a few nights ago with their single “Lo Malo” which finished third to Alfred and Amaia in Miami.

https://youtu.be/ruyAbt5qkBM

Héctor
Héctor
2 years ago

1. Jurijus – “Run With The Lions”
2. Jurijus – “Run With The Lions”
3. Jurijus – “Run With The Lions”
4. Jurijus – “Run With The Lions”
5. Jurijus – “Run With The Lions”

Skiwalko
Skiwalko
2 years ago
Reply to  Héctor

Well, I wouldn’t advice Jurijus to perform five songs with the same title. You saw how many problems Monika had with only two!

Héctor
Héctor
2 years ago
Reply to  Skiwalko

You are right hahaha

Swe
Swe
2 years ago

Generally wiwibloggs is absolutely disgusting when it comes to Lithuania, because for some reason anything bad they can write about their selection and songs and artists, they will. Apart that wiwibloggs is holding absolutely petty grudge against the entire nation, it’s nice to see this list of faves. Go Alen and Monika Marija. ~10 pts from Sweden 😀

Yaa
Yaa
2 years ago
Reply to  Swe

Go and see how they treat Romania, how they promote the weakest songs that not stand a chance or the plagiarism, how they punish those that stand a chance, how they review their entries. Luckily, Lithuania can pick without their precious input so you should hope for the best!

pinkisnotacolour
pinkisnotacolour
2 years ago

I really really hope they pick Mažule!

Whatever
Whatever
2 years ago

How funny would be chicco would win? Like the only reason he is there is cause monika removed her other song.

xmynameis
xmynameis
2 years ago
Reply to  Whatever

It’s just not realistic.

Jo.
Jo.
2 years ago

I think Monika will secure an easy victory here.

Colin
Colin
2 years ago
Reply to  Jo.

One would logically say that, but ESC 2019 does anything to stop top 10 materials from winning. Pray for Monika!

Jo.
Jo.
2 years ago
Reply to  Colin

I think Portugal are in danger, but Lithuania are pretty much safe. She comfortably won all the heats.

Colin
Colin
2 years ago
Reply to  Jo.

So did Jurijus and the two songs haven’t shared a semi thus far. I am so worried. I’ve never been this tense regarding ESC in my life. Never has there been a situation where most NFs have passed and none of my favorites won. Literally, not one. Today, I only hope that at least ONE of my favorites wins! Just one, pretty please with cheeries on top!

Juste
Juste
2 years ago
Reply to  Jo.

im quite confident to say that Jurijus gonna snatch the televote. So its only up to judges if Monika Marija is going to Tel Aviv

Tom
Tom
2 years ago
Reply to  Jo.

Well, it wasn’t easy and not a victory :’)

Jo.
Jo.
2 years ago
Reply to  Tom

horrible!

Skiwalko
Skiwalko
2 years ago

As a member of team “Criminal” I’m still sad about Monika’s decision, but I’m also very glad to have Alen Chicco in the running, cause not talking abot singer’s appearance, that’s a really good piece of music. Yet still, for tonight final I leave the light on.

Colin
Colin
2 years ago

Monika would be my first. None of the others would probably break into my top 20. My far second choice would be Mažule, because it’s genuinely funny. I don’t really get Run with the Lions. It’s very average. Please, Lithuania, you have ONE JOB!

Rumpelstiltskin
Rumpelstiltskin
2 years ago

Mazure is the only decent one. Hope it wins.

Briekimchi
Briekimchi
2 years ago

Has Deban lost his mind?
Think I am with Jurijus or Juna since my favourites got eliminated in the semis. Marija’s song is good but doesn’t excite me.

George
George
2 years ago
Reply to  Briekimchi

Deban always picks the gayest performances haha

AMonsterLikeMe
AMonsterLikeMe
2 years ago

I’m from Lithuania and I can assure you all that I’m 99% sure that Jurijus will go to ESC. You can clearly see from the juries’ reactions and comments and the fact that he will perform last that LRT wants him to go. It’s hard to understand for foreign people but when you watch it as a Lithuanian you can sense it in the air. It was the same with Fusedmarc. Even worse is that quite a few people are really skeptical towards Monika Marija for playing these games with two songs. One jury mamber even said in the semi-final… Read more »

Andrew
Andrew
2 years ago
Reply to  AMonsterLikeMe

I completely agree the song you always want to win always ends up in 2nd or 3rd

George
George
2 years ago

No surprises here. Light On has to win.

Toby
Toby
2 years ago

Monika or nobody. Seeing the season of ESC this year is making me nervous though. I have the feeling something could go utterly wrong tonight.

Arnas
Arnas
2 years ago
Reply to  Toby

It is a real possibility that Jurijus might win. He got the most televote support in his heats (more than Monika Marija with Light On on hers) and people have noticed how some of the jury members kind of brush off her. I hope I’ll have to retract my statement later on in the evening and Monika Marija will have won, but I am bracing for a Jurijus win

BadWoolfGirl
BadWoolfGirl
2 years ago
Reply to  Arnas

Yeah, I am also bracing for a jurijus win. I’ve already made peace with Criminal withdrawn. Fan faves are not doing well.

Roy Moreno
Roy Moreno
2 years ago

Obviously Monika

Domas
Domas
2 years ago

Finally! Thank you! ?