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Three acts are representing the Baltic States on the Eurovision stage in 2023. They’re each hoping to make Lithuania, Latvia or Estonia proud.

We previously asked you to name your favourite from these three acts. After counting and verifying all the 2,761 votes, we now have results to share.

Monika Linkytė a favourite of the Baltic acts at Eurovision 2023

It was a tight competition this year to determine the best Baltic act at Eurovision. However, our readers chose seasoned singer Monika Linkytė from Lithuania. She managed to sneak almost 40% of the total with 1,097 votes.

The Latvians followed suit with 943 votes or 34.15% of the total.

Estonia’s Alika scored a fair 26.11% with 721 people casting a vote on her.

Full results

  1. Lithuania: Monika Linkytė – “Stay” | 39.73%, 1,097 votes
  2. Latvia: Sudden Lights – “Aijā” | 34.15%, 943 votes
  3. Estonia: Alika – “Bridges” | 26.11%, 721 votes

Total votes: 2,761

Baltic States at Eurovision 2023

As ever, the Baltic States shine in their original acts. All three countries are proud organisers of national selections to choose their entry, resembling their quest for freedom through music.

Lithuania’s Monika Linkytė is bringing an old pagan mantra to Eurovision. It’s the second time the songstress will compete at Eurovision, following her duet with Vaidas Baumila in Vienna eight years ago. 

Estonia is sending a classic Eurovision ballad sung by talented vocalist Alika. “Bridges” was co-written and produced by Wouter Hardy who gave the world Duncan Laurence’s “Arcade” and Gjon’s Tears’ “Tout l’univers”, two top three entries at Eurovision. 

Meanwhile, Latvia is pulling out rock band Sudden Lights, who won the national selection Supernova with their track “Aijā”. The song is a soft rock lullaby inspired by the war in Ukraine and its aftermath.

Do you agree with the results? Do you think Monika Linkytė will be the best placing Baltic act at Eurovision 2023? Let us know in the comments below.

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Escfan
Escfan
9 months ago

My ranking of these songs is pretty much to turn this table on its head. I think Latvia is excellent for the record but Estonia is in my top 3 of the year and I don’t personally connect with Lithuania’s song in any shape or form, Monika is great but the song just passes me by.

Sanne
Sanne
9 months ago

How is estonia last. It’s by far the best

BadWoolfGirl
BadWoolfGirl
9 months ago
Reply to  Sanne

Somebody has to be last.

ANDREW BROWN
ANDREW BROWN
9 months ago

Estonia best of all three

Benito Camelo
Benito Camelo
9 months ago

Lithuania flew under my radar at first, but Stay did grow on me and it’s a clever and cute song. I also loved Latvia’s song and Estonia’s vocals are impressive. All of them deserve to make it to the final this year!

Devito
Devito
9 months ago

Monika did mention there were going to be changes. It makes sense; the stage in Liverpool is much bigger than the LRT studio. However, she also said the symbolism used in the national final will be brought up once again. These include the amber earrings, graphics of the Lithuanian woman, and her sisters on stage singing in circular form.

Jamie
Jamie
9 months ago
Reply to  Devito

Well, not that much bigger… lol

Devito
Devito
9 months ago

The fact that Estonia is falling against the odds is quite troubling. Alika is now a borderline qualifier. I have a feeling this year might be the grand final with only Lithuania innit. Sadly, all three Baltic countries sent decent songs, and, well, while Latvia is almost a sure non-qualifier, Estonia is quite shocking to me. On the other hand, I’m happy we did not send Petunija. I adore her voice in the song “Love of My Life”, but that would have cancelled itself with Alika, and we would have had the grand final with zero Baltics.

Benito Camelo
Benito Camelo
9 months ago
Reply to  Devito

Honestly, with how things have been moving on SF1 Latvia might qualify. I don’t say safely, but might do so with certain comfort

Xxx
Xxx
9 months ago

The Baltics are great this year.

Ultima Thule
Ultima Thule
9 months ago

Small number of votes and comments shows a lack of interest in these songs.

Which is a shame, because Estonia is the most underappreciated act of the year.

I hope it will stick with first-time listeners during the final and get a top 10 finish which Alika, if not the song itself, deserves.

Roy
Roy
9 months ago

Latvia has the most unique sound this year.

Siminski
Siminski
9 months ago

Yes, Monika is my favorite of the bunch, but I truly like all of the Baltics this year and they are all in my Top 15. So I hope they‘ll all qualify.

Andy
Andy
9 months ago

”Finally my heart is beating” <3
i love this song