Lithuania has finally kicked off its highly anticipated new pre-selection Eurovizija.LT. The first heat featured 8 hopefuls fighting for 2 spots in the final on February 17. The finalists from the first show are VB Gang and Silvester Belt.

The show was presented by Gabrielė Martirosian and Nombeko Augustė Khotseng. While a TikToker Nerijus Trilikauskas hosted interviews with the artists from the green room.

The result was determined by both a jury and the public, who each accounted for 50% of the score. Among the jury members were the current LRT Eurovision broadcast commentator Ramūnas Zilnys, LRT Opus director and previous LRT commentator until 2019 Darius Užkuraitis, songwriter and composer of Ieva Zasimauskaitė’s entry at Eurovision ‘When We’re Old’ – Vytautas Bikus, performer Ieva Narkutė and the artist herself who brought ‘Sentimetai’ to Eurovision – Monika Liu.

Eurovizija.LT 2024: Heat One Results

Jury results

  • Silvester Belt – “Luktelk” (12 points)
  • VB Gang – “KABOOM!!!” (10 points)
  • Clockwork Creep – “Empty” (8 points)
  • Luka – “Move On” (7 points)
  • Marius Petrauskas – “Kol laiko yra” (6 points)
  • Antoine Wend – “Say No More” (5 points)
  • Aistay – “You” (4 points)
  • Živilė Gedvilaitė – “Save” (3 points)

Televoting results

  • VB Gang – “KABOOM!!!” (12 points) – 1843
  • Silvester Belt – “Luktelk” (10 points) – 1503
  • Luka – “Move On” (8 points) – 695
  • Marius Petrauskas – “Kol laiko yra” (7 points) – 454
  • Clockwork Creep – “Empty” (6 points) – 412
  • Antoine Wend – “Say No More” (5 points) – 310
  • Aistay – “You” (4 points) – 199
  • Živilė Gedvilaitė – “Save” (3 points) – 165

Combined final results

  • Silvester Belt – “Luktelk” (12 points) ADVANCED
  • VB Gang – “KABOOM!!!” (10 points) ADVANCED
  • Luka – “Move On” (8 points)
  • Clockwork Creep – “Empty” (7 points)
  • Marius Petrauskas – “Kol laiko yra” (6 points)
  • Antoine Wend – “Say No More” (5 points)
  • Aistay – “You” (4 points)
  • Živilė Gedvilaitė – “Save” (3 points)

The show has, as expected, delivered a tough fight between returning artists and some fierce debuting artists.. Among them is Antoine Wend, with whom we recently had the chance to speak about his experience in X Factor Lithuania and opening Barbara Pravi’s concert. Then there’s Silvester Belt who released his entry ‘Luktelk’ receiving great response from the public. And Vidas Bareikis is back. He’s the artist who brought „Pusvalanduko“ and „I love my phone“ to the pre-selection in previous years…but now he’s singing a song featuring the Korean language.

Like in the previous Pabandom iš Naujo, the acts were judged by a panel of musical experts and journalists. They will deliver a total of 50% of the votes. The remaining half will be determined by the public.

If you can follow the show, you can do it by watching the broadcast from 20:00 CET. It was live on LRT’s website, as well as on LRT1 or LRT Lituanica.

What do you think about Eurovizija.LT 2024 heat one results? Are you satisfied with the qualifiers or wished someone else made it through?

 
 
 
 
 
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The public and the jury both have their say. The line-up of the first show includes:

Eurovizija.LT heat 1 running order:

  • Živilė Gedvilaitė – “Save”
  • Antoine Wend – “Say No More”
  • Marius Petrauskas – “Kol laiko yra”
  • Silvester Belt – “Luktelk”
  • Aistay – “You”
  • VB Gang – “KABOOM!!!”
  • Luka – “Move On”
  • Clockwork Creep – “Empty”

Like in the previous Pabandom iš Naujo, the acts will be judged by a panel of musical experts and journalists. They will deliver a total of 50% of the votes. The remaining half will be determined by the public.

 

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eurodance
eurodance
3 months ago

Sorry but Luktelk is just plagiarism… too similar to Hooverphonic’s Amalfi.

The Voice of Reason
The Voice of Reason
3 months ago

Already Two extremely catchy and memorable songs that I can see in the Malmo grand final? Yeah this year is easily gonna be better for the Lithuanian National Selection than last time!

Iván el Conquistador
Iván el Conquistador
3 months ago

It surprises me to see Wend out. VB Gang and Silvester are worthy finalists, they won’t make the competition easy for The Roop.

Purple Mask
Purple Mask
3 months ago

“KABOOM!!!” – I know that some people in other forums have already complained that this song is to them potentially racist against Koreans. I know nothing about this personally, but I feel that should be acknowledged before I look at the song, as it is a very serious interpretation from them. Anyhow, the song… It’s a dance track split into two tempo sections: Fast and Very Fast. This makes it reminiscent of early video game music (think SEGA in the 1980s/1990s). The dancer’s outfits remind me of Turkiye 2010 (Manga), but other than that, they don’t do anything except dance.… Read more »

Eglutt
Eglutt
3 months ago
Reply to  Purple Mask

Don’t analize too deep. The leader is famous for his gag music performed in serious fashion. F.E. His entry with “Pusvalandos” – about being late everywhere. Or his Christmas song about “complaining” about getting gifted only Shampoo and Shower Gel. Or his most famous songs about being angry “Nervai”.
Also he’s a theatre director, so his videos and performances are very entertaining and visual.
TL;DR This whole song is an inside joke (except that we have exactly 0 jokes about Koreans)

Purple Mask
Purple Mask
3 months ago
Reply to  Eglutt

Interesting, thank you.

The Voice of Reason
The Voice of Reason
3 months ago
Reply to  Purple Mask

How is it racist to Koreans? This is a tribute if anything?

Purple Mask
Purple Mask
3 months ago

“Luktelk” – I just looked at this song, and it’s surprisingly interesting. There is a lot of subtext. The lyrics at first suggest a playful tease on the dance floor making false promises about loving people “tomorrow”, but the music is definitely deeper than that underneath. “The sun” seemingly isn’t rising again in this song, which could mean there would be no tomorrow at all. There’s a dark twist to this song that is perhaps going unread. The E minor key (in the live performance) to many means restlessness (dance club), but is also associated with grief, loss and mourning.… Read more »

Antananarivo
Antananarivo
3 months ago

Silvester – a really strong contemporary act, sings in national language. Perfect !

Kosey
Kosey
3 months ago

For Eurovision, I think the most appropriate two went through.

But for any rock songs, Clockwork Creep is a very, very good rock song – probably the best I have come across in the season so far.

The Voice of Reason
The Voice of Reason
3 months ago
Reply to  Kosey

I was surprised the televote disliked it and only the juries appreciated it.

Anonymous91
Anonymous91
3 months ago

the two joke acts advancing to the final, and Kol Laiko Yra such a laidback masterpiece eliminated

lmao

Jamie
Jamie
3 months ago
Reply to  Anonymous91

Stop trolling…

Elizabeth
Elizabeth
3 months ago
Reply to  Anonymous91

So the moldovan selection is only good if it has the tacky shock humor entry where the man can’t even sing, but the lithuanian selection is trash for not qualifying an extremely bland song in favor of one (1) joke entry that’s actually catchy and fun and one very slick pop track with a great performance?

Make up your mind bro. What happened to having a sense of humor?

Yuarith
Yuarith
3 months ago

The best tracks of this semi made it through! I’m quite pleased bc I like both songs, though I got to admit that I never got why was Antoine hyped so much in this site, his song was unremarkable :/

Devito
Devito
3 months ago
Reply to  Yuarith

He was hyped because of covers such as “SOS d’un terrien en détresse” and “Voilà”. Whenever he sings in English, it sounds generic and boring.

Antananarivo
Antananarivo
3 months ago
Reply to  Devito

He should prefer to participate for another country in the future with a song in french (Luxembourg or Monaco for example)

NickC
NickC
3 months ago

Antoine was a bubble at the end. And the bubble bursted kaboom.

ThorBeta
ThorBeta
3 months ago

Silvester was really good and I realise how much I like the Lithuanian language so I wouldn’t mind if he wins this. I didn’t hate “Kaboom!!!” either – it actually came across live much better than I expected. Overall I think Lithuania is doing a good job.

ANDREW BROWN
ANDREW BROWN
3 months ago

Really liked Silvester. Good song well performed.

Antananarivo
Antananarivo
3 months ago
Reply to  ANDREW BROWN

It`s besides St.Pedro in Spain and Yagody in Ukraine so far the best act in all of the preselections.

Héctor
Héctor
3 months ago

Such a pity The Roop is winning it no matter what cause Silvester really delivered. If The Roop doesn’t win, people will be voting for VB Gang anyway because of Kaarija. We have to many Kaarija wannabes in this NF season.

Hope Silvester has better luck than Ruta Mur last year.

The Voice of Reason
The Voice of Reason
3 months ago
Reply to  Héctor

No, VB Gang are nothing like Kaarija and would have swept the televote in any year. I think people will appreciate Silvester’s song in time whereas Kaboom can only get moldy. The Roop will mostly likely do well with the televote but if they dont have a good song, that’s the end of them. Silvester still has a shot!

Anonymous91
Anonymous91
3 months ago

The Roop will win regardless if they have a good song or not lol

Devito
Devito
3 months ago
Reply to  Anonymous91

The hype over The Roop is over. Their recent songs didn’t have much success, so they’re trying to re-boost their music career. I doubt they would win with the same act for the third time now. The Roop has tried multiple times (including the 2018 entry), which only proves they need to shock in a good way to win. The title of the song sounds a bit dull, so I think they aren’t winning again this year.

Antananarivo
Antananarivo
3 months ago
Reply to  Devito

I really like the Roop but this time it´s the turn to another one.

Julia
Julia
3 months ago
Reply to  Héctor

Kaboom had ‘many’ and by ‘many’ we mean a bit more than a thousand, because a) he is well known in Lithuania, b) he was asking all over social media for his friends to vote for him.

The past years have show that Lithuanians usually vote in the final only. I think the picture will be quite different then and the furthest Kaboom can go is 3rd-4th place. Gosh, I hope I’m right ?

The Voice of Reason
The Voice of Reason
3 months ago
Reply to  Julia

I honestly can see it at Eurovision. The Roop have to have an mediocre song for him or Silvester to get through.

Antananarivo
Antananarivo
3 months ago
Reply to  Héctor

I´m really a big fan of The Roop, but this time should Lithuania send another act to ESC

Eglutt
Eglutt
3 months ago
Reply to  Héctor

Roop has no hype, like a zero or even negative. Very few people know they’re competing at all. And the one thing you need to know about our mentality is that we root for underdogs which naturally penalizes overachievers. If anything, almunies from The Voice or X-factor have better chances before them(Monika Marija, Meid?). At the end everything will be decided by their songs and, more importantly, their performance. F.e. winning X-factor did not help Antoine at all he was near the bottom at tele votes which prooves that different demographics watch these channels.

Raphael
Raphael
3 months ago

Pleasantly surprised by Silversters song!

Jamie
Jamie
3 months ago

I think Silvester is the only true contender to The Roop… this will be a bloodbath

Devito
Devito
3 months ago

I’m happy with the results. I was not too confident in the format changes, but the graphics actually made me hopeful that LRT is continuing to do a good job. Take, for instance, any “attempt” from 2005 to 2015, and you can see how drastically LRT improved in such a short time.

One thing, though: LRT moved from Heats. Heats were meant to indicate who was worthy of semi-finals and then final. There’s no more heats; only semi-finals and final left.

Zanoni
Zanoni
3 months ago

Results feel right here. I might put Luka above Vidas but that’s a coin flip, and nobody else was even close. The Antoine hype went out with a whimper.

The Voice of Reason
The Voice of Reason
3 months ago

Oh yeah Silvester’s song is one of the best songs from this National Selection i’ve seen, in terms of staging. I’d be happy if he was sent….though Kaboom is absolute Eurovision MADNESS.

Marco
Marco
3 months ago

Kaboom lead singer is well respected artist in Lithuania

Jamie
Jamie
3 months ago

I’m sorry but VB gang is atrocious… happy for Silvester though, he was worth it

Nikki
Nikki
3 months ago

How many are going through?

Elizabeth
Elizabeth
3 months ago
Reply to  Nikki

I believe just 2. Based on the voting shown that will be Sylvester Belt and VB Gang

Nikki
Nikki
3 months ago
Reply to  Elizabeth

I guess they were the most deserving

Elizabeth
Elizabeth
3 months ago

Monika Liu: uncontested queen of Lithuania in Eurovision. I kinda wish she was competing and not just an interval

Žilvinas
Žilvinas
3 months ago

It was such a bad heat that I switched to European ice skating championship

Nikki
Nikki
3 months ago

Not so sure out of these who was good enough…

Sean
Sean
3 months ago

The two best acts are very obvious. Luktelk and Kaboom, without any doubt

sparkling points
sparkling points
3 months ago

Beautiful stage and graphics, LRT is doing a great job.

Sakirne
Sakirne
3 months ago

This semifinal besides Silverster Belt is really bad. Sorry guys.

Vera
Vera
3 months ago

Luktelk and Kaboom for sure

Elizabeth
Elizabeth
3 months ago

Ok ranking after all performances:
Luktelk
Kaboom
Empty
You
Move on
Say No More
Kol Laiko Yra
Save

Elizabeth
Elizabeth
3 months ago

Luka’s vocals didn’t quite hold up, unfortunately. I don’t think she’s going to get one of the qualifying spots

sparkling points
sparkling points
3 months ago

“KABOOM!!!” was so fun!!!

Elizabeth
Elizabeth
3 months ago

I didn’t really vibe with kaboom in studio. It’s not the sort of thing I listen to, but they left everything on the stage. I honestly wouldn’t be mad if they qualified. Peak “it’s so stupid, I love it”

Julia
Julia
3 months ago

Luktelk was goooood

Jamie
Jamie
3 months ago

Silvester is so goood, oh my. The most ESC-ready performance so far

Elizabeth
Elizabeth
3 months ago

Ok with the performance, I think Luktelk could win LT. It’s so good

Purple Mask
Purple Mask
3 months ago

Best wishes to everyone at LT. Have a great time tonight. 🙂

Elizabeth
Elizabeth
3 months ago

Based on the studio, my pre-contest qualifiers are Silvester Belt – “Luktelk” and Luka – “Move On” but we haven’t heard clockwork creep’s song yet (as far as I could find) and the live can change everything. Good luck to all the contestants!

Anonymous91
Anonymous91
3 months ago

rooting for Kol Laiko Yra, Luktelk the most