Lithuania kicked off its new pre-selection Eurovizija.LT last week. We saw a tough fight and the first artists qualified to the final. VB Gang and Silvester Belt, whose entry “Luktelk” is seeing great results on Lithuanian music “tops” videos, will return to fight for the ticket to Malmö on February 17.

The second heat featured 8 hopefuls and saw us say goodbye to 6 acts that were eliminated, while only 2 made it to the final, according to a mutual decision from the jury and the public vote. Those acts going to the final are: singer Aistè and Lithuanian folk-rock group Žalvarinis.

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, songwriter and composer of Lithuanian entry at Eurovision 2018 – Vytautas Bikus, performer Ieva Narkutė, LRT producer Kristupas Naruškevičius and Lithuania’s Eurovision 2018 singer – Ieva Zasimauskaitė.

 

Eurovizija.LT: Heat Two results

Jury Results

  • Aistè – “We Will Rule the World” (12 points)
  • Žalvarinis – “Gaudė Vėjai” (10 points)
  • Eley – “Rock My Body” (8 points)
  • Paula Urbana – “It Is What It Is” (7 points)
  • Thomas G – “Us” (6 points)
  • Deividas Valma – “Blood On Your Hands” (5 points)
  • Multiks – “Vėjas galvoje” (4 points)
  • Andrius Pojavis – “Sing me a hug” (3 points)

Televoting Results

  • Žalvarinis – “Gaudė Vėjai” (12 points) – 2159
  • Aistè – “We Will Rule the World” (10 points) – 1092
  • Eley – “Rock My Body” (8 points) – 730
  • Thomas G – “Us” (7 points) – 723
  • Deividas Valma – “Blood On Your Hands” (6 points) – 710
  • Multiks – “Vėjas galvoje” (5 points) – 605
  • Paula Urbana – “It Is What It Is” (4 points) – 502
  • Andrius Pojavis – “Sing me a hug” (3 points) – 190

Jury Results

  • Aistè – “We Will Rule the World” (12 points) ADVANCED
  • Žalvarinis – “Gaudė Vėjai” (10 points) ADVANCED
  • Eley – “Rock My Body” (8 points)
  • Thomas G – “Us” (7 points)
  • Paula Urbana – “It Is What It Is” (6 points)
  • Deividas Valma – “Blood On Your Hands” (5 points)
  • Multiks – “Vėjas galvoje” (4 points)
  • Andrius Pojavis – “Sing me a hug” (3 points)

From the beginning we were set for a show filled with many experienced and well known artists to the Lithuanian audience, including Eley (Eglė Jakštytė), Aistè, Žalvarinis. We as well saw the first return of Andrius Pojavis after 11 years to the Eurovision pre-selection. He already represented Lithuania at the Eurovision Song Contest in 2013, which was hosted in Malmö, Sweden.

If you wanted to follow the show or watch it back, you can do it by accessing it on LRT’s website, as well as on LRT1 or LRT Lituanica.

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

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BadWoolfGirl
BadWoolfGirl
1 month ago

Well, here’s something to stroke your egos. Lithuania is actually in the top Five of the odds! I’m not joking. You’re number five right now.

BadWoolfGirl
BadWoolfGirl
1 month ago

Here are the running orders for the last three semi finals: Semi final 3: Anžela – “Paskub?k” (Hurry up) Sid Hallow – “Here We Go Again” Meid? – “Zoo” Pluie de Comètes – “Be careful” Sun Francisco – “Trauka” (Traction) Mary Mo – “Done” Baltos varnos – “In the Night” Shower – “Impossible” Semi final 4: Agn? Buškevi?i?t? – “Puppeteer” Il Senso – “Time” Kasparas – “Fool” Monika Marija – “Starting tomorrow” Vilija Mata?i?nait? – “Save me” Daniel? – “Cold shower” Martin – “Jigsaw” Hansanova – “Dragons and rainbows” Semi final 5: Freya Alley – “Serenade” Kàro – “Weightless” Petras… Read more »

Badwoolfgirl
Badwoolfgirl
1 month ago

Oh, and wiwibloggs is finally reacting to the heat one qualifiers on their YouTube channel. Just letting you know.

BadWoolfGirl
BadWoolfGirl
1 month ago

Here is the view count of the four finalists as of 1/21/24 (I’m an American, sue me, that’s how we write dates here): Luktelk—211K Kaboom!!!—130K We will rule the world—21K Gaude vejai—20K Now to be fair, Silvester belt and VB gang have an 8 day headstart over the two most recent qualifiers, but I found that Luktelk has more views than the other three qualifiers combined (over 171K)! I also looked up the view count of Monika Linkyte’s pin finale performance of stay from almost a year ago and it’s 510 K. So Belt has racked up two thirds of… Read more »

Antananarivo
Antananarivo
1 month ago

Aiste terrible

Zalvarinis very good

Héctor
Héctor
1 month ago

Quite a weak SF to tbh. Silvester is the frontrunner for me. Hope he is luckier than Ruta Mur who got robbed.

Žilvinas
Žilvinas
1 month ago

I just wish LRT created a max 3-shows selection (like FdC in Portugal, for example) with decent songs participating, UMK style competition would be even better

Don’t get me wrong, I still watch it, but having one proper song in the field of 8 in a 5 semi-finals format is more or less a torture.

At least technical side of the selection is very very good

BadWoolfGirl
BadWoolfGirl
1 month ago
Reply to  Žilvinas

I do wish Lithuania wouldn’t have so many songs in their national final. Cut out a lot of the clutter. I think it would’ve been better with 30 songs with six songs per heat.

Žilvinas
Žilvinas
1 month ago
Reply to  BadWoolfGirl

We need less heats, 20 songs in 2 semi-finals would be the dream, that way we wouldn’t need to watch Aiste clapping her he-e-e-e…

Seriously though, feels like the broadcaster takes 8 to 10 good songs to have a decent final show, and then fills the rest with god knows what. Those heats (semis) do not feel like competition at all, more like a school’s talent show.

Badwoolfgirl
Badwoolfgirl
1 month ago
Reply to  Žilvinas

That’s the impression I get too. I’ve always viewed this as a quantity over quality selection, where a handful of gems are buried under a lot of muck and you have to sift through them.

Anonymous91
Anonymous91
1 month ago

Zalvarinis are a poor man’s Go_A or Gate lmao

Jamie
Jamie
1 month ago
Reply to  Anonymous91

I agree. And I’m disappointed. They have been making folk rock for 20 years and could’ve cooked a folk banger like Gate, but still chose to go with their typical outdated style.

Raphael
Raphael
1 month ago

Both are pretty average. Still rooting for Luktelk

Briekimchi
Briekimchi
1 month ago

Eley a little robbed here. Aiste doing so well…was a surprise.

LeSerg
LeSerg
1 month ago
Reply to  Briekimchi

Agree. Poor vocals and boring song

ANDREW BROWN
ANDREW BROWN
1 month ago

Didn’t like either song but Aiste was amateur night in a bad club. Vocally awful performance / staging yuk.

Max
Max
1 month ago
Reply to  ANDREW BROWN

She is a better songwriter than singer, perhaps.

Idksmth
Idksmth
1 month ago

Aiste’s qualification (and winning the jury vote) is giving Blanka if I’m honest. Not trying to accuse anyone or make assumptions, but it’s weird at the very least

LeSerg
LeSerg
1 month ago
Reply to  Idksmth

Never thought of that but so true

Antananarivo
Antananarivo
1 month ago
Reply to  LeSerg

Absolutely !

Stian F
Stian F
1 month ago

Aiste was literally the worst of them . LOL. Zalvarinis was amazing though . Two striking contrasts in quality performance.

LeSerg
LeSerg
1 month ago
Reply to  Stian F

The thing is Aiste did also great with the televote like how. Is she well known in Lithuania or something?

Devito
Devito
1 month ago

I’m happy for Zalvarinis (though the live was a bit dissapointing compared to the video), but Aiste… Really? She had one of the weakest vocals of the night wannabe-ABBA. It would be one thing in case it was favoured by the audience, but the jurors giving her maximum is something beyond understandable. Thus, so far, this semi is the weakest one. Oh, and I feel sorry for Thomas G and Paula Urbana to become the victims of this mascquerade.

BadWoolfGirl
BadWoolfGirl
1 month ago
Reply to  Devito

Well, the top two qualifiers were the top two both the jury and tele, just different order like last week, and again the jury winner won the semifinal. So I wonder if it’s a case of the bigger names pulling far ahead. we’ll see if we get some agreement for the next three heats

ThorBeta
ThorBeta
1 month ago

Žalvarinis was the best tonight. Aistè was okay I guess, although I don’t understand how the jury gave her 12 points given her very subpar vocals. “Luktelk” remains the song to beat. LRT is doing a good job.

BadWoolfGirl
BadWoolfGirl
1 month ago
Reply to  ThorBeta

Big name, or connections?

Domas
Domas
1 month ago
Reply to  BadWoolfGirl

Connections maybe, she is not big in Lithuania

Zanoni
Zanoni
1 month ago

I think LIthuania has made the right picks so far; no outrageous exclusions (though I think Multiks were underrated for a second straight year).

The Voice of Reason
The Voice of Reason
1 month ago

 Paula Urbana should have gone through.

The Voice of Reason
The Voice of Reason
1 month ago

A LOT weaker semi final than last week but let’s be honest, NOONE was gonna beat the two TITANS of Eurovision-ready songs that are Lukvelk and KABOOM! However, with those, it’s already better than Lithuania’s last National Selection and the songs seem stronger overall.

BadWoolfGirl
BadWoolfGirl
1 month ago

I agree, this semi was a dip below, but let’s hope things pick up again. I hope Luktelk still in front runner position as I feel it is right now, and it makes the top three for the super final along with two strong songs as well whatever they will be. my ideal top three will be Sylvester belt, Monika marija and the roop, if the latter two have good songs as well and make it to the final.

Jamie
Jamie
1 month ago

Aiste was abysmal. I’ve not heard such terrible voice control in a long time. She will need to do A LOT of homework for the final.

The Voice of Reason
The Voice of Reason
1 month ago
Reply to  Jamie

She won the jury vote!

blueeyed
blueeyed
1 month ago

Because she has friends among jury members. That was rigged from the very beginning.

Stian F
Stian F
1 month ago

Obviously a corrupt jury. There is literally no other explanation….

The Voice of Reason
The Voice of Reason
1 month ago
Reply to  Stian F

They also gave VB Gang 10 points last week. I reckon they are made up of ordinary/popstars rather than industry professionals.

Jamie
Jamie
1 month ago

Rumors floating around she has an influential producer… that is close with some members of the jury. Ugh.

BadWoolfGirl
BadWoolfGirl
1 month ago
Reply to  Jamie

But don’t forget, you have a televote super final, so in case she makes in the top three, she won’t win.

Oh my
Oh my
1 month ago

It’s funny how you guys wiwi predicted who will qualigy to the final by puting Aiste and Zalvarinis on the photo

BadWoolfGirl
BadWoolfGirl
1 month ago
Reply to  Oh my

They likely changed it when they were the qualifiers

Elizabeth
Elizabeth
1 month ago

Aistè? Why? Oh well. Theres always one flop that makes the final

Mariposa
Mariposa
1 month ago

Žalvarinis and Deividas Valma for me

Zanoni
Zanoni
1 month ago

Aiste and Zalvarinis for me.

Zanoni
Zanoni
1 month ago
Reply to  Zanoni

The anti-Aiste vitriol here surprises me; I found her performance credible (and very enjoyable) for the style of music she makes.

Nikki
Nikki
1 month ago

Eley and Žalvarinis for me

Elizabeth
Elizabeth
1 month ago

I think between Rock My Body and It Is What It Is, I’m leaning towards the latter for the second qualifying spot. But I could see it going either way (and there are still two songs to go which might push them out).

Nikki
Nikki
1 month ago
Reply to  Elizabeth

What about Gaude V?jai?

Elizabeth
Elizabeth
1 month ago
Reply to  Nikki

The first qualifier. You may notice i implied there was only one spot left to fight for lol

Elizabeth
Elizabeth
1 month ago

Žalvarinis – “Gaud? V?jai” is the first sure qualifyer in this heat imo

Nikki
Nikki
1 month ago
Reply to  Elizabeth

Loved them

Elizabeth
Elizabeth
1 month ago

Have to say “Rock my Body” was better in studio. If she qualifies she’s gonna need to work on those vocals

Nikki
Nikki
1 month ago
Reply to  Elizabeth

Still I quite enjoyed it

Elizabeth
Elizabeth
1 month ago
Reply to  Nikki

Oh yeah. Im not counting her out yet

Elizabeth
Elizabeth
1 month ago
Reply to  Elizabeth

I will count out We Will Rule the World though. That was a bit cringe

BadWoolfGirl
BadWoolfGirl
1 month ago
Reply to  Elizabeth

With only two qualifiers per heat, it is very critical that your first performance is on point to make it to the final. Otherwise you’re out.

Elizabeth
Elizabeth
1 month ago

No chance for this first song

Nikki
Nikki
1 month ago

Lithuanian hosts are so pretty

Anonymous91
Anonymous91
1 month ago

No threats for luktelk here, next week will be more important to see if the roop are tough competition or not

The Voice of Reason
The Voice of Reason
1 month ago
Reply to  Anonymous91

Dont count VB gang out just yet!

Anonymous91
Anonymous91
1 month ago

Juries will make sure that novelty trash doesnt win

The Voice of Reason
The Voice of Reason
1 month ago
Reply to  Anonymous91

Remember they gave it ten points in the semi!

Julia
Julia
1 month ago
Reply to  Anonymous91

Are they releasing their song next week?

Jamie
Jamie
1 month ago
Reply to  Julia

At the end of January. So pretty soon.

Gilma
Gilma
1 month ago
Reply to  Anonymous91

They’re not this is next Saturday line up:

HEAT 3
RUNNING ORDER
RUNNING –
1
Anzela – “Paskubek” D
2
Sid Hallow – “Here We Go Again”
3
Meid? – “Zoo”
4
Pluie de Comètes – “Be careful” D
5
Sun Francisco – “Trauka (Svaigsta galva)”
6
Mary Mo – “Done”

7 Baltos Varnos – “In the Night”
8
Shower – “Impossible” O