Photo: LRT

Lithuania’s six-week-long Eurovizija.LT 2024 pre-selection has come to an end with a bang in Klaipėda’s Švyturio Arena.

A total of 40 acts have taken part in the selection, but one has risen above them all — Silvester Belt was voted as the winner with the song “Luktelk”.

Eurovizija.LT 2024 was the first Lithuanian national selection since 2020 to see its grand final take place in a bigger venue than LRT’s studio. Additionally, it’s the first time in recent years we are having a final from the Lithuanian seaport and their 5,000 person capacity Švyturio Arena.

Eurovizija.LT 2024: Grand final results

The result of the final was decided over two rounds. Firstly, a combination of televote and jury votes selected the best three acts to compete in the super-final. These were:

  • Silvester Belt – “Luktelk”
  • Shower – “Impossible”
  • The Roop – “Simple Joy”

The other acts finished as follows:

      4. VB Gang
      5. Monika Marija
      6. Aistè
      7. Žalvarinis
      8. Il Senso
      9. Pluie de Comètes
      10. Queens of Roses

For the super-final, it was completely down to the people at home, gaining full control of the end result. They decided in a landslide vote that Silvester Belt should take home the trophy.

  1. Silvester Belt – 16,688 votes
  2. Shower – 9,066 votes
  3. The Roop – 6,884 votes

Running order

  1. Aistè – “We Will Rule the World”
  2. Žalvarinis – “Gaudė vėjai” (The winds are blowing)
  3. Pluie de Comètes – “Be careful”
  4. Silvester Belt – “Luktelk” (Wait up)
  5. VB Gang – “Kaboom!!!”
  6. Il Senso – “Time”
  7. Shower – “Impossible”
  8. Monika Marija – “Starting tomorrow”
  9. Queens of Roses – “Walk Through Fire”
  10. The Roop – “Simple Joy”

Find lots more on our Instagram page, where we went behind the scenes and captured footage from Švyturio Arena.

What do you make of Lithuania’s decision? Did the right act win Eurovizija.LT 2024? How will the country fare at Eurovision? Shout out in the comments below.

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BadWoolfGirl
BadWoolfGirl
1 month ago

Hey, did you know Silvester belt had actually attempted to represent Lithuania before for Junior Eurovision in 2010? The LRT YouTube channel just uploaded his junior NF entry

https://m.youtube.com/watch?v=3tK6Vk9YChc

Devito
Devito
1 month ago

Grant Thornton Baltic recalculated votes during the final of Eurovizija. In total, 142,191 votes were cast! (42,3%) Silvester Belt (60,193 votes = 25,505 votes + 34,691 votes) (25,4%) Shower (36,090 votes = 15,783 votes + 20,307 votes) (18,9%) The Roop (26,848 votes = 11,802 votes + 15,046 votes) (5,4%) VB Gang (7,679 votes) (2,8%) Il Senso (4,012 votes) (1,9%) Zalvarinis (2,750 votes) (1,2%) Aiste (1,635 votes) (1,1%) Monika Marija (1,609 votes) (0,6%) Queens of Roses (897 votes) (0,4%) Pluie de Cometes (578 votes) I want to say thank you to LRT because if the rules of the voting were not… Read more »

Polegend Godnova
1 month ago

one of the highlights in this eurovision season, it’ll do very well as it deserves to

Felix
Felix
1 month ago

I’m not gonna make any friends here, but I don’t get the hype. Don’t get me wrong, its a fine song, perfectly decent… but why all the excitement? It doesn’t strike me as particularly different or unique. It just seems like a Melfest slick prettyboy entry to me. If Sweden sent this, it would not get much hype. But to be fair, I can’t think of a single entry I’ve liked where so much of the hype seems to be around how cute the artist is. Whether its Luke Black, Maneskin, Joker Out or whoever else, I’m always put off… Read more »

Nikki
Nikki
1 month ago
Reply to  Felix

Your taste is just different from the majority. There is no hype, people just like the song, there is nothing to get.

Ultima Thule
Ultima Thule
1 month ago
Reply to  Nikki

There is a huge hype. Some people like Gate for example, but there is no hype. There is hype with this and with Spain. I remember the hype about Je me casse, it was completely impossible to follow or read anything about ESC because of that and we know how it ended. Many will be surprised in May. Of course, like the song you like, but don’t negate the obvious.

Evie
Evie
1 month ago
Reply to  Ultima Thule

most songs that Sweden sends for me personally are super boring and mediocare where this songs make me happy and want me to listen to on rpeat..we all have different tastes. you do not have to get everything 🙂

Ruthe
Ruthe
1 month ago
Reply to  Felix

There is not a rule to be unique. It either clicks to you or not… so it is not for you, thats fine. ?

Luke
Luke
1 month ago
Reply to  Felix

Bore off

Peter
Peter
1 month ago

Never been so excited about a Lithuanian entry before. 12pts from the UK!

BadWoolfGirl
BadWoolfGirl
1 month ago
Reply to  Peter

And you can actually vote for it because the UK can vote in semi final 1. Since some people are comparing Silvester with Olly, I can imagine the UK jury giving their 12 points to Lithuania because they can’t vote for Olly.

Tonks
Tonks
1 month ago

My favorite so far, good luck Silvester you are avesome

Thomas
Thomas
1 month ago

5.5/10. Good song but a bit mediocre

Felix
Felix
1 month ago
Reply to  Thomas

Agreed, its just a Melfest reject.

BadWoolfGirl
BadWoolfGirl
1 month ago
Reply to  Felix

Completely wrong. There is nary a Swedish name in the some writing credits. All Lithuanian, even Silvester is credited.

BadWoolfGirl
BadWoolfGirl
1 month ago

Whatever result Luktelk will get at Eurovision in the end, Lithuania has nothing to be ashamed about.

Hrvatska
Hrvatska
1 month ago

I’m very happy, because there hasn’t been such a perfect song in Lithuanian for a long time, oh Lithuania will fight for a high place in the final (dark horse)

ps at the same time, what is important, we have the first person from the LGBT community in the colors of Lithuania, because Silvester is bisexual

Julia
Julia
1 month ago
Reply to  Hrvatska

Actually it’s at least the fourth time (I haven’t counted, just from what I recall) somebody from the LGBTQ+ community represents our county ??

Super proud of Silvester!

Jamie
Jamie
1 month ago
Reply to  Julia

I think Silvester is the first one that is openly gay representing Lithuania. The other ones are either closeted or just had their sexuality assumed by the public

snowflake
snowflake
1 month ago
Reply to  Jamie

silvester is bisexual

Benji
Benji
1 month ago
Reply to  Hrvatska

“Sentimentai” was a lovely song in Lithuanian and it wasn’t a long time ago.

BadWoolfGirl
BadWoolfGirl
1 month ago
Reply to  Benji

It’s great that after a long drought of mostly English language songs, we’ve had two of the three most recent songs in the Lithuanian language (even last yeAr’s entry had a Lithuanian chant sung throughout).

Héctor
Héctor
1 month ago

Well done, Lithuania! My fav for now. Such a captivating and hypnotizing performance and song. The beat falls so good.

Someone_PT
Someone_PT
1 month ago

Hello .
I really like this song from the first listen, and from what I watched, I think Sylvester has support from lithuanians [if possible, watch his second performance of the night, as the “superfinalists” performed once more, and see how was the public reaction].
It’s a very good song, it’s upbeat and in LITHUANIAN, and also even if we didn’t know who and where this song came from it has a characteristic lithuanian feel, which is, in my opinion, the most important thing.

Tipi Tii
Tipi Tii
1 month ago

To say the song will qualify because of the dance beats or “if it were not for the powerful dance beats and the staging, the song would be just OK” is, in my humble opinion, unfair. The instrumental of each song adds to each song. A song is not just a melody. The lyrics, the instrumental, the singer’s voice, all play a part in the final result.

Poul Riisen
Poul Riisen
1 month ago
Reply to  Tipi Tii

There’s no question about that. So?

Poul Riisen
Poul Riisen
1 month ago

Well done, Lietuva! This is a good song although I am still contemplating if I like the song or I looove it. I mean the song is catchy, the staging is elevating, not sure about the song itself and his vocals.

I feel this will qualify because of the dance beats but will end up between 10 and 15 the place (based on my gut feeling and how such songs usually rank in the end).

Fatima
Fatima
1 month ago
Reply to  Poul Riisen

First you say it’s a good song, then you’re not sure about the song, then you’re predicting its final placing …

Antananarivo
Antananarivo
1 month ago

My current ranking list

Slovenia 11/12
Lithuania 10,5/12
Italy 10/12
Norway 9,5/12
France 9/12
Ireland 8/12
Luxembourg 7,5/12
Denmark 7/12
Moldova 7/12
Ukraine 6,5/12
Latvia 6/12
Estonia 5,5/12
Spain 5/12
Czechia 4/12
Germany 3,5/12
Malta 3/12
Albania 2/12
Finland 1/12

Antananarivo
Antananarivo
1 month ago

Lithuania 10.5/12

Maiyoko
Maiyoko
1 month ago

The Roop was robbed

Jamie
Jamie
1 month ago
Reply to  Maiyoko

They won TWO TIMES, how were they robbed lmao

Poet
Poet
1 month ago
Reply to  Maiyoko

Silvester’s song deservedly won. Full stop.

Poul Riisen
Poul Riisen
1 month ago
Reply to  Maiyoko

It’s an honour for them to have won twice and then get a 3rd chance at the Top-3 of the final. The Roop are legendary already, another win would not add much.

Julia
Julia
1 month ago

Such a deserved win!!! Congratulations!

Brunas
Brunas
1 month ago

Is there already a post with the translated lyrics? Wondering the message of the song.

blueeyed
blueeyed
1 month ago
Reply to  Brunas

You can find translated lyrics on Google

poe-tay-toe-chips
poe-tay-toe-chips
1 month ago

I wasn’t QUITE grabbed and captivated all the way, but as I was listening to it I WAS thinking “hmm, I think this guy is onto something”. I’m sure the more times that I listen to this, the more this will start to grow on me.

In Eurovision though, being a grower is not enough. Potential is there though! I think he just needs something else to elevate it a bit more.

Poul Riisen
Poul Riisen
1 month ago

I agree, if it were not for the powerful dance beats and the staging, the song would be just OK. It has something elevating but it’s also a bit dark.

It will qualify for sure with the televoting but I don’t expect it to reach very high there (it’s not super jury or televote friendly, to reach maximum points with either side of the vote). Still, it’s a good song and Lithuania continues to deliver at ESC!

Tom
Tom
1 month ago

I think this will be Lithuania top 5 result. Well done guys!

Chris
Chris
1 month ago

This is a good entry very catchy song you won’t forget by the end of the night. Good luck Lithuania!

Marty McCU
Marty McCU
1 month ago

Very good song. This stands out and will be a sure qualifier in May.

Ultima Thule
Ultima Thule
1 month ago

The song has potential but I don’t quite like it the more Iisten to it. First listen in the semi was good impression, last night was underwhelming. The staging is definitely wrong, and he is not a strong performer nor charismatic. Compared to Roop who came with a song which is not quite for ESC (but a great radio/driving song), but they are born for the stage. One of the few artists this year that you listen and say yeah, I would come to their concert and listen to them for 90 minutes straight. They tell a story. Silvester is… Read more »

Ultima Thule
Ultima Thule
1 month ago
Reply to  Ultima Thule

When it comes to rankings, this should qualify but I don’t think it will stand out. Top 10 is completely delusional, but then again, people are hyping bottom 5 candidate Spain as well.

Poul Riisen
Poul Riisen
1 month ago
Reply to  Ultima Thule

For a song to be in the Top-10, it has to be Top 5 or 10 at least with either jure or televote. I feel this song will be below Top-10 with either side of the vote thus ending between 10 -15th place. Still it’s a good song, and the dance beats serve! Good luck Lietuva!

Ultima Thule
Ultima Thule
1 month ago
Reply to  Poul Riisen

It’s a fine song, I don’t hate it and I agree with you I just don’t think it deserves the hype around it. There are too many things lacking for it to be a contender. If you listen to it and you want to rate it, the song starts with effecting visuals and build up until the first refrain. After that it goes completely flat until the dance break that kinda saves it. But the thing is, we saw these Swedish like visuals so many times before. It stood out in Lithuania because nobody else had it, but in Sweden,… Read more »

Stephanie
Stephanie
1 month ago

To be honest, this is a no for me. But I understand that a lot people will like this. And a top 10 place in Malmö is probably possible !

WESSEL
WESSEL
1 month ago

Like it, but not overwhelmed!

Yuarith
Yuarith
1 month ago

OMG, I’m happy to find out that Silvester won tonight! A Lithuanian ESC win is long overdue but I’m pretty sure it’ll do great in Malmö in May! 😀
Ps: Would this be the first time since 2015 that all 3 Baltics make it to the final?

BadWoolfGirl
BadWoolfGirl
1 month ago
Reply to  Yuarith

It could happen.

Ultima Thule
Ultima Thule
1 month ago
Reply to  BadWoolfGirl

It could also end up being all NQ for the first time. Lithuania is in the stronger semi, Latvia and Estonia are simply weak.

Musiclover
1 month ago
Reply to  Ultima Thule

Estland nq att Latvia q.
Like this song

Poul Riisen
Poul Riisen
1 month ago
Reply to  Yuarith

I would love to but I can’t see Latvia going through with the televoting. Also, Estonia’s song is a hot mess (I understand that people may like it but…) so it is hard for first-time viewers to connect. I feel Lithuania is the only sure Qualifier of the 3 Baltic states, at this stage (purely judging from their performances in the finals and the songs so far).

Alaska
Alaska
1 month ago

My favourite so far, neck-to-neck with Spain!

ANDREW BROWN
ANDREW BROWN
1 month ago
Reply to  Alaska

Totally agree

Gabago
Gabago
1 month ago

Lithuania is the big surprise of this 20s. “Discoteque” was the first level, in my opinion not so strong, but that 8th position was the beginning of a golden area. “Sentimentai” was in my top 5, lithuanian language sounds magical and the perfomance was goegeous. “Stay” and its “chuto tuto” was sooo magil in 2023 and deserved top 10 too. This year finally Lithuana can take a very very very deserved top 5.

From Italy with love

BadWoolfGirl
BadWoolfGirl
1 month ago
Reply to  Gabago

I believe Lithuania would have reached top 5 in 2020 had the contest not been cancelled but maybe now they have a chance.

Chris
Chris
1 month ago
Reply to  BadWoolfGirl

Lithuania would have won in 2020.

BadWoolfGirl
BadWoolfGirl
1 month ago
Reply to  Chris

I’d like to believe that too, Lithuania is my personal winner of 2020.

Gabago
Gabago
1 month ago
Reply to  Gabago

Wow 45 plus! I’m so happy that I’m not the only who cares about lithuanian entry and think that they deserve a win. Love you guys

Eurovision fan
Eurovision fan
1 month ago

This is a solid 11th place in the grand final. Congratulations Lithuania!

BadWoolfGirl
BadWoolfGirl
1 month ago
Reply to  Eurovision fan

Could finish in the top ten, who knows?

Poul Rissen
Poul Rissen
1 month ago

Lithuania delivered again! The song is good and catchy, especially the chorus. It will score high with the televote but not top. I feel its going to be a top 10 or 15 finish for Lithuania, unless we see a massive performance in May. Good luck Lithuania!

Thanos
Thanos
1 month ago

Just listened to the song for the first time. It sounds really interesting. A song that mixes mainstream with dark, indie vibes in an original way.
I have my objections about the staging. This seems like a song that could use a way more mystical and alternative staging rather than the usual “Melfest singer with 4 dancers” staging . I don’t think they will change it though.
But then again maybe the toning down of the alternative vibes may help him. Being too avant-garde didn’t work for Luke Black last year (even if he was my winner).

Thanos
Thanos
1 month ago
Reply to  Thanos

All in all first impressions good here

Poul Riisen
Poul Riisen
1 month ago
Reply to  Thanos

Yes, it reminded of Luke Black, too, to be honest. It will qualify but then we will have to wait and see.

Ari
Ari
1 month ago

Important: Not a word in English pls. The Lithuanian language is its biggest strength by far. It sounds both exotic and catchy.

Zander25
Zander25
1 month ago

It’s always been heartwarming when a deserving entry has finally been chosen. Lithuania is stepping up the contest, thank you and Congratulations!

Robbie
Robbie
1 month ago

I really like this and very well done to Lithuania – great show tonight, the stage looked terrific. I think we might get the best ever Lithuanian result this year – the juries will score this quite well and Lithuania always scores well in televote due to diaspora – however, regardless of diaspora I think they’ll score well on pure merit this year – good job Lithuania, you always try so hard! Good luck in Malmö!!

Raphael
Raphael
1 month ago

IM SO HAPPY!!!

Gosh
Gosh
1 month ago

Think he has it all. Now LTU only needs to brainstorm some original unseen performance. The song itself is not my fav, but I could root for the full package.

oran
oran
1 month ago

in my top 5 so well done Lithuania ? . I not getting hopes up abt it yet due to the fact ita in semi final of death.

DarkoMad
DarkoMad
1 month ago

Release this in English and we have the winner.
English please

Yuarith
Yuarith
1 month ago
Reply to  DarkoMad

English would take away all of its charm. Besides, there’s not too many EDM songs sung in a language other than English.

Marty McCU
Marty McCU
1 month ago
Reply to  DarkoMad

No! Keep it in Lithuanian

Lin
Lin
1 month ago
Reply to  DarkoMad

No point, it would have no meaning in English

Eurovision fan
Eurovision fan
1 month ago

I actually preferred The Roop, this is a bit too kitsch to me

Eurovision fan
Eurovision fan
1 month ago
Reply to  Eurovision fan

But many Eurovision fans love kitsch music, so this is gonna be treated well

Tino
Tino
1 month ago
Reply to  Eurovision fan

Define kitsch. I mean I could understand that some people doesn’t like the song, it took me some time to appreciate it myself, but this song is definitely not the definition of kitsch.

DarkoMad
DarkoMad
1 month ago

Even it has the potential to win, I do not think it would be hosted in Lithuania due geopolitical tension

Jamie
Jamie
1 month ago
Reply to  DarkoMad

I did not see any tension in the arena tonight lol, just great vibes

Jonas
Jonas
1 month ago
Reply to  DarkoMad

Lithuania are in NATO, I think that should cover it

Jamie
Jamie
1 month ago
Reply to  Jonas

russia also threatens Finland, Sweden every month or so. Looks like they also shouldn’t host due to geopolitical tensions 😀

BadWoolfGirl
BadWoolfGirl
1 month ago
Reply to  Jonas

Russia tries to attack Lithuania, game over for them.

Mor Cowbell
Mor Cowbell
1 month ago
Reply to  DarkoMad

not the concern for that reason. Rather, it might not even qualify.

Marty McCU
Marty McCU
1 month ago
Reply to  DarkoMad

Rediculous comment, because it has a border with Russia?
Sweden has a maritime border with Russia in the Baltic Sea , should we cancel ESC in Malmo then?

Devito
Devito
1 month ago
Reply to  DarkoMad

Didn’t stop Lithuania from hosting a NATO summit in Vilnius in 2023 July though.

blueeyed
blueeyed
1 month ago
Reply to  DarkoMad

Congratulations! You’ve won the contest of “the most stupid comment of the night”. Dude, read some internet before commenting nonsenses

BadWoolfGirl
BadWoolfGirl
1 month ago

I’m really really exhausted from my long day at a Doctor Who convention, but you don’t know how much of a sign of relief when I found out that Luktelk will go to eurovision. I meant yes I was expecting it, but sometimes Lithuania pick something else, so I didn’t want to put all my eggs in the basket. But I think this is our first solo male bop for now until Mustii and Olly Alexander drop. That will definitely stand out and I think at the very least Lithuania could actually qualify and do well for once in a… Read more »

Ari
Ari
1 month ago
Reply to  BadWoolfGirl

I heard good things about Mustii. The song is called “Before the Party’s Over” and apparently, it’s giving some Blanche vibes.

Martin
Martin
1 month ago

Amazing choice, wouldn’t be surprised if it will win. ?

Devito
Devito
1 month ago

Lithuania is back in the TOP-10 on the Eurovisionworld as to who will win the Eurovision Song Contest 2024 in Malmo.

CatcoolH
CatcoolH
1 month ago

I can’t believe my favourite of the NF season actually won! Can’t wait to see him in Malmö 🙂

Undermyskin
Undermyskin
1 month ago

Aaand we have an opening act.

Eglutt
Eglutt
1 month ago
Reply to  Undermyskin

yeah, ESC formula became so predictable it is almost decided

BadWoolfGirl
BadWoolfGirl
1 month ago
Reply to  Undermyskin

Lithuania opened semi final one in 2021 and they qualified in fourth place. I think they also opened semi two in 2015, but I’ll have to look that up.

Devito
Devito
1 month ago
Reply to  BadWoolfGirl

2021 Semi-final 1
2015 Semi-final 2
2010 Semi-final 2
2009 Final
1999 Final

Ari
Ari
1 month ago
Reply to  Devito

1999 is a masterpiece. Obviously, nobody who voted understood that.

Jonas
Jonas
1 month ago
Reply to  Ari

Broke the rules, though. Thankfully the EBU did not notice.

Ari
Ari
1 month ago
Reply to  Jonas

Really? How? I only of Croatia breaking the rules in 1999 and a certain Jan Ola insisting they be sanctioned. What did Lithuania do?

Ari
Ari
1 month ago
Reply to  Ari

*only know of Croatia

Jonas
Jonas
1 month ago
Reply to  Ari

It was not deliberate, just ignorance. The lyrics were not original, they were an old traditional poem in that dialect. The credits never reflected this, so the EBU never knew.

Ari
Ari
1 month ago
Reply to  Jonas

Oh, I didn’t know. Was it 100% unoriginal? There is a credited lyricist, does that mean he stole it then?

Jonas
Jonas
1 month ago
Reply to  Ari

I’m pretty sure that credit was only added AFTER the national final, just to be sure to stick to the rules, or at least appear to…so I guess it was in fact deliberate.

Ari
Ari
1 month ago
Reply to  Jonas

That’s very disappointing. I don’t like unoriginality. Or plain theft.

Jonas
Jonas
1 month ago
Reply to  Ari

“Theft” might be a bit strong, the poet who got credit did curate/edit it. They weren’t originally trying to fool anyone, they were just not aware of the rules and probably thought they were never going to win the national final anyway. A bit like Shum.

Jonas
Jonas
1 month ago
Reply to  Jonas

It’s still a great song, it’s only the EBU rules who ruined things! Don’t hold it against Aiste.

Ari
Ari
1 month ago
Reply to  Jonas

Never. I still love the product. I am however against copying what someone else wrote, it’s a rule I fully support. Btw, where do you find this information?

Jonas
Jonas
1 month ago
Reply to  Ari

Can’t remember specifically where I heard this, but allaeurovisionsbidrag.blogspot.com is a great source for backstories!

Ari
Ari
1 month ago
Reply to  Jonas

Thx, yeah that one has some good information.

BadWoolfGirl
BadWoolfGirl
1 month ago
Reply to  Devito

Thank you for the information.

Žilvinas
Žilvinas
1 month ago
Reply to  Undermyskin

Eurovision would start with a bang! ?

Jorg
Jorg
1 month ago

Congrats Luthuania! Excellent choice and already listening to the song on Spotify.

Tino
Tino
1 month ago

Took me some time to appreciate this song but now I’m in love with it. It’s in my 3rd place for the moment and I see this easily finishing in the top 10 in May. I don’t think this is gonna give Lithuania its first victory but the country has shown really good stuff in the past few years (The Roop were my winners back in 2020, we will never know if they could pull a winning performance).

Azuro
Azuro
1 month ago

Every ESC season starts weak but eventually gets stronger.
While this season is getting stronger, we’ve got over half the entries already and only Ukraine sounds like a winner.

Jack
Jack
1 month ago

First one this year I’ve though “this could win”. Brilliant performance

Marcin
Marcin
1 month ago
Reply to  Jack

LOL good joke

Europotato
Europotato
1 month ago

With all the songs in semi 1. I fear for Ireland not qualifying like Osiris in 2019. An act that was a shoe in for qualifying not qualifying.