The Wiwi Jury — our in-house team of music unprofessionals — is reviewing and rating the 37 competing songs in Eurovision 2024. Next we review Lithuania, who have chosen Silvester Belt with “Luktelk”.

Were we bopping along? Read on to find out!

Silvester Belt – “Luktelk” (Lithuania Eurovision 2024)

Review: Silvester Belt – “Lithuania”

Tomas: It’s a huge pleasure to have a bop like “Luktelk” represent my home country. I never thought we would have such a radio friendly song at Eurovision. Being in Lithuanian adds so much; I’m very biased, but the Lithuanian language is extremely beautiful, as previously shown by “Sentimentai”. Silvester has everything he needs to achieve Lithuania’s highest ever result in the contest. It’s dark and mysterious, plus has the potential to become a radio hit even abroad. Silvester has proven with every performance that he’s getting more comfortable in front of huge crowds. I think Lithuanians are set for an amazing night on May 11! LIETUVA!!!

Score: 10

Antranig: Lithuania is my clear favourite at Eurovision this year. This song is a perfect marriage of modern sound and the Lithuanian language. Building nicely through the verses, the song explodes into life in the chorus. The heavy bass sounds are completely infectious and easily the best beat of the contest this year. Silvester has great stage presence with a distinct musical identity and I’m looking forward to seeing how this is tuned for the Eurovision stage. Luktelk luktelk!

Score: 9.5

Scarlett: This is a song I can hear playing in dark, smoky nightclubs long after Eurovision, and that’s a good thing. The pulsating bass throughout the moody production is captivating, and while Silvester Belt’s vocals are not showy, they suit the song and convey the sense of longing described in the lyrics. For three minutes, I can lose myself in “Luktelk” and dance away.

Score: 7.5

Youyou: Perfect song. To tell you the truth, I really enjoy the two techno-like drums in the chorus, which definitely increase the tempo of the whole song. Silvester’s voice may be a bit soft, but surprisingly his voice can blend perfectly with the backing vocals and create a wonderful chemistry. This song should be a hit not only with the viewers, but also with the judges.

Score: 9

Lithuania Eurovision 2024 ranking

In the Eurovision 2024 Wiwi Jury, we have 17 jurors but only have room for four reviews. The remaining scores are below:

Cinan: 9

Deban: 6

Georgia: 3

Jonathan: 9

Lucy: 7.5

Pablo: 10

Ron: 5

Ruxandra: 10

Sebastian: 9

Simon: 10

Suzanne: 5

Tom: 8

William: 8

We have removed the highest and lowest scores prior to calculating the average. This is to remove outliers and potential bias. We have removed a low of 3 and a high of 10.

Wiwi Jury verdict: 8.17/10

What do you think of Lithuania’s Eurovision 2024 entry? Share your own score and review for Silvester Belt’s “Luktelk” below!

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Dominic
Dominic
23 days ago

LITHUANIA – We are witnessing a Lithuanian renaissance at Eurovision in the 2020s, and I am here for it! Luktelk is everything some other club entries wish they were – slick, interesting, and captures you with its atmosphere on the first take. The hook is very strong and easy to hum along with. It’s delivered in a relatively monotone way, but that’s the intent. Not only that it complements the lyrics, which depict one’s struggle with the passage of time, but it also feels appropriate for this kind of a chill bop.   It’s a danceable song, but it also… Read more »

Vivian
Vivian
25 days ago

A very much beloved entry from Lithuania this year, and it’s a solid effort at that. To me though, I end up forgetting about this entry more often than I remember it. It’s one of those “it comes by when it does but goes away when it does” songs. I don’t actively search this one up, nor do I skip it if it ever happens to go by.

It’s a 6.5/10 for me. I don’t find this one particularly memorable, but perhaps strengthened staging can help it out once the time comes

Vjera Brdar
Vjera Brdar
26 days ago

Not one of my favourites, but not half bad. I’d probably place it somewhere around 15-20 of the year. I just don’t find much replay value in it.

Pauly
Pauly
26 days ago

It;s a very strong entry from Lithuania, modern and catchy but kinda overrated here.

Ari
Ari
26 days ago

Decent.

Jessie
Jessie
26 days ago

Catchy song deserved 8.17

Pablo
Pablo
26 days ago

I really do not get why Suzanne is a part od wiwi… Her comments are out of the blue… What’s more, I think she does not know what Eurovision is all about…

Miko
Miko
26 days ago

I managed to listen 1 minute of this song. I don’t like it 3/10. This year is one with the least amount of song I actually like…

BadWoolfGirl
BadWoolfGirl
26 days ago

So I decided to look up and rank the previous wiwi jury scores given out to Lithuania since 2016 (because that was as far as I could find previous articles, plus it coincidentally happens to be the year. I first got into Eurovision.).

  1. 2024: 8.17
  2. 2021: 7.89
  3. 2020: 7.85
  4. 2016: 6.7
  5. 2022: 6.56
  6. 2023: 6.53
  7. 2018: 5.83
  8. 2019: 4.83
  9. 2017: 3.31

as you can see, it does affirm that both the roop’s songs and luktelk are Lithuania’s highest ranked songs and it shows that Lithuania has truly improved in the 2020s.

BadWoolfGirl
BadWoolfGirl
26 days ago
Reply to  BadWoolfGirl

I should probably do this for all the other countries, but it’s gonna take a lot of work.

Héctor
Héctor
26 days ago

If only Lithuania would’ve send Ruta Mur last year… Lithuania is my clear fav this year. I was hypnotized right at first listen, even though I didn’t understand a single word. Everything looks very polished, mysterious and organic. I just can hope Silvester brings Lithuania its best result ever. 8,75/10 1. Lithuania (8,75/10) 2. Czechia (8.25/10) 3. Ireland (8/10) 4. Spain (7.75/10) 5. Norway (7.5/10) 6. Ukraine (7.5/10) 7. Belgium (7.25/10) 8. San Marino (7.25/10) 9. Sweden (7.25/10) 10. Poland (7/10) 11. United Kingdom (7/10) 12. France (6.75/10) 13. Australia (6.75/10) 14. Finland (6.75/10) 15. Greece (6.75/10) 16. Azerbaijan (6.75/10)… Read more »

BadWoolfGirl
BadWoolfGirl
26 days ago
Reply to  Héctor

if you want Lithuania to do really well, then vote like hell for it, whether your country is in the same semifinal as Lithuania or if lithuania makes it to the final.

Jofty
Jofty
26 days ago
Reply to  BadWoolfGirl

I can vote for him though I think he is a for sure qualifier. I know that can go wrong but I would rather support countries perhaps more people in need of my “help” in semi.

BadWoolfGirl
BadWoolfGirl
26 days ago
Reply to  Jofty

Fair, but at the same time, don’t take it for granted that your faves will qualify. I would recommend dividing up your votes to different countries Both.

Purple Mask
Purple Mask
26 days ago

This song and its dance choreography, when put together, are quite iconic. The music of “Luktelk” moodily stomps around in E minor, the key of both longing and restlessness; this choice of key is absolutely perfect for the song’s lyrics, and the song rightly refuses to change key throughout. Then there is Silvester himself. In a year where we have perhaps 7 or 8 (I lost count) solo artists representing LGBT diversity at ESC, Silvester still manages to stand out as being a special musician apart from that. His performances so far have been artistic and spot on for conveying… Read more »

Purple Mask
Purple Mask
26 days ago
Reply to  Purple Mask

Plus, the orchestral version is great too 🙂

Keiino as mustard
Keiino as mustard
27 days ago

It’s quite a cool song. If I were a jury member, I might give it 3 or 4 points. A good nightclub song.

Brigita Petkevicute
Brigita Petkevicute
27 days ago

I can’t wait for the show in the actual Eurovision, it’s going to be so great ! Everything will be much more elevated ???

Ivars
Ivars
27 days ago

One of the best entries on offer this year! Well done, Lithuania! 9/10

jxck
jxck
27 days ago

stage performance is really good just dont really vibe with the song much – hope he does well though 🙂 5/10

Malmklang
Malmklang
27 days ago

My favourite of the year!

Hellow
Hellow
27 days ago

My favorite. Together with Belgium and Croatia, love to all <3

Alysa
Alysa
27 days ago

My absolute fav i love it so much!

Monica
Monica
27 days ago

the best song this year 🙂

Anonymous91
Anonymous91
27 days ago

Luktelk BOP, #Vilnius2025!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

11.5/10 from me with love, whew what a serve of originality and feel good guilty pleasure easy listening vibes, wow wow wow wow i am speechless

Andrew
Andrew
27 days ago
Reply to  Anonymous91

Not taken your meds today?

Anonymous91
Anonymous91
27 days ago
Reply to  Andrew

Don’t need those?

Some comments of mine are reverse psychology 😉

Gosh
Gosh
27 days ago
Reply to  Anonymous91

Not working.

Stephanie
Stephanie
27 days ago

Oh come on….This isn’t even serious. The highest score at the moment, can’t believe it, but okay I guess…

Camellia
Camellia
27 days ago

12th place – Lithuania This song is very cool! I have to admit the first time I listened to it, I was surprised that that song was so overhyped, but with a few more listens I now catch myself singing it in my head quite often. It’s memorable and I don’t think it’s overhyped as many say anymore. I also like the staging very much and his makeup, the outfit and the dancers, everything is amazing and I’m sure it will look even better in Malmö! I just wish Silvester was a bit more loosen up and moved a bit… Read more »

Anonymous91
Anonymous91
27 days ago

don’t understand a word about this song, sounds kinda dated, bit Hatari wannabe in the performance but more like a Pet Shop Boys meets Hatari way too cheesy and less scary

quite a horrible entry 0.0

Queens of Roses were robbed (Lithuanian spice girls baby)

Jonas
Jonas
27 days ago

Silver star.

Anonymous91
Anonymous91
27 days ago

a snoozefest by a ”thing” what ruins eurovision

UGH

Andrew
Andrew
27 days ago
Reply to  Anonymous91

You really are quite vile

Anonymous91
Anonymous91
27 days ago
Reply to  Andrew

no?

if Silvester sang in english i would praise him

Despicable Annie
Despicable Annie
27 days ago

Great song and great performance. The acclaim is completely deserved.

Žilvinas
Žilvinas
27 days ago

I’ve never been this proud of our entry as I am this year, and I was really anxious to see the Wiwi score for our Silver boy. You can’t imagine how happy this made me, even if it’s just a number

Pablo Nava
Editor
27 days ago

My winner. Hands down.

BadWoolfGirl
BadWoolfGirl
27 days ago

Considering Lithuania usually struggles in competing years ending in four, it’s so great that they actually have a really good song in 2024. I wish them all the best luck.

BadWoolfGirl
BadWoolfGirl
27 days ago

Damn, what a high score for Lithuania! I was hoping they would get a good rating from the Wiwi jury, but I wasn’t expecting it to be This high. I wonder if this is the highest rating they’ve ever gotten.

Julia
Julia
27 days ago
Reply to  BadWoolfGirl

I checked the Roop’s scores and they were lower, so I guess it is!

BadWoolfGirl
BadWoolfGirl
27 days ago
Reply to  Julia

Yeah, on fire and discotheque scored in the 7.8 range which is still very high. They and luktelk and now the three highest rated songs for Lithuania in the wiwi jury score ever.

Milla
Milla
27 days ago

And now Wiwi’s top 5 is coming. They all will get a score above 8.20. Croatia , Italy, Switzerland, The Netherland’s, Austria (hope I’m wrong about Austria)

Retkoceri
Retkoceri
27 days ago

LETS GOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO

Thanos
Thanos
27 days ago

15TH PLACE: LITHUANIA: I always found this entry strangely intriguing. The whole song creates a mysterious atmosphere: the dark-pop verses followed by the rhythmic part and the chorus alongside the Lithuanian language. I may like the verses more than the pre-chorus/chorus but the song as a whole certainly doesn’t leave me indifferent. My only objections are that the instrumentation feels a bit empty at some parts and that a more alternative staging would perhaps fit the mood of the song better. Nevertheless it’s a song that can under certain conditions be appreciated by both the mainstream and the alternative audience.

Thanos
Thanos
27 days ago
Reply to  Thanos

P. S. Still though I find the Wiwi jury verdict here overrated. Whereas it’s a good song, it’s not the best that has been reviewed up to now.

Antananarivo
Antananarivo
27 days ago

Lithuania 10,5/12

ANDREW BROWN
ANDREW BROWN
27 days ago

Love this song. Good luck Lithuania

Stian F
Stian F
27 days ago

Ah… and here it is! I suspect this might be the song that wont do anywhere near as good as the wiwiteam predicts. There are always some songs, and they usually are the pop/electro songs…

Yoshi8TheBerries
Yoshi8TheBerries
27 days ago

Wow! I’m impressed this got such a good score, I was afraid it would get overlooked! Personally this is the song I want to see win the most (or Portugal but ik in my heart that’s not happening), I just thing everything falls into place that juries and televoters can see the value in this: consistently great vocals, varied but coherent instrumental, visual contrast and an overall polished performance, while still having that authentic feel that people value. The way the contrast of the different sections comes together with the camera work, it leaves my hypnotised (in a good way).… Read more »

Yeah yeah fire
Yeah yeah fire
27 days ago

I think the reason why I love this song is because it’s melancholic and uplifting at the same time

Jo.
Jo.
27 days ago

Can we just mute accounts using the words “overrated” and “overhyped”? We would get rid of something like 90% of the trolls in this blog…

Fizzpunk
Fizzpunk
27 days ago

For me this such a great track from the first time I heard it. I have never disliked it.
The beat, the lithuanian language and ofc the wonderfull stagepresence and vocals of Silvester. He delivered on slayed on the pre-parties.

Well deserved topscore in the review.
Congrats.

Gosh
Gosh
27 days ago

Nothing too special about the lyrics and the song structure, but it’s authentic, rhythmic and fun. I do enjoy it. One of the most interesting non-english proposals this year.

Roy Moreno
Roy Moreno
27 days ago

Overrated, as well, but definitely a good song and enjoyable!

Morten
Morten
27 days ago

Fandom song. Over over over hyped among fandom. It’s like that every year, this year the Fandom song was either lith or Belgium, ended up being lith.
A good example of how something hyped gets too far

Julia
Julia
27 days ago
Reply to  Morten

Lithuania isn’t that hyped imo though

Morten
Morten
27 days ago
Reply to  Julia

So skyrocketing above all other songs in this with 8 something average. People praising it like it’s sent from above. Hoes that not hyped

Julia
Julia
27 days ago
Reply to  Morten

People are praising many songs. It’s not like it’s not worth some good words, is it?
And the good ranking here is awesome, but generally, I wouldn’t say it’s hyped more than it deserves. But taste has no friends so if it’s not your cup of tea, I get it 🙂

Julia
Julia
27 days ago
Reply to  Julia

And the ranking isn’t over, with all the favourites still to go btw, so it isn’t skyrocketing above “all others” – it will be a well deserved 6-8th place I guess?

Morten
Morten
27 days ago
Reply to  Julia

Idk, I think 8-12 but actually I don’t know. I think it’s gonna get tele Vokes from fandom only, and quite a bit jury cause of the hype here. Maybe 6-7 if they get a lot of support.

Morten
Morten
27 days ago
Reply to  Julia

Don’t think rest of the field is getting above 8, maybe schweiss, but that’s it I think. Let’s see. If I’m right Croatia is getting like 7.5 and Italy 6.8 maybe lower, since I know Devan William prefer Spain above Italy somehow

Emily
Emily
27 days ago
Reply to  Morten

I can name at least four songs that are more hyped than these… Can’t help folks getting excited over something.

Morten
Morten
27 days ago
Reply to  Emily

What are those 4 songs.
Lith is lucky to finish too 10, but it’s number one in jury, meaning it’s hyped beyond reality. What other songs are hyped beyond what they are really ending up placing ?

Emily
Emily
27 days ago
Reply to  Morten

I mean, my Twitter feed is constantly talking about Netherlands, Croatia, Italy and Switzerland. Austria to an extent. Lithuania doesn’t crop up a bunch. Funnily enough, they’re the only ones left that /haven’t/ had a Wiwi Jury post yet.

Julia
Julia
27 days ago
Reply to  Morten

Austria – hyped (definitely)
Greece – hyped (imo)
Croatia – as well (love the song but a winner with that Dora performance… i don’t know)

Devito
Devito
27 days ago

Finally a decent score for Lithuania. Go Silver!

Mikey Mata
Mikey Mata
27 days ago

An absolute masterpiece 🙂

Kosey
Kosey
27 days ago

6. Lithuania – Silvester Belt – Luktelk – 9/10 – a dance-pop entry with a futuristic vibe, the track has a mystique given to it by the Lithuanian language, the lyrical ambiguity and Silvester’s presentation and delivery. There is something almost hynoptic about the central “Luktelk” refrain coupled with the thumping beat, building into an explosive last quarter. There is light and shade in the electronic production making for a captivating and exhilarating watch and listen.

Lewis
Lewis
27 days ago

I really like this – a lot!! I don’t know why, it’s a radio friendly song which is just pretty catchy. Just an enjoyable song
Score 9.5/10

Michael
Michael
27 days ago

Completely overrated song but top10 🙂

Julia
Julia
27 days ago

Sooo happy to see such a high score for my favourite, made my day!

zelenovi
zelenovi
27 days ago

This is everything Eurovision should be in the 2020s. Fantastic slick modern production but not plastic, clear identity, own language, great hook, super infectious beat and a charismatic singer who conveys the emotion of the song really well.
Once again, Lithuania didn’t just understand the assignment, they basically wrote it.
Don’t understand why this is going under the radar – I expect and really hope that once the full force is visible during rehearsals it’ll fly.
Congrats Lithuania!!