Thirty-six performers and bands have been selected to compete in Lithuania's national selection for the Eurovision Song Contest.
“We will hear truly many interesting, talented performers and we're all up to a grave task, to pick the one song that will be performed on the Eurovision grand stage,” says LRT chief producer Audrius Giržadas.
The winning Lithuanian song will be selected in the course of six weekly broadcasts starting on January 11, and will compete in the finals on May 12-16 in Rotterdam, the Netherlands.
The first three broadcasts will introduce 12 performances each, only six of which will advance to the next stage. The winning song will be selected from eight finalists by a combined score from a jury and the televote on February 15.
The five-member jury will vary from week to week and the members have not been disclosed yet.
Over 60 songs have been submitted for consideration and over half of them have been selected for the national competition. Only new songs that had not been publicly performed before September 2019 are eligible for Eurovision.
Lithuania debuted at the Eurovision Song Contest in 1994. In 2006, ‘We Are The Winners’ by the band LT United finished sixth, Lithuania's highest achievement so far.
Here is the full list of performances to compete for the Eurovision ticket:
Electric boy by Abrokenleg
Paradas by Aika
Dangus man tu by Aistay
Everlastingly by Aistė Pilvelytė
Somewhere Out There by Alen Chicco
Why why why by Andy Vaic
I gotta do by Antturi
Namų dvasia by Baltos varnos
Dad, don’t be mad at me by Bernardas
Made of wax by Donata
What about us by Evgenya Redko
Tave čia randu by Gabrielius Vagelis
Chemistry by Germanas Skoris
Game over by „Glossarium“
You and I by Indraya
Breathe in by Justina Žukauskaitė
High way story by Justinas Lapatinskas
Alligator by KaYra
My Sound of Silence by Kristina Jure
Where is that change? by Lukas Bartaška
Atsiprašyk by Lukas Norkūnas
DRIP by Meandi
If I leave by Monika Marija
Make me human by Monique
Reikia man by Nombeko Augustė
Show Ya by Petunija
Vilnius calling by Rokas Povilius
Soldiers heart by Ruslanas Kirilkinas
We came from sun by Rūta Loop
Breath by Soliaris
Fully by The Backs
On fire by The Roop
Playa by Twosome
The Ocean by Viktorija Miškūnaitė
Nemušk savęs by Vitalijus Špokaitis
Wings of freedom by Voldemars Petersons