Lithuania Artists Reveal for Eurovizijos 2017!

Lithuania Eurovision 2017 EurovizijosLithuanian broadcaster LRT have announced the nation’s plans for selecting their song and artist for the 2017 edition of the Eurovision Song Contest. The tried and tested format Eurovizijos will return in 2017 with the first of its four heats taking place on 7th January.

A total of 51 acts will battle it out over four consecutive weeks in the four heats. Among the contenders are returning acts to Eurovizijos; E.G.O., Aistė Pilvelytė, Samanta Tīna and Deividas Žygas who all competed in 2016. As well as this some former Eurovision representatives for Lithuania have also made a return to Eurovizijos in 2017. Vilija Matačiūnaitė, who competed in 2014 with ‘Attention’, narrowly missing out on qualifying for the final, will return in the third heat. While Sasha Son, who competed at Eurovision 2009 finishing in 23rd with song ‘Love’ will compete in heat one.

Aiste Pilvelyte’s song has been penned by Latvia 2015 Eurovision singer Aminata who has also written the Latvian entry for 2016 and a song that will compete in the Latvian national final in 2017. Meanwhile Audrius Petrauskas will sing a song entitled ‘Shine Like Gold’ which was co-written by Fame Academy winner David Sneddon.

The complete line up for Eurovizijos 2017 was revealed earlier this week. Check out the contenders in each heat below.

Heat 1 (7th Jan)

  • Golden Monkeys- ‘Septyni Dievai’ (Seven Gods)’
  • Otreya- ‘Last Two Weeks’
  • Augustė Vedrickaitė- ‘It’s Not Over (Not To Me)’
  • Edgaras Lubys- ‘Could It Be?’
  • Tadas Rimgaila & Samanta Tina- ‘Tavo Oda (Your Skin)’
  • Sasha Son- ‘Never Felt Like This Before’
  • Rūta Andruškevičiūtė- ‘The Way to Your Heaven’
  • Benas Malakauskas- ‘Rolling’
  • Audrius Petrauskas- ‘Shine Like Gold’
  • Justin3- ‘Streets of Vilnius’
  • Dagna Kondratavičiūtė- ‘Feel It’
  • Paula Valentaitė- ‘Never Let You Go’

Heat 2  (14th Jan)

  • Valdas Lacko- ‘It’s So Unfair’
  • Monika Mėčiūtė- ‘Runnin’
  • Rugilė Daujotaitė- ‘Perkūne ugniaveidi (Fire-faced Thunder)’
  • Kotryna Juodzevičiūtė- ‘Love Shadow’
  • Deividas Žygas- ‘Only You’
  • Mia- ‘Sacrifice’
  • Rasa Kaušiūtė- ‘Fly’
  • Lawreigna- ‘Freedom’
  • Varjetė- ‘My Story’
  • E.G.O.- ‘My Story’
  • Gabrielius Vagelis- ‘Feel Free’
  • Ieva Zasimauskaitė- ‘You Saved Me’
  • Gabrielė Vilkickytė- ‘Jūra (Sea)’

Heat 3 (21st Jan)

  • Vidas Bareikis- ‘I Love My Phone’
  • Marius Petrauskas- ‘She’s My Universe’
  • Milda Martinkėnaitė & Saulenė Chlevickaitė- ‘Paperheart’
  • Lolita- ‘Get Frighten’
  • Fusedmarc- ‘Rain of Revolution’
  • Erika Astrauskaitė- ‘No More’
  • HIT- ‘I Wanna Love You Tonight’
  • Virgis Valuntonis- ‘Victorious’
  • Gražvydas- ‘Paint the Sky Blue’
  • Greta Sliaužytė- ‘Like I Love You’
  • Vilija Matačiūnaitė- ‘I See the Lights’
  • Dovydas Petrošius- ‘Love is Free’
  • Strėlės- ‘Bastard’

Heat 4 (28th Jan)

  • Alanas Chošnau- ‘7 Days’
  • Valerija Iljinaitė- ‘You Made Me Glow’
  • Ruslanas Kirilkinas- ‘When the Night Falls In’
  • Vlad Max- ‘I’ll Never Let You Down’
  • Queens of Roses- ‘Fisherman’
  • Evaldas Vaikasas- ‘Fire Kisses’
  • Elvina Milkauskaitė- ‘Try’
  • Aistė Pilvelytė- ‘I’m Like a Wolf’
  • Julija Jegorova- ‘Higher’
  • Audrius Janonis- ‘Run’
  • Soliaris- ‘Undefeatable’
  • Shiny Raia- ‘All You’
  • Neringa Šiaudikytė- ‘Running Out of Time’

Approximately half of the songs from the heats will go on to compete in the next stage of the contest, the semi finals, from there a select few will make it through to the final which will be held in late February/early March.

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