LITHUANIA – LRT presented the artists for the national selection of 2017 through which the country will decide its entry and artist for Kyiv. LRT also announced Ieva Stasiulevičiūtė and Gabrielė Martirosianaitė as the show hosts which kicks off on January 7th and concludes on March 11th.
For the first time all applicants are participating as Head of Delegation Audrius Giržadas stated. The list includes 2009 entrant Sasha Song and 2014 entrant Vilija Matačiūnaitė. Aistė Pilvelytė will be taking part in preselection for
“Last year, some participants complained that the selection phase was long and they had to perform quote often, so this year the singer will appear in the first show, and if he proceeds to the next round – then only in the fifth. In the first four shows will be relegated half of the performers. Therefore, some performers will appear in the shows only once, but at least nobody will get tired […] Some of the songs were with the Lithuanian lyrics, but the performers had the possibility to decide in which language they want to sing. We do not even object if during one selection round they will sing in Lithuanian, in another – in English“, Lauras Lučiūnas explains.
There will be international jury as of the 5th show and the winner will be declared by jury and public voting. In the final there all be six finalists.
Tadas Rimgaila & Tina
Milda Martinkėnaitė & Saulenė Chlevickaitė
Queens Of Roses
Rasa Vaštakaitė-Shiny Raia
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