After a long journey with 49 songs competes in 4 heat rounds and 2 semi-finals, Lithuania will finally handle Eurovizijos Atranka grand final this Saturday, but not before some Euro-drama.
We thought that Eurovizijos drama of the season already happened when Sasha Song, represented Lituania in Moscow 2009, didn’t show up for the 4th semi-final shooting due to issues with his songs producer and has been fined a total of 2,000 euro, but the drama continues…
This morning, just 2 days before the grand final, 2 new stories have shaken the Eurovision Fans all over Europe.
The first case puts one of the favorites to win this year contest, Jurijus, in risk of being disqualified. a file was claimed to Lithuanian broadcast, LRT, that his Eurovision entry “Running With Lions” published before the deadline (September 1st, 2018), and removed from all online services right after the accusations.
In case the charges are proven as truth by the EBU investigating the case, and in case of winning the competition a disqualification will be interminable, even if the results will be received after the final night. in this scenario, the 2nd place will fly to Tel-Aviv.
The second story continues Monika Marija unique situation. the pop singer participated in the contest this year with 2 songs, both qualified for the semi-final “Criminal” and “Light On”. after “Light On” qualified for the final from semi-final 1, Monika called her fans to save their money and not to vote “criminal” participated in the second semi-final as she made her decision to sing “Light On” in Eurovision in case of winning. despite her calls, “criminal” ranked 4th in the televote and 2nd in the jury and took her 2nd entry for the final as well.
In order to prevent her vote split between to entries which will harm her chances of winning, Lithuanian media DELFI reported a plan suggesting Monika will withdraw “Criminal” from the contest and will stay with one entry is on the table. if so, it is most likely that “Your Cure” by Alen Chicoo finished 5th in last week second semi-final will take her spot in the final lineup.
Audrius Giržadas, head of the Lithuanian delegation, approved things would be discussed today and an official statement will be published later on together with the final running order
With all that happening Antikvariniai Kašpirovskio Dantys releases a new video clip to “Mažulė” 🙂
On Saturdays final, the winner will be decided by a combined votes of the public and the season jury made up of music expert Ramūnas Zilnys, composer Vytautas Bikus, and music producer Jonas Nainys
As for now, the final 8 entries are:
- Henry & Tommy Modric – Neverpart
- Junà – Strength Of A Woman
- Monika Marija – Light On
- Jurgis Brūzga – CTRL ALT DELETE
- Antikvariniai Kašpirovskio Dantys – Mažulė
- Jurgis DID & Erica Jennings – SING!
- Jurijus Veklenko – Run With The Lions
- Monika Marija – Criminal
Lithuania will participate in the second half of semi-final 2 on May 16th. Last Year representative Ieva Zasimauskaitė ranked 12th in the final singing “When We’re Old”
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