The Lithuanian national broadcaster,  LRT, revealed the acts and their song titles that will compete in the Lithuanian Eurovision 2020 national selection, Eurovizijos Atranka.

With the media leaking through ongoing reports some of the names to take part in the national selection, LRT, unveiled today the list with the 36 entries to compete in the upcoming national selection of Eurovizijos Atranka. These are the following:

  1. Abrokenleg —Electric boy
  2. Aika —Paradas” (Parade)
  3. Aistay — “Dangus man tu” (You are heaven to me)
  4. Aiste Pilvelyte — “Everlastingly
  5. Alen Chicco — “Somewhere Out There
  6. Andy Vaic —Why why why
  7. Antturi — “I gotta do
  8. Baltos varnos — “Namu dvasia” (Spirit of Home)
  9. Bernardas — “Dad, don’t be mad at me
  10. Donata Virbilaitė — “Made of wax
  11. Evgenya Redko — “What about us
  12. Gabrielius Vagelis —Tave cia randu” (I find you here)
  13. Germantas Skoris — “Chemistry
  14. Glossarium —Game over
  15. Indraya — “You and I
  16. Justina Zukauskaite — “Breath in
  17. Justinas Lapatinskas — “High way story
  18. KaYra — “Alligator
  19. Kristina Jure — “My Sound of Silence
  20. Lukas Bartaska — “Where is that change?
  21. Lukas Norkunas — “Atsiprasyk” (I’m sorry)
  22. Meandi — “DRIP
  23. Monika Marija —If I leave
  24. Monique — “Make me human
  25. Nombeko Auguste — “Reikia man
  26. Petunija —Show Ya
  27. Rokas Povilius — “Vilnius calling
  28. Ruslanas Kirilkinas — “Soldiers heart
  29. Rūta Loop —We came from sun
  30. Soliaris — “Breath
  31. The Backs — “Fully
  32. The Roop — “On fire
  33. Twosome — “Playa
  34. Viktorija Miskunaite — “The Ocean
  35. Vitalijus Spokaitis — “Nemusk saves
  36. Voldemars Petersons — “Wings of freedom

Among the candidates we notice several past national final participants, such as  Aiste Pilvelyte, the group Twosome, Alen Chicco,  Monika Marija,  Voldemars Petersons, the group The Roop,  Soliaris,  Rūta Loop,  Ruslanas Kirilkinas, Petunija,  Lukas Norkunas,  Justina Zukauskaite,  Gabrielius Vagelis Donata Virbilaitė, and additionally the wiiner of the Lithuanian X-factor , Monique, who will compete for the first time.

 Eurovizijos Atranka 2020 

After the changes introduced in this year’s edition the national selection of  Eurovizijos Atranka will consist of 6 shows. The first show will be broadcast on January 11 and the final show on February 15. For a second consecutive year  Gabrielė Martirosian and Giedrius Masalskis will host Eurovizijos Atranka 2020  alongside this year with Ieva Zasimauskaitė (Lithuania 2018)

THE EUROVISION STORY SO FAR

Lithuania has participated in the Eurovision Song Contest  20 times since its debut in 1994, when Ovidijus Vyšniauskas finished last, receiving zero points. Lithuania withdrew from the contest, without returning until 1999. LT United’s 6th place in 2006 with the song “We Are the Winners” is Lithuania’s best result in the contest. The country reached the top ten for a second time in 2016, when Donny Montell finished 9th with “I’ve Been Waiting for This Night”.

In 2018 the country was represented by  Ieva Zasimaskaite with her emotional ballad song When We’re Old, which finished 12th in the grand final.This year national final winner,  Jurij Veklenko defended the Lithuanian colors in Tel Aviv with the song Run With The Lions, but failed to qualify to the final left in the 11th place of the second semi final.