Lithuania: Three new participants added and last minute changes in Eurovizijos Atranka 2019

Lithuania: Three new participants added and last minute changes in Eurovizijos Atranka 2019

Although the official period of submissions is over the Lithuanian national final, Eurovizijos Atranka 2019, saw some last minute changes that had to do with additions on the contestants’ list and songs.

After the withdrawal of Algirdas Daumantas Ciūnys , the national selection welcomes three new participants: the group “120”, Linas Jakštys and Sasha Song with Dovilė.


The producer of the group “120” Saulius Urbonavičius-Samas, stated that it was entirely the member’s decision to participate in the national final, while their song is an absolutely Lithuanian song which was written by themselves and the music composed in collaboration with Deivydas Zvonkus. The group  “120” won last year’s Lithuanian X Factor and since then has lots of fans supporting them.

Sasha Song

Sasha Song, had represented the country back in 2009 with his song Love and had finished 23rd . This time he won’t perform along but alongside with Dovile the entry“Bad Boy”.

In addition, Linas Jakštys will take part in the national selection with her song “Criminal Love”, while  Jurgis Didžiulis won’t appear alone on stage but together with Eurovision star,  Erica Jennings to perfrom the song “SING!”. Last year Erica had withdrawn from the national selection where she took part with her song  “The Truth”. 

On the other hand, fans’ favorite Monika Marija will compete with two songs. Apart from the song “Criminal” , the entry “Light On” will be her second song to compete with in  Eurovizijos Atranka.

According to Eurovizijos Atranka producer and head of delegation  Audrius Giržadas, these latest additions do not contradict the national selection’s rules.  After these changes  the total number of participants reached to 51. The whole list of this year’s participant has developed as following:

1. Audrius Petrauskas-Gebrasy – Eliminated in Heat One

2. Gabriela Ždanovičiūtė – Eliminated in Heat One

3. Twosome

4. Glossarium

5. MaNNazz

6. Migloko – Eliminated in Heat One

7. Rūta Statkevičiūtė – Eliminated in Heat One

8. Šarūnas Mačiulis

9. Aldegunda

10. Matas Ligeika – Eliminated in Heat One

11. Simona Klušienė – Eliminated in Heat One

12. Monika Marija

13. Valdas Lacko

14. Original copy

15. Donata Virbilaitė

16. Gražvydas Sidiniauskas

17. Jurgis Brūzga


19. Valerija Iljinaitė

20. Lukas Bartaška

21. Justina Budaitė-Juna

22. Justina Žukauskaitė

23. Paola Hart

24. Tiramisu

25. Giedrius Nakas

26. La Forza

27. Emilija  Gogolytė

28. Tomas Sinickis

29. Dagna Kondrotaitė

30. Antikvariniai Kašpirovskio dantys

31. Jurgis Did &Erica Jennings

32. Voldemars Petersons

33. Queens of Roses

34. Jurijus

35. Viktorija Vyšniauskaitė

36. 120

37. Edgaras Lubys

38. Allen Cichoo

39. Živilė Gedvilaitė

40. Soliaris

41. Saulės kliošas

42. Laimingu būti lengva

43. Elizabeth Olshey

44. Arvydas Kriščikas

45. Filtered Tools -Eliminated in Heat One

46. Emilija Valiukevičiūtė

47. Indrė Juodeikienė

48. Sofi

49. Gabrielė Rybko

50. Sasha Song & Dovilė

51. Linas Jakštys

After the first qualifying round the national selection continues this week with the 2nd qualifying round.

Angelo D.

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