Jurijus : Run With The Lions : Lithuania Winner (Photo: LRT)

Lithuania: Jurijus to Eurovision Song Contest 2019

Jurijus will represent Lithuania after winning the Eurovizijos Atranka 2019 tonight

After four initial heats, two semi finals and 49 songs, at tonight's final of Eurovizijos Atranka 2019, the 20th Lithuanian participant at Eurovision was chosen as Jurijus with Run With The Lions.

Alen Chicco was a late entry to the finals, replacing Monika Marija, who withdrew her song Criminal, so that she could have only one song in the final.

Run With The Lions

Eurovizijos Atranka 2019 Final Participants

  1. Jurijus – "Run with the Lions" (24 points)
  2. Monika Marija – "Light On" (20 points)
  3. Antikvariniai Kašpirovskio Dantys – "Mažulė" (16 points)
  4. Jurgis DID & Erica Jennings – "Sing!" (14 points)
  5. Alen Chicco – "Your Cure" (12 points)
  6. Henry & Tommy Modric – "Neverpart" (10 points)
  7. Jurgis Brūzga – "CTRL ALT DELETE" (8 points)
  8. Justina Budaitė-Junà – "Strength of a Woman" (6 points)

The winner of tonight's competition was determined by a jury panel and Lithuanian televote.
The points of the jury and public were converted to the standard Eurovision format of 12 points
to the most liked song, followed by 10, 8, 7 all the way down to 3 to the least popular song.

Lithuania in Eurovision Song Contest

Lithuania 2018: Ieva Zasimauskaitė - "When We're Old"

Lithuania has been taking part of Eurovision Song Contest 19 times since its debut in 1994.

The debuting year 1994 Lithuania ended last, and the best result is from 2006 where LT United performed the iconic song "We Are The Winners (of Eurovision)". It didn't win though, but went 6th. Since the introduction of the Semi-finals in 2004, Lithuania has been in Eurovision every year and qualified for the Grand Final 9 out of 15 times.

Lithuania 2018: Ieva Zasimauskaitė - "When We're Old"

With both Estonias victory in 2001 ("Everybody") and Latvias victory in 2002 ("I Wanna"), Lithuania is the only Baltic country that haven't won Eurovision Song Contest.

About the author: Michael Outerson

Michael has been a fan of Eurovision from the old school days when Vicky Leandros, Anne Marie David and Abba were winning the competition. Michael is from the United Kingdom and has passed the Eurovision bug onto his daughters. They have attended the last five Eurovision Song Contests.

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