Lithuania Eurovizija.LT Heat 5: The Roop & Queens of Roses
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Lithuania: Last two qualify for Eurovizija.LT 2024 Final

The last two qualifiers of Lithuania's Eurovizija.LT have been selected. Next Saturday, the 10 finalists will sing once more for a chance of winning the ticket to Eurovision 2024 in Malmö

After five weeks, five heats, and 40 songs, the 10 finalists for Lithuania's Eurovizija.LT have all been chosen. Two finalists were selected in each of the five shows and ultimately decided by a specialized jury, worth 50% of the decision, and by the televote, also worth 50%.

Tonight's heat was recorded in LRT's studios on 24 January when the jury made their choice. The public had the chance of voicing their opinion throughout the broadcast.

This heat's jury panel featured journalist Ramūnas Zilnys, singer Jievaras Jasinskis, composer Vytautas Bikus, singer-songwriter Ieva Narkutè, and singer Tautvydas Gaudėšius.

Once all the votes were counted, The Roop and Queens of Roses qualified for the Eurovizija.LT Final, completing the lineup.

The show was hosted by Gabrielė Martirosian and Nombeko Augustė Khotseng.

Eurovizija.LT – Heat 5


Lithuania's Eurovision broadcaster announced a new national selection competition for the country: Eurovizija.LT. The show consist of five heats and a final round where a winner will be announced as Lithuania's representative for Eurovision 2024.

All six shows are being hosted by TV hosts Gabrielė Martirosian and Nombeko Augustė Khotseng, and will be held in LRT's studios in Vilnius, except for the Final, which will be held in the Švyturys Arena in Klaipėda.

All five heats are pre-recorded and use a 50% jury/50% public vote to determine who moves onto the Final. The dates for all six shows are as follows:

  • 13 January 2024: Heat 1
  • 20 January 2024: Heat 2
  • 27 January 2024: Heat 3
  • 3 February 2024: Heat 4
  • 10 February 2024: Heat 5
  • 17 February 2024: Final

Lithuania in the Eurovision Song Contest

Lithuania has taken part in the Eurovision Song Contest 23 times since its debut in 1994.

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

In their debut year, 1994, Lithuania finished last. Their best result is from 2006, when LT United performed the iconic song "We Are The Winners (of Eurovision)." Although they didn't win, they finished 6th.

Since the introduction of the Semi-finals in 2004, Lithuania has been in Eurovision every year, and qualified for the Grand Final 12 out of 19 times.

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

With Estonia's victory in 2001 (Everybody) and Latvia's victory in 2002 (I Wanna), Lithuania is the only Baltic country that hasn't won the Eurovision Song Contest.

About the author: Pedro Santos (Portugal)

authorPedro comes from Lisbon, Portugal. He's 30 years old and graduated in journalism. He has attended Eurovision Song Contest three times live - 2018, 2019 and 2022 - and covered the show twice more (2021, 2023) but his first Eurovision memory takes him back to 2007 when Sarbel delivered his catchy "Yassou Maria" performance. Pedro's favorite Eurovision song is Albania's 2015 "I'm Alive" by Elhaida Dani which is also his favorite Eurovision edition.

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