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VILNIUS – Lithuanian TV (LRT) on Tuesday revealed the contestants hoping to represent Lithuania at the Eurovision Song Contest 2018 in Lisbon, Portugal.
More than 50 performers and groups will compete in the Eurovision selection. For the selection, they could offer their own song or a song specially written for them, or choose from the works offered by specific composers.
Among the contestants is Erica Jennings, who has already represented Lithuania at the Eurovision Song Contest with Skamp in 2001. Initially, she had planned two worthy songs but decided to enter the national selection with the Truth, written at the time Erica was waiting for her daughter.
Two songs were also presented by Silvija Pankūnaitė, who showed her strong vocals repeatedly in SEL’s concerts, and she too has chosen her strongest song.
Also appearing in the show are returning female performers, Mia, Kotryna Juodzevičiūtė, Rasa Kaušiūtė, Eglė Jakštytė, Donata Virbilaitė, Ieva Zasimauskaitė, Paula and Greta Zazza.
On the men’s side there are also well-known performers. The selection will include Vidas Bareikis, Gabrielius Vagelis, Jurgis Brūzga, Robert Kupstas, El Fuego, The Roop, EGO, Solar Closer and many others.
In March, it will be revealed who will receive the honour to represent Lithuania in Eurovision 2018. The shows start on January 6 2018.
The shows will be hosted by Ugnė Skonsmanaitė and actor humorist Mantas Stonkus.
“This is not just an artist selection competition, but an event of our entire country, so you need to show your heart and your concern. And when the performers feel such love from Lithuania, they will go to Eurovision to carry out very large works. And we will be a beautiful, youthful, lively duo, we will be ourselves. And will we be sharp? Yes, said the head of LRT.
By: Michael Outerson / EuroVisionary