Lithuania tonight held their national selection final. 9 acts qualified to the final from the semi finals including previous Lithuanian Eurovision participants Linas Adomaitis (2004) and Sasha Song (2009). 4 willdcard acts joined them in the final.
The 4 wilcards were selected as follows Urte Silagalyte, Donny Montell and Donny Montell & Sasha Song were jury vote and Martynas Beinaris qualified with the most vote from an internet vote.
Here are the songs and performers –
1. The Independent 7th Bus
– Standard light rock song to start the show. Sounds like they are influenced by 60s group, the Who. 3 guys are on stage, 2 guitarists and a drummer.
2. Viktorija Ivaskeviciute Be My Baby
– Viktorija is dressed in long white dress. There is a great use of a wind machine here. Good performance of this mid temp pop song. She is joined by 2 backing vocalists.
3. Martynas Beinaris Tomorrow And After
– This is a catchy pop song with a strong production. Martynas is dressed in a suit with shirt and tie and is joined by 2 male dancers and 2 backing vocalists.
4. Monika Days Go By
– Monika is dressed in a long and glittery dress. This is a nice ballad that is very well performed. She is joined by 2 female backing vocalists. One of the judges comments that the song sounds like The Land of Make Believe by Bucks Fizz.
5. Vigroses Freedom Of Mind
– Female duo give a powerful performance. This has an anthemic sound and in my opinion would do very well at Eurovision.
6. Urte Silagalyte Candy Baby
– Dynamic performance by Urte and her 2 male dancers. This is a great dance song with a strong chorus. Urte is wearing a short red dress.
7. Linas Adomaitis Floating To You
– Linas is joined by 5 girl vocalists and instrumentalists. The are all sitting on garden seats. This has a nice summer pop sound.
8. Donny Montell Let Me
– First of Donny’s songs tonight is a good catchy dance song. He is joined by 3 girl backing vocalsts. Another good production.
9. Liepa Laukiu
– Light pop song with a swing/40s style sound. Nice performance. She is dressed in pretty pink dress.
10. Donny Montell & Sasha Song Best Friends
– Great performannce from Donny & Sasha with 3 girl vocalists and a female dancer. Very happy and catchy song.
11. Evelina Sasenko C’est Ma Vie
– A classy performance. A big strong ballad with great use of strings and piano. Evelina has a great voice.
12. Sasha Song The Slogan Of Our Nations
– Sasha’s 2nd song tonight. A strong performance. The song is a ballad but I think a little forgettable.
13. Ruta Sciogolevaite Break Free
– Ruta gives a good performance. The song builds and builds to a big ending. She is dressed in blue and joined by a male cellist and 3 girl backing vocals.
The voting is a combination of expert jury and televoting. There is a super final between Linas Adomaitis, Ruta Sciogolevaite and Evelina Sašenko.
Whilst we are waiting for the results of the final voting Bartas (Lithuania Junior Eurovision 2010) and Egle perform a duet, This is a great uptempo dance song.
So, the act to represent Lithuania at the 2011 Eurovision Song Contest is Evelina Sašenko with C’est Ma Vie.