Lithuania in the Eurovision Song Contest 2007

Lithuania was represented by 4Fun at the Eurovision Song Contest 2007 with the song "Love or Leave".

Eurovision Song Contest 2007
Country Lithuania
National selection
Selection processNational Final
Selection date(s)Quarter-finals:
27 January 2007
3 February 2007
10 February 2007
Semi-finals:
17 February 2007
24 February 2007
Final
3 March 2007
Selected entrant4FUN
Selected song"Love or Leave"
Finals performance
Final result21st, 28 points
Lithuania in the Eurovision Song Contest
◄2006 2007 2008►

Before EurovisionEdit

National finalEdit

The national final to select Lithuania's entry for the Eurovision Song Contest 2007 involved a six-week-long process that commenced on 27 January 2007 and concluded with a winning song and artist on 3 March 2007. The six shows took place at the LRT studios in Vilnius and were hosted by Rolandas Vilkončius and Gabrielė Bartkutė. The shows were broadcast on LRT televizija as well as online via the broadcaster's website lrt.lt.

FormatEdit

For the 2007 competition, entries initially competed in three quarter-final shows, each with different subgroups: newcomers, semi-established artists and established artists. The process for these three subgroups was as follows:[1]

  • Entries performed by newcomers participated in the first quarter-final on 27 January 2007 where the top four entries advanced.
  • Entries performed by semi-established artists participated in the second quarter-final on 3 February 2007 where the top seven entries advanced.
  • Entries performed by established artists participated in the third quarter-final on 10 February 2007 where the top eight entries advanced.

The fourth and fifth shows were the semi-finals where the top five entries advanced per semi-final. A wildcard was selected by LRT out of the eliminated entries to advance in the competition at the conclusion of the fifth show. The sixth show, held on 3 March 2007, was the final where the winner was selected from the remaining eleven entries.[2]

The results of the quarter-finals and semi-finals were determined by the combination of votes from a three-member jury panel and public televoting. During all shows, the jury panel consisted of varying members from show to show and each jury member had an equal stake in the final result and the public televote had a weighting equal to the votes of four jury members. The public could submit their votes through telephone and SMS voting. Ties were decided in favour of the entry that received the most votes from the public. In the final, the results were determined by two rounds of public televoting: the first round selected the top three entries and the second round selected the winner.

Competing entriesEdit

On 23 October 2006, LRT opened the submissions for artists and songwriters to submit their entries. The submission deadline concluded on 15 December 2006.[3] On 17 January 2007, LRT announced the 37 artists selected for the competition.[4] On 26 January 2007, the final changes to the list of 37 competing acts were made with the withdrawal of Vilija Matačiūnaitė and Artas.[5]

Quarter-final 1Edit

The first quarter-final of the competition aired on 27 January 2007 and featured the twelve newcomers. The members of the jury consisted of Donalda Meiželytė (television and radio presenter), Linas Adomaitis (2004 Lithuanian Eurovision entrant as part of Linas and Simona) and LT United (2006 Lithuanian Eurovision entrants). Four entries advanced to the semi-finals, while eight were eliminated. Due to technical issues with the voting presentation, Alien Run Amuck received a wildcard to advance to the semi-finals.[1]

Quarter-final 1 – 27 January 2007
Draw Artist Song Jury Public Total Place
Televote Points
1 Pokeris "Man reikia meilės" 21 262 8 29 7
2 Kupido "Hero of Today" 2 429 28 30 6
3 Mini-Me "Like You" 27 448 32 59 3
4 Marta "Stay Away" 22 173 4 26 8
5 Alien Run Amuck "A Cool Guy With Long Hair" 16 290 16 32 5
6 Dykaja Zemlia "It's Time to Say Goodbye" 2 400 24 26 8
7 Slapjack "Lust and Sexy Shadows" 30 761 40 70 1
8 Edgaras Kapočius "I Will Survive Without You" 5 264 12 17 10
9 Jolita "Air" 6 67 0 6 12
10 Barbė-Q "Feel Your Lips" 12 393 20 32 4
11 Sweetness Theory "Save Me" 21 1164 48 69 2
12 Angelina "Tavo pirktos gėlės" 10 168 0 10 11

Quarter-final 2Edit

The second quarter-final of the competition aired on 3 February 2007 and featured the thirteen semi-established artists. The members of the jury consisted of Rūta Vanagaitė (journalist), Vytenis Pauliukaitis (director) and LT United (2006 Lithuanian Eurovision entrants). Seven entries advanced to the semi-finals, while six were eliminated. Due to technical issues with the voting presentation, Edita, Ingrida Paukštyte and Natas received a wildcard to advance to the semi-finals.[1]

Quarter-final 2 – 3 February 2007
Draw Artist Song Jury Public Total Place
Televote Points
1 Edita "Wherever I Go" 18 72 0 18 10
2 Ashtrey "The Green Sun" 24 377 24 48 3
3 Ingrida Paukštytė "Let's Pray" 0 227 12 12 11
4 Mėsa "Bad Salad Ballad" 16 450 32 48 3
5 Žydrė "It Was Good to Be With You" 12 363 20 32 7
6 Nerri "Breaking Free" 22 242 16 38 6
7 Natas "The Fall" 23 207 8 31 8
8 Stringaj "Just Leave" 12 422 28 40 5
9 Igors "There's No Matter" 1 129 0 1 13
10 Super Kolegos "PiaR" 5 199 4 9 12
11 U-Soul "At Your Door" 13 454 40 53 2
12 Helada "Būk arti" 21 162 0 21 9
13 Edita & Erika "Something About Love" 7 564 48 55 1

Quarter-final 3Edit

The third quarter-final of the competition aired on 10 February 2007 and featured the ten semi-established artists. The members of the jury consisted of Ilona Balsytė (actress), Darius Užkuraitis (musicologist) and LT United (2006 Lithuanian Eurovision entrants). Eight entries advanced to the semi-finals, while two were eliminated.

Quarter-final 3 – 10 February 2007
Draw Artist Song Jury Public Total Place
Televote Points
1 Rūta Ščiogolevaitė "If I Ever Make You Cry" 24 909 32 56 3
2 Aistė Pilvelytė "Emotional Crisis" 13 403 20 33 6
3 Rasa Kaušiutė "Stranger" 4 184 8 12 10
4 Nacija "Fly Up Together" 12 81 4 16 9
5 Dove & Gerda "Each Day of My Life" 20 265 16 36 5
6 Augustė "Fate" 26 938 40 66 2
7 4Fun "Love or Leave" 36 3351 48 84 1
8 The Road Band "Auksinis ruduo" 10 205 12 22 8
9 Saulės Kliošas "Tell Me Why" 23 689 28 51 4
10 Onsa "Stay Here" 6 420 24 30 7

Semi-final 1Edit

The first semi-final of the competition aired on 17 February 2007 and featured twelve of the remaining twenty-three entries that qualified from the quarter-finals. The members of the jury consisted of Arnoldas Lukošius (2006 Lithuanian Eurovision entrant as part of LT United), Aidas Puklevičius (screenwriter) and Andrius Mamontovas (2006 Lithuanian Eurovision entrant as part of LT United). Five entries advanced to the final, while seven were eliminated. On 25 February 2007, Natas was announced to have received the wildcard to advance to the final.[6]

Semi-final 1 – 17 February 2007
Draw Artist Song Jury Public Total Place
Televote Points
1 4Fun "Love or Leave" 32 1954 48 80 1
2 Edita & Erika "Something About Love" 0 326 4 4 12
3 U-Soul "At Your Door" 6 458 20 26 7
4 Barbė-Q "Feel Your Lips" 6 340 0 6 10
5 Aistė Pilvelytė "Emotional Crisis" 16 1289 40 56 2
6 Slapjack "Lust and Sexy Shadows" 23 531 24 47 4
7 Onsa "Stay Here" 10 328 8 18 9
8 Sweetness Theory "Save Me" 15 762 32 47 4
9 Stringaj "Just Leave" 7 366 12 19 8
10 Natas "The Fall" 30 374 16 46 6
11 Ashtrey "The Green Sun" 24 659 28 52 3
12 The Road Band "Auksinis ruduo" 5 277 0 5 11

Semi-final 2Edit

The second semi-final of the competition aired on 24 February 2007 and featured eleven of the remaining twenty-three entries that qualified from the quarter-finals. The members of the jury consisted of Arnoldas Lukošius (2006 Lithuanian Eurovision entrant as part of LT United), Edita Mildažytė (journalist) and Žeraldas Povilaitis (composer and producer). Five entries advanced to the final, while seven were eliminated.

Semi-final 2 – 24 February 2007
Draw Artist Song Jury Public Total Place
Televote Points
1 Rūta Ščiogolevaitė "If I Ever Make You Cry" 34 1399 48 82 1
2 Augustė "Fate" 24 593 20 44 5
3 Mini-Me "Like You" 16 991 32 48 3
4 Alien Run Amuck "A Cool Guy With Long Hair" 16 299 8 24 7
5 Edita "Wherever I Go" 6 71 0 6 10
6 Žydrė "It Was Good to Be With You" 6 358 16 22 8
7 Ingrida Paukštytė "Let's Pray" 2 211 4 6 10
8 Dove & Gerda "Each Day of My Life" 21 617 24 45 4
9 Mesa "Bad Salad Ballad" 10 935 28 38 6
10 Saulės Kliošas "Tell Me Why" 32 1134 40 72 2
11 Nerri "Breaking Free" 7 350 12 19 9

FinalEdit

The final of the competition was broadcast live on 3 March 2007 and featured the remaining eleven entries that qualified from the semi-finals. In the first round, "Love or Leave" performed by 4Fun, "Emotional Crisis" performed by Aistė Pilvelytė and "If I Ever Make You Cry" performed by Rūta Ščiogolevaitė advanced to the second round, the superfinal. In the superfinal, "Love or Leave" performed by 4Fun was selected as the winner after gaining the most votes from the public.[7]

Final – 3 March 2007
Draw Artist Song Televote Place
1 Saulės Kliošas "Tell Me Why" 3586 5
2 4Fun "Love or Leave" 6833 3
3 Sweetness Theory "Save Me" 1428 10
4 Aistė Pilvelytė "Emotional Crisis" 7944 2
5 Slapjack "Lust and Sexy Shadows" 1559 8
6 Dove & Gerda "Each Day of My Life" 508 11
7 Rūta Ščiogolevaitė "If I Ever Make You Cry" 10179 1
8 Mini-Me "Like You" 1166 7
9 Natas "The Fall" 1446 9
10 Ashtrey "The Green Sun" 1939 6
11 Augustė "Fate" 4488 4
Superfinal – 3 March 2007
Draw Artist Song Televote Place
1 4Fun "Love or Leave" 23888 (44%) 1
2 Aistė Pilvelytė "Emotional Crisis" 10155 (19%) 3
3 Rūta Ščiogolevaitė "If I Ever Make You Cry" 20133 (37%) 2

At EurovisionEdit

Lithuania automatically qualified to the grand final, because it was on the top 10 last year. In the final they performed 9th, following Hungary and preceding Greece 4Fun came 21st with 28 points.

Points awarded to Lithuania (final)
12 points 10 points 8 points 7 points 6 points
5 points 4 points 3 points 2 points 1 point

Points awarded by LithuaniaEdit

See alsoEdit

Lithuania in the Eurovision Song Contest

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ a b c "LITHUANIAN QUARTER-FINALS 2007".
  2. ^ "Lithuania 2007".
  3. ^ "Lithuania – selection kicks off". Esctoday. 23 October 2006.
  4. ^ Kuipers, Michael (17 January 2007). "Lithuanian artists announced". Esctoday.
  5. ^ Floras, Stella (26 January 2007). "Changes in the Lithuanian preselection". Esctoday.
  6. ^ Kuipers, Michael (25 February 2007). "Natas gets wildcard in Lithuania". Esctoday.
  7. ^ "LITHUANIAN NATIONAL FINAL 2007".
  8. ^ a b "Eurovision Song Contest 2007 Semi-Final". Eurovision.tv. Archived from the original on 7 June 2013. Retrieved 23 July 2013.

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