Lithuania in the Eurovision Song Contest 2008

Lithuania participated in the Eurovision Song Contest 2008 with the song "Nomads in the Night" performed by Jeronimas Milius, after winning the Lithuanian national final.

Eurovision Song Contest 2008
Country Lithuania
National selection
Selection processNational Final
Selection date(s)Semi-finals:
12 January 2008
19 January 2008
26 January 2008
Final:
2 February 2008
Selected entrantJeronimas Milius
Selected song"Nomads in the Night"
Finals performance
Semi-final resultFailed to qualify (16th, 30 points)
Lithuania in the Eurovision Song Contest
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Before EurovisionEdit

National finalEdit

The national final to select Lithuania's entry for the Eurovision Song Contest 2008 involved a four-week-long process that commenced on 12 January 2008 and concluded with a winning song and artist on 2 February 2008. The four shows took place at the LRT studios in Vilnius and were hosted by Giedrius Masalskis and Gabrielė Bartkutė (final only). The shows were broadcast on LRT televizija as well as online via the broadcaster's website lrt.lt.

FormatEdit

The format of the competition involved thirty-two entries competing in four shows. The first three shows were the semi-finals consisting of between eleven and twelve entries each. The top four entries advanced per semi-final. The fifth show, held on 2 February 2008, was the final where the winner was selected from the remaining twelve entries and an additional two entries that proceeded directly to the final.

The results of the semi-finals were determined by the 50/50 combination of votes from a three-member jury panel and public televoting. Each jury member had an equal stake in the final result and the public televote had a weighting equal to the votes of a three 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 public televoting only.[1]

Competing entriesEdit

On 29 October 2007, LRT opened the submissions for artists and songwriters to submit their entries. The submission deadline concluded on 10 December 2007.[2] On 5 January 2008, LRT announced the 36 artists selected for the competition.[3][4] Among the artists was previous Lithuanian Eurovision contestants Julija, who represented Lithuania in 2007 as part of 4Fun. On 17 January 2008, the final changes to the list of 36 competing acts were made with the withdrawal of Vudis & Grūdas and the disqualification of Suicide DJ's.[5][6]

Artist Song Composer(s)
Aistė Pilvelytė "Troy on Fire" Rafael Artesero
Angelas "Little Sunshine" Ramūnas Grybauskas
Asta "Man vis tiek" Asta Kairytė
Augustė "Do Somethin'" Augustė Vedrickaitė
Buzzer's "Tell Me" Ričardas Mikalajūnas
Cisco Kid "1 Million Euros" Lex de Groot, Johan De Maeyer, Francis van Mechelen
Eglė Lokytė "Message in the Sky" Linas Adomaitis
Face Time "Celebrate" Jurgis Brūzga, Eduardas Armonas
Flaer "New Love Story" Adomas Stančikas
Flaxon "Lietuva man kaip Paryžius" Simonas Patkevičius
Funny Beat "Evertown" Linas Adomaitis, Camden-MS
GYVAI "Paukštis" Milda Krikščiūnaitė
Ingrida Paukštytė "I Will Fight" Ingrida Paukštytė, Vladas Grankinas
Ingrida Žiliūtė "You & I" Marijus Adomaitis
Jeronimas Milius "Nomads in the Night" Jeronimas Milius, Vytautas Diškevičius
Julija & Girma "To My Soul" Julija Ritčik
Justina Adeikytė "Calling Your Name" Justina Adeikytė, Laura Remeikienė
Justinas Lapatinskas "Muziką garsiau!" Oleg Jerochin, Eimantas Gardauskas
Kaštonai "The Farmer's Daughter" Aušrys Kriščiūnas, Povilas Sabaliauskas, Oleg Semionov
Kristina Botyriūtė "Life Is Joyful" Kristina Botyriūtė
Laiptai "Aš rasiu" Rūta Lukoševičiūtė, Audrius Grinevičius
Mini-Me "Yes" Eglė Junevičiūtė, Lukas Pačkauskas
MyMagic "Lady" Stefan Engel, Gorgi
Nerri "Step Into This World" Neringa Žiliūtė, Andrius Bernatonis
Onsa "What's Wrong" Tautrimas Rupulevičius
Pokeris "Stone" Kamilė Kielaitė, Laimonas Vaižvila
Raimonda Masiulytė "Birdie's Tweet" Raimonda Masiulytė, Oleg Jerochin
Sasha Son "Miss Kiss" Egidijus Dragūnas
Skyders "Neo(e)litas" Justas Jarutis, Tomas Šileika
Slapjack "Light" Dalius Pletnovias
Sweetness Theory "Sun In Her Eyes" Artūros Bulota, Šarūnas Kramilius
Trylika "I Deceive You" Darius Juška
Vilma Voroblevaitė "Vakaras" Vilma Voroblevaitė
Wake Up "Don't Stop Me" Aušra Sutkauskaitė

Semi-final 1Edit

The first semi-final of the competition aired on 12 January 2008 and featured the first set of thirty-two competing entries. Four entries advanced to the final, while eight were eliminated.

Draw Artist Song Jury Public Total Place
Televote Points
1 Justinas Lapatinskas "Muziką garsiau!" 30 236 9 39 3
2 Kaštonai "The Farmer's Daughter" 2 137 3 5 11
3 Cisco Kid "1 Million Euros" 17 172 6 23 8
4 Onsa "What's Wrong" 14 115 0 14 10
5 Laiptai "Aš rasiu" 7 890 30 37 4
6 Eglė Lokytė "Message in the Sky" 15 283 12 27 7
7 GYVAI "Paukštis" 13 678 24 37 4
8 Buzzer's "Tell Me" 0 119 0 0 12
9 Vilma Voroblevaitė "Vakaras" 24 463 18 42 2
10 Asta "Man vis tiek" 1 473 21 22 9
11 Wake Up "Don't Stop Me" 15 297 15 30 6
12 Jeronimas Milius "Nomads in the Night" 36 2394 36 72 1

Semi-final 2Edit

The second semi-final of the competition aired on 19 January 2008 and featured the second set of thirty-two competing entries. Four entries advanced to the final, while six were eliminated.

Draw Artist Song Jury Public Total Place
Televote Points
1 Kristina Botyriūtė "Life Is Joyful" 8 280 12 20 8
2 Face Time "Celebrate" 20 306 15 25 6
3 Angelas "Little Sunshine" 3 85 3 6 10
4 Funny Beat "Evertown" 22 889 24 46 3
5 Sasha Son "Miss Kiss" 36 1738 36 72 1
6 Flaer "New Love Story" 12 227 9 21 7
7 Ingrida Žiliūtė "You & I" 20 348 18 38 4
8 Raimonda Masiulytė "Birdie's Tweet" 30 1150 30 60 2
9 Flaxon "Lietuva man kaip Paryžius" 7 122 6 13 9
10 Justina Adeikytė "Calling Your Name" 16 698 21 37 5

Semi-final 3Edit

The third semi-final of the competition aired on 26 January 2008 and featured the third set of thirty-two competing entries. Four entries advanced to the final, while six were eliminated.

Draw Artist Song Jury Public Total Place
Televote Points
1 Slapjack "Light" 15 280 12 28 7
2 MyMagic "Lady" 17 306 15 32 5
3 Skyders "Neo(e)litas" 16 122 6 22 8
4 Ingrida Paukštytė "I Will Fight" 4 227 9 13 9
5 Sweetness Theory "Sun In Her Eyes" 11 348 18 29 6
6 Nerri "Step Into This World" 17 889 24 41 3
7 Trylika "I Deceive You" 9 85 3 12 10
8 Augustė "Do Somethin’" 36 1150 30 66 1
9 Pokeris "Stone" 20 698 21 41 3
10 Mini-Me "Yes" 28 1738 36 64 2

FinalEdit

The final of the competition was broadcast live on 2 February 2008 and featured the remaining twelve entries that qualified from the semi-finals and the two pre-qualified entries: "Troy on Fire" performed by Aistė Pilvelytė and "To My Soul" performed by Julija & Girma. "Nomads in the Night" performed by Jeronimas Milius was selected as the winner after gaining the most votes from the public.

Draw Artist Song Televote Place
1 Ingrida Žiliūtė "You and I" 638 9
2 Vilma Voroblevaitė "Vakaras" 247 14
3 Julija & Girma "To My Soul" 466 12
4 Laiptai "Aš rasiu" 1216 8
5 Funny Beat "Evertown" 1677 7
6 Augustė "Do Somethin'" 5145 6
7 Mini Me "Yes" 5936 5
8 Pokeris "Stone" 633 10
9 Justinas Lapatinskas "Muziką garsiau!" 299 13
10 Jeronimas Milius "Nomads in the Night" 11674 1
11 Aistė Pilvelytė "Troy on Fire" 11242 2
12 Sasha Son "Miss Kiss" 8306 3
13 Raimonda Masiulytė "Birdie's Tweet" 7391 4
14 Nerri "Step into this World" 610 11

At EurovisionEdit

Lithuania took part in the second semi-final on 22 May 2008. He failed to qualify to the final. He placed 16th.

Points awarded by Lithuania[7]Edit

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

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "Lithuania: All semi finalists announced". Esctoday (in English)
  2. ^ Floras, Stella (29 October 2007). "Lithuania: Call for songs". Esctoday.
  3. ^ "Lithuania 2008".
  4. ^ "Lietuva: dalyvių sąrašas". Eurodiena (in Lithuanian). 5 January 2008.
  5. ^ Floras, Stella (17 January 2008). "Lithuania: Teen idols Vudis and Grūdas withdraw". Esctoday.
  6. ^ Davies, Russell (26 January 2008). "Lithuania: Suicide DJ's disqualified". Esctoday.
  7. ^ Eurovision Song Contest 2008

See alsoEdit