Lithuania in the Eurovision Song Contest 2011

Lithuania participated in the Eurovision Song Contest 2011 in Düsseldorf, Germany, selecting their entry through a series of semi-finals and a televised national final.[1] This was the country's twelfth participation in the contest.[2]

Eurovision Song Contest 2011
Country Lithuania
National selection
Selection processEurovizija 2011
Selection date(s)Semi-finals:
5 February 2011
12 February 2011
19 February 2011
Final:
24 February 2011
Selected entrantEvelina Sašenko
Selected song"C'est ma vie"
Selected songwriter(s)
  • Paulius Zdanavičius
  • Andrius Kairys
Finals performance
Semi-final resultQualified (5th, 81 points)
Final result19th, 63 points
Lithuania in the Eurovision Song Contest
◄2010 2011 2012►

Before EurovisionEdit

ParticipationEdit

On 12 November 2010, LRT announced that a final decision about the participation in Düsseldorf is expected to be made by 26 November. Lithuanian Head of Delegation Audrius Girzadas said, that the likelihood for Lithuania to participate in the 2011 Eurovision Song Contest "is 90%".[3] LRT confirmed its participation on 24 November 2010.[4]

Eurovizija 2011Edit

Eurovizija 2011 (Eurovision 2011) was the national final format developed by LRT in order to select Lithuania's entry for the Eurovision Song Contest 2011. The competition involved a four-week-long process that commenced on 5 February 2011 and concluded with a winning song and artist on 24 February 2011. The four shows took place at the LRT studios in Vilnius and were hosted by Giedrius Masalskis. The shows were broadcast on LRT televizija as well as online via the broadcaster's website lrt.lt. The final was also streamed online at the official Eurovision Song Contest website eurovision.tv.[5]

FormatEdit

The format of the competition involved forty entries competing in four shows. The first three shows were the semi-finals consisting of twelve or fourteen entries each. The top three entries advanced per semi-final, while four wildcards were selected out of the eliminated entries to advance in the competition at the conclusion of the third show: three were selected by LRT and one was selected by online voting through a voting platform on zebra.lt. The fourth show, held on 24 February 2011, was the final where the winner was selected from the remaining thirteen entries over two rounds of voting: the first round selected the top three entries and the second round selected the winner.[6] Monetary prizes were also awarded to both the winning artist. The Lithuanian Copyright Protection Association (LATGA) sponsored a monetary prize of 25,000 LTL, awarded to the winning artist(s) in order to assist in their preparation for the Eurovision Song Contest.[7]

The results of the semi-finals and the first round of the final were determined by the 50/50 combination of votes from a jury panel and public televoting. The ranking developed by both streams of voting was converted to points from 1-8, 10 and 12 and assigned based on the number of competing songs in the respective show. During the first three shows, the jury votes were determined by a five-member jury panel with varying members from show to show. In the final, a fourteen-member jury panel voted. 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 jury. For the second round of the final, the results were determined by the jury panel only.

Competing entriesEdit

On 24 November 2010, LRT opened the submissions for artists and songwriters to submit their entries. The submission deadline concluded on 3 January 2011.[4] On 11 January 2011, LRT announced the 43 artists selected for the competition.[8] Among the artists are previous Lithuanian Eurovision contestants Linas Adomaitis, who represented Lithuania in 2004 as part of Linas and Simona, and Sasha Son, who represented the nation in 2009. The final changes to the list of 43 competing acts were made with the withdrawal of 24for7, Asta Pilypaitė and Vilija.

Artist Song Songwriter(s)
Agnieška "Her Name Is May" Agnieška Dobrovolska, Oleg Jerochin
Aurelija Slavinskaitė "The End" Georgios Kalpakidis
Avenue Acoustic "Atgal į nuodėmę" Karolis Jančenkovas
Dave and Henry "Fresh Air Dream" Jacob Gitkind, Nathan Gitkind
Deividas Bastys "My Girl" Žilvinas Liulys
Donny Montell "Let Me" Donatas Montvydas
Donny Montell and Sasha Son "Best Friends" Dmitry Šavrov
Dovydas Maščinskas "Dirty Avenue" Dovydas Maščinskas
EDEN "Sleep of Mind" Andrej Viazinin, Marina Sorohan
Eglė Jakštytė "Love Is Alive" Monika Mužaitė, Marius Matulevičius
Eglė Petrikaitė "Laimingi kaip mes" Dalius Pletniovas
Eglė Petrošiūtė "Smile" Eglė Petrošiutė
El Fuego "Esu žmogus" Rūta Lukoševičiūtė, Arvydas Skirutis
Evelina Sašenko "C'est ma vie" Andrius Kairys, Paulius Zdanavičius
Flaer "Kibernetiniame sode" Adomas Stančikas
Gintarė Korsakaitė "Atmerk akis" Andrius Guržauskas, Rūta Lukoševičiūtė
Gražina Jonušaitė "Mylėk savo priešą" Darius Žvirblis
Greta Šmidt "Elektronic Love" Greta Smidt
Guoda Isado "Čiūto tūto" Linas Adomaitis, Guoda Juškevičiūtė
The Independent "7th Bus" Kipras Varaneckas
Jūratė Miliauskaitė "Tiesiog diena" Jūratė Miliauskaitė, Birutė Masiliauskienė
Kas jos tokios? "Unbreakable" Hans Karlsen, Filip Racs, Aidan O'Connor
Laura Jaraitė "City of Steel" Jonas Krivckas, Mindaugas Stiga
Liepa "Laukiu" Liepa Mondeikaitė
Linas Adomaitis "Floating to You" Linas Adomaitis, Irma Adomatienė
Martynas Beinaris "Tomorrow and After" Martynas Beinaris, Gražina Guobužaitė
Mezzo Tronic "I Mean It" Mezzo Tronic
Mino "Don't Go" Romualdas Michailovskis, Mindaugas Mickevičius
Monika "Days Go By" Monika Linkytė, Irma Adomaitienė
Neferit "3 Wishes" Edgaras Lubys
Nora "What Is Love?" Marius Leskauskas, Nora Strolytė
Ramūnas Difartas and Gyvo Garso klubas "Before You Go" Ramūnas Difartas, Aušra Sutkauskaitė
Rūta Ščiogolevaitė "Break Free" Elvin Dandel, Gero Weber
Sasha Son "The Slogan of Our Nation" Dmitry Šavrov
Timohi "Setellite of Setellite" Jan Suchodolski, Timohi
Tofu Bubble "Take" Tofu Bubble
Urtė Šilagalytė "Candy Baby" Urtė Šilagalytė, Stanislavas Stavickis
Valdas Maksvytis "Leisk mylėti" Romualdas Michailovskis, Valdas Maksvytis
Vigroses "Freedom of Mind" Giedrė Girnytė, Arūnas Rakšnys
Viktorija Ivaškevičiūtė "Be My Baby" Viktorija Ivaškevičiūtė, Linas Adomaitis

Semi-final 1Edit

The first semi-final of the competition aired on 5 February 2011 and featured the first set of forty competing entries. The members of the jury consisted of Rosita Čivilytė (singer), Gytis Ivanauskas (choreographer and dancer), Faustas Latėnas (member of LATGA), Darius Užkuraitis (musicologist) and Jonas Vilimas (producer).[9] Three entries advanced to the final, while eleven were eliminated. On 21 February 2011, Urtė Šilagalytė and Martynas Beinaris were announced to have received the LRT and zebra.lt wildcards respectively to advance to the final.[10]

Semi-final 1 – 5 February 2011
Draw Artist Song Jury Public Total Place
Televote Points
1 Mino "Don't Go" 2 667 6 8 7
2 Aurelija Slavinskaitė "The End" 1 145 1 2 12
3 Mezzo Tronic "I Mean It" 1 174 3 4 9
4 Laura Jaraitė "City of Steel" 3 89 0 3 10
5 Neferit "3 Wishes" 0 30 0 0 14
6 The Independent "7th Bus" 10 722 7 17 2
7 Gintarė Korsakaitė "Atmerk akis" 4 255 5 9 6
8 Dovydas Maščinskas "Dirty Avenue" 0 90 0 0 13
9 Monika "Days Go By" 8 1,432 12 20 1
10 Martynas Beinaris "Tomorrow and After" 5 911 8 13 5
11 Urtė Šilagalytė "Candy Baby" 6 1,323 10 16 4
12 Sasha Son "The Slogan of Our Nation" 12 224 4 16 3
13 Agnieška "Her Name Is May" 0 170 2 2 11
14 Ramūnas Difartas and Gyvo Garso klubas "Before You Go" 8 134 0 8 8

Semi-final 2Edit

The second semi-final of the competition aired on 12 February 2011 and featured the second set of forty competing entries. The members of the jury consisted of Rosita Čivilytė (singer), Eglė Nepaitė (producer), Teisutis Makačinas (Vice President of LATGA), Darius Užkuraitis (musicologist) and Lukas Pačkauskas (producer, former member of the group Kastaneda).[11] Three entries advanced to the final, while eleven were eliminated. On 21 February 2011, Donny Montell was announced to have received one of the LRT wildcards to advance to the final.[10]

Semi-final 2 – 12 February 2011
Draw Artist Song Jury Public Total Place
Televote Points
1 Guoda Isado "Čiūto tūto" 5 582 5 10 6
2 Valdas Maksvytis "Leisk mylėti" 1 235 0 1 14
3 Vigroses "Freedom of Mind" 7 912 10 17 2
4 Dave and Henry "Fresh Air Dream" 8 413 3 11 5
5 Liepa "Laukiu" 10 765 6 16 3
6 Tofu Bubble "Take" 4 406 2 6 10
7 Nora "What Is Love?" 6 204 0 6 9
8 EDEN "Sleep of Mind" 3 205 0 3 11
9 Eglė Petrikaitė "Laimingi kaip mes" 0 771 7 7 8
10 Deividas Bastys "My Girl" 0 800 8 8 7
11 Eglė Jakštytė "Love Is Alive" 2 171 1 3 13
12 Kas jos tokios? "Unbreakable" 4 218 0 4 12
13 Evelina Sašenko "C'est ma vie" 12 1,333 12 24 1
14 Donny Montell "Let Me" 10 487 4 14 4

Semi-final 3Edit

The third semi-final of the competition aired on 19 February 2011 and featured the third set of forty competing entries. The members of the jury consisted of Mindaugas Urbaitis (member of LATGA), Darius Užkuraitis (musicologist), Neda Malunavičiūtė (singer), Laura Remeikienė (singer-songwriter) and Vytautas Juozapaitis (opera singer). Three entries advanced to the final, while eleven were eliminated. On 21 February 2011, Donny Montell and Sasha Son was announced to have received one of the LRT wildcards to advance to the final.[10]

Semi-final 3 – 19 February 2011
Draw Artist Song Jury Public Total Place
Televote Points
1 Timohi "Setellite of Setellite" 0 152 2 2 12
2 Eglė Petrošiūtė "Smile" 1 274 5 6 8
3 Flaer "Kibernetiniame sode" 2 90 0 2 11
4 Gražina Jonušaitė "Mylėk savo priešą" 0 216 4 4 10
5 El Fuego "Esu žmogus" 4 131 1 5 9
6 Greta Šmidt "Elektronic Love" 4 508 7 11 5
7 Linas Adomaitis "Floating to You" 10 1,007 12 22 1
8 Viktorija Ivaškevičiūtė "Be My Baby" 7 977 10 17 3
9 Jūratė Miliauskaitė "Tiesiog diena" 5 206 3 8 6
10 Avenue Acoustic "Atgal į nuodėmę" 7 83 0 7 7
11 Donny Montell and Sasha Son "Best Friends" 8 340 6 14 4
12 Rūta Ščiogolevaitė "Break Free" 12 634 8 20 2

FinalEdit

The final of the competition was broadcast live on 24 February 2011 and featured the remaining thirteen entries that qualified from the semi-finals. In the first round, "Floating to You" performed by Linas Adomaitis, "C'est ma vie" performed by Evelina Sašenko and "Break Free" performed by Rūta Ščiogolevaitė advanced to the second round, the superfinal. In the superfinal, "C'est ma vie" performed by Evelina Sašenko was selected as the winner after gaining the most points from the jury vote.[12]

Final – 24 February 2011
Draw Artist Song Jury Public Total Place
Votes Points Televote Points
1 The Independent "7th Bus" 52 5 560 0 5 9
2 Viktorija Ivaškevičiūtė "Be My Baby" 17 0 670 2 2 13
3 Martynas Beinaris "Tomorrow and After" 1 0 699 3 3 12
4 Monika "Days Go By" 40 2 3,424 10 12 4
5 Vigroses "Freedom of Mind" 29 0 913 4 4 11
6 Urtė Šilagalytė "Candy Baby" 31 1 1,591 5 6 8
7 Linas Adomaitis "Floating to You" 106 10 2,914 8 18 2
8 Donny Montell "Let Me" 50 4 1,783 6 10 5
9 Liepa "Laukiu" 102 8 588 1 9 6
10 Donny Montell and Sasha Son "Best Friends" 50 4 249 0 4 10
11 Evelina Sašenko "C'est ma vie" 168 12 5,895 12 24 1
12 Sasha Son "The Slogan of Our Nation" 67 6 251 0 6 7
13 Rūta Ščiogolevaitė "Break Free" 99 7 2,253 7 14 3
Superfinal – 24 February 2011
Draw Artist Song Points Place
1 Linas Adomaitis "Floating to You" 134 2
2 Evelina Sašenko "C'est ma vie" 168 1
3 Rūta Ščiogolevaitė "Break Free" 118 3

At EurovisionEdit

Lithuania started their Eurovision campaign by performing in starting position 17 in the first semifinal on 10 May 2011. Evelina sang "C'est ma vie" which was performed very well. She managed 5th place in the semi-final, with 81 points, earning her a spot in the final on Saturday night.[13] In the first semi-final, Lithuania placed first with the jury, receiving 113 points and eleventh place with the televote vote with 52 points.[14] After the close of the first semi, Lithuania drew position 4 in the grand final on May 14, 2011. Another strong performance by Evelina on Saturday was not reflected in the votes, only managing 19th place with 63 points.[15] Lithuania placed twentieth with the public televote receiving 55 points and twentieth with the jury vote with 66 points.[14]

VotingEdit

Points awarded to LithuaniaEdit

Points awarded by LithuaniaEdit

ReferencesEdit

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