Lithuania in the Eurovision Song Contest 2008

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Eurovision Song Contest 2008
Country  Lithuania
National selection
Selection process National Final
Selection date(s) Semi-finals
12 January 2008
19 January 2008
26 January 2008
Final
2 February 2008
Selected entrant Jeronimas Milius
Selected song "Nomads in the Night"
Finals performance
Semi-final result Failed to qualify (16th)
Lithuania in the Eurovision Song Contest
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Lithuania has chosen its entry for the Eurovision Song Contest 2008 through a more downsized selection procedure rather than the long, drawn out processes from previous years. 34 songs were divided into three semifinals that took place on the three Saturdays before the final on 2 February 2008.[1] Aistė Pilvelytė and Julija Ritčik & Girma were given the two wildcards granting direct qualification into the final.[2]

Four songs qualified from the three semi-finals, completing the 14 song line-up in the final. The competition was hosted by Rolandas Vilkončius, with Gabrielė Bartkutė joining him in presenting the final. The voters favoured Jeronimas Milius' song Nomads in the Night which collected 11,674 votes and won in the national finals to represent Lithuania in the upcoming contest.

National final[edit]

Semifinals[edit]

Semifinal 1 - 12 January, 2008
Draw Artist Song Points Place
1 Justinas Lapatinskas "Muziką garsiau!" 39 3
2 Kaštonai "The Farmer’s Daughter" 5 11
3 Cisco Kid "1 Million Euros" 23 8
4 Onsa "What’s Wrong" 14 10
5 Laiptai "Aš rasiu" 37 4
6 Eglė Lokytė "Message in the Sky" 27 7
6 GYVAI "Paukštis" 37 4
8 Buzzer’s "Tell Me" 0 12
9 Vilma Voroblevaitė "Vakaras" 42 2
10 Asta "Man vis tiek" 22 9
11 Wake Up "Don’t Stop Me" 30 6
12 Jeronimas Milius "Nomads in the Night" 72 1
Semifinal 2 - 19 January, 2008
Draw Artist Song Points Place
1 Kristina Botyriūtė "Life Is Joyful" 20 8
2 Face Time "Celebrate" 25 6
3 Angelas "Little Sunshine" 6 10
4 Funny Beat "EverTown" 46 3
5 Sasha Son" "Miss Kiss" 72 1
6 Flaer "New Love Story" 21 7
6 Ingrida Žiliūtė "You & I" 38 4
8 Raimonda Masiulytė "Birdie’s Tweet" 60 2
9 Flaxon "Lietuva man kaip Paryžius" 13 9
10 Justina Adeikytė "Calling Your Name" 37 5
Semifinal 3 - 26 January, 2008
Draw Artist Song Points Place
1 Slapjack "Light" 28 7
2 MyMagic "Lady" 32 5
3 Skyders "Neo(e)litas" 22 8
4 Ingrida Paukštytė "I Will Fight" 13 9
5 Sweetness Theory "Sun In Her Eyes" 29 6
6 Nerri "Step Into This World" 41 3
7 Trylika "I Deceive You" 12 10
8 Augustė "Do Somethin’" 66 1
9 Pokeris "Stone" 41 3
10 Mini-Me "Yes" 64 2

Final[edit]

Draw Artist Song Televote Place
1 Ingrida Žiliūtė "You and I" 638 9
2 Vilma Voroblevaitė "Vakaras" 247 14
3* Julija and Girma "To My Soul" 466 12
4 Laiptai "Aš rasiu" 1,216 8
5 "Funny Beat" Evertown 1,677 7
6 Augustė "Do Somethin'" 5,145 6
7 Mini Me "Yes" 5,936 5
8 Pokeris "Stone" 633 10
9 Justinas Lapatinskas "Muziką garsiau!" 299 13
10 Jeronimas Milius "Nomads in the Night" 11,674 1
11* Aistė Pilvelytė "Troy on Fire" 11,242 2
12 Sasha Son "Miss Kiss" 8,306 3
13 Raimonda Masiulytė "Birdie's Tweet" 7,391 4
14 Nerri "Step into this World" 610 11
  • Wildcards (12 semi-final qualifers were joined by 2 direct finalists.)

Eurovision[edit]

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[3][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

References[edit]

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