Lithuania in the Eurovision Song Contest 2012

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Eurovision Song Contest 2012
Country  Lithuania
National selection
Selection process Eurovizija atranka Lietuvoje
50% Jury
50% Televoting
Super-final:
100% Jury
Selection date(s) Semifinals:
4 February 2012
11 February 2012
18 February 2012
25 February 2012
Final:
3 March 2012
Selected entrant Donny Montell
Selected song "Love is blind"
Finals performance
Semi-final result Qualified (3rd, 104 points)
Final result 14th, 70 points
Lithuania in the Eurovision Song Contest
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Lithuania participated in the Eurovision Song Contest 2012 in Baku, Azerbaijan. The Lithuanian entry was selected through a national selection, organised by the Lithuanian broadcaster LRT. Donny Montell represented Lithuania with the song "Love is blind", which qualified from the second semi-final and went on to place 14th in the final, scoring 70 points.[1][2]

National selection[edit]

On 11 September 2011, LRT confirmed Lithuania's participation in the Eurovision Song Contest 2012 in Baku, Azerbaijan, although the broadcaster struggled with financial problems.[3] On 14 October 2011, LRT called for songs for their national final.[4] Entries can be submitted until 2 January 2012. The broadcaster will internally select a number of songs to participate in the televised shows. The songs published before 1 September are not eligible to enter the selection, and the acts can not feature more than six people on stage.

On 6 November 2011, LRT announced more details on their national selection. Four semi-finals will be aired, followed by a final show. A combination of jury voting and televoting enjoying 50% stake each will be used. This voting rule will not apply in the "Super-final", where the Lithuanian representative for Baku will be decided via jury voting alone.[5]

On 1 February 2012, LRT announced that the final will take plce on 3 March. A total of 14 or 15 finalists will be chosen by both jury voting and televoting at a 50%-50% stake. The voting of the jury will be aired live. The Lithuanian representative in Baku will be awarded 15,000 litai (4,308). The runner-up will win 10,000 litai (€2,872), while the act to finish third will receive 5,000 litai (€1,436).[6]

Additionally, the Lithuanian head of Delegation, Audrius Girzadas, has not excluded the possibility of selecting next year's national representative in Eurovision internally, given the financial difficulties LRT is going through.[7]

Semi-final 1[edit]

Semi-final 1–4 February 2012
Draw Artist Song Jury Televote Total Place
1 The Independent "Baby" 10 8 18 2
2 Kamile Kielaite "Try" 8 4 12 5
3 Multiks "Star" 7 10 17 3
4 Valdas Maksvytis "Dar laiko yra" 3 7 10 7
5 Chill out, have no doubt "Until the end" 4 6 10 6
6 The Artrace "Fly LT" 8 5 13 4
7 Indigo "Sugrizk" 6 2 8 8
8 Laisva "Nutolk" 5 3 8 9
9 Beissoul "Why" 12 12 24 1

Semi-final 2[edit]

Semi-final 2–11 February 2012
Draw Artist Song Jury Televote Total Place
1 Sweetsalt "My love" 5 3 8 8
2 Diana Jasilionytė "Dear someone" 8 7 15 4
3 Martynas Beinaris "Bella Donna" 4 6 10 7
4 Alive Way "Amazed by You" 12 8 20 2
5 Sati "Light is the one" 6 4 10 6
6 Vytautas Matuzas "Take it Back" 10 12 22 1
7 Katažina "Euforija" 7 10 17 3
8 Laura J and Stiga "Fading in the Mist" 3 2 5 9
9 Jurijus Veklenko "Tu ne viena" 7 5 12 5

Semi-final 3[edit]

Semi-final 3–18 February 2012
Draw Artist Song Jury Televote Total Place
1 Thundertale "Heroes, arise!" 3 6 9 8
2 Sound's Engineers ft. Natalie "Blind" 7 2 9 6
3 Donatas Šimkus – Dūmas "Party all day" 7 8 15 4
4 VIG Roses "Come back home" 8 10 18 2
5 Bekešo Vilkai "Letter by letter" 10 7 17 3
6 Greta Jorudaitė "Show me what you got" 4 5 9 7
7 Liepa "Viena" 6 4 10 5
8 Gražvydas Sidiniauskas "When I say yes" 5 3 8 9
9 Monika "Happy" 12 12 24 1

Semi-final 4[edit]

Semi-final 4–25 February 2012
Draw Artist Song Jury Televote Total Place
1 Merlin "Wheel of time" 7 4 11 4
2 LadyBell "Mano muzika" 5 5 10 5
3 Donata Virbilaitė "Superman" 6 3 9 8
4 "Laiptai" "Ašarų lietus" 4 6 10 6
5 Greta Šmidt "The One" 3 7 10 7
6 Vaida feat. Movetron "Medieval love" 2 2 4 9
7 DAR "Home" 10 8 18 2
8 Simona Milinytė "One of a kind" 8 10 18 3
9 Donny Montell "Love is blind" 12 12 24 1

Final[edit]

Final - 3 March 2012
Draw Artist Song Jury Televote Total Place
1 The Independent "Baby" 2 (32) 0 (333) 2 12
2 Alive Way "Amazed by You" 4 (34) 1 (382) 5 9
3 Greta Šmidt "The one" 2 (32) 0 (344) 2 11
4 Sati "Light is the one" 1 (31) 0 (262) 1 13
5 Vytautas Matuzas "Take it Back" 5 (37) 6 (3090) 11 6
6 Monika "Happy" 7 (41) 8 (5224) 15 3
7 VIG Roses "Come back home" 3 (33) 4 (659) 7 8
8 Multiks "Star" 0 (26) 0 (379) 0 14
9 Katažina "Euforija" 2 (32) 2 (478) 4 10
10 Simona Milinytė "One of a kind" 1 (31) 7 (4092) 8 7
11 Beissoul "Why" 6 (39) 5 (1739) 11 5
12 Bekešo Vilkai "Letter by letter" 8 (44) 3 (569) 11 4
13 Donny Montell "Love is blind" 12 (50) 12 (15.664) 24 1
14 DAR "Home" 10 (46) 10 (11.004) 20 2

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Super Final[edit]

Super Final
Draw Artist Song Result
1 Monika "Happy" 3
2 Donny Montell "Love is blind" 1
3 DAR "Home" 2

At Eurovision[edit]

Lithuania competed in the second half of the second semi-final on 24 May. In the running order draw, determined on the 20th March 2012, Lithuania got a wildcard (allowing it to choose the singing position) and opted to perform last. Montell eventually advanced to the finals and performed fourth. The song finished in 14th place with 70 points which was an improvement for the country since last year's participation where they finished 19th. In addition, it was revealed that Lithuania came 3rd during the second semi-finals with 104 points.[9] [10][11]

Points awarded to Lithuania[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
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 Lithuania[edit]

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Eurovision Song Contest 2012 Grand Final". Eurovision.tv. 
  2. ^ Roxburgh, Gordon (3 March 2012). "Lithuania: Donny Montell with 'Love Is Blind'". Eurovision.tv. 
  3. ^ Busa, Alexandru (11 September 2011). "Lithuania: Eurovision participation confirmed". Esctoday.com. Retrieved 11 November 2011. 
  4. ^ Hondal, Victor (14 October 2011). "Lithuania: LRT calls for songs". Esctoday.com. Retrieved 11 November 2011. 
  5. ^ Hondal, Victor (6 November 2011). "Lithuania: More details on national selection". EscToday.com. Retrieved 11 November 2011. 
  6. ^ Hondal, Victor (31 January 2012). "Lithuania: National selection starts February 4th". EscToday.com. Retrieved 3 February 2012. 
  7. ^ Hondal, Victor (3 February 2012). "Lithuania: National final on March 3rd". EscToday.com. Retrieved 3 February 2012. 
  8. ^ Hondal, Victor. "Lithuania sends Donny Montell to Baku.". EscToday.com. 
  9. ^ http://www.eurovision.tv/page/news?id=49623&_t=results_of_the_2012_running_order_draw Eurovision.tv Retrieved 20th March 2012
  10. ^ Hondal, Victor. "Insignia exchange and semifinal allocation draw.". EscToday.com. 
  11. ^ http://www.eurovision.tv/page/history/by-year/contest?event=1593#Scoreboard