Lithuania in the Eurovision Song Contest 2013

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Eurovision Song Contest 2013
Country  Lithuania
National selection
Selection process „Eurovizijos" dainų konkurso nacionalinė atranka
50% jury
50% televoting
Selection date(s) Heats:
3 November 2012
10 November 2012
17 November 2012
24 November 2012
1 December 2012
Semi-finals:
8 December 2012
15 December 2012
Final:
20 December 2012
Selected entrant Andrius Pojavis
Selected song "Something"
Finals performance
Semi-final result Qualified (9th, 53 points)
Final result 22nd, 17 points
Lithuania in the Eurovision Song Contest
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Lithuania participated in the Eurovision Song Contest 2013 in Malmö, Sweden. The Lithuanian entry was selected through a national final, that consisted of heats, semi-finals and a final, organised by the Lithuanian broadcaster Lithuanian National Radio and Television (LRT). Andrius Pojavis represented Lithuania with the song "Something", which placed 22nd and scored 17 points in the final.[1][2]

National selection[edit]

On 12 September 2012, LRT released the rules for their selection procedure, which outlined a selection that would consist of heats, semi-finals and a final. Artists and composers must be Lithuanian, with songs submitted by 1 October 2012.[3] LRT opted to include two introduction shows where the selected artists performed a song of their choice and establish their candidacy to represent Lithuania.[4]

The heats were scheduled to begin on 3 November, followed by the semi-finals on 8 December and the final 20 December 2012.[5]

Heat 1[edit]

The first heat was held on 3 November 2012. Eight acts competed for three spots in the semi-finals. The results of the heat were revealed on 9 November where Gabrielius Vagelis, Saulės Broliai, and Andrius Pojavis qualified to the final.[6]

Julija Jegorova participated in the heat, placing last in the public vote, but was later disqualified, as it was discovered that her song had been previously performed by German singer Onita Boone prior to the 1 September deadline, thus breaking the rules of the competition.[7] For this reason her song was not included in the jury voting, which occurred after the show.

Heat 1 – 3 November 2012
Draw Artist Song Music (m) & Lyrics (l) Jury Televote Total Place
1 Vudis & Samanta Tina "Hey Chiki - Mama" Arvydas Martinėnas (m), Gorgi (l) 10 6 (222) 16 4
2 Vincentas Linkevičius "Dance the Night" Mindaugas Lapinskas (m), Eglė Petrošiūtė (l) 6 8 (285) 14 5
3 Gabrielius Vagelis "Sacrifice" Erik Nyholm, Niklas Hast, Sam McCarthy (m & l) 12 7 (276) 19 2
4 Ugnė Smile "Call to Your Mum" Ugnė Kudlaitė, Giedrius Balčiūnas (m & l) 5 4 (147) 9 6
5 Saulės Broliai "Loreen" Vytautas Bikus (m & l), Donatas Petreikis (l) 8 12 (1006) 20 1
6 Valerija Iljinaitė "Taip noriu vėl" Vytautas Karpauskas (m), Valerija Iljinaitė (l) 4 5 (215) 9 7
7 Andrius Pojavis "Something" Andrius Pojavis (m & l) 7 10 (411) 17 3
8 Julija Jegorova "I'll Carry You" TJ Oosterhuis, Raphaella Mazaheri Asadi, Hiten Bharadia (m & l) X 3 (122) X X

Heat 2[edit]

The second heat was held on 10 November 2012.[8] The acts that qualified for the semi-finals were revealed on 16 November, and they were Beissoul & Gabrielė Griciūtė, Ieva Zasimauskaitė & Gabrielius Vagelis, and Timohi.[9] Gabrielius Vagelis had already managed to qualify from the first heat as a solo act. Giedrė Smolskaitė was later awarded a wildcard spot in the semi-finals.[10]

Heat 2 – 10 November 2012
Draw Artist Song Music (m) & Lyrics (l) Jury Televote Voting Place
1 Alive Way "Revolution" Justinas Stanislovaitis (m & l) 7 6 (314) 13 5
2 Mundis & Elvina "Aš ilgiuosi tavęs" Emanuel Gonzales (m & l) 5 7 (549) 12 6
3 Giedrė Smolskaitė "Stay Awake Tonight" Raigardas Tautkus (m & l), Gabrielė Griciūtė (l) 8 5 (300) 13 4
4 Nėrius Pečiūra "Kas gali pakeisti gyvenimą" Nėrius Pečiūra (m & l) 3 4 (121) 7 8
5 Feliksas Merlin "Silent Scream" Feliksas Kutka, Rodion Kolomin (m & l) 4 3 (29) 7 7
6 Ieva Zasimauskaitė &
Gabrielius Vagelis
"I Fall in Love" Raigardas Tautkus (m & l), Raimondas J.Nabus (l) 10 10 (638) 20 2
7 Timohi "Time for Life" Timohi (m & l) 6 12 (966) 18 3
8 Beissoul &
Gabrielė Griciūtė
"Beautiful Life" Raigardas Tautkus (m & l), Raimondas J.Nabus,
Beissoul, Gabrielė Griciūtė (l)
12 8 (624) 20 1

Heat 3[edit]

The third heat was held on 17 November 2012.[11] The qualifying acts were revealed on 22 November, and they were Božolė, Neringa Šiaudikytė, and Elvina Milkauskaitė.[12] It was later announced that Sophie had been awarded a place in the semi-finals by means of a wild card.[10]

Heat 3 – 17 November 2012
Draw Artist Song Music (m) & Lyrics (l) Jury Televote Voting Place
1 Multiks "Crazy" Paulius Burba (m & l) 4 4 (228) 8 8
2 Eglė Jakštytė "Give Me the Music" Justinas Chachlauskas (m), Algis Gintautas (l) 7 5 (298) 12 6
3 Eden "War Without End" Andrej Viazinin, Jan Suchodolski (m), Oksana Treščenko (l) 3 12 (1367) 15 4
4 Elvina Milkauskaitė "Closer" Raigardas Tautkus (m & l), Žaneta Daubarytė (l) 5 10 (931) 15 3
5 Sophie "Make It Happen" Sophie (m & l), Einius Jarutis (m) 8 6 (654) 14 5
6 Neringa Šiaudikytė "Used to Be" Raigardas Tautkus (m & l) 10 8 (811) 18 2
7 Berta Timinskaitė "Missing You, Missing Me" Eric Palmqwist, Erik Nyholm, Johan Gunnarsson (m & l) 6 3 (206) 9 7
8 Božolė "Happy and Free" Andrius Borisevičius, Audrius Balsevičius (m & l) 12 7 (662) 19 1

Heat 4[edit]

The fourth heat was held on 24 November 2012.[13] The acts that had progressed to the semi-finals were revealed on 29 November, and they were Gintarė Korsakaitė, Linas Adomaitis and Girmantė Vaitkutė.[14] Gerai Gerai & Miss Sheep were later revealed to have qualified to the semi-finals as well, after they received a wildcard.[10]

Heat 4 – 24 November 2012
Draw Artist Song Music (m) & Lyrics (l) Jury Televote Voting Place
1 Freezing Kiss "Nothing to Lose" Pauliaus Jasiūno (m), Sergėjaus Kosiugos (l) 4 4 (163) 8 7
2 D‘Oro "Will You Recognize Me?" Gedimino Rimkaus Rimkevičius (m & l),
Jurgita Čekatauskaitės (m & l)
5 5 (231) 10 6
3 Gintarė Korsakaitė "Dreaming" Raigardas Tautkus (m), Jokūbas Daubaris (m),
Gabrielė Griciūtė (l), Raimondas J. Nabus (l)
10 10 (1258) 20 2
4 Linas Adomaitis "I W Tonight" Linas Adomaitis (m & l), Bjorn Hansen (l) 12 12 (1320) 24 1
5 Glaam "Love Is Freedom" Jonny Rose (m & l) 6 6 (414) 12 5
6 Girmantė Vaitkutė "Time to Shine" Vytautas Bikas (m & l)[15] 8 7 (912) 15 3
7 Chill Out, Have No Doubt "Time" Vytautas Karpauskas (m),
Daniel Okeoghene Williams (m & l)
3 3 (74) 6 8
8 Gerai Gerai & Miss Sheep "War in the Wardrobe" Vilius Tamošaitis (m & l) 7 8 (1195) 15 4

Heat 5[edit]

The fifth heat was held on 1 December 2012.[16] Unlike previous heats, this round contains only seven songs. The acts who had made it through to the semi-finals were revealed on 6 December, and they were El Fuego, DAR and Monika Linkytė.[10]

Heat 5 – 1 December 2012
Draw Artist Song Music (m) & Lyrics (l) Jury Televote Voting Place
1 Kvinta Loudside "Toks gyvenimas" Stanislavas Stavickis-Stano (m & l) 5 5 (110) 10 6
2 Sepa & Asorti "Money" Edgaras Piščikas (m & l) 4 4 (84) 8 7
3 Al Bagdo "Backdoor Superman" Vytautas Diškevičius (m & l) 6 7 (304) 13 5
4 Baiba Skurstene "I'm on Fire" Vytautas Bikus (m & l) 7 6 (262) 13 4
5 El Fuego "Ledo gabalėlis" Laura Remeikienė (m & l) 8 8 (452) 16 3
6 DAR "Jump!" Arvydas Martinėnas (m), Gorgi (m & l) 10 12 (1743) 22 2
7 Monika Linkytė "Baby Boy" Sasha Song (m & l) 12 10 (1133) 22 1

Semi-final 1[edit]

The first semi-final was held on 8 December 2012.[17] Nine acts competed for four spots in the final. The qualifying acts were revealed on 13 December, and they were Gerai Gerai & Miss Sheep, Andrius Pojavis, Ieva & Gabrielius and Božolė.[18] Gerai Gerai & Miss Sheep received top marks from both the public and jury vote, despite only qualifying to the semi-final as a wildcard.

Semi-final 1 – 8 December 2012
Draw Artist Song Music (m) & Lyrics (l) Jury Televote Voting Place
1 Gerai Gerai & Miss Sheep "War In The Wardrobe" Vilius Tamošaitis (m & l) 12 12 (1712) 24 1
2 Neringa Šiaudikytė "Used to Be" Raigardas Tautkus (m & l) 5 8 (1236) 13 5
3 Gabrielius Vagelis "Sacrifice" Erik Nyholm, Niklas Hast, Sam McCarthy (m & l) 6 3 (270) 9 7
4 Saulės Broliai "Loreen" Vytautas Bikus (m & l), Donatas Petreikis (l) 4 2 (239) 6 9
5 Elvina Milkauskaitė "Closer" Raigardas Tautkus (m & l), Žaneta Daubarytė (l) 3 10 (1434) 13 6
6 Andrius Pojavis "Something" Andrius Pojavis (m & l) 7 6 (1129) 13 4
7 Timohi "Time For Life" Timohi (m & l) 2 5 (951) 7 8
8 Ieva & Gabrielius "I Fall in Love" Raigardas Tautkus (m & l), Raimondas J.Nabus (l) 8 7 (1149) 15 2
9 Božolė "Happy and Free" Andrius Borisevičius, Audrius Balsevičius (m & l) 10 4 (332) 14 3

Semi-final 2[edit]

The second semi-final was held on 15 December 2012.[19] The qualifying acts were revealed immediately following the show, and they were Monika Linkytė, Linas Adomaitis, Girmantė Vaitkutė and DAR.[20] Monika Linkytė was originally announced as a qualifier, however, she withdrew from the competition shortly before the final on 20 December due to a laryngitis infection.[21]

Semi-final 2 – 15 December 2012
Draw Artist Song Music (m) & Lyrics (l) Jury Televote Voting Place
1 Beissoul &
Gabrielė Griciūtė
"Beautiful Life" Raigardas Tautkus (m & l), Raimondas J.Nabus,
Beissoul, Gabrielė Griciūtė (l)
8 6 (1535) 14 5
2 Monika Linkytė "Baby Boy" Sasha Son (m & l) 7 8 (1965) 15 4
3 Sophie "Make It Happen" Sophie (m & l), Einius Jarutis (m) 4 4 (333) 8 7
4 Linas Adomaitis "I W Tonight" Linas Adomaitis (m & l), Bjorn Hansen (l) 10 10 (2280) 20 1
5 Girmantė Vaitkutė "Time to Shine" Vytautas Bikas (m & l)[15] 12 7 (1554) 19 2
6 Gintarė Korsakaitė "Dreaming" Raigardas Tautkus (m), Jokūbas Daubaris (m),
Gabrielė Griciūtė (l), Raimondas J. Nabus (l)
3 5 (1016) 8 8
7 El Fuego "Ledo gabalėlis" Laura Remeikienė (m & l) 2 2 (206) 4 9
8 Giedrė Smolskaitė "Stay Awake Tonight" Raigardas Tautkus (m & l), Gabrielė Griciūtė (l) 5 3 (219) 8 6
9 DAR "Jump!" Arvydas Martinėnas (m), Gorgi (m & l) 6 12 (2686) 18 3

Final[edit]

The final was held on 20 December 2012.[21] In the initial voting round where the public (50%) and the jury (50%) decided the top 3, Gerai Gerai & Miss Sheep, Girmantė Vaitkutė and Andrius Pojavis proceeded to the super final.[1]

Final 20 December 2012
Draw Artist Song Music (m) & Lyrics (l) Jury Televote Voting Place
1 Božolė "Happy and Free" Andrius Borisevičius, Audrius Balsevičius (m & l) 7 4 11 6
2 Ieva & Gabrielius "I Fall in Love" Raigardas Tautkus (m & l), Raimondas J.Nabus (l) 5 7 12 5
3 Gerai Gerai & Miss Sheep "War In The Wardrobe" Vilius Tamošaitis (m & l) 8 12 20 2
4 Linas Adomaitis "I W Tonight" Linas Adomaitis (m & l), Bjorn Hansen (l) 6 5 11 7
5 DAR "Jump!" Arvydas Martinėnas (m), Gorgi (m & l) 4 10 14 4
6 Girmantė Vaitkutė "Time to Shine" Vytautas Bikas (m & l)[15] 10 6 16 3
7 Andrius Pojavis "Something" Andrius Pojavis (m & l) 12 8 20 1

Super Final[edit]

In the super final, the jury solely selected Andrius Pojavis with the song "Something" as the winner.[1]

Super Final
Draw Artist Song Result
1 Gerai Gerai & Miss Sheep "War In The Wardrobe" 3
2 Andrius Pojavis "Something" 1
3 Girmantė Vaitkutė "Time to Shine" 2

Preparation[edit]

On 10 February, LRT organized a televised fundraiser in Vilnius where viewers were able to donate money in order to fund the Lithuanian participation.[22] The fundraiser collected 100,000 litas which went towards paying extra preparation costs.[22] Andrius Pojavis revealed that a new version of the song had been produced which included the introduction of backing vocals.[23]

At Eurovision[edit]

Andrius Pojavis at the first semi-final dress rehearsal in Malmö.

Lithuania was allocated to compete in the first semi-final on 14 May for a place in the final on 18 May.[24] In the first semifinal, the producers of the show decided that Lithuania would perform 10th, following Montenegro and preceding Belarus.[25]

Lithuania qualified from the first semi-final, placing 9th and scoring 53 points.[26][27] At the first semi-final winners' press conference, Lithuania was allocated to perform in the first half of the final.[28] In the final, the producers of the show decided that Lithuania would perform 2nd, following France and preceding Moldova.[29] Lithuania placed 22nd in the final, scoring 17 points.[2]

Points awarded to Lithuania[edit]

Points Awarded to Lithuania (Semi-Final 1)[27]
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)[2]
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]

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