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|Eurovision Song Contest 1994 entry|
|"Strazdas" (1999) ►|
"Lopšinė mylimai" (Lullaby for my beloved) was the Lithuanian entry in the Eurovision Song Contest 1994, performed in Lithuanian by Ovidijus Vyšniauskas. This was Lithuania's debut at the Contest, and consequently the first time that the language had been heard at the Contest.
The song itself is a simple ballad, in which Vyšniauskas describes the qualities of his lover in poetic language.
The song was performed sixteenth on the night, following Slovakia's Tublatanka with "Nekonečná pieseň" and preceding Norway's Elisabeth Andreassen & Jan Werner Danielsen with "Duett". At the close of voting, it had received the dreaded nul points, placing 25th (last) in a field of 25.
This is the single least auspicious debut in Contest history. Portugal ended the 1964 Contest without a point, but tied for last place with three other entries. Malta, Austria, Monaco and Turkey all came last in their first appearances, but each received at least one point.
Due to the rapidly expanding Contest, entry to the 1995 contest was restricted to the 18 best participants from the 1994 edition as well as those countries broadcasting but not participating in the Contest. Thus, Lithuania was not invited to participate. The song would in fact be succeeded as Lithuanian representative at the 1999 contest, after the introduction of the "Free Language Rule", by Aistė with "Strazdas".
- Diggiloo Thrush. "1994 Lithuania". Retrieved 2006-10-03.