Lithuania in the Eurovision Song Contest 2005

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Eurovision Song Contest 2005
Country Lithuania
National selection
Selection processNational Final
Selection date(s)26 February 2005
Selected entrantLaura & The Lovers
Selected song"Little by Little"
Finals performance
Semi-final resultfailed to qualify, (25th 17 points,last)
Lithuania in the Eurovision Song Contest
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Lithuania was represented in the Eurovision Song Contest 2005 by "Little by Little" performed by Laura & the Lovers. It was chosen at the Lithuanian National Final on February 26.

Laura & the Lovers are a Lithuanian pop group. They were formed by Lithuanian music executives Justas Garliauskas and Danielius Mironas and composers and producers Ljunggren and Butt. Laura has competed in many International festivals and has released hit songs and album.

National final[edit]

The Lithuanian national final, Nacionalinė atranka į Euroviziją 2005, was held in Kaunas on February 26. Twenty-one songs selected from seven semifinals participated. Laura & the Lovers were chosen by Lithuanian viewers with the song "Little by Little", written and composed by Swedes Bobby Ljunggren & William Butt.

Draw Singer Song Televote Place
1 Aistė Pilvelytė "I'll Let You Fly" 651 9
2 Eva & Česlovas Gabalis "I'll Be There" 713 8
3 Reda Striškaitė "Now You Know" 155 16
4 The Road Band "One-man-band" 51 18
5 B'Avarija "Oceans of Love" 507 10
6 N.E.O. "You Are In Hollywood" 464 11
7 Robertas Kupstas "You're The One" 269 14
8 El Mar "La reina of the World" 40 20
9 Vilija Matačiūnaitė "Oh My God" 733 7
10 Artas "All I Know" 872 6
11 Saulės Kliošas "Discoholic" 1,060 5
12 Rasa Kaušiūtė "Back in the Game" 286 13
13 Sea Stars "Let The Music Play" 42 19
14 Bugs Band "Be With Me" 78 17
15 Violeta Riaubiškytė "With You" 456 12
16 Laura & The Lovers "Little By Little" 5,465 1
17 Ergo Fine "Buona siera" 1,533 3
18 Tele Bim-Bam Neringa & Draugai "Pupa, pupa" 1,462 4
19 Pusbroliai Aliukai & Sesutė "My Pretty" 268 15
20 Alanas Chošnau "Light Up The World" 5,292 2

At Eurovision[edit]

Because Lithuania failed to qualify in 2004 Laura & The Lovers were forced to compete in the Eurovision semi-final, country was drawn to perform 2nd in the semi-final, following Austria and preceding Portugal they came 25th (last) with 17 points failing to qualify to the Grand Final. Therefore, Lithuania will have to compete in the semi-final again in ESC 2006. The spokesperson who revealed Lithuania's votes for other countries was LRT host Rolandas Vilkončius.[1]

Points Awarded by Lithuania[edit]

Points Awarded to Lithuania (Semi-Final)
12 points 10 points 8 points 7 points 6 points
5 points 4 points 3 points 2 points 1 point

References[edit]

  1. ^ Philips, Roel (2005-05-17). "The 39 spokespersons!". ESCToday. Archived from the original on 2005-12-19. Retrieved 2009-04-28. Cite uses deprecated parameter |deadurl= (help); Italic or bold markup not allowed in: |publisher= (help)