LRT, Lithuania’s national broadcaster revealed the 20 participants that will compete in the Lithuania selection for Eurovision 2014.
The participants have been initially split into two separate shows, which will take place on December 21 and 28.
Acts on December 21:
VIG Roses (Giedrė Girnytė, Akvilė Matukaitė)
Acts on December 28:
Pop Ladies (Natalija Bunkė, Katažina Nemycko, Baiba Skurstene, Liepa Mondeikaitė)
Mia (Vilija Pilibaitytė)
Soliaris (Algimantas Minalga)
The most familiar face on the list is Sasha Song, who represented Lithuania in the Eurovision Song Contest 2009 in Moscow, Russia (using the name Sasha Son).
With the first two shows announced, there will be a total of five thematic concerts, set to air from December 21 until January 18. They will compete to be one of the six that will move on to the final round, decided by the viewers and a jury.
When the six are known, there will be three selection shows, airing from January 25 until February 8. The artists will then reveal and perform their songs (selected by LRT). During the first two weeks, the artist total will be brought down from six to four by sum of the votes by internet, viewers, and jury.
The final, February 8, will feature the remaining four artists and songs. The winner will be chosen based on the votes of the television audience and jury. If a tie is reached, the jury will decide.
The winner will go on to represent Lithuania in the Eurovision Song Contest 2014 in Copenhagen, Denmark.