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Week 2 results of the 2016 Lithuanian Eurovision selection

Week 2 results of the 2016 Lithuanian Eurovision selection
Kevin Lee

The 8 week long Lithuanian Eurovision selection marathon “Eurovizijos” continued this past Saturday night with their second episode.

Eight contestants, who entered with their own song, competed to represent Lithuania at the Eurovision Song Contest 2016 in Stockholm, Sweden.

 

The Eight Contestants

  • Jurgis Brūzga
  • Ugnė Smile
  • Lawreigna
  • Ištvanas & Ellada
  • Catrinah
  • Eglė Jakštytė
  • Valdas Lacko
  • Rūta Ščiogolevaitė

The results revealed that Jurgis Brūzga, Ugnė Smile, and Lawreigna would be eliminated from the competition.

 

A Strong Contender Emerges

Last week, Donny Montell emerged as a clear favourite, but this week, another contestant rose to the top.

Not only did Rūta Ščiogolevaitė receive the highest scores from both the national and international juries, but she also received an impressive 2,139 televotes. This number eclipses the first runner-ups Ištvan & Ellada, who received 1,004 votes, and even Donny, who received 1,418 the week before.

 

Who is Rūta?

Rūta‘s song titled “United” is an uplifting ballad with a very positive message. This marks the sixth time that she has competed to represent Lithuania at the Eurovision Song Contest, coming in 2nd place on two occasions. Could this be the year Rūta get’s her chance? We will have to wait until January 30th to see if she advances.

Until then, the next show will be with the remaining 12 artists who were paired with a song by the national broadcaster LRT after they entered.

The finale will take place on February 27th.

 

 

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