Lithuania (semi 1) - Nicolás G. Mancini-Suárez

After 4 heat rounds, we had on Saturday Feb 9, 2019 the Semi Final 1 of the Eurovizijos dainų konkurso nacionalinė atranka 2019, the first of two semi-finals to select the Lithuanian entry for this year’s contest in Tel Aviv. Gabriele Martirosianaite and Giedrius Masalskis hosted the show, aired from the studies of the LRT in Vilnius. We saw half of the qualified entries from those 4 heat rounds and the finalist were chosen by the public and an expert jury panel, each having a 50% say.

The qualifiers for the final were:

·       Henry & Tommy Modric – “Neverpart”

·       Justina Budaitė-Junà – “Strength of a woman”

·       Monika Marija – “Light on”

·       Jurgis Brūzga – “Ctrl Alt Delete”

After winning previous week’s heat, Monika Marija competed in the first semi-final with “Light On” alongside 11 other acts. And once again, Monika made it with another clean sweep and won the first semi-final. Most of the audience got surprised when two of the people’s favorites, “Riddle” by Emilija Gogolytė and “River of Hope” by Lukas Bartaška, did not make it to the Final while Jurgis Bruzga and Junà obtained the tickets to the Final thanks to the Jury vote.

Running order:

1. Emilija Gogolytė - "Riddle" []

2. Henry & Tommy Modric - "Neverpart" []

3. Saulės Kliošas - "Laiko mašina" []

4. Edgaras Lubys - "To the Sky" []

5. Glossarium - "Anyone" []

6. Migloko- "Rožės" []

7. Twosome - "1000" []

8. Lukas Bartaška - "River of Hope" []

9. Justina Budaitė-Junà - "Strength of a Woman" []

10. Monika Marija - "Light On" []

11. Jurgis Brūzga - "Ctrl Alt Delete" []

12. Cheri - "Again" [