The first preliminary round of Lithuania’s marathon national final has concluded, and we have results! Tonight, we got to hear the first 12 songs, and the combined results of the jury and the televote gave us the following result:
Mannazz’s synthpop number “Blind Bird” won the heat on the back of strong scores from both the jury and Lithuanian voters; we’ll see if they can keep the momentum from that strong showing going in the later rounds!
The jury results were as follows:
While the televote results were as follows:
Among the greatest disparities in the vote comes from Aldegunda’s lounge-tinged “I Want Your Love,” which had a rough go with the jury but far more success with televoters. In past years, this has not been a recipe for success; the Lithuanian jury is often very reluctant to let a song grow on them (see: The Roop in 2018, Queens of Roses in 2017). Perhaps Aldegunda and “I Want Your Love” can break the trend!
What did #YOU think of the first heat? Any surprises in the results? Sound off on social media and on our forum!