Lithuania – This year’s Eurovizijos Atranka 2020 concluded tonight with the grand final, after 3 heats and 2 semis. 8 acts were taking part with a vote split with 50% jury and 50% televote. Both set of votes were won by The Roop with “On Fire“!
36 songs split in three heats of 12; 18 songs split in two semis (though one withdrew because of a back injury) and therefore a grand final of 8. This is what it all came down to. With Gabrielė Martirosian and Giedrius Masalskis and Eurovision 2018 artist Ieva Zasimauskaitė as hosts and a grand spectacle, the new revamped NF for Lithuania, now called Pabandom gave us a great evening.
This was tonight’s running order:
- Aistė Pilvelytė – Unbreakable
- Rūta Loop – We Came From The Sun
- KaYra – Alligator
- Monika Marija – If I Leave
- Meandi – Drip
- THE ROOP – On Fire
- The Backs – Fully
- Moniqué – Make Me Human
While it made no surprises that The Roop would win televote, as they did every round so far, no one expected them to beat everyone else (all 7 others did not have as much televote together as them). Moreover, victory wasn’t assured either as juries would break the tie if there was any and they didn’t have The Roop first in semi-final (but they did in the third heat). However, with a 20pt margin, The Roop did win the juries and therefore won overall. Moniqué was second to both televote and juries!
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