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Lithuania
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Broadcaster(s) LRT
Capital city Vilnius
Population 3,575,000
Area 65,200 km²
Internet TLD lt
Member station LRT
National selection events Lietuvos Dainų Daina
Appearances
Appearances 13
First appearance 1994
Best result 6th: 2006
Worst result Last: 1994, 2005SF

 

History
Lithuania has participated in the Eurovision Song Contest 13 times, debuting at the 1994 contest. After Ovidijus Vyšniauskas finished last without a single point Lithuania withdrew from the contest, not returning until the 1999 contest, where Aistė Smilgevičiūtė sang “Strazdas”, a song in the Samogitian dialect of Lithuanian.Having been relegated from the 2000 contest the country returned with Skamp and “You Got Style”, the first Lithuanian song to include English. They received 35 points, placing 13th.

1994


“Lopšinė mylimai” (Lullaby for my beloved) was the Lithuanian entry in the Eurovision Song Contest 1994, performed in Lithuanian by Ovidijus Vyšniauskas. This was Lithuania’s debut at the Contest, and consequently the first time that the language had been heard at the Contest.The song itself is a simple ballad, in which Vyšniauskas describes the qualities of his lover in poetic language.
At the close of voting, it had received the dreaded nul points, placing 25th (last) in a field of 25.
This is the single least auspicious debut in Contest history. Portugal ended the 1964 Contest without a point, but tied for last place with three other entries. Malta, Austria, Monaco and Turkey all came last in their first appearances, but each received at least one point.

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Sweethearts’ lullaby
The smell of your lips is like rain
To touch them is sinful, and for fulfillment I pray
My dream will come into you
And won’t leave you alone in the darkness

My chord untouched
You are, untouched by me
My dream is pouring you its wine
In that night of ours

Every blossom of night has closed its eyes
Yet so deep is the heaven of yours
Flowers, like you, are crying without love
And dreaming dreams same as you

My chord untouched
You are, untouched by me
My dream is pouring you its wine
In that night of ours

My chord untouched
You are, untouched by me
My dream is pouring you its wine
In that night of ours

1999


Lithuania returned to the Eurovision Song Contest in 1999, having withdrawn after their debut entry in 1994. Lithuania’s second Eurovision entry came from Aistė, who performed “Strazdas” (The song thrush) at the 1999 Contest in Jerusalem, Israel.
For Lithuania’s return to Eurovision after five years, the Lithuanian broadcaster Lietuvos radijas ir televizija (LRT) held a national final to select the second Lithuanian entry. The televote results showed that RebelHeart had won with 40%, with Aistė Smilgevičiūtė coming second with 33%. The winner was decided by a jury, with only the top 4 songs being known. The winner of the jury vote was Aistė with “Strazdas”, performed in Samogitian, a dialect of Lithuanian.
Aistė opened the 1999 contest, performing first in a field of 23, preceding Belgium in the running order. “Strazdas” received 13 points: 1 points from Malta; two points each from Estonia and Croatia; three points from Israel; and 5 points from Cyprus, placing 20th in a field of 23.
lyrics
The Song thrush
“Aja-ja-ja…” complained the Song thrush:
“The Song thrush’s feet are freezing”

Here and then the ice would break from the Song thrush’s feet
And waters would slowly flow

Oh, come up, early morning sun
And let the Song thrush’s feet melt
“Aja-ja-ja-ja”

“Aja-ja-ja-ja”, complained the Song thrush:
“The Song thrush’s feet are freezing”

2001


“You Got Style” was the Lithuanian entry in the Eurovision Song Contest 2001, performed in English and Lithuanian by SKAMP.
The song is an up-tempo track with hip-hop influences. The bulk of the lyrics are performed by Irish-born Erica Quinn Jennings in English and sung from the perspective of a woman seeing an attractive man “sittin’ over there lookin’ so fine”. Erika was dressed in a skimpy white bodice, with a cream-coloured sleeve over one arm, and the other bare, and red trousers. Her male cohorts, Viktoras and Vilius, each wore just one colour- Viktoras wore white, and Vilius black. They were joined by three male backing singers in brightly-coloured afro wigs.
At the close of voting, it had received 35 points, placing 13th in a field of 23.
Ironically, as Contest historian John Kennedy O’Connor reports, the band had been under pressure to withdraw from the Contest in order to protect their credibility in their homeland. The result, however, was Lithuania’s best finish until the 2006 Contest, a result which would be achieved by LT United, another band featuring Diawara.

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You got style
Hey you, sittin’ over there lookin’ so fine
And I can’t deny, given a while, we could spend some time
And see if there’s more to you than meets the eye
‘Cause you sure look fine and you sure got style, yeah yeah

You look so divine that you blow my mind
Think I’ll make you mine, yeah
You look so divine that you blow my mind
Think I’ll make you mine, think I’ll make you mine

(You got style, you got style,) yeah
(You got style,) baby
You got style, you got style
You got style, (baby)
I think I’ll make you mine

Hey you, with the smile so sweet
Make all the girlies weak with that sleek physique
But once we meet I’ll probably see you’re no good to be true
Just another cute fool, but one thing I know is true

You look so divine that you blow my mind
Think I’ll make you mine, yeah
You look so divine that you blow my mind
Think I’ll make you mine, think I’ll make you mine

(You got style, you got style,) yeah
(You got style,) baby
You got style, you got style
You got style, (baby)
I think I’ll make you mine

I walk down the street, is it you I see?
Finely designed, indeed
My gaze slides down, down

I watch your every move
You glance at me, my heart starts to beat
You paralyse my thoughts and I feel
A hot night is approaching me

Like this, like that, yeah (Like that)
I’m glad I met ya (All right)
What’s up? All clear? – Wonderful (Come on, thank you)
How is it? – Like this, like that

Don’t you know you look so fine?
Don’t you know you blow my mind?
Don’t you know that you got style?
I think I’ll make you mine

(You got style, you got style,) yeah
(You got style,) baby
You got style, you got style
You got style, (baby)
You got style, baby

You got style, you got style
You got style, (baby)
Oh… don’t you know?
You got style, said, you got style, said
(You got style, you got style)
You got style
(You got style, baby)

(You got style, you got style,) Yeah, oh…
(You got style,) baby, hey

2002


“Happy You” was the Lithuanian entry in the Eurovision Song Contest 2002, performed in English (the first occasion on which the Lithuanian entry had not featured a local language) by Aivaras.
The song was performed twenty-fourth on the night (following Latvia’s Marie N with “I Wanna”). At the close of voting, it had received 12 points, placing 23rd in a field of 24.
Aivaras was originally not intended to perform for Lithuania at the Contest, however the intended entry by B’Avarija was disqualified for having been previously released.

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Happy you
Wanna show to you alone
The world around us, high and low
Glowing stars and dancing moon
Happy I ’cause happy you

Close your eyes and make a wish
Could it be a scorching kiss?
You’re my sweetest mountain dew, (baby)
Happy I ’cause happy you
For our dreams come true, they always do

Watching the sunrise, beautiful red skies
Hoping this day will never end
Singing a love song with a perfect rhyme
A song of love composed for you

Love brings passion, love brings joy
Love brings riches we enjoy
All is wonder, all is new, (baby)
Happy I ’cause happy you
For our dreams come true, they always do

Watching the sunrise, beautiful red skies
Hoping this day will never end
Singing a love song with a perfect rhyme
A song of love composed for you

(Watching the sunrise)
Babe, it looks great
(Singing a love song)
Babe, it sounds great

Watching the sunrise, beautiful red skies
Hoping this day will never end
Singing a love song with a perfect rhyme
A song of love composed for you

Watching the sunrise, beautiful red skies
Hoping this day will never end
Singing a love song with a perfect rhyme
A song of love composed for you

Watching the sunrise

2004


What’s Happened To Your Love? was the Lithuanian entry in the Eurovision Song Contest 2004, performed in English by Linas and Simona.
The song is an up-tempo duet in which the singers take the role of lovers asking each other where the romance has gone in their lives. At the close of voting, it had received 26 points, placing 16th in a field of 22 and requiring Lithuania to qualify from the semi-final at their next Contest appearance.

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What’s happened to your love?
What’s happened to your love?
What’s happened to my love?
We’ve been together for so long
But now the feeling’s gone

What’s happened to your love?
What’s happened to my love?
We’ve been together for so long
But now the feeling’s gone
But now the feeling’s gone

Could you give me one more try?
I will never make you cry
Yes, I’ve made mistakes before
Give your hand, let’s go for more

Oh baby, you came back again
Your eyes are shining like a flame
I thought that I forgot your touch
But now I love you so much

What’s happened to your love?
What’s happened to my love?
We’ve been together for so long
But now the feeling’s gone

What’s happened to your love?
What’s happened to my love?
We’ve been together for so long
But now the feeling’s gone
But now the feeling’s gone

I do remember your first words
Silence breaking down my heart
I wanna dream about sky blue
If I can, darling, stay with you

Let’s walk, we did it for the first time
Along the wavy sea shoreline
Please smile, you always did to me, and just to me
Oh baby, tell, what do you feel?

What’s happened to your love?
What’s happened to my love?
We’ve been together for so long
But now the feeling’s gone

What’s happened to your love?
What’s happened to my love?
We’ve been together for so long
But now the feeling’s gone
But now the feeling’s gone

2005


Lithuania was represented in the Eurovision Song Contest 2005 by “Little by Little” performed by Laura & the Lovers. It was chosen at the Lithuanian National Final on February 26.Laura & the Lovers are a Lithuanian pop group.
The Lithuanian national final, Nacionalinė atranka į Euroviziją 2005, was held in Kaunas on February 26. Twenty-one songs selected from seven semifinals participated. Laura & the Lovers were chosen by Lithuanian viewers with the song “Little by Little”, written and composed by Swedes Bobby Ljunggren & William Butt.

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Little by little
Night shadows falling
I hear you calling
We’re finally talking
Your words touch my soul

It’s taken a long time
To get inside your mind
I know it’s not easy
But baby, we’re two of a kind

Ooh… little by little
I’m getting close to your heart
When we’re together
Looks like we’re making a start

Little by little
I see that look in your eyes
Each time you touch me
I want to reach out for you

No more confusion
It ain’t no illusion
This is a fusion
Of body and mind

We’re meant for each other
So baby, come on, hold me tight
We’ll make it together
As we fly into the night

Ooh… little by little
I’m getting close to your heart
When we’re together
Looks like we’re making a start

Little by little
I see that look in your eyes
Each time you touch me
I want to reach out for you

Mmm… little by little

Little by little
I’m getting close to your heart
When we’re together
Looks like we’re making a start

Little by little
I see that look in your eyes
Each time you touch me
I want to reach out for you

2006


Lithuania’s entry for the Eurovision Song Contest 2006 was chosen in a final held by Lithuanian broadcaster LRT, on March 4. Lithuania chose the band project LT United, who sang We Are the Winners at the contest. The band hoped that European sense of humour would assist their entry to success, though the crowd in Athens gave them a mixed reaction.
Lithuania came fifth in the semifinal, before ending sixth in the final with 162 points.

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We are the winners
We are the winners (We are, we are)
We are the winners (We are, we are)

We are the winners of Eurovision
(We are, we are, we are, we are)
We are the winners of Eurovision
(We are, we are, we are, we are)

Yeah, so you gotta vote (vote), vote (vote)
Vote for the winners
Vote (vote), vote (vote)
Vote for the winners
(Ooh…)

We are the winners of Eurovision
De Vilnius city à Paris, LT United ici
We are the winners of Eurovision
Nous chantons la même chanson
We got it goin’ on

Yeah, every day you hear us on the radio (Yeah)
And every day you see us on the news (That’s right)
It doesn’t matter, in mono or in stereo (Better in stereo)
‘Cause we are here to represent the truth

We are the winners of Eurovision
(We are, we are, we are, we are)
We are the winners of Eurovision
(We are, we are, we are, we are)
Go, baby

We are the winners of Eurovision
(We are, we are, we are, we are)
We are the winners of Eurovision
(We are, we are, we are, we are)

Ah… we are the winners of Eurovision
(We are the winners of Eurovision)
We are the winners of Eurovision
(We are the winners of Eurovision)

So you gotta vote (vote), vote (vote)
Vote for the winners
Vote (vote), vote (vote)
Vote for the winners

‘Cause we are the winners of Eurovision
Vote!

2007


Lithuania selected their entry for the Eurovision Song Contest 2007 on 3 March 2007 at LRT TV studio in Vilnius.The group 4Fun represented Lithuania at Eurovision with the song “Love or Leave”. They finished in twenty-first position with 18 points.

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Love or leave

Stars in the sky
When the shadows fall, when the sunlight dies
Empty streets are filled with the pale lamplight
We are just two lonely shades walking in the night

Words lose their sense
When I feel you near, when I touch your hands
I’m trying not to think that at break of dawn
You’ll be gone and I’ll be lost, numb and all alone

When the morning comes, I’m all alone
Left to live another day, in joy or sadness, on my own
When the morning comes, I’m all alone
Every time at break of dawn

Weak and unwise
I betray all fears that I should disguise
Melting in your arms, I fail to realise
Why the mornings always change the colour of your eyes

When the morning comes, I’m all alone
Every time at break of dawn

Love or leave, I’m with and without you
How come I am up to this senseless game?
How could I stop thinking about you?
Love or leave, don’t play with my heart again

Love or leave, I’m with and without you
How come I am up to this senseless game?
How could I stop thinking about you?
Hey… love or leave, don’t play with my heart again

2008


Lithuania has chosen its entry for the Eurovision Song Contest 2008 through a more downsized selection procedure rather than the long, drawn out processes from previous years. 34 songs were divided into three semifinals that took place on the three Saturdays before the final on 2 February 2008.
The voters favoured Jeronimas Milius’ song Nomads in the Night which collected 11,674 votes and won in the national finals to represent Lithuania in the upcoming contest.
Lithuania took part in the second semi-final on 22 May 2008. He failed to qualify to the final. He placed 16th.

lyrics
Nomads in the night
Tho’ passing days, I close my eyes and feel silk burning me
Your skin, those gorgeous lips I’ve kissed so long ago
Tonight I’ll try to rip out aching heart, it’s filled with you
It’s filled with lonely pain – obey

Oh moon, I follow you in darkness
It seems we’re nomads in the night
Your cold turns me into the heartless
Until the sunrise burning light brings down her sky blue shining eyes

This hollow day, like day before I walk through thousand smiles
And try to find the look that heals all wounds inside
But still I’m here at the world’s edge falling like stone to you
Shining so high, alone – like me

Oh moon, I follow you in darkness
It seems we’re nomads in the night
Your cold turns me into the heartless
Until the sunrise burning light

Oh moon, I follow you in darkness
It seems we’re nomads in the night
Your cold turns me into the heartless
Until the sunrise burning light brings down her sky blue shining eyes

2009


Lithuania confirmed its participation in the Eurovision Song Contest 2009 in Moscow, Russia. Lithuania were represented by Sasha Son at the contest, singing “Pasiklydęs žmogus” in its English version, “Love”.
Lithuania had compete in one of the two semi-finals after Jeronimas Milius came 16th in the semi-final of the 2008 contest.
During the second semi-final, which took place on 14 May 2009, Lithuania qualified for the final and eventually finished in 23rd place with 23 points.

lyrics

Love
I’ve had it all, as a little child
I’ve done it all, as a little child
But the pain that I had
For the fame that I got, was for what?

A little girl is crying alone
A little boy, searching for his home
Giving up to a sin for a heart-craving dream
Is that a sin?

If you really love the love you say you love, really love
Then surely that love would love
Then surely that love would love to love you back

If you really love the love you say you love, really love
Then surely that love would love
Then surely that love will love you back

For just one moment, we all wanna be
Just as happy as one can be
(So don’t you make the same mistake)
(You gotta give for what you take)
And don’t you break

A little girl or boy crying at home alone
A faithful song will lead the way
To make you strong

If you really love the love you say you love, really love
Then surely that love would love
Then surely that love would love to love you back

If you really love the love you say you love, really love
Then surely that love would love
Then surely that love

If you really love
If you really love the love you say you love, really love
Then surely that love would love
Then surely that love would love to love you back

If you really love the love you say you love, really love
Then surely that love would love
Then surely that love
Then surely that love
Then surely that love will love you back
Will love you back

2010


Lithuania will participate in the Eurovision Song Contest 2010, with the Lithuanian entry selected by a national final organised by Lithuanian broadcaster LRT. On 4 March the final of Eurovizija 2010 was held, where it was decided by a joint jury and televoting decision that InCulto will represent Lithuania at the Contest in Oslo, Norway with the song “East European Funk”.
Lithuania will compete in the second semi-final of the contest, on 27 May.

lyrics
East European funk
You’ve seen it all before, we ain’t got no taste, we’re all a bore
You should give us a chance, ’cause we’re all victims of circumstance
We’ve had it pretty tough, but that’s okay, we like it rough
We’ll settle the score, survived the reds and two world wars

Get up and dance to our Eastern European kinda…
Get up and dance to our Eastern European kinda…
Get up and dance to our Eastern European kinda funk

Yes sir, we are legal, we are, though we’re not as legal as you
No sir, we’re not equal, no, though we’re both from the EU
We build your homes, we wash your dishes, keep your hands all squeaky clean
Some day you’ll come to realise Eastern Europe is in your genes

Get up and dance to our Eastern European kinda…
Get up and dance to our Eastern European kinda…
Get up and dance to our Eastern European kinda…

Get up and dance to our Eastern European kinda…
Get up and dance to our Eastern European kinda…
Get up and dance to our Eastern European kinda funk

Get up and dance to our… get up and dance to our…
Get up and dance to our… get up and dance to our…
Get up and dance to our… get up and dance to our…
Get up and dance to our Eastern European kinda…

Get up and dance to our Eastern European kinda funk
Get up and dance to our…
Get up and dance to our Eastern European kinda funk
Get up and dance to our…
Get up and dance to our Eastern European kinda funk
Get up and dance to our…
Get up and dance to our Eastern European kinda funk

2011


Lithuania participated in the Eurovision Song Contest 2011 in Düsseldorf, Germany, selcting their entry through a series of semifinals and a televised national final.Evelina sung “C’est ma vie” which was performed very well. She managed 5th place in the semi, with 81 points, earning her a spot in the final on Saturday night. After the close of the first semi, Lithuania drew position 4 in the grand final on May 14, 2011. Another strong performance by Evelina on Saturday was not reflected in the votes, only managing 19th place with 63 points. This is however, Lithuania’s 3rd best result in the contest since to date.

lyrics

C’est ma vie
Great is the sorrow
But just look straight for tomorrow
When soon will shine at your face
Don’t close your eyes

Those who went through desert
Passed never ending forever
They know my dreams will come true
As I sing to you:

C’est ma vie, je dis oui
No more rain around
I know I have found
Everlasting love for life
Love of mine, love the time

Time will give the answers
For all your great tribulation
Soon we’ll be playing in the sun
And feel like one

C’est ma vie, je dis oui
No more rain around
I know I have found
Everlasting love for life
Love of mine, love that shines, love of time

C’est ma vie, je dis oui
No more rain round
I know I have found
Everlasting love for life
Love that shines, love of mine
Love of time, love of mine

C’est ma vie

2012


Lithuania will participate in the Eurovision Song Contest 2012 and will select their entry through a national selection, consisting of a number of semi-finals and a final, organised by the Lithuanian broadcaster LRT. The song finished in 14th place with 70 points which was an improvement for the country since last year’s participation where they finished 19th. In addition, it was revealed that Lithuania came 3rd during the second semi-finals with 104 points.

lyrics

Love is blind
When the day becomes the night, you know that I think of you
And I cannot control my heart, it’s crying for you
Loneliness is killing me, I’m helpless without your love
Knowing when you touch someone, I can’t understand

Now it’s tearing me apart, I want you back
And it’s made me realise just what I had

Love is blind, it’s true, nobody is like you
My endless melody I play for me and you
Love is blind, it’s true, I’m on my knees for you
‘Cause I’d give it all I can to have you back again
Love is blind

I just can’t believe you’re gone and I let it slip away
I can’t believe I was the one who caused you pain
I said you should know deep down inside she didn’t mean a thing to me, yeah
What can I do to win back your heart and make you to stay?

I can’t believe, can’t believe you’re gone
I can’t believe…

Love is blind, it’s true, nobody is like you
My endless melody I play for me and you
Love is blind, it’s true, I’m on my knees for you
‘Cause I’d give it all I can to have you back again
Love is blind

Love is blind

Flagthe real results

Lithuania 1994 Ovidijus Vysniauskas Lopisine Mylimaj 0 25
Lithuania 1999 Aisté Strazdas 13 20
Lithuania 2001 Skamp You Got Style 35 13
Lithuania 2002 Aivaras Happy You 12 23
Lithuania 2004 Linas & Simona What Happened To Your Love 26 30
Lithuania 2005 Laura & The Lovers Little By Little 17 39
Lithuania 2006 LT United We Are The Winners 162 6
Lithuania 2007 4Fun Love Or Leave 28 21
Lithuania 2008 Jeronimas Milius Nomads In The Night 30 33
Lithuania 2009 Sasha Son Love 23 23
Lithuania 2010 InCulto East European funk 44 29
Lithuania 2011 Evelina Sašenko C’est ma vie 63 19
Lithuania 2012 Donny Montell Love is blind 70 14

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