Denmark in semi-final one, Norway in semi-final two. That we already knew, but what about the remaining countries? Today the so-called allocation draw, which decides in which semi-final the various participating countries will perform, was held today.
Labas vakaras,Lietuva! All eyes were on Vilnius tonight, as Lithuania joined the ranks of the select number of countries to choose its entry for the 2013 Eurovision Song Contest before the New Year. LRT are hoping it's a case of third time lucky, with their choice for Malmö next May.
The second of two semi-finals was broadcast tonight by LRT in Lithuania. Four more acts qualified for the grand final to be held on 22 December. Nine acts competed for the final places left in the Eurovizijos to be decided by televoting and expert jury.
After five qualifying rounds the first of two semi-finals was aired by LRT in Lithuania tonight. Four acts will qualify from each semi-final via a combination of audience and jury voting and tonight, nine acts were competing for one of these four places in the national final of Eurovizijos.
With twelve acts already having taken their places in the Lithuanian semi finals set for the 8th and 15th of December, it was time for the final round of candidates to enter the ring and fight it out in an attempt to impress both viewers and jury alike for the final 3 spaces available.
This Saturday the fourth qualification show from the Lithuanian national selection took place in Vilnius and in last night's show eight acts were competing for another three tickets to the semi-finals. The guest performance of the night came from Julija Ritčik, the lead singer of 4Fun.
Tonight the third of five qualifying heats was aired in Lithuania with eight acts competing for three places in the semi-finals. As in the previous weeks, only the result of the televoting was revealed. The show featured the special guest performance of the 2009 representative Sasha Song.
Last night the Lithuanian TV viewers were once again asked to vote among eight songs presented to them - just as the jury would be doing. We already know which three songs the jury ended up preferring, but it will be almost another week before we know if the TV viewers agreed.
After having presented a total of 33 acts LRT started its first preliminary heat tonight. 8 songs competed in a show that offered a song by a former Eurovision songwriter and as a special treat for Eurovision fans also a song about last year's winner Loreen.