Vilija Pilibaitytė, stage name Mia, has made it through to the second phase of Eurovizijos, the marathon preselection in Lithuania. She already took part in 2014 and 2015, when she finished in second place. She finished amongst the top six acts in the second heat of the contest.
In 2014 Mia tried to win the Eurovision Song Contest Lithuanian national selection, but ended up in second place. After the contest Mia said that she would not go to attend the Eurovision selection next year, but she gave a second try and in the 2015 Lithuanian selection she made it to the final with Monika Linkytė and Vaidas Baumila. She placed second again.
Now Mia is back and so far it is going good, with her song ‘Sacrifice’, which has been written by the same which was behind the song ‘United’, thatfinished in third place last year. Below you see the list of all acts that sang their song in the second show in Lithuania. The qualifiers are listed in bold.
01. Valdas Lacko – “It’s so unfair”
02. Monika Meciute – “Runnin”
03. Rugile Daujotaite – “Perkune ugniaveidi”
04. Kotryna Juodzeviciute “Love Shadow”
05. Deividas Zygas – “Only You”
06. Mia – “Sacrifice”
07. Rasa Kausiute – “Fly”
08. Lawreigna – “Freedom”
09. Varjete – “My story”
10. Ego – “My story”
11. Gabrielius Vagelis – “Feel Free”
12. Ieva Zasimauskaite – “You saved me”
13. Gabriele Vilkickyte – “Jura”
The qualifiers made it through because they made it to the top-6 of this first show of Eurovizijos in Lithuania. The result is based on a combination of a televote and jury vote.
It will take a couple of weeks before we see these qualified acts again. In the upcoming two weeks, the other remaining artists will also try to qualify for the next round. However, from the 4th of February, qualified artists will return to Eurovizijos for the fifth show and beyond. The eventual final in Lithuania will take place on Saturday the 11th of March.