Paula qualifies, Mia eliminated after second heat in Lithuania

Paula Valentaitė has taken the first hurdle in Eurovizija 2018, the preselection in Lithuania for the Eurovision Song Contest. The finalist of last year qualified from the second heat, which was won by Saulės Kliošas.

In 2017 Paula became an instant fan-favourite in Lithuania, with her song ‘Let You Go’. She finished in seventh place. This year she hopes to do even better with the song ‘1, 2, 3’ and she started well, winning the public vote.

There was an early shock exit for Mia, who was a finalist in Lithuania back in 2015. The best result in the second heat in Lithuania was achieved by Saulės Kliošas and the song ‘Man Gaila’. Saulės won the jury vote and the 6 points by the public was enough to be the best.

Results of heat 2 in Lithuania (20th of January 2018)

The acts in bold have advanced to the next stage. The first amount of points came from the jury vote, the second from the televote.

01. Juozas Martin – Don’t Give Up – 8+4=12
02. Justina Žukauskaitė – Love Doesn’t Lie – 0+0=0
03. Elvina Milkauskaitė & Balys Kulikauskas – So Long My Love, My Lover – 2+3=5
04. LJ – Over Now – 1+1=2
05. Rūta Kotryna – Ghost – 5+2=7
06. Saulės kliošas – Man gaila – 12+6=18
07. Twosome – Hello – 10+8=18
08. Paula – 1 2 3 – 6+12=18
09. Audrius Petrauskas – In My Bones – 7+5=12
10. Elizabeth Olshey – Bejausmis – 3+10=13

11. Mia – Arrows – 4+7=11
12. Emilija Valiukevičiūtė – Bye Bye – 0+0=0