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April 24, 2023

Road to Liverpool: Lithuania

We can not wait for the Eurovision Song Contest in Liverpool. Therefore, we have a closer look at one of the contestants every day. Today: Lithuania. Monika Linkytė Monika Linkytė won the national selection in Lithuania. Her song is called “Stay”. She wrote and composed the song together with Krists Indrišonoks and Jānis Jačmenkins. Monika Linkytė was born in 1992. Already at a young age she started singing. She took part in the Lithuanian final of the 2007 Junior Eurovision Song Contest. Monika also participated in the national final for the Eurovision Song Contest in 2010, 2011 and 2014. She took part in the New Wave contest in Jūrmala too in 2014. In the same year she participated in The Voice Lithuania. In 2015 she represented Lithuania in the Eurovision Song Contest in duet with Vaidas Baumila.After Eurovision, she released an album, “Walk with me”. Probably her most popular single was “Po dangum“. Monika kept on releasing singles. “Stay” is currently a big hit in Lithuania. Interview for Eurovision Universe Our reporter Kal did an interview with Monika. You can watch it here: Pabandom iš naujo! The national final in Lithuania is called Pabandom iš naujo! (Let’s try again!). That is the name of the contest since 2020. With the exception of the first participation in 1994, Lithuania has always had a national final. A returning name again and again is Aistė Pilvelytė. She took part in 1999 for the first time and her most recent participation was in 2023. Another remarkable participant was Lolita Zero. She participated in 2017 when her “Get frighten” reached the final. In 2022 she did it again with “Not your mother”. Lithuania in the Eurovision Song Contest Lithuania first took part in 1994. Ovidijus Vyšniauskas was the first one to do the job but did not receive any point at all. Lithuania took a break after this disappointment. The country came back in 1999 with Aistė Smilgevičiūtė and her “Strazdas”. So far, Lithuania never reached the top-5. Their best score was in 2006, when LT United sang “We are the winners” and reached a 6th place. The Roop also did a good job, as their “Discoteque” became 8th. Bookmakers Currently, Lithuania is 28th in the betting odds. However, if we look at the semifinal odds, Lithuania is 6th and will thus reach the final. Let’s hope for the country and for the singer this will happen. The song And of course, this is the song:

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