The Lithuanian National Final will take place on 15 February, at 7pm WIM. It will be available to watch here. 36 songs competed over three heats and two semifinals to yield 8 finalists, which I have listed below in running order. Returnees include Aistė Pilvelytė (12th attempt), Monika Marija (3rd attempt), Rūta Loop and THE ROOP (2nd attempt for each). The links are from the semifinal performances. 1. Aistė Pilvelytė - Unbreakable 2. Rūta Loop - We Came From The Sun 3. KaYra - Alligator 4. Monika Marija - If I Leave 5. MEANDI - DRIP 6. THE ROOP - On Fire 7. The Backs - Fully 8. Moniqué - Make Me Human I don't find it a bad selection, but I also don't *love* any of the offerings. My favourite is probably KaYra, but I would be equally fine with Moniqué or Monika Marija. MEANDI is a competent entry, even if not my style. The Backs have nice harmonies, but the song is dull. I don't much like either Rūta Loop or THE ROOP, and Aistė Pilvelytė is just atrocious. From what I can tell from the semifinal scores, THE ROOP are definitely the most hyped act, with by far the largest share of televote (followed, in order, by Moniqué, Aistė Pilvelytė and KaYra, all at quite a distance). The jury also didn't dislike them (though they had them after Aistė Pilvelytė, Monika Marija, and Moniqué). Reminder: the vote is a 50%-50% split between jury and televote. Shoutout to my favourite selection-act-that-didn't-make-it, a band I have supported in every one of the three years they attempted so far, with a tongue-in-cheek song that's a lot of fun: Twosome - Playa.