During last eight weeks, 12 artists and 12 songs competed in a unique separate way for the honour to represent Lithuania on stage in Vienna. Previously, it was planed that a solo entry will the Lithuanian choice, but as fate would have it, TV viewers and the professional jury chose a duet: Monika Linkytė and Vaidas Baumila!

The Lithuanian national final was the eighth show broadcast live from the LRT studio in Vilnius. It was hosted by Simona Nainė and Arūnas Valinskas. Tonight's jury consisted of the international (Eric Lehmann, Ralfs Eilands, René Romkes) and national (Rosita Civilytė and Ramunas Zilnys) professionals.

About Monika Linkytė and Vaidas Baumila

Music is Monika’s passion. She learnt playing piano in the age of four. Later on, Monika started practicing her vocals.

“I am sure that the biggest human achievement is self-discovery. I can say it from my own experience”,

Monika says on her facebook page.

Her vocals teachers Kristina Jatautaitė and Rosita Čivilytė are very impressed by Monika’s talent, and support the young artist on her musical career. Monika took part in different festivals, concerts and TV shows.

Vaidas Baumila is Lithuanian singer and actor. He became known after finishing 3rd in TV3 music reality show Dangus in 2005. He released his first album Ką Tu Mėgsti? in 2006.

Read original written by Olena Omelyanchuk on Eurovision.TV