Attention Europe, Vilija sings for Lithuania

Attention Europe, Vilija sings for Lithuania
The winner of the national selection in Lithuania. Photo: LRT.
Vilnius, Lithuania -

It was quite a long Eurovision journey in Lithuania this season. But after 12 amazing TV shows, where 20 talented performers took part competing for the role of representative at 2014 Eurovision Song Contest and 16 potential entries were represented – the LRT’s Eurovision marathon has come to an end. Vilija is the winner of this year’s national selection.

The 12th and final episode of Eurovizijos dainų konkurso nacionalinė atranka, broadcast LIVE from Vilnius, brought even more excitement across the country than in the previous show. But not only because Lithuanians had to choose their representative for Europe’s Favourite TV Show this time. It was completely unclear until the very last second, who will win the contest and take that role, also because all the finalists had to perform the same song - Attention. One thing was certain: Mia, Vilija and Vaidas gave their best. However, in the end ‘a winner takes it all” and this time it was: Vilija Matačiūnaitė (who is also an author of the winning song).

Tonight, the jury panel was consisted of five members (two music professionals from Lithuania and three from abroad): Lisellot Bjork (Sweden), Brandon Stone (Germany), Valerij Prosvirov (Russia), Sigute Stonyte (Lithuania) and Lauras Lucinas (Lithuania).

According to the votes shared at the end of the show: Vilija recieved the greatest number of votes, both from the jury and audience. On the first scoreboard, you can see the final results after all the votes have been merged. (Televoting: Vilija 9.596 votes, Mia 7.506 and Vaidas 962).

About the show

Mia, Vaida and Vilija opened the Grand final with the performance of the winning song of 2013 Eurovision Song Contest - Emmelie’s Only Teardrops, however followed by few more live performances:

Mia Take A Look At Me Now
Vaidas Baumila Ordinary People
Vilija Matačiūnaitė I Was Here

Monika Linkyte (who ended fourth in the contest) joined them on the stage performing one of the competing songs from the previous shows - It's All About The Boy. Nevertheless, before the voting started, the finalists performed three versions of the song chosen last Sunday - Attention.

Facts and figures

If you missed tonight's shows, you can still watch it here. However, if you just want to check some of the performances, visit LRT's YouTube channel.

Lietuvos nacionalinis radijas ir televizija (LRT) had a bit different approach for the national selection ("Eurovizijos" dainų konkurso nacionalinė atranka) this year. In the last three months we have enjoyed:

  • 12 TV shows aired in the primetime (20:00 CET) every Saturday!
  • 20 artists were competing for the role of being the Lithuanian representative at Eurovision Song Contest in Copenhagen.
  • 16 competing songs (also from international authors).
  • The final decision about the song was made in the show aired on 23rd of February. The name of the song is Attention, written by Vilija Matačiūnaitė and Viktoras Vaupšas
  • Lithuania will compete in the first half of the second Semi-final of Eurovision Song Contest (8 of May).

Lyrics for the winning song

Music by Vilija Matačiūnaitė and Viktoras Vaupšas
Lyrics by Vilija Matačiūnaitė


Did you think that you can get me, boy? (no)
Think again, babe.
Thought you could buy me for a drink or two,
But I’m not that easy

You saw me chattin’ with my girls at bar (true)
We’re all pretty
You told me I look like a movie star,
But I’m not naive

So… I’m gonna make you, make you fall,
down do-do-down down on your knees.
I’m gonna make you,
make you fall down to get all…

Attention, a little care
Then you can have a love love love love, some love
Attention, a little care,
And you can have lots of love

Do you dream abourt me in your bed?
Keep on dreamin’
You thought I’d give it to you – all I have (wait)
Not the first night

You said that it might be the love at first sight (babe)
Hold your horses
You told me you’re the best I’ll ever have,
But I just don’t believe

I’m not gonna ask you buy me diamonds,
no no no no,
Just behave yourself, treat me very well,
give me some:

Attention, a little care
Then you can have a love love love love, some love
Attention, a little care,
And you can have lots of love