LRT, the Lithuanian national broadcaster, has revealed that its national selection process is underway already in October. Several heats in October and November will narrow the field down for the early December semifinals, leading to a final selection during the Christmas holidays.
Lithuania is another country that should not be underestimated. The last two years their entries were totally counted out of contention by fans and journalists, only to achieve high placings in the semifinals and ultimate Eurovision finals. In the turn of the millennium, all the other Northern countries won Eurovision (Sweden, then Denmark, Estonia, and Latvia, followed later in the decade by Finland, Russia and Norway.) Maybe Lithuania will finally get its turn in the limelight!