Giedrius Masalskis, Ieva Stasiulevičiūtė and Richardas Jonaitis will host Pabandom Iš Naujo 2022

Lithuania is about to start its national preselection, which for the third year in a row will be Pabandom Iš Naujo, after the success of the first two editions, and with the purpose of becoming the leader among the Baltic countries.

The Lithuanian public channel, LRT, has revealed in the channel’s programming the names of the hosts for the six shows of the Eurovision 2022’s Lithuanian national final. The 3rd edition of Pabandom Iš Naujo will start next Saturday, January 8, and its grand final will be on February 12, the same day as the other two Baltic preselections.


Giedrius Masalskis, Ieva Stasiulevičiūtė and Richardas Jonaitis will be the hosts of the shows that will take place at the LRT studios in Vilnius, Lithuania’s capital. It is unknown for the moment if the grand final of the contest will be held at the Zalgirio Arena in Kaunas, as they did in 2020.

Giedrius Masalskis / LRT
Ieva Stasiulevičiūtė / LRT
Richardas Jonaitis / LRT

Giedrius Masalskis is a Lithuanian radio and TV presenter. He is a presenter on M-1, Lithuania’s most listened music radio. He has hosted many formats on the country’s TV networks, LNK, TV3 and LRT. He hosted before the Lithuanian preselection for Eurovision, during Eurovizijos Atranka’s period.

Ieva Stasiulevičiūtė is a television, radio presenter, and Lithuanian singer; she is part of Yva group. She hosts Pabandom Iš Naujo for the second year in a row after doing it in 2021.

Richardas Jonaitis is well known for LRT viewers. Since June he is the host of “Labas rytas, Lietuva” LRT’s morning program. This program has been running for more than 33 years in the channel. Before that, he has been on many radios.


The 3rd edition of Pabandom Iš Naujo will begin on January 8th with the first of the 3 heats. Later there will be two semifinals that will take place on January 29th and February 5th and in which we will know the finalists.

The final of the contest, where we will know Lithuania’s artist for Eurovision 2022 in Turin, will take place on February 12th. This is the Pabandom Iš Naujo 2022’s edition full schedule:

  • Heat 1: January 8th
  • Heat 2: January 15th
  • Heat 3: January 22nd
  • Semi-final 1: January 29th
  • Semi-final 2: February 05th
  • Grand Final: February 12th


Pabandom Iš Naujo was born in 2020 as a Eurovizijos Atranka, Lithuania’s previous National final successor, the Lithuanian preselection used since 1999. This national final gave Lithuania poor results on its latest edition.

After a reformulation of the LRT team, in 2020 they decided to change to this format in which the number of shows was reduced, and as a result, there was also an increase in music level. The Roop won the first edition of the renewed Lithuanian national final with ‘On Fire’. Before Eurovision 2020’s cancellation due to Covid-19, they were one of the favourites.

In 2021 with a place guaranteed in the Pabandom Iš Naujo’s final after not being able to go to Eurovision 2020 due to its cancellation, The Roop won again the ticket to Rotterdam with ‘Discoteque’. They finished in a great 8th place in Eurovision 2021’s grand final, the second-highest position in Lithuania’s participation history.

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