The third preliminary heat in Lithuania’s Eurovision selection Pabandom iš naujo! just took place with the last twelve acts presenting their entries to the Lithuanian public for the first time!
As usual, a five-member jury and the viewers at home decided the acts that have gone through to the semi-finals round that will take place next week.
Viewers were guided through the show by the debuting hosts Giedrius Masalskis and Ieva Stasiulevičiūtė while Richardas Jonaitis stood along with the five juries at a room next to the studio watching the performances.
The jury was made up of fixed members Ramūnas Zilnys and Ieva Narkutė with Darius Užkuraitis, Gerūta Griniūtė and Vytautas Bikus.
They gave their feedback on the entries in pre-defined segments after every three or four performances and voted using the Eurovision score system of 1-8, 10 and 12 points.
As usual, the results throughout the entire selection will be decided in equal parts by an expert jury and the viewers at home. The money earned from the televoters, 51 euro cents per individual vote, will be destined to fund the winner’s performance in Turin.
Today’s line-up was as it follows! You can find the qualifiers at the Top 6 of the scoreboard:
You can watch below the full Pabandom Iš Naujo Heat 3:
THE 18 ARTIST QUALIFIED FOR THE SEMIFINALS
With this last qualifying gala, the line-up of the two semifinals of the contest that will take place next Saturday, January 29 and Saturday, February 5, has been completed.
In each of the two semifinals nine artists will participate, of which only four will get their ticket to the Pabandom Iš Naujo grand final. This is the list of 18 artists classified for the semifinals :
- Titas ir Benas – “Getting Through This”
- Queens of Roses – “Washing Machine”
- Moosu X – “Love that Hurts”
- Emilija Katauskaitė – “Illuminate”
- Gebrasy – “Into Your Arms”
- Lolita Zero – “Not Your Mother”
- Monika Liu – “Sentimentai”
- Rūta Loop – “Call Me From the Cold”
- Vilija – “Šimtas ir vienas”
- Gintarė Korsakaitė – “Fantasy Eyes”
PABANDOM IŠ NAUJO 2022’S GRAND FINAL, ON FEBRUARY 12TH
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, EUROVIZIJOS ATRANKA’S SUCCESSOR
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.