Tonight the Lithuanian national selection for the Eurovision Song Contest will continue with the last heat. 12 participants will compete at today’s show, but only 6 of them will go through to the semifinals.
As in previous editions, the Lithuanian heats will be aired pre-recorded. However, the public will be able to vote for their favourites during the shows. Tonight’s jurors have already cast their votes which will be mixed with the ones from the audience at home to decide the six qualifiers.
These are the 12 candidates that will take part in Pabandom iš Naujo! – Heat 3:
- Aistė Pilvelytė – “Everlastingly”
- The Roop – “On Fire”
- KaYra – “Alligator”
- Rokas Povilius – “Vilnius Calling”
- Evgenya Redko – “What About Us”
- Nombeko Augustė – “Reikia man” / “I need“
- Bernardas Garbačiauskas – “Dad, Don’t Be Mad at Me”
- Justina Žukauskaitė – “Breath In”
- Lukas Bartaška – “Where Is That Change?”
- Ruslanas Kirilkinas – “Soldiers Heart”
- The Backs – “Fully”
- Vitalijus Špokaitis – “Nemušk Savęs”/ “Don’t Hit Yourself”
This year, the experts, who rotate every show, will follow the performances in front of the stage and will only provide the audience with a summary of comments at some points during the broadcast. Today’s jury panel will be made up of five professionals, Ramūnas Zilnys, Jievaras Jasinskis, Leonas Somovas, Monika Linkytė and Vaidas Stackevičius. Their results will be revealed at the end of the show to avoid any influence on the public decision.
Eurovizijos Atranka 2020 will be made up of a total of six shows aimed to choose the next national entry for Eurovision, three heats, two semifinals and the national final. The six acts with the least amount of votes at the heats will be eliminated. At the semi-finals, the bottom 5 won’t make it through, so the final will have eight acts from which the public and a 5-person jury panel will choose the Lithuanian entry for Rotterdam.
You can see the full schedule below:
Heat 1 – January 11th Heat 2 – January 18th
- Heat 3 – January 25th
- Semi-Final 1 – February 1st
- Semi-Final 2 – February 8th
- Final – February 15th
The hosts of Eurovizijos Atranka 2020 are Gabrielle Martirosian, Giedrius Masalskis and the 2018 Lithuanian entrant Ieva Zasimauskaitė. You can stream tonight’s broadcast at 20:00 CET on the ESCplus Multi-Window live feed.