Lithuania: 36 artists revealed for 'Pabandom iš Naujo' 2022
The Lithuanian broadcaster Lithuanian National Radio and Television (LRT) has revealed the 36 acts that will compete in their national final 'Pabandom iš Naujo' to represent Lithuania at Eurovision 2022 in Turin.
'Pabandom iš Naujo' returns for another year after The Roop dominated this years national final with their winning entry 'Discoteque'. Lithuania's national final is set to return on January 8 and run for six weeks.. The winner will be selected by a combination of public televote and professional jury.
The line-up of artists revealed features artists who have previous competed in 'Pabandom iš Naujo' and new up-and-coming artists.
Speaking to Eurovision.tv, the Chief Producer at LRT, Audrius Giržadas, says:
It is good to remember how Lithuanians unanimously supported the band The Roop in Rotterdam: the yellow wave swept across Europe! And again [in Pabandom iš Naujo], we have very different artists and songs, but they are united by the belief that it is this song that can represent our country. This year, for the first time, LRT has provided financial support to all performers, which they can use to prepare [for performances], as the public broadcaster wants to give the rehearsal stage a chance to everyone who deserves it – whether it’s just starting their musical journey or is a well-known performer.
For 2022 LRT provided €54,000 to be shared amongst the participants for the purposes of creating a great on-stage performance.
The artists and the song titles revealed for 'Pabandom iš Naujo' 2022 are:
Aldegunda - 'Holiday'
Artūras Aleksiejus - 'Out of mind'
Augustė Vedrickaitė ft. under – 'Before you’re 6 ft under'
Basas Pegasas – 'Ponai' (Gentlemen)
Clockwork Creep – 'Grow'
Elonas Pokanevič – 'Someday'
Emilijana Katauskaitė – 'Illuminate'
Emilija Valiukevičiūtė – 'Overload'
Erica Jennings – 'Back to myself'
Gabrielė Goštautaitė – 'Over'
GABREA – 'Make It Real'
Gebrasy – 'Into Your Arms'
Geleibra – 'Aš jaučiu tave' (I feel you)
Gintarė Korsakaitė – 'Fantasy Eyes'
Ieva Zasimauskaitė – 'I’ll Be There'
Joseph June – 'Deadly'
Justė Kraujelytė – 'How To Get My Life Back'
Justin 3 feat. nanaart – 'Something that is natural'
Lolita Zero – 'Not Your Mother'
Mary Mo – 'Get Up'
Mėnulio fazė – 'Give Me A Sign'
Monika Linkytė – 'See You Again'
Monika Liu – 'Sentimentai' (Sentiments)
Moosu X – 'Love That Hurts'
Natalia Kharetskaya (Cosmic Bride) – 'Cosmic Bride'
Queens of Roses – 'Washing Machine'
Rūta Loop – 'Call Me From the Cold'
Sun Francisco – 'Dream Again'
Titas ir Benas – 'Getting Through This'
Urtė Šilagalytė – 'Running Chords'
Vasha – 'Git'
Viktorija Faith – 'Walk Through The Water'
Viktorija Kajokaitė – 'Piece of universe'
Vilija Matačiūnaitė – 'Šimtas vienas' (One hundred and one)
Voldemars Petersons & the Break Hearters – 'UP'
Živilė Gedvilaitė – 'Lioness'
Ieva Zasimauskaitė who represented Lithuania back in 2018 with ‘When We’re Old’ where she was joined with her partner at the time for an embrace after she sung. She finished in 12th place in the Eurovision Grand Final. ‘When We’re Old’ is Lithuania’s fourth best place entry at Eurovision.
Gebrasy competed in this years ‘Pabandom iš naujo’ where his came second to The Roop with his song ‘Where’d You Wanna Go?’. His entry was popular in the fandom and was selected to represent Lithuania in the OGAE Second Chance Contest. Gebrasy finished in the top 10 in seventh place.
Further details on the artists announced to come...
Lithuania made their debut at Eurovision in 1994. Their first entry, 'Lopšinė mylimai' by Ovidijus Vyšniauskas unfortunately came last with nul points. Overall Lithuania have appeared 21 times in the Contest and reached the Grand Final on 14 occasions. Their best result came in 2006 with LT United's ambitious 'We Are the Winners' finishing in 6th place. This year The Roop represented Lithuania with 'Discoteque' making it to 8th place in the Eurovision Grand Final, making it Lithuania's second best entry.