A few minutes ago, the Lithuanian broadcaster LRT announced some details regarding the national selection for Eurovision 2022. For the third time in a row, the baltic country will use “Pabandom iš Naujo! 2022″ (eng: “Let’s try again”) as its national selection.
Here are the main points from the announcement:
- The submission window is open from the 1st of October and will close on the 25th of November 2021.
- LRT will provide financial support to contribute to the fulfillment of the musical work and image.
- The duration of the songs should be up to 3 minutes.
- The songs shouldn’t be published before submitting them for selection.
- The maximum number of songs to be shortlisted is up to 36. Those songs will be selected by a special committee
- LRT plans to allocate up to 54,000 euros that will be granted for all the shortlisted participants.
- “Pabandom iš Naujo! 2022″ will consist of up to 6 shows (3 heats, 2 semi-finals and grand final).
- The first show will air at the beginning of January 2022
- Each artist or group can only submit one song as a performer.
- The results of the audience voting are shown only at the end of each qualifying concert.
- All the revenue from the televoting will be added to the financial support that will be given to the winner. The winner will be able to improve his performance for Eurovision 2022 with the money.
VP of LRT commented:
“Eurovision” is one of the themes that unite and attracts the most different people of Lithuania to television screens. It is the entertainment that brings us together, which we watch, vote for, support, talk about, which is why the public broadcaster is trying to raise the quality of the Eurovision national selection cartel. We hope that due to the financial contribution of LRT, we will have many equal and high-quality performances in the selection, regardless of whether they are performers attracting full arenas of listeners or talented creators who have not yet had a chance to be heard,
Last year, the national selection was held without any audience, due to the Covid-19 pandemic.
The decision for 2022 hasn’t been made yet, but it is likely that the same will happen this year.
Who will represent Lithuania at Eurovision 2022?
Will the country end up in the top 10 as in Eurovision 2021?
Last year, The Roop represented Lithuania with the song “Discoteque” and ended up 8th in the grand final: