Lithuania: Meet The 36 Participants In “Pabandom iš Naujo! 2022” (National Selection For Eurovision 2022)

Lithuanian broadcaster LRT has revealed the identity of 36 artists who will compete in the national selection for Eurovision 2022“Pabandom iš Naujo! 2022” (Eng: let’s try again 2022).

The 36 competitors are:


  1. Aldegunda – Holiday
  2. Artūras Aleksiejus – Out of Mind
  3. Augustė Vedrickaitė – Before you’re 6 ft under
  4. Basas Pegasas – Ponai
  5. Clockwork Creep – Grow
  6. Cosmic Bride – The Devil Lives in Spain
  7. Elonas Pokanevič – Someday
  8. Emilija Katauskaitė – Illuminate
  9. Emilija Valiukevičiūtė – Overload
  10. Erica Jennings – Back to myself
  11. Gabrielė Goštautaitė – Over
  12. Gebrasy – Into Your Arms
  13. GABREA – Make it real
  14. Geleibra – Aš jaučiu tave
  15. Gintarė Korsakaitė – Fantasy Eyes
  16. Ieva Zasimauskaitė – I’ll be there
  17. Joseph June – Deadly
  18. Justė Kraujelytė – How To Get My Life Back
  19. „Justin 3“ feat. nanaart – Something that is natural
  20. Lolita Zero – Not Your Mother
  21. Mary Mo – Get Up
  22. Mėnulio fazė – Give me a sign
  23. Monika Linkytė – See you again
  24. Monika Liu – Sentimentai
  25. Moosu X – Love That Hurts
  26. Queens of Roses – Washing machine
  27. Rūta Loop – Call Me From the Cold
  28. Sun Francisco – Dream Again
  29. Titas ir Benas – Getting Through This
  30. Urtė Šilagalytė – Running Chords
  31. Vasha – Git
  32. Voldemars Petersons – UP
  33. Viktorija Faith – Walk Through The Water
  34. Viktorija Kajokaitė – Piece of universe
  35. Vilija Matačiūnaitė – Šimtas vienas
  36. Živilė Gedvilaitė – Lioness

Audrius Giržadas the Chief Producer of LRT said:

“It is good to remember how Lithuanians unanimously supported the band The Roop in Rotterdam. The yellow wave has swept across Europe. Again, 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, the LRT has provided financial support to all performers, which they can use to prepare for the screenings, 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 well. is a well-known performer.”

Pabandom iš Naujo! 2022″ Format

  1. 36 artists will compete on their right to represent Lithuania at Eurovision 2022
  2. Pabandom iš Naujo! 2022 will include 6 shows: 3 heat rounds, 2 semi-finals and one final.
  3. 12 artists will compete in each heat. The results will be determined by 50% national jury and 50% public vote. In each heat, 6 artists will advance for the semi-finals.
  4. Therefore, 18 artists will qualify for the semi-finals.
  5. 9 artists will compete in each semi-final. The results will be determined by 50% national jury and 50% public vote. In each semi-final., 4 artists will advance to the final.
  6. 8 artists will compete in the final. The winner will be determined by will be determined by 50% national jury and 50% public vote.
  7. This year, LRT will provide 54,000 Euros to the participants. It will be a budget for staging and production of the suggested songs.

Full Dates Are:

  • Heat 1 – Saturday, the 8th of January 2022
  • Heat 2 – Saturday, the 15th of January 2022
  • Heat 3 – Saturday, the 22nd of January 2022
  • Semi-Final 1 – Saturday, the 29th of January 2022
  • Semi-Final 2 – Saturday, the 5th of February 2022
  • Final – Saturday, the 12th of February 2022

Pabandom iš Naujo! 2022″ – Known Names

Monika Linkytė

The singer represented Lithuania at Eurovision 2015, alongside Vaidas Baumila.
They performed the song “This Time” and ended up 16th in the grand final.

Since then, she has had an impressive solo career.
You can listen to one of her songs:

Erica Jennings

The singer represented Lithuania at Eurovision 2001, as part of the group SKAMP.
They performed the song “You Got Style” and ended up 13th in the final:


The singer has tried her luck in 2 additional attempts in recent years.
In 2016, she competed in Lithuanian selection for Eurovision 2016.
She performed the ballad “Leading Me Home” and finished in 2nd place in the final

In 2019, she competed in Lithuanian selection with her ex-husband Jurgis DID.
They performed the song “Sing!” and ended up in 4th place in the final:

Ieva Zasimauskaitė

The singer represented Lithuania at Eurovision 2018 with the billengual ballad “When We’re Old.”
She finished in 12th place in the grand-final.

Vilija Matačiūnaitė


Vilija Matačiūnaitė (or in her new staging name Sunday Afternoon) represented Lithuania at Eurovision 2014. She performed the song “Attention“.
Unfortunately, she didn’t qualify for the final


The singer has participated in “Pabandom iš Naujo! 2021”. She competed with the song “Open“.
Unfortunately didn’t qualify for the semi-finals:


Gebrasy


The singer-songwriter has participated in the Lituanian selection twice.
In 2019, he competed in the Lithuanian selection with the song “Acceptance“. He didn’t qualify for the semi-finals:


In 2021, he performed the song “Where’d You Wanna Go“. Gebrasy finished in 2nd place in the final:


You can read our interview with Gebrasy from January 2021

Rūta Loop

The singer competed in the Lithuanian selection for Eurovision 2020 with the electo-house pop song “We Came From The Sun“. She ended up 4th in the final:

Aldegunda


Aldegunda participated in the Lithuanian selection on 2 different occasions.
In 2019, she performed the sassy Latin-pop song “I Want Your Love“.
Sadly ,she didn’t make it to the final:

In 2021, she performed the modern electro indie song “Sit Down“. Unfortunately, she didn’t make it to the semi-finals:

Titas ir Benas

Two cousins Titas & Benas participated in the Lithuanian selection in 2021.
They performed the love song “No” and ended up 6th in the final:

Lolita Zero

Lolita Zero is a fictive character, played by the singer and actor Gytis Ivanauskas.
She participated in the Lithuanian selection in 2017 with the song “Get Frightened” and finished in 5th place in the final:

Cosmic Bride

Cosmic Bride is a Lithuanian singer and composer living in The Netherlands.
She participated in the Lithuanian selection in 2021 with the song “Solitary Star”.
Unfortunately, she didn’t qualify for the semi-finals.

Queens of Roses

The girl group participated in the Lithuanian selection on 2 different occasions.

In 2017, they performed the song “Fisherman” and were eliminated in the 8th show (a step before the semi-finals)

In 2019, they performed the song “Runaway” and were elimimated in the 4th heat:

Voldemars Petersons

The singer-songwriter competed in the national selection on 2 different occasions:

In 2019, he performed the song “Dancing With The Stars” and was eliminated in the heats:

In 2021, he performed the song “Never Fall For You Again“. He ended up 3rd in the final:

Augustė Vedrickaitė – Augustė

The singer participated in the Lithuanian selection in 2017 with the song “It’s not over not to me” and didn’t make it to the further shows:

Gabrielė Goštautaitė

The singer competed in the Lithuanian selection for Eurovision 2021.
She performed the song “Freedom” and was eliminated in the heat rounds:

Emilija Valiukevičiūtė – Emilija V

The singer competed in the Lithuanian selection on 2 different occasions.
In 2018, she performed the song “Bye Bye” and was eliminated in the 2nd show.


In 2019, she performed the song “Riddle” and was eliminated in the semi-finals:

GABREA (Gabrielė Vilkickytė)

The singer participated in the Lithuanian selection in 2017.
She performed the song “Jūra” and was eliminated in the 2nd show.

Urtė Šilagalytė

The singer participated in the Lithuanian selection in 2010 with the song “Angelai“.
She was eliminated in the semi-finals:

Živilė Gedvilaitė

The singer participated in the Lithuanian selection on 2 different occasions.
In 2018, she performed the song “Melody” and was eliminated in the 6th show:

In 2019, she competed with the song “Learn From Your Love” and was eliminated in the semi-finals:

Who will represent Lithuania at Eurovision 2022?
Will it be one of the returning artists?
Will the country achieve another top 10 place in the final, as in 2021?

Doron Lahav is 28 years old guy who lives in Israel. Doron watches Eurovision Song Contest since early 2000s. Doron works as a Data Scientist and also shows interest in singing and writing.

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