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🇱🇹 Lithuania: Results of the first heat of Pabandom iš naujo 2020

The search of Lithuania's entry for Rotterdam has begun!

Tonight saw the first heat of the freshly revamped Lithuanian selection! Previously, it was called ‘Eurovizijos Atranka‘, but it has since been rebranded as ‘Pabandom iš naujo‘ (“We Go Again!”). Instead of the usual 30-week selection, the process has been stream lined into three heats, two semi-finals and a final. Therefore, the Lithuanian entrant for Eurovision will be selected nice and early – on February 15th. 

The first show of Pabandom iš naujo 2020 has concluded, and the first twelve participants of this year’s competition have performed their entries. This was the first of three elimination heats, where six of the acts are eliminated per week, and the other half proceed to the semi finals.

The results of each of the shows will be determined by a 50/50 combination of votes from a jury panel and public televoting. The members of the jury consisted of Darius Užkuraitis, Gerūta Griniūtė, Giedrė Kilčiauskienė, Vaidotas Stackevičius and Leon Somov.

The artists competing tonight, with the qualifiers in bold were as follows:

  1. Glossarium – “Game Over”
  2. Baltos varnos – “Namų dvasia”
  3. Justinas Lapatinskas – “High Way Story”
  4. Aistay – “Dangus man tu”
  5. Petunia – “Show Ya”
  6. Lukas Norkūnas – “Atsiprašyk”
  7. Donata – “Made of Wax”
  8. Andy Vaic – “Why Why Why”
  9. Aika – “Paradas”
  10. Meandi – “DRIP”
  11. Monika Marija – “If I Leave”
  12. Gabrielius Vagelis – “Tave čia randu”

And here were the full results:

1Monika Marija“If I Leave”12 (54)12 (1006)24
2Baltos Varnos“Namų dvasia”10 (46)10 (592)20
3Meandi“DRIP”10 (46)8 (461)18
4Gabrielius Vagelis“Tave čia randu”7 (38)6 (394)13
5Andy Vaic“Why Why Why”5 (22)7 (446)12
6Petunija“Show Ya”6 (24)5 (240)11
7Aika“Paradas”4 (18)4 (237)8
8Glossarium“Game Over”4 (18)2 (218)6
9Aistay“Dangus man tu”2 (11)3 (228)5
10Justinas Lapatinskas“Highway Story”1 (8)431
11Donata Virbilaitė“Made of Wax”0 (4)1251
12Lukas Norkūnas“Atsiprašyk”0 (1)830

The line-up for next Saturday’s heat has yet to be announced, but we can expect the songs to be released over the course of this week.

Lithuania at the Eurovision Song Contest

Lithuania made their debut at the Eurovision Song Contest in 1994 with Ovidijus Vyšniauskas and his song “Lopšinė mylimai”. It finished in last place with the dreaded nul points. It took Lithuania several years to make the top 10 at Eurovision. Indeed it took them until 2006 to pull off a top 10 finish with a song entitled “We are the Winners”. The song managed to finish in 6th place with 162 points.

Since then, Lithuania have only managed to grace the top 10 on one other occasion – in 2016 with Donny Montell. This year, in Tel Aviv, Lithuania failed to make the final with Jurij Veklenko’s “Run With The Lions”. It placed 11th place in the semi-final with 93 points, just one point away from qualification.

So, do you agree with the results? Who would you like to see represent Lithuania in Rotterdam? Be sure to stay updated by following @ESCXTRA on Twitter@escxtra on Instagram and liking our Facebook page for the latest updates! Also, be sure to subscribe to our YouTube channel to see our reactions to the news in the run up to Rotterdam!

Costa Christou

Ever since I saw Helena Paparizou's triumph at Eurovision in 2005 (at the tender age of 6), I have been crazy about Eurovision. From the regional native language bops and shrieky female-led balladry to the sophisticated avant garde pop songs and chart-friendly EDM, I love everything about this cultural phenomenon. I'm currently working as a Delivery Manager in a software development team.

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