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🇱🇹 Lithuania: Results of the first semi-final of Pabandom iš naujo 2020

Four acts have secured their spot in the final!

Following three qualifying heats, 9 of the remaining 18 artists competing in Pabandom iš naujo battled it out for four spots in the final. These four will be joined by another four from next week’s semi final in the final, which takes place on Saturday 15th February. The winner will represent Lithuania in Rotterdam.

Tonight, the first semi-final of Pabandom iš naujo 2020 was held on Saturday from the LRT studios in Vilnius. Having qualified from their heats over the last three weeks, four acts booked their place in the final. LRT recently revealed that the final will be upscaled, and will be held in the Žalgiris Arena in Kaunas on February 15th.

In the meantime, you can catch up on the results of the three heats below:

Here is the line-up and running order, with qualifiers in bold:

  1. KaYra – “Alligator
  2. Viktorija Miškūnaitė – “The Ocean” 
  3. Baltos varnos – “Namų dvasia
  4. Rūta Loop – “We Came From Sun
  5. Gabrielius Vagelis – “Tave čia randu
  6. The Roop – “On Fire
  7. Krisitna Jure – “My Sound of Silence
  8. Alen Chicco – “Somewhere Out There
  9. Aistė Pilvelytė – “Unbreakable

And here are the full results of the semi:

PlaceArtistSongJuryTelevoteTotal
1Aistė Pilvelytė“Unbreakable“12 (56)10 (2521)22
2The Roop “On Fire“10 (45)12 (5192)22
3KaYra“Alligator“7 (34)8 (2080)15
4Rūta Loop “We Came From Sun“8 (35)6 (1224)14
5Baltos varnos“Namų dvasia“6 (32)7 (1258)13
6Alen Chicco“Somewhere Out There“5 (29)5 (1096)10
7Kristina Jure “My Sound of Silence“3 (19)4 (963)7
8Gabrielius Vagelis “Tave čia randu“4 (24)2 (576)6
9Viktorija Miškūnaitė“The Ocean”2 (11)3 (862)5

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 studying a Bachelor of Science in Politics & International Relations at the University of Exeter.

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