Tonight, the first heat of the Lithuanian national final will take place. Here is a quick guide for the show.
Here is the running order of tonight’s heat with some of the songs – not all entries have released their video clip!
1. Elonas Pokanevič – Someday
Elonas is new to the Lithuanian national final. Occasionally he uploads music covers on his social media accounts. Moreover, he has studied at Vilnius University Institute of International Relations and Political Science.
2. Joseph June – Deadly
Joseph June (Vytautas Gumbelevicius) sings a variety of genres; jazz, hip-hop, R&B and indie. He was born in Vilnius and his music influenced are mostly American artists. In the past he released a number of songs, but he will participate for the first time in the Lithuanian national final. His song “Deadly” is composed by Vytautas Gumbelevicius.
3. Urtė Šilagalytė – Running Chords
Urtė Šilagalytė is not new to the contest. In 2010, she competing in the national final, but was eliminated in the semifinals. The following year, she competed again, this time reaching the final. This year, her song “Running Chords” is composed byJustas Kulikauskas and Aurimas Galvelis.
4. Gabrielė Goštautaitė – Over
Gabrielė is not new to Pabandom Iš Naujo. Last year, she competed with the song “Freedom”, but eliminated in the Heat. This year, her song “Over” is composed by Gabrielė Goštautaitė and Robertas Semeniukas.
5. Mary Mo – Get Up
Mary Mo is currently working on her album, but in the meantime she will participate at the new national final. Her song is titled “Get Up”.
6. Augustė – Before You’re 6ft Under
Another debutant in the national final. Augustė is currently focused in her national final performance.
7. Sun Francisco – Dream Again
Sun Francisco is a fun that formed last year. The duo consists of Giedrė and Maxas. Their debut album is set for a 2022 release.
8. Voldemars Petersons and the Break Hearters – Up
Voldemars Petersons with participated for the third consecutive time in Pabandom Iš Naujo. No other artist has participated to all three editions of the revamped Lithuanian national final. The song “Up” is composed by Voldemars himself.
9. Aldegunda – Holiday
Aldegunda (born Gailė Asačiovaitė-Main) participated also last year at Pabandom – performing again 9th at the 1st Heat. Her song “Sit Down” didn’t make it to the final. This year her song “Holiday” is composed by Gailė Asačiovaitė-Main.
10. Viktorija Faith – Walk Through The Water
Except of a singer she is also a scriptwriter. Her first film, that is about music, finished its production a few months ago and it is set to premier this year. Along with her movie Viktorija hopes to release her first album in the coming months.
11. Erica Jennings – Back To Myself
Erica Jennings had represented in the past Lithuania at Eurovision as part of the group SKAMP. The group managed to placed 13th in 2001 with their song “You Got Style”. Erica herself she is of Irish nationality but she lives in Lithuania. Her song “Back To Myself” is composed by Erica Jennings, Stephen Sims, Deividas Jaroška, Rick Blaskey and Victor Diawara.
The show will start at 20:00 CET and will you can watch it on demand here: LRT Web-player!
Are you going to watch the first heat tonight? What do you think about the entries? Who will qualify to the semifinals? Let us know in the comments below!