This Saturday, the 1st semifinal of the Lithuanian national final will take place. Here is a quick guide for the show.
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.
Emilija Katauskaitė – Illuminate
Emilija will debut at this year’s Pabandom. Last year, she competed in Lithuanian The Voice. Music is an important part of Emilija’s life. Her song “Illuminate” is composed by Emilija Katauskaitė, Stoyan Stoyanov and Paul Bester.
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.
Gebrasy – Into Your Arms
Gebrasy is the stage name of the Lithuanian singer Audrius Petrauskas. In 2013, he competed in the Lithuanian version of The X-Factor. In 2017, he competed for the first time in the national final, but he didn’t manage to qualify from his heat. In 2018, he qualify from the first phase of the show, but didn’t qualify for the semifinals. In 2019, he tried for the third time and once again he didn’t reach the semis. In 2021, he scored his best result in the national selection with “Where’d You Gonna Go?”, placing 2nd in the final. This year, his entry “Into Your Arms” is composed by Audrius Petrauskas and Faustas Venckus.
Gintarė Korsakaitė – Fantasy Eyes
Gintarė Korsakaitė she prepares her performance for over a month. In the past she has competed in the 2011 and 2013 versions of the national final.
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.
Justė Kraujelytė – How to Get My Life Back
Justė Kraujelytė may debut at Pabandom iš naujo, but is not new in the music industry. Her debut album was release in 2020 and was titled “Therapy”.
Lolita Zero – Not Your Mother
Lolita Zero is the stage name for actor, dancer and choreographer Gytis Ivanauskas. He was born in June 1st, 1980, in Ukmerge, Lithuania. In 2017, Lolita competed in the NF with the song “Get Frighten”.
Queens of Roses – Washing Machine
Queens of Roses is a three-member group that has participated twice in the past at the national final (in 2017 and 2019). This year, their song “Washing Machine” is composed by Michael James Down, Will Taylor, Primož Poglajen and Natalie Palmer.
The show will start at 20:00 CET this Saturday and you can watch it here: LRT Web-player!
You can listen to all the available Pabandom Iš Naujo 2022 songs here:
What do you think about the artists? What do you think about the songs? Let us know in the comments below!