Saturday 22nd January is the third and final heat of Lithuania’s National Final for Eurovision 2022, Pabandom iš naujo!, before we move onto the semi-final stage.
We have twelve acts taking part in the show this week, where six will advance go the semi-finals. Want to hear a bit more about them? Let’s take a look!
Gebrasy – Into Your Arms
We know it was all about The Roop in 2021, but Gebrasy did give them a run for their money in the 2021 Lithuanian National Final. Finishing second with his track Where’d You Wanna Go?, can he do one better this time with his high drama ballad?
Mėnulio Fazė – Give Me a Sign
Releasing music since 2019, Mėnulio Fazė already has a decent sized back catalogue and even appeared on The Voice Lithuania 2020. How will he fair with his funky-pop track on Saturday?
Monika Liu – Sentimentai
Monika Liu is a household name in Lithuania, and has been a judge on The Voice Lithuania for the latest two seasons. Arguably her most famous track, Vaikinai trumpais Šortais, has 1 million plays on her YouTube channel. Her song for Pabandom iš naujo! features a mix of jazz, electro pop and haunting vocals.
Vasha – Nepaleidi
Gabrielė Rutkauskienė, who goes by the stage name Vasha, has released her entry Nepaledi ahead of Heat Three. She says the song was inspired on personal experiences with love. We’re looking forward to her uptempo bop taking the stage on Saturday!
Emilija Valiukevičiūtė – Overload
Emilija Valiukevičiūtė who also goes by Emilija V, moved to London at the age of 18 to pursue her career in the music industry and has had support from Kiss FM and Capital Xtra. Her song for Saturday Overload, features elements of pop and indie.
Živilė Gedvilaitė – Lioness
There isn’t too much online about Živilė Gedvilaitė, but it is clear she is a confident and talented performer. Her song for Pabandom iš naujo! sends a powerful message about standing up for yourself and facing the world. Will her message be heard into the semi-final stage?
Geleibra – Aš jaučiu tave
Geleibra credits herself on her Instagram as a performer, creator and vocal coach. She has been uploading vlogs, covers and other content to YouTube for five years and has a steady 10k Instagram following. Her song for Saturday gives a mystical vibe and features a truly stunning music video. How will she bring it to the stage at Pabandom iš naujo!?
Rūta Loop – Call Me from the Cold
A fan favourite from Pabandom iš naujo! 2020, Rūta Loop finished fourth with We Came From The Sun. After numerous Lithuanian language releases in 2021, she’s back with Call Me from the Cold, staying true to her electro-infused ballad style. Can she do even better than her 2020 result?
Basas Pegasas – Ponai
The group Basas Pegasas are fronted by Marius Repšys, a film and theater actor who has won The Golden Cross – the highest theater award in Lithuania. This is his musical debut so there isn’t much to go off at the moment, however it seems we’re definitely in for a theatrical, loud and fun show from them on Saturday!
Lolita Zero – Not Your Mother
Lolita Zero is a famous drag queen in Lithuania, and she’s back for a second time in Lithuania’s National Final after finishing fourth in the final in 2017 with Get Frighten. Now she’s back with Not Your Mother, a techno heavy track – can she go even further in 2022?
Vilija Matačiūnaitė – Šimtas ir vienas
Another Eurovision alumni, Vilija finished that so-close eleventh place in the semi-final at Eurovision 2014 with Attention. Time time in 2022, she’ll be attempting to capture the audience with a Lithuanian language song. We’re looking forward to hearing from her again!
Gintarė Korsakaitė – Fantasy Eyes
Gintarė Korsakaitė already has some huge Lithuanian language hits, with her song Be Tavęs clocking up 187k views on YouTube. Now it looks like she’ll be trying to her luck in English with her Eurovision attempt, sticking to her young, contemporary pop style for Pabandom iš naujo!?
Who are you most looking forward to seeing in the third and final heat? Let us know in the comments!
You’ll be able to watch the show on LRT’s website on Saturday 22nd January 2022, starting at 8pm CET.