Lithuania will be saying ‘Let’s ty again!’ for the second consecutive Saturday, as Pabandom iš naujo! continues on Saturday 15th January.
Eleven hopefuls will be looking to qualify for the semi-final round of the National Final. Let’s take a deeper dive into the artists who are wanting to represent Lithuania at Eurovision 2022 this week!
Viktorija Kajokaitė – Piece of Universe
Viktorija has already released a range of songs in Lithuanian and English, with one of them, Vieniša Tyla, gaining a respectful 12k views on her YouTube channel. Her song for Pabandom iš naujo! is a dramatic number featuring a kick from a guitar in the chorus. Would you like to see her advance into the semi-finals?
Gabrea – Make it Real
Gabrielė Senkevičiūtė was on The Voice Lithuiana 2021, and she’s back in the Lithuanian public eye under her stage name GABREA with her funky bass-led track Make It Real. We’re looking forward to seeing her on stage on Saturday!
Clockwork Creep – Grow
Clockwork Creep are looking to set the stage alight! Their alternative metal sound is very present in their track for Pabandom iš naujo!, and launches into life when vocals reach their boiling point in the chorus. How will this sound fair on Saturday?
Emilija Katauskaitė – Illuminate
Emilija Katauskaitė is another The Voice Lithuania contestant and has gained a great following from the programme. She’s back to show what she can do again with her track Illuminate as her song to try and represent Lithuania. Emilija mixes lots of different sounds in her contemporary pop track, including a violin riff.
Justė Kraujelytė – How to Get My Life Back
Justė Kraujelytė released her debut album Therapy in 2020, and now she’s taking her hand at Pabandom iš naujo! with her song How to Get My Life Back. She has said her performance on Saturday is “inspired by the film The Matrix” and the dark undertones of her track certainly reflect that!
Titas & Benas – Getting Through This
You may recognise this duo (who are also cousins) from their song No last year in Pabandom iš naujo!, and this year they are back with a different sound. They will be hopeful that their indie-pop track Getting Through This will see them go even better than their fourth-place finish in 2021.
Ieva Zasimauskaitė – I’ll be There
Ieva Zasimauskaitė is no stranger to Eurovision – she finished 12th in Eurovision 2018 with her emotional love ballad When We’re Old. How will she fair this time, with what looks like another powerful ballad? She is sure to capture the stage with her soft and raw vocals.
Queens of Roses – Washing Machine
Queens of Roses are here to bring the fun! They have already performed on the Lithuanian National Final stage twice, in 2017 and 2019. Their track for 2022, Washing Machine is an explosion of pop fun – their performance on Saturday night is to for sure be a party!
Cosmic Bride – The Devil Lives in Spain
Cosmic Bride is another returnee, taking part in 2021 and finishing tenth in Heat Two. She is back this year with a flamenco-inspired track, The Devil Lives in Spain. Here’s hoping she can achieve a better result than in 2021.
Justin 3 feat. Nanaart – Something That is Natural
Justinas Stanislovaitis, aka Justin 3, has previously worked with Lithuanian National Final fan favourites, Twosome. Now, he is trying with his track Something That is Natural which will be sung by Nanaart. Justin 3 has experimented with a range of previous sounds in his other work, from everything to EDM, Indie to even hints of country. Maybe we’ll get a mix of this with his Pabandom iš naujo! song!
Moosu X – Love that Hurts
The duo Moosu X consist of producers Justas Kulikauskas and Aurimas Galvelis, and have already released a range of EDM-pop songs with multiple singers. Their track for Pabandom iš naujo! is led by strings on top of a drumming beat. We’re looking forward to that cello solo on Saturday!
Who is your favourite act of Heat Two of Pabandom iš naujo!? Which songs do you like so far? Let us know in the comments!
You’ll be able to watch the show on LRT’s website on Saturday 15th January 2022, starting at 8pm CET.