On the afternoon of 3 January, Lithuania’s LRT finally put eager fans out of their misery when it announced the names of the 36 acts and songs which will compete in Eurovizijos Atranka 2020.
Unlike other national selections for Eurovision, Lithuania doesn’t tend to have a set rule regarding song release dates. Once Eurovision’s 1 September rule is abided by, artists are free to drop songs whenever they please.
As such, even though the acts were only announced mere hours ago, several of the entries are already available to listen to online.
Here are some you can check out right now.
Eurovizijos Atranka 2020: All the songs released so far in Lithuania’s Eurovision selection
Abrokenleg — “Electric Boy”
aika — “Paradas” (Parade)
Her name might not be familiar, but her face should be. That’s because aika — real name Jekaterina Fiodorova — formerly performed as Catrinah. She competed under her old stage name in 2016 with “Be Free”, making it to the semi-final.
Andy Vaic — “Why Why Why”
Gabrielius Vagelis — “Tave Cia Randu”
This will be Gabrielius Vagelis’ fifth entry in Lithuania’s selection process. He first tried in 2013, when he submitted two songs, one of which was a duet with Ieva Zasimauskaitė. Neither effort reached the final. Gabrielius’ best result was fifth place in 2017. He last participated in 2018.
Glossarium — “Game Over”
Glossarium reached the semi-final stage in 2019 with “Anyone”.
Monika Marija — “If I Leave”
Monika Marija returns with her fourth entry in three years. Of course, that’s because she had two songs in the 2019 season — “Criminal” and “Light On”. To her apparent surprise, both songs reached the final. So, in a bid to avoid the two songs cancelling each other out, Monika withdrew “Criminal”. She ultimately came second.
Petunija — “Show Ya”
Petunija last entered in 2016. Singing “Tomorrow”, she survived the first two rounds of that year’s ten episode run.
Rūta Loop — “We Came From The Sun”
Despite being eliminated in the early rounds of the 2018 series, Rūta Loop ultimately got as far as the final. She and her entry “Positive Thoughts” received a second chance thanks to an online wildcard vote.
What is your favourite song released so far in Lithuania’s Eurovizijos Atranka 2020? (3 January)
What is your favourite of the eight songs above? And which song are you most excited to hear? Let us know in the comments below.