It was the national selection with perhaps the most uninspiring name of all. But as the competing songs continue to drop and the first heat grows ever closer, Lithuania’s Eurovizijos dainų konkurso nacionalinė atranka (National Selection of the Eurovision Song Contest) has undergone a rebrand.
From henceforth, the show will adopt the slogan Pabandom Iš Naujo.
Eurovizijos atranka — Pabandom Iš Naujo
The slogan — which translates as “Let’s Try Again” — is drawn from a line in Marijono Mikutavičiaus’ song “Trys milijonai”.
TV execs feel that it is highly symbolic and reflective of the spirit of Eurovision — namely that taking part is more important than winning.
The country’s Head of Delegation Audrius Giržadas says:
Lithuania will participate in the Eurovision Song Contest for the 21st time this year. Our top spot to date is the sixth place taken by LT United in 2006 with the song “We Are The Winners”. So let’s try again and let our representatives go higher this year.
The name can also be interpreted as “We Go Again”.
The selection has also acquired a unique logo. It consists of a stylised Möbius strip, representing constant movement and creativity.
Meanwhile, the overall contest name has been shortened ever so slightly to Nacionalinė Eurovizijos Atranka.
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It was the national selection with perhaps the most uninspiring name of all. But as the competing songs continue to drop and the first heat grows ever closer, Lithuania’s Eurovizijos dain? konkurso nacionalin? atranka (National Selection of the Eurovision Song Contest) has undergone rebrand. From henceforth, the show will be called Pabandom iš naujo. Broadcaster LRT unveiled the new identity on Tuesday 7 January. The title — which translates as "Let's Try Again" — is drawn from a line in Marijono Mikutavi?iaus' song "Trys milijonai". TV execs feel that the title is highly symbolic and reflective of the spirit of Eurovision — namely that taking part is more important than winning. What do you think? #eurovision #eurovision2020 #eurovisionsongcontest #eurovisionsongcontest2020 #openup #esc2020
Eurovizijos Atranka 2020: Latest releases
As mentioned at the top of the article, entries continue to drop. Here are all the competing songs which have been released since our last update.
Aistay “Dangus man Tu” (You’re The Sky To Me)
KaYra recently performed “Alligator” during a New Year’s Eve special. You can watch the clip from the 1-hour mark here.
Kristina Jure “My Sound of Silence”
“Playa” marks Twosome’s third consecutive attempt to represent Lithuania at Eurovision. However, they stalled at the semi-final stage in both 2018 and 2019.
Monika Marija “If I Leave” (Studio Quality)
A live performance of “If I Leave”, taken from the same New Year’s Eve concert at which KaYra performed, emerged last week. On Monday, Monika Marija dropped the studio version.
Previously released entries
- Abrokenleg — “Electric Boy”
- Aika — “Paradas” (Parade)
- Andy Vaic — “Why Why Why”
- Gabrielius Vagelis — “Tave Cia Randu”
- Glossarium — “Game Over”
- Monika Marija — “If I Leave”
- Petunija — “Show Ya”
- Rūta Loop — “We Came From The Sun”
What do you think of the new branding? And which of the released songs do you like best? Let us know in the comments.