The third and last heat of Lithuania’s Pabandom iš naujo! Nacionalinė Eurovizijos Atranka 2020 was filmed on Tuesday 21 January. This means we now know the last 12 acts who will appear in the televised broadcast on Saturday 25 January.
Eurovizijos Atranka 2020 Heat Three
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The third and final heat of Lithuania's Eurovision 2020 selection was filmed on Tuesday night. Some of the acts participating include: KaYra – “Alligator” The Backs – “Fully” Bernardas Garba?iauskas – “Dad, Don’t Be Mad at Me” Justina Žukauskait? – “Breath In” Rokas Povilius – “Vilnius Calling” Lukas Bartaška – “Where Is That Change?” Photos via LRT #eurovision #esc2020 #eurovisionsongcontest2020 #eurovision2020 #openup
The expert panel members for this episode are Ramūnas Zilnys, Jievaras Jasinski, Leonas Somovas, Monika Linkytė (Eurovision 2015) and Vaidas Stackevičius.
Six acts will qualify from and move on to the semi-final stage. That means, we’ll be saying goodbye to the remaining six.
Now let’s get to know some of the 12 competing acts:
Aistė Pilvelytė – “Everlastingly”
This woman is a fighter! She’s trying her luck at Eurovizijos Atranka for a 12th time. Her first attempt was way back in 1999. After coming so close in 2017, placing second, Aistė said that she wouldn’t return to the preselection. But after a few years away, it seems that her dream lives on. And she’s called in the big guns. “Everlastingly” is written by Eurovision legend Thomas G:son. In an interview, Aistė said: “I am entering this year very strong, my desire and goal is to win”.
The song is yet to be released, so whet your appetite with her last effort — “I’m Like A Wolf”.
The Roop – “On Fire”
The Roop are back for a second time, after last competing in 2018. Then they came third. According to the band, the name of the song “On Fire” means being in a state of excitement, feeling passionate, engaged and full of energy. “This year’s song is about something I carried within and observed around myself. It’s about writing yourself off too quickly. We are underestimating ourselves too often. We think we don’t meet some standards or that we are uninteresting, too young, too old,” said the group’s frontman Vaidotas Valiukevičius.
KaYra – “Alligator”
Kristina Radžiukynaitė is an acting and music veteran. She’s been on Lithuania’s Got Talent, X Factor, The Voice and Your Face Sounds Familiar, the last of which she won. Now Kristina has changed her stage name to KaYra. She returns to Eurovizijos Atranka after a six year break. The fun ad catch “Alligator” has already become a fan favourite.
“A long time ago I wanted to write a song about the life of an artist, about the effort and the it can be like a role of a puppet. I hope that the listener will feel the irony of the song and the music video and feel for three minutes what it means to create all sorts of characters on stage, to give the viewer and be whatever they want and feel empty after you get back home. While the song sounds fun and easy, it hides a not-so-fun idea, and I just adore this contrast,” says Kritstina on an interview.
Rokas Povilius – “Vilnius Calling”
Rokas Povilius is a singer who’s music genre is described as bardpop/britpop/soft rock that interweaves melodies from the 1990s and 2000s. He is still quite new name in Lithuania and his first public appearance will be on the Eurovizijos Atranka. “Vilnius Calling” is produced and arranged by Germanas Skoris who qualified from the second heat.
Evgenya Redko – “What About Us”
A lead vocalist with the very popular hip-hop group Lilo ir Innomine, Evgenya Redko is finally starting her solo career. She’s already released her first album Deivės (Goddesses). While her song is yet to be released, she has a large following and is tipped to do well.
Nombeko Augustė – “Reikia man” / “I need“
Nombeko Augustės Khotseng is a rising star in Lithuania. She started her journey on Lithuanian’s X Factor and later The Voice. Nombeko Augustė is half Lithuanian and half South African. She previously competed in Eurovizijos atranka as a backing vocalist for Kotryna Juodzevičiutė a few years ago. “Reikia man” is in Lithuanian and is writen by the singer herself.
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Eurovizijios Atranka 2020 Heat Three Remaining acts
The heat three line-up will be completed by:
- Bernardas Garbačiauskas – “Dad, Don’t Be Mad at Me”
- Justina Žukauskaitė – “Breath In”
- Lukas Bartaška – “Where Is That Change?”
- Ruslanas Kirilkinas – “Soldiers Heart”
- The Backs – “Fully”
- Vitalijus Špokaitis – “Nemušk Savęs”/ “Don’t Hit Yourself”
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The third and final heat of Lithuania's Eurovision 2020 selection was filmed on Tuesday night. Some of the acts participating include: Aist? Pilvelyt? – “Everlastingly” Evgenya Redko – “What About Us” Ruslanas Kirilkinas – “Soldiers Heart” Nombeko August? – “Reikia man” / “I need“ Vitalijus Špokaitis – “Nemušk Sav?s”/ “Don't Hit Yourself” The Roop – “On Fire” Photos via LRT #eurovision #esc2020 #eurovisionsongcontest2020 #eurovision2020 #openup
Who you think the six qualifiers will be? And which song are you most excited to hear on Saturday? Let us know in the comments below.