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.
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Only KaYra and The Roop from this heat, i wish Twosome come back , others songs are not good at all and i am honest ….
The overall winners for me – MEANDI, Monique,KaYra, Gabrielus and The Roop
Surprise winners – Monika Marija, Petunija, Alen,Ruta
I’m still on the train with Gabrielius.
3. Ruta Loop
Monika Marija has an innocent song, very weak compared to last year.
Aiste has a song that can be a waste of any other selection.
Alen Chicco is visually very strong but the song does not convince me 100%
The proposal of the Baltos Varnos sisters is interesting.
I await Evgenya Redko.
The Roop was better with “Yes I Do”
All other songs are weak and do not deserve to win.
There are some really good songs in Lithuania’s selection this year. I most want Gabrielius Vagelis to win but I’d be happy with Monika Marija, Monique, Ruta Loop or The Roop tbh.
I’m curious about Evgenya Redko. Aiste released her song today and it sounds outdated imo. “I’m like a wolf” and “Melancholia” were her best entries.
I gotta say “Vilnius Calling” drew me in. It is kind of a joke act, but a good one. I also want to listen Aiste’s song. “On Fire” sounds good too and will qualify without problem, I don’t know why they use Bilal’s “Roi” hands gesture though. It wasn’t invented by Bilal but now it looks weird.
Anyway, Gabrielius is the best one so far.
Alligator :). Lithuania is on fire 🙂
Aiste Pilvelyte, song.
I knew they’d use the word ‘invincible’ but I didn’t think the entire song would consist of cliches from other songs like ‘unbreakable’, ‘flying without wings’, ‘titanium’. It’s like a parody lol I don’t hate it, though. Her voice comes through.
Dont you think its good? I do. I wish it could have been in Melfest.
Yes the reservoir of generic music , melodifest
for the 100th time: Generic means: A song that have been heard over and over again. Tell me one song that havent been heard before? Thats WHAT generic means. Look it up. You dont have a clue what it means.
You just described Melfest though.
and your countrys selection to. right? In your heart you know that Sweden is a pop country so you know that we are going to have a lot of pop songs. I dont think you are stupid. You know this. we are a pop style country so you can call us what you want. i dont really care
What do you expect from Thomas G:son? All his songs are the same. And “invincible/unbreakable” are ones of the most popular words in Swedish music.
yeah, the song feels like I heard it millions times before in Eurovision. It’s not bad (although I do not really like the last third of the song, it becomes absolutely monotonous) but damn, there would be almost zero chance to qualify with it to final, it’s very not memorable.
So, I think the only possible competition for Monique left might be Redko (good and famous singer but haven’t released the song yet)but even that is a long shot since Monique is more famous and jury supports her, and of course her song is actually good, actually something unique.
Honestly the only major problem is that it sounds quite dated. It sounds like a song that gets eliminated in Andra Chansen. But it’s nice enough. It could have won in an older edition of Eurovizijos Atranka, but Lithuania have upped their game this year.
I was relying on Aiste but this is a huge letdown…
Guess I’ll be supporting Gabrielius or Monika
thomas g:son? hype found DEAD.
i had no idea evgenya redko was in lilo ir innomine, that’s a very commercially successful band in lithuania!
He wrote Aistes song this year so the hype is UP! Great song:)
He peaked with euphoria !!!
And that was it.
one more swede hater i see. I dont really know why but if that makes your motor running. go for it. If you dont vote for us is ESC. we will survive
waiter: What can I bring you?
me: The Roop – On Fire please
The Roop is soooooooo good!
The music video is real artistic yeah
Not a huge fan of the song
I like Alligator
What does I will be your personal marionette mean ?
Is it like Mariette from Sweden ?
Marionete = puppet in Lithuanian, from the French and old fashion English word “marionette”
I get how the song ties in to the message she meant now
Honestly I can’t see anything beating Make Me Human this year
I wouldn’t worry Apple , have faith in the Lithuanian public
They will choose based on song and not on name .
The juries might push based on name but as semi 2 televote showed , if the song is not strong enough they’ll not win
Nothing will beat Make Me Human especially when it’s clear Monique has support from jury. And in all honesty, Monique’s song is by far the best so far. I absolutely do not believe that we will hear a better song. I think Redko’s song will be nice. Pilvelyte’s song will be a bit too “old school, outdated”to win(its her style). It’s almost impossible that Monique would not win.
I already have heard 3 better songs in semi 1 itself !
I hope Thomas gave Aiste her long overdue winning song. Let me hear her roar.
People say it sounds dated 🙁 like Chanée & N’evergreen – In A Moment Like This (Denmark 2010)
haha now I actually wish it was like ‘A moment like this’. It’s far more dated, as it turns out.
I LOVE IT and thats the only thing that matters to me. I dont really care who wrote it
It’s not that people don’t like it. It just sounds dated and cliche.