Tonight nine of the 18 qualifiers from the previous heats will face Semi-Final 1 of Lithuania‘s national selection Eurovizijos Atranka 2020. In each semi only four acts will secure a place in the Pabandom iš naujo! final on February 15th. But who should make it to the grand final?
We asked our readers to vote in our poll and the results are now in. Online polls aren’t an exact science at the best of times, but the results are still fun to look at. And tonight THE ROOP is our readers’ favourite with “On Fire”.
Pabandom iš naujo! Eurovizijos atranka 2020
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.
Gabrielius came second with our readers. He started his career on Lietuvos Balsas (The Voice of Lithuania). He’s taken the Eurovizijos Atranka plunge on multiple occasions — 2020 will be his fifth try.
“I Find You Here” is in Lithuanian and is quite different to what he usually performs. Music and lyrics were written Gabrielius Vagelis, arrangement by Bjorn Holmesland and mix and master by Snorre Bergerud.
Semi-final one acts: Our readers’ favourites
- THE ROOP “On Fire” 12.79% (509 votes)
- Gabrielius Vagelis “Tave čia randu” 11.68% (465 votes)
- Rūta Loop “We Came from the Sun” 10.93% (435 votes)
- KaYra “Alligator” 7.54% (300 votes)
- Aistė Pilvelytė “Unbreakable” 5.08% (202 votes)
- Alen Chicco “Somewhere Out There” 3.32% (132 votes)
- Baltos Varnos “Namų dvasia” 3.14% (125 votes)
- Viktorija Miškūnaitė “The Ocean” 1.96% (78 votes)
- Kristina Jure “My Sound of Silence” 0.93% (37 votes)
Who are your favourites to qualify tonight in Lithuania? Shout it out below!