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

  1. THE ROOP “On Fire” 12.79% (509 votes)
  2. Gabrielius Vagelis “Tave čia randu” 11.68% (465 votes)
  3. Rūta Loop “We Came from the Sun” 10.93% (435 votes)
  4. KaYra “Alligator” 7.54% (300 votes)
  5. Aistė Pilvelytė “Unbreakable” 5.08% (202 votes)
  6. Alen Chicco “Somewhere Out There” 3.32% (132 votes)
  7. Baltos Varnos “Namų dvasia” 3.14% (125 votes)
  8. Viktorija Miškūnaitė “The Ocean” 1.96% (78 votes)
  9. Kristina Jure “My Sound of Silence” 0.93% (37 votes)

Who are your favourites to qualify tonight in Lithuania? Shout it out below!

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Jameson
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The Roop? Are you serious? Lithuania, two years in a row without a final? Well, good for you then.

Philip
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Philip

much better than Spain.. Looks like Lithuania is not planning on not passing to the final.. good, very good..

Paul
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Paul

Is this poll a joke?!

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xohxoh

I would be happy with this top 4, but unfortunately Gabrielus is flopping.

Roelof Meesters
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Roelof Meesters

I really hope KaYra and Ruta qualify, but I think at least one of them won’t make it, and I also feel that Lithuania will pick ‘On Fire’ for Eurovision which would make me very dissapointed…

trey
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trey

it’s pretty clear that Monique would be araound 80-90% lock for the Eurovision grand final. The song, staging, voice is really decent.
The Roop however? Best case scenario 40-50%, most likely even less. It would be a mistake if Lithuania would send the Roop. But hey, Lithuanians have a pretty strange taste, so I wouldn’t be surprised if that would happen. Seems like Lithuania every other year must send some not very good song and leave a better one in Lithuania. That’s a shame.

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Rainbow, rainbow, rainbow

In Lithuania it feels as if the Roop is promoted/liked highly only by the Russian minority, citizens of Kaunas City, and a bit harsher music lovers (aka, candidate to become a President Ingrida Simonyte who is a lover of hard rock/metal was promoting on her offical page to vote for the Roop, she came 2nd in the election so she has some influence). I’m having a feeling that the same scenario will repeat when hated by most Rain of Revolution (instead of sending I’m Like a Wolf or Love Shadow) and Attention (well, 2014 were really weak but any song… Read more »

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First row at ESC & JESC

My favorites are The Roop and KaYra – and from the other semi final it is Monique

MAark
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MAark

The Roop is the first real chance of Winning Eurovision since LT United!

Ggg
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Ggg

Only in your night dreams.

Jameson
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Jameson

This made me cringe lol
what are you snorting, Mark.

Thorbeta
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Thorbeta

Good luck to THE ROOP, who have one of my favorite songs this year already!! I’m pretty sure they’ll sail to the final.

Purple Mask
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Purple Mask

Best of luck to everyone in Lithuania this evening. 🙂
That is a very interesting poll result. My favourite is 8th, haha!

Colin
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Colin

Very interesting indeed. The whole semi will be interesting, cause it’s the unpredictable one. Basically every song has some chance to qualify, with only The Roop being a guaranteed finalist (who knows why, but it is so). My favorites are KaYra and Gabrielius, but there are several good songs here, including Viktorija’s.

Damnfeelsgood
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Damnfeelsgood

Omg . Hope Alen Chicco will qualify for Atranka final.
Go Alen!

Tom
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Tom

Gabrielus, KaYra, The Roop and Ruta pls (Maybe Alen)

Noname
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Noname

The Roop On Fire – for the winner.
Yes

Jakub
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Jakub

I hope THE ROOP will win tonight’s semifinal and will go to Rotterdam. I’d love to see them on big stage in May

Jo.
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Jo.

Hell no!!

Joe
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Joe

I can’t believe I haven’t heard On Fire until now. What an amazing song! Lithuania could totally get back to the final if they send it!

Albert
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Albert

I love Make Me Human, but I know that Lithuania will send on fire to Eurovision

Sale
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Sale

Unfortunately… With Make me Human they’d end up in top 10 with Fire I don’t think so..

BadWoolfGirl
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BadWoolfGirl

But what if make me human doesn’t qualify? I am worried if it gets lost by more bombastic entries,

Sale
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Sale

The ROOP’s and Gabrielius’ stage presence are just plain weird

Héctor
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Héctor

Go Gabrielius! Wouldn’t mind seeing this four going through. But we all know Aiste will make it to the final undeservedly.

Colin
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Colin

REALLY hoping for KaYra tonight! Go, go, Alligator!!!

Purple Mask
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Purple Mask

I really like that one too – excellent choreography. 🙂