The revamped Lithuanian national final for 2020, Pabandom iš naujo, has attracted much acclaim for its increased production values and song quality.
And it seems Lithuanians would agree, with two particularly notable examples.
The Roop’s eclectic, but addictive “On Fire” has spent much of the past two weeks inside in Lithuania’s Spotify top 10. On Thursday it was ninth with about 3,640 daily streams. One day later, it’s fallen slightly to 12.
Just last week, they topped the public vote in the first semifinal with 5192 votes, a total more than double of second place Aiste Pilvelyte. Could this mean a guaranteed 12 points for the public in the final?
The only other act in the top 20 is yet to perform in the semis. But after dropping a fresh music video and releasing her entry on streaming earlier in the week, Monique is currently at 17.
Early fan favourite Monique is set to perform “Make Me Human” once again after placing first in Heat 2. Placing second with the public then, will this boost be enough for this evening’s second semifinal?
There is only one more qualifying stage before the Lithuanian grand final, and eight acts are vying for the last four qualifying spots. It’s important to remember that, due to health reasons, Evgenya Redko has stepped down from the competition. The eight acts still in the running are:
Petunija “Show Ya”
Germanas Skoris “Chemistry (Breaking Free)”
Moniqué “Make Me Human”
Rokas Povilius “Vilnius Calling”
Monika Marija “If I Leave”
Andy Vaic “Why Why Why”
The Backs “Fully”
The show will start on February 8, at 20:00 CET and you can watch it on LRT’s website.
What do you think? Do you think “On Fire” or “Make Me Human” can take it all? Who are you rooting for in the second semi final of Pabandom iš naujo? Let us know in the comments below!