With the second semi-final of Lithuania’s Pabandom iš naujo! 2020, four more acts have qualified for next week’s grand final. Monika Marija, Moniqué, Meandi and The Backs will be heading to the grand final next Saturday.
As always, while the performances were pre-recorded earlier in the week, the voting was live. And while in previous years the jury gave their scores after each performance, this year all scoring was left until the end. Both the jury and televote scores were revealed for the first time tonight.
Only eight contestants performed in this semi-final, after heat three qualifier Evgenya Redko withdrew for medical reasons. She was not replaced in the semi, meaning the chances of qualifying were slightly greater for the eight remaining semi-final two contestants.
The semi-final was won by Monika Marija. She topped the jury vote with her song “If I Leave” and placed second in the televote.
Overall, this left Monika tied with Moniqué. Her song “Make Me Human” was the televote favourite and jury second place. It was Monika Marija who won the tiebreak, but both popular acts will be heading to the grand final.
Another tie happened for third and fourth place. MEANDI’s song “Drip” placed third with the jury and fourth with the televote.
The Backs had their song “Fully” place fourth with the jury and third with the televote. Meandi won the tiebreak, but both acts will be heading to the grand final.
But with those four qualifying, sadly it meant that four others had to miss out. We said goodnight to Germanas Skoris with “Chemistry (Breaking Free)”, Rokas Povilius with “Vilnius Calling”, Petunija with “Show Ya” and Andy Vaic who was asking “Why Why Why”.
The four qualifiers from tonight’s semi-final will head to the grand final next weekend, on 15 February. There they will be joined by the four qualifiers from last week’s semi-final. The winner of Pabandom iš naujo! 2020 will go on to represent Lithuania at Eurovision 2020 in Rotterdam.
Pabandom iš naujo! 2020 – Semi-final two results
- Monika Marija – “If I Leave” (12 points)
- Moniqué – “Make Me Human” (10 points)
- MEANDI – “DRIP” (8 points)
- The Backs – “Fully” (7 points)
- Germanas Skoris – “Chemistry (Breaking Free)” (6 points)
- Rokas Povilius – “Vilnius Calling” (5 points)
- Petunija – “Show Ya” (4 points)
- Andy Vaic – “Why Why Why” (3 points)
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