After five acts from heat one qualified for the semi-final last week, it was time for the second heat of Pabandom iš Naujo! 2021 in Lithuania. Five more acts have advanced to the final. They are: Gebrasy, Gabrielus Vagilis, Evita Cololo, Norbertas and Aistė Brokenleg.

This year’s series of Pabandom iš Naujo! has been shortened. It includes two heats, one semi-final and one grand final. A total of 21 acts are taking part in the Baltic state’s music competition, which will determine their artist and song for Eurovision 2021.

The ten acts that got through the two heats will perform in the semi-final on 30 January. Eventually, five acts will make it through to the final from the semi, and will compete alongside last year’s winners The Roop.

The result was determined by both a jury and televoters, who each accounted for half of the score. Among the jury members were LRT popular music editor Ramūnas Zilnys, presenter Gerūta Griniūtė, songwriter Vytautas Bikus, performer Ieva Narkutė and singer Stanislavas Stavickis-Stano.

And while the drama was high to see who would make it through, we can’t avoid one reality: For many, tonight was all about seeing The Roop perform their song “Discoteque”, which has pushed Lithuania to the top of the Eurovision 2021 betting odds. The group, who won the competition last year, have been given an automatic spot in this year’s final, owing to the cancellation of last year’s edition.

You can watch all of the Heat 2 performances below.

Pabandom iš Naujo 2021: Heat Two qualifiers’ performances

Gebrasy – “Where’d You Wanna Go?”

Gabrielius Vagelis – “My Guy”

Evita Cololo – “Be paslapčių”

Norbertas – “Man In Need”

Aistė Brokenleg – “Home”

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The Roop performs “Discoteque” live

Last year’s winners The Roop performed their new Pabandom iš Naujo! song “Discoteque”.

Pabandom iš Naujo 2021: Heat Two Results

Jury results

  • Gebrasy – “Where’d You Wanna Go?” – 12 points
  • Gabrielius Vagelis – “My Guy” – 10 points
  • Evita Cololo – “Be paslapčių” – 8 points
  • Aistė Brokenleg – “Home” – 7 points
  • Cosmic Bride – “Solitary Star” – 6 points
  • Sunday Afternoon – “Open” – 5 points
  • Norbertas – “Man In Need” – 4 points
  • Rapolas – “Degam” – 3 points
  • Gabrielė Goštautaitė – “Freedom” – 2 points
  • UnoBand – “Esiu” – 1 point

Televoting results

  • Gebrasy – “Where’d You Wanna Go?” – 12 points
  • Norbertas – “Man In Need” – 10 points
  • Evita Cololo – “Be paslapčių” – 8 points
  • Gabrielius Vagelis – “My Guy” – 7 points
  • Gabrielė Goštautaitė – “Freedom” – 6 points
  • Rapolas – “Degam” – 5 points
  • Sunday Afternoon – “Open” – 4 points
  • UnoBand – “Esiu” – 3 point
  • Aistė Brokenleg – “Home” – 2 points
  • Cosmic Bride – “Solitary Star” – 1 point

Final results

 

  • Gebrasy – “Where’d You Wanna Go?” – 12 points – ADVANCED
  • Gabrielius Vagelis – “My Guy” – 10 points – ADVANCED
  • Evita Cololo – “Be paslapčių” – 8 points – ADVANCED
  • Norbertas – “Man In Need” – 7 points – ADVANCED
  • Aistė Brokenleg – “Home” – 6 points – ADVANCED

 

 

  • Sunday Afternoon – “Open” – 5 points
  • Rapolas – “Degam” – 4 points
  • Gabrielė Goštautaitė – “Freedom” – 3 points
  • Cosmic Bride – “Solitary Star” – 2 points
  • UnoBand – “Esiu” – 1 point

What do you think about the Pabandom iš Naujo 2021 heat two results? Are you satisfied with the qualifiers?

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Chessguy99
1 month ago

If The Roop do win, we’ll at least have a decent opener for semi-final one.

bunga seroja
1 month ago

I know this year contestants are good..the roop too.. but how I miss monique with her make me human..

Kalla
Kalla
1 month ago
Reply to  bunga seroja

Me to one of my favourite songs from all national finals last year.

Héctor
Héctor
1 month ago

This heat really delivered. There were at least 6 or 7 entries I enjoyed. In fact, my fav semifinalists come from this heat. Gebrasy tops my list. Such an emotional and atmospheric song. It has some potential to tweak some camera angles, graphics, lighting, props… which would clearly elevate the song. I could see it placing, at least, top 15 in May. I prefer this one over The Roop tbh. I agree The Roop gave a winner performance, which makes me think about the fairness of the show. No other contestant had those camera angles, the lighting, graphics or even… Read more »

Last edited 1 month ago by Héctor
Kris
Kris
1 month ago

Gebrasy also wrote shadows which qualified from heat 1 ? Is it ?

Jamie
Jamie
1 month ago
Reply to  Kris

Yep. Also wrote Titas&Benas song.

Una
Una
1 month ago
Reply to  Jamie

I liked that song “No”. One of my two of heat 1 along Voldermars’.

Kris
Kris
1 month ago
Reply to  Jamie

oh , wow. so he has three songs in the semi. well done to him

Lebanese esc fan
Lebanese esc fan
1 month ago
Reply to  Kris

What a talented king!!

Pastora Soler
Pastora Soler
1 month ago

Personally, i repet, PERSONALLY… I prefer Gebrasy than the Roop.

Nicky
Nicky
1 month ago

The Roop are worldclass spectacular <3 100% of lithuanian televote in this NF final, such a easy walk over

Jamie
Jamie
1 month ago

I dunno man… The Roop delivered a winner performance. I forgot other performances so fast that I had to rewatch them on Youtube lol

Nicky
Nicky
1 month ago

The Roop = Lithuania’s very own right said fred

i get put off by their creepy stage appearance, no from me

feel sad they are in this NF, they ruin it for my cutie Voldemars whom for me personally got a more appealing stage presence

Joe
Joe
1 month ago
Reply to  Nicky

Why did you post a flattering comment about them too? Leave! Go! Shoo!

Naomi
Naomi
1 month ago

The Roop are deservedly walking it, plain and simple. Was disappointed by Vilija’s performance considering how strong the studio cut is, but situations like these are an inevitably each season. Rooting for Milita next week! Hope she puts her song on Spotify soon.

Gurl
Gurl
1 month ago

It’s easy. With The Roop Lithuania woulf compete for a place in the top 5 in Rotterdam. Come on, Lithuania. You have one job.

Kalla
Kalla
1 month ago

I was wary I would be eating my words now. The roop absolutely sold it to me tonight, definitely a song made to be performed live. Very campy in parts to, I look forward to dancing along to this in May. As for the rest tonight, semi 2 was a lot better than last week. Gebrasy was a standout, gave me monique vibes from last, who was my favourite and what I’ve been hoping to discover this year again from Lithuania. Norbertas had my favourite song, although he didn’t really sell it so well.

willchrisiam
willchrisiam
1 month ago

I think I might like Discoteque better than On Fire even though it’s not as instantly catchy. But I prefer On Fire’s staging and styling. It felt modern and edgy. This feels a lot cheaper and more gimicky. Uno was a smash hit (I’ll never understand that) and this kinda feels like they are trying way too hard to go for the same reaction. Unlike Uno, this has meaning so I hope they tone it down and bring back their cool factor.

Lebanese esc fan
Lebanese esc fan
1 month ago
Reply to  willchrisiam

Personally I wish they remove the part where they start swinging their hands over their heads. It’s just too distracting and seems more crazy than quirky. Other than that, I think the other dance moves are quite nice but overall I definately prefer On fire’s choreo.

Last edited 1 month ago by Lebanese esc fan
Pedro
Pedro
1 month ago

Am I the only one who’s not seeing an obvious TheRoop’s victory?? It’s true, they might have a bigger fanbase than anyone else, but the other semifinalists gave it a go, and they seem to be willing to go to ESC too.
For the moment, I see 4 clear finalists:
TheRoop, Gabrielius, Gebrasy and Martyna.
The other 2 I wish they were Evita and BeU, but I wouldn’t mind if Titas&Benas, Milita or Norbertas were there instead.

Linus
Linus
1 month ago

I LOVE Gebrasy – “Where’d You Wanna Go? But i also understand The Roop will win. Gebrasy will win next year:)

Briekimchi
Briekimchi
1 month ago
Reply to  Linus

The problem is that *this* might be Gebrassy’s song. He’s competed before and has always been amongst the weaker entrants. I don’t know if this song is indicative of some new, brilliant musical direction for him or his lightning in a bottle. I hope he can match this with his future music but it’s not a definite thing, that’s for sure.

Marc
Marc
1 month ago

Gebrasy is good and would be a worthy Lithuanian ESC entry but The Roop won’t be beaten in the PIN final and they will do well in Rotterdam.

MaelleForFra
MaelleForFra
1 month ago

It looks like it’s going to be a spicy final between gebrasy and titas ir bedas, I personally prefer gebrasy.

Loin dici
1 month ago

Gosh, The Roop have character!

Last edited 1 month ago by Loin dici
Kosey
Kosey
1 month ago

Gebrasy and Norbertas were my favourites tonight, they both have good songs and performed well. But I think The ROOP is pretty much a runaway juggernaut now so I can’t see them making it.

And a special mention for Aiste Brokenleg, I enjoyed her song last year and once again she has come with something different so I’m glad she got a place in the semi-final.

Last edited 1 month ago by Kosey
NickC
NickC
1 month ago

One question: Did the Roop sing live? If they can sing flawlessly like this, and do that really complicated choreography, I am sorry, but game over. This will not end up lower than third in Rotterdam. I feel very sorry for Gebrasy, because his song is better than any Lithuanian entry that was not by the Roop. In any other year other than 2020, or 2021, this would be a shoo-in to win the National Final.

Kim
Kim
1 month ago
Reply to  NickC

No, I’m sure it wasn’t live. There was also a continuation error when the lead singer was doing the hand finger movement (he was doing the hand finger movement to the left of the stage and when it finished he was then in the middle of the stage). Good performance overall though.

Kris
Kris
1 month ago
Reply to  NickC

No , it wasn’t live. But remember this year backing vocals will be allowed so live vocals are not so much in the forefront.

Azaad
Azaad
1 month ago
Reply to  Kris

Vaidotas has to sing live though as the main vocalist though….

Adam
Adam
1 month ago
Reply to  NickC

I love Discotheque from the Roop but i just dont see it being a top 3 Eurovision song especially since ive seen such middling reaction to the actual song so far compared to last year with the high praise On Fire got. I predict it will be top 10 but it also depends on the rest of the songs that come out. I am sure there are going to be some cracker entries from other countries.

Ewa
Ewa
1 month ago

Roop will win in a ratio 1/10 by votes at a final for sure.

jack
jack
1 month ago

Sorry to other perfomers but this is the Roop’s game. That perfomance had winner vibes

Last edited 1 month ago by jack
Richie
Richie
1 month ago

The Roop!
WOW! I’m speechless! They are real artists! Top 3 minimum!

Una
Una
1 month ago

My favourite from PIN tonight is “My Guy”. After Ketil not making it tonight, I feel awesome that one of my faves did qualify from top 2!!
Having said that, I still wonder who the song is about and the whats. Anyone care to explain? Thanks.

Purple Mask
Purple Mask
1 month ago
Reply to  Una

I don’t think the lyrics have been released yet. Until then, maybe ask Wiwi to interview him or the songwriter(s)?

Last edited 1 month ago by Purple Mask
Una
Una
1 month ago
Reply to  Purple Mask

I had looked up the lyrics before asking – could not find them. Interviews before the semi would be great. Or at least individual posts on each artist that qualified. Less known artists deserve attention too. Not my blog of course, but a polite ask??

Skiwalko
Skiwalko
1 month ago

Yes! Aiste Brokenleg made it! Her last year’s song was simply amazing (as well as ridiculously underrated) and so is “Home”. I kinda miss the eccentricity of “Electric Boy”, but she more than made up for it by turning up the emotional factor. This quirky indie style of hers is right up my alley and I hope with all my heart that she gets to the final, cause she seriously deserves it.

Sabrina
Sabrina
1 month ago

It’s a little cruel that this heat happened after we already know The Roop came strong to keep their throne, because they had a much better show tonight. Inverting Sunday Afternoon with Norbertas, they would match my ranking. Gebrasy was great, I think he would do well in Eurovision. I love Vagelis, I trust his day will come. But at this point it would be insane for Lithuania to not send “Discoteque”. Their performance is ready to go and The Roop is a delight to watch.

Alex
Alex
1 month ago

I already loved his song so much but Gebrasy’s performance made it even better. Outstanding

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Dani
1 month ago

Gebrasy was so great, I am so upset he probably doesn’t have much chance to win.

Colin
Colin
1 month ago
Reply to  Dani

In my dreamworld, him and The Roop would race for the win toe by toe and one would win just by a point, Melfest 2020 style! Seriously, two great songs + performances. 🙂

This year is likely The Roop’s and I expect them to knock it out of the park in Rotterdam.

I’m adding Gebrasy’s name next to Monika Marija and KaYra in the ”should win very soon” category.

Sabrina
Sabrina
1 month ago
Reply to  Colin

Yeah, Gebrasy joined my list too, Vagelis, KaYra, Ruta Loop, Monika and Moniqué were already there. Lithuania is flourishing with people I want to see in Eurovision ASAP.

Colin
Colin
1 month ago
Reply to  Sabrina

I’d gladly sign that this is the prediction of future 6 winners for Lithuania. I am also open to additionally discovering some new talents. This small Baltic state is really having some people capable of assuring their first victory one day, if The Roop don’t do it first (and frankly, they might).

Last edited 1 month ago by Colin
Kris
Kris
1 month ago
Reply to  Colin

The roop might win , but not this year . I mean ESC. I figure the inevitable comparison of how On fire had a catchier chorus will detract from discotheque

EurovisionBenny_AUT
EurovisionBenny_AUT
1 month ago

They could make it short by simply declaring Gebrasy the runner-up and The Roop the winners of the selection, lol.

Gebrasy’s song seems so heartfelt, it’s very pleasant to listen to. If he returns in the future and works on his stage presence, he could totally make it to Eurovision.

I can’t pick out a single flaw about the performance of The Roop. I’m sure they will leave quite an impression on the Eurovision viewers.

Vytautas
Vytautas
1 month ago

Gebrasy song is a quality song but it has no “wow” effect. I mean, I like his voice and the song is really good but if we will have to compete against 42 songs… How will it stand out from the rest of the songs? In fact, it seems like neither of the artist tonight were making effort to performances. It’s further proven by the fact that during Heat 2 there were counted almost twice fewer votes. Standing and moving one or two hands is no good.

Colin
Colin
1 month ago
Reply to  Vytautas

Hmm… it had ”wow” effect on me since the first listening, so there’s that. Also, I don’t recall Jonida, Tamara or Duncan moving all that much last year, and it didn’t hurt their results. I agree that if it was done for ESC, that the staging / lighting would have to be given an additional ”oomph”. I also agree that The Roop are objectively Lithuania’s best chance for a Top Ten ticket. However, I am almost positive this would do well at ESC as well.

Pedro
Pedro
1 month ago
Reply to  Vytautas

I think this shows the real interest for this year’s “PiN”. Isn’t Martyna the one rumoured this year to “buy” the voting last week? (I read comments about SIM Cards…)
Gebrasy’s been a deserved round winner, but you’re true about having a song that’s no memorable at all.
More like “no effort” I see the artists doing more personal, laid back songs and less comercial stuff, as they’re barely giving no live concerts anytime soon.

Purple Mask
Purple Mask
1 month ago

Well done all round.
About The Roop: I may not like the music, but I have to admit that “Discoteque” is perfect for 2021 lockdowns! Surely Lithuania’s pretty much all done with selecting here.

Whisker
Whisker
1 month ago

I loved the Discoteque performance!

phone but on laptop
phone but on laptop
1 month ago

Much better heat than the first one

Joe
Joe
1 month ago

I take it the Roop were good?

Tom
Tom
1 month ago

Ok now we know the ROOP will win easily

Viggz
Viggz
1 month ago
Reply to  Tom

I hope so much that The Roop will win, but I’m afraid that Gebrasy will win the jury vote. And the jury breaks tie results so that sucks 🙁