Pabandom is Naujo 2021 Semi-Finalists

It’s only week three, but Lithuania’s once-lengthy national selection process is almost at an end. On Saturday 30 January, ten acts will take to the stage for the semi-final of Pabandom iš Naujo! 2021. They’ll all be hoping to secure a place in the grand final alongside automatic qualifiers The Roop.

The ten semi-finalists have all performed once before, with five qualifying from Heat One and five from Heat Two. Thus, fans are already familiar with each of the acts. At the time of writing, it is understood that there are five spots up for grabs, making for a six-song final. But which acts deserve to reach the final show and do battle with last year’s winners?

You can listen to the ten semi-finalists below. Then vote for your favourites in our poll. You can vote for as many entries as you like, but you can only vote once. So, choose wisely! The poll will close ahead of the semi on Saturday.

Pabandom iš Naujo! 2021 — Semi-final songs

Aistė Brokenleg “Home”

Fifth in Heat Two — Fourth with the jury, ninth with the public.

Be U “Love Yourself”

Fifth in Heat One — Fifth with the jury, fourth with the public.

Evita Cololo “Be paslapčių”

Third in Heat Two — Third with the jury, third with the public.

Gabrielius Vagelis “My Guy”

Second in Heat Two — Second with the jury, fourth with the public.

Gebrasy “Where’d You Wanna Go?”

First in Heat Two — First with the jury, first with the public.

Martyna Jezepčikaitė “Thank You Very Much”

Third in Heat One — Sixth with the jury, first with the public.

Milita Daikerytė “Shadows”

Fourth in Heat One — Second with the jury, sixth with the public.

Norbertas “Man In Need”

Fourth in Heat Two — Seventh with the jury, second with the public.

Titas & Benas “No”

Second in Heat One — Third with the jury, second with the public.

Voldemars Petersons “Never Fall for You Again”

First in heat one — First with the jury, fifth with the public

Poll: Who should win the Pabandom iš Naujo! semi-final?

Who did you vote for? Who will win and who should win? Let us know below.

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Beyka
Beyka
4 months ago

Gebrasy’s song is actually really good but have no chances to win over The Roop’s song, dance, staging and this huge fan base. Quite sad that Gebrasy decided to compete this year than leaving this song for another year. I really think that his song with good and memorable performance could do well in Eurovision too.

Héctor
Héctor
4 months ago

I still don’t get why the jury put Voldemars first. It looks like he bribed the jury. Compared to the other entries he should come last in this SF. The song itself isn’t too bad, but the complete pack isn’t competitive enough. My favs are Gebrasy, Gabrielius and Aiste Brokenleg. I think Gabrielius had stronger songs where to choose and he picked “My Guy” because of the message. Anyway, he still deserves the podium (3rd place probably). But he needs to work on his stagings because they always lack a theme, he just stands on stage with a rather weird… Read more »

BadWoolfGirl
BadWoolfGirl
4 months ago
Reply to  Héctor

Let’s be honest, heat 1 was dire. It was probably the best of the worst.

Last edited 4 months ago by BadWoolfGirl
phone
phone
4 months ago

Brokenleg pls

ESC8
ESC8
4 months ago

My favourites are Shadows and Where’d you wanna go, but even if both of them qualify from the semi, I don’t think that any of those will beat Discoteque. Unless the jury places The Roop dead last in the final, then they’ll probably be the winners. Based on the points that they received last year and the fact that this year in both heats only one song managed to gather more than 1000 votes (Thank You Very Much, 2063 votes), it is becoming apparent that in terms of televoting The Roop are invincible. The Roop gathered 2175 votes in their… Read more »

Badwoolfgirl
Badwoolfgirl
4 months ago
Reply to  ESC8

“Maybe the national final is doing well in viewing figures and they didn’t want to ditch it.” I’m suspecting that might be the reason the national final is going on, even though it would have been preferable to internally select the Roop. Last year probably generated a lot of viewing figures and a flood of money from the televote and the broadcaster didn’t want to pause it to not take the opportunity to cash in. Though if Lithuania hypothetically wins Eurovision and has to host, would the national final be put on hold if they can’t afford to do both… Read more »

Diamond
Diamond
4 months ago

We are all here for The Roop anyway. This semifinal is just a formality ?

Tom
Tom
4 months ago

As much as i love Gebrasy’s song he is Monique this year, but i am curious how jury will react to Roop, they sank them in 2018 and Ieva won …and last year they might won in the final the jury vote (but there were international jury i think in the mix) Lithuanian jury put them second in the heats or semi i think…

Diamond
Diamond
4 months ago
Reply to  Tom

They did in 2018 but they won jury voting too last year and imho. “Yes I do” was more jury friendly entry than “On Fire”

Tom
Tom
4 months ago
Reply to  Diamond

In semi final jury (Lithuanian) put them second behind Aiste i think …(2020) and they won in final where were intrnational jury + maybe some Lithuanian as well so lets see, they will win televote for sure but i am not sure about jury and if there will be a tiebreak jury has more power ….

Okt
Okt
4 months ago

I feel sorry for all the other contestants, The Roop are at another level.

Ellen
Ellen
4 months ago

None or the songs have a chance against ‘Discotheque’. And it’s sad. I think that LRT made it on purpose not to select great songs for its NF to not let The Roop lose it. ‘Cause honestly… the level of the songs this year is clearly not as high and qualitative as last year one’s… LRT could have opted for an internal selection but they chose the NF… Probably to earn money from those who would watch it.

Last edited 4 months ago by Ellen
Vytautas
Vytautas
4 months ago

In a perfect world, THE ROOP would not need a national selection with DISCOTEQUE. However, 5 additional artists which managed to deliver all three (song, vocals, and performance) are in random order:

  • Milita with “Shadows
  • Gebrasy with “Where’d You Wanna Go?
  • Martyna with “F**k You Very Much
  • Gabrielius with “My Guy
  • Norbertas with “Man in Need
Vytautas
Vytautas
4 months ago
Reply to  Vytautas

I’ve just put my vote in the poll. Glad to know the majority think alike besides Voldemars, which I think would be another Andrius Pojavis/Jurijus Veklenko. 🙂

Una
Una
4 months ago

There are three songs from the heats which I like and would like to see in the final:
“Never Fall for You Again”, “No” and “My Guy”.
I can’t remember reading about this, and since it’s the first time I watch PIN: what would happend in the final if a song won 12 points from the televote and a different song 12 points from the jury? Would that be a tie? Who would win if so? Thanks.

Colin
Colin
4 months ago
Reply to  Una

If different songs got 12 points from the jury / televote (considering the condition of the other one being the second place to the other category), a tiebreaker would be the jury vote. At least that’s how it was in Lithuania up to last year.

Una
Una
4 months ago
Reply to  Colin

Yes that was exactly it. One wins and the other one is second and the other way around. Equal number of points. The final will be interesting to watch.

canada_piano
canada_piano
4 months ago

im probably the only one who thinks that gebrasy could beat the roop…

Colin
Colin
4 months ago
Reply to  canada_piano

Considering the hype, I think that The Roop will win by a clear margin, but I do find refreshing that someone brought a song as good, so there is at least 1% of a chance there might be a surprising upset. If there wasn’t at least that, it would’ve been a bit boring to watch. But in the end, The Roop will win and Gebrasy’s song will likely get a good result in the Second chance contest, as well as be seen on many people’s Top NF lists. Which, I hope, will inspire him to return with something just as… Read more »

Leo
Leo
4 months ago
Reply to  canada_piano

The roop would win for sure!
Even the broadcaster doesn’t want to lose all the benefit and hype around the roop’s success!

DonutLover
DonutLover
4 months ago

Gebrasy and Gabrielius are the only ones i like apart from The Roop in this selection so i really hope to see them in the final.
Lithuanian selection is a serious letdown song wise comparing to last year.
I even think juries might prefer Gerbrasy over The Roop but The Roop is winning the televote in the final 100%

Viggz
Viggz
4 months ago
Reply to  DonutLover

But the bad thing is the jury breaks tie results, so I’m worried. If The Roop get 12p from tele and 10p from jury, and Gerbrasy get 12p from jury and 10p from tele. Then will Gerbrasy sadly win 🙁

Lebanese esc fan
Lebanese esc fan
4 months ago
Reply to  Viggz

Theoretically, this could happen but do you seriously think the juries would want to suffer the consequences should they rank Gebrasy above the roop? They will probably be dragged to hell and beyond by the public!!

Viggz
Viggz
4 months ago

I really hope you have right, because I want so much to see The Roop with Discoteque in Rotterdam. ESC would be so boring without them.

Colin
Colin
4 months ago

The juries should vote how they think is the best, if they can logically explain it on paper (as I think that the jury voting, unlike the televoting, should have some backing). The voting should be individual and reflective of their actual opinions. Lithuania has *two* songs equally capable of bringing them their best result ever. The only difference is – The Roop *have won* in 2020 and by that logic *should go* to ESC, especially with a gem like this. Still, if we look at PIN 2021 as a separate show and disregard the previous year, both songs are… Read more »

Last edited 4 months ago by Colin
Colin
Colin
4 months ago

Gebrasy should win the semi. I really love his modern ballad with a subtle electronic touch. This is of a really high quality!
Gabrielius should also qualify with his lovely song with a really brave thematic. It feels good to have a heartfelt gay love song, which isn’t played off like a gimmick or for the sake of being ”edgy”. This is a good love song which just happens to gave a gay theme.
Milita and Titas & Benas would form my top 4 here and the fifth spot should go to whomever does the best performance on the day.

Last edited 4 months ago by Colin
Me!
Me!
4 months ago

I would like to see these songs in the final:

  • Gabrielius Vagelis – My Guy
  • Gebrasy – Where’d You Wanna Go?
  • Titas & Benas – No
Last edited 4 months ago by Me!
Kris
Kris
4 months ago

Gebrasy has songwriting credits for three songs in the semi. I am amongst the minority who appreciate his song more than the Roop’s. But I do think the Roop has the potential to place higher .

Last edited 4 months ago by Kris
Marc
Marc
4 months ago
Reply to  Kris

I really like Gebrasy and any other year I think it would qualify and do well at ESC. I cannot see anyone beating The Roop.

canada_piano
canada_piano
4 months ago
Reply to  Kris

you arent the only one who thinks that gebrasy could beat the roop

Kris
Kris
4 months ago
Reply to  canada_piano

Hi , I don’t think gebrasy would defeat the Roop.

I meant If the contest was called ” Kris’ playlist song contest ” Gebrasy would win. But there is no way Gebrasy would garner as many votes from Europe as The Roop can so I think for ESC , The Roop should win and in fact I would want the Roop to win because they are likely to give Lithuania a better result at ESC.

But glad to see more people having Gebrasy as their playlist contest winner .

cats and dogs eurovision
cats and dogs eurovision
4 months ago

my biggest fear is that The Roop will not end up on 1st place.. and another bland song will represent Lithuania..

Popo
Popo
4 months ago

That is my biggest dream. The Roop has a really bland song this year imo. Quite weak and without chrous.

Naily
Naily
4 months ago
Reply to  Popo

Same gosh !!! Very very true

canada_piano
canada_piano
4 months ago

but where d’you wanna go isnt bland