Applications to represent Lithuania in Eurovision 2022 are now open. Acts keen to follow in the footsteps of The Roop can already apply for Pabandom iš naujo — the national selection organized by LRT.
The rules are pretty much the same as always. But this time around each act can compete with only one song. This means we won‘t get any drama akin to the Monika Marija incident back in 2019 when she had two songs — “Criminal” and “Light On”.
Aspiring competitors must submit their applications by November 25th. In welcome news for artists, organizers are planning on giving the acts some financial support to help them with both music production and their staging. Such a move will no doubt help level the playing field and create a better show.
LRT plans to provide up to €54,000, excluding taxes, to participants. It will be divided among a maximum of 36 participants. You can read the full list of rules here.
Pabandom iš naujo 2022 will have at most 6 shows: three heats, two semi-finals and a final. It will follow the same format as last year’s selection. If there aren’t 36 acts selected, then the show might be even shorter. Because of ongoing Covid restrictions, the chances are high that there won‘t be any audience in the studio this year.
The results of the televote will be shown only at the end of each heat. The money received by LRT during the televote, together with other financial support from the public broadcaster, will be used to improve the performance of the country’s eventual Eurovision act.
Last year we didn’t see too many fan favourites competing, mainly because everyone was excited to see The Roop’s comeback and coronation.
But maybe this year familiar faces like Monika Marija, KaYra and Aistė Pilvelytė will see a path for themselves in the national selection.
The show is planned to start airing in early January next year.
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