Lithuania The Roop First Rehearsal Eurovision 2021

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.

Are you excited for Pabandom iš naujo 2022? Who you would like to see compete in the selection? Let us know in the comment section below.

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Azaad
Azaad
14 days ago

Lithuania really had an ESC glow up this decade.

Badwoolfgirl
Badwoolfgirl
10 days ago
Reply to  Azaad

I think it’s a little early to say that because Lithuania has only just hit their second-best result yet at the contest, but Lithuania might be on the right track if this funding initiative works to improve Lithuania’s results at the contest. I hope it pays off next year, where Lithuania not really reaches another top ten result, but maybe crack into the top five which would be their highest result yet. We’ll see what happens in early 2022.

There is a light guiding my way
There is a light guiding my way
15 days ago

Big props for them for investing televoting money into the Eurovision staging! Speaking of the artists I want to see entering/coming back, I’d name of course Baltos Varnos who have recently released their debut album full of magical songs, Voldemars Petersons because he sings in my favourite music genre I desperately wait to revive on Eurovision, and Justinas Jarutis to debut with a song as wonderful as his “Rami”. Still I’m sure the quality of the line-up is gonna be on the highest level regardless, and I will adore 90% of the songs as I use to. Lithuanian selection is… Read more »

Last edited 15 days ago by There is a light guiding my way
BadWoolfGirl
BadWoolfGirl
16 days ago

Lithuania’s neighbor Latvia will be opening submissions soon and I can’t Believe it hasn’t been covered by wiwibloggs yet. All I ask is that Latvia Get it self together and make the final for the first time in six years. I would love to see all the Baltics make it to the final for the first time since 2015.

Robyn Gallagher
Admin
16 days ago
Reply to  BadWoolfGirl

It looks like the Latvian broadcaster published the Supernova entry information, but took it down soon after. We don’t know why, so we’ll wait until it is formally announced by the broadcaster before we write it up, in case the information is changed from the earlier version. 🙂

BadWoolfGirl
BadWoolfGirl
16 days ago

OK, fair enough. Better to wait and be accurate than print something hasty and have to retract it. I still stand what I said about Latvia though. I am tired of seeing it fail year after year, and I hope 2022 is the year Latvia breaks it’s bad streak of no qualifications.

Ashton
Ashton
18 days ago

evgenya or we riot

Badwoolfgirl
Badwoolfgirl
18 days ago
Reply to  Ashton

If she chooses to submit a song for the national final, but we don’t know yet. Fingers crossed, but let’s be open minded.

David
David
18 days ago

Gjan and Evgenya Redko are two incredibly unique and talented artists.

Bird Lover
Bird Lover
18 days ago

lithuania has been really overrated these few years

Jamie
Jamie
15 days ago
Reply to  Bird Lover

Was underrated for 20 years, gets relevant for once and is now suddenly overrated? Just stop.

Nils
Nils
15 days ago
Reply to  Jamie

Exactly … we shall never forget the injustice done to ‘Eastern European Funk’.

There is a light guiding my way
There is a light guiding my way
15 days ago
Reply to  Nils

Right? Eastern European Funk is still my favourite Lithuanian entry! They were so ahead of their time! Had they entered 10 years later, the top 10 resuld would’ve been guaranteed for them!

BadWoolfGirl
BadWoolfGirl
15 days ago

I like Eastern European funk as a guilty pleasure, but I’m not sure it would’ve actually had top 10, but I would put that through over their 2013 entry “something”. That was a bore that should’ve stayed behind in the semifinal.

Jamie
Jamie
18 days ago

I’m REALLY hoping for Monique’s comeback this year. Especially after she signed with Warner recently and is releasing music in English. Fingers crossed.

Last edited 18 days ago by Jamie
Daniel
Daniel
18 days ago
Reply to  Jamie

Yes please ! She is a superstar in Lithuania and I feel she can do very well in Esc . Moreover her performance in pabandom 2020 finals was brilliant

Badwoolfgirl
Badwoolfgirl
18 days ago
Reply to  Daniel

If she chooses to submit something for the 2022 national final, her time might come. In general, I want the Lithuanian public to have a great selection of choices for Eurovision.

Una
Una
20 days ago

Gebrasy <3

Gabrielius Vagelis <3

Voldemars Petersons <3

Awesome initiative by the broadcaster. Lithuania deserve to do well in 2022.

BadWoolfGirl
BadWoolfGirl
20 days ago
Reply to  Una

I hope this does pay off for Lithuania. Wouldn’t it be awesome if Lithuania ends up with one strongest national finals for the 2022 season? This funding initiative shows that the broadcaster really is getting ambitious. I think they do want Lithuania to get another top ten position, Maybe even reach top five. I don’t know if other broadcasters are pulling this kind of extra mile for their entries to do well, but I hope it does work out for Lithuania in the end.

Una
Una
19 days ago
Reply to  BadWoolfGirl

I just love seeing broadcasters that support artists in their Eurovision efforts. It should be a win-win situation for many: artists, songwriters and others involved in creative stuff will feel encouraged to do well and do better. The public becomes more invested in the shows. Then Eurovision gets more exposure. Quality can improve from one edition to another. Broadcaster can show results and returns on the efforts/resources. More exposure for the country. I am *so excited* for Lithuania now.

BadWoolfGirl
BadWoolfGirl
18 days ago
Reply to  Una

If everything goes well for Lithuania in 2022, then that’s a great cycle To be in. There’s nothing more thrilling than a country winning Eurovision for the first time ever. I think the 2020s might be the decade that Lithuania finally sees more Eurovision success. Sometimes it takes countries a long time To pop at the contest. We like to think of Greece and Turkey as power houses now, but before the 21st century, they were frequently underrated. Bulgaria used to be one of the biggest Eurovision losers until their two-year break transformed them to a frequent qualifier. With two… Read more »

Last edited 18 days ago by BadWoolfGirl
There is a light guiding my way
There is a light guiding my way
15 days ago
Reply to  BadWoolfGirl

“Wouldn’t it be awesome if Lithuania ends up with one strongest national finals for the 2022 season?”, you say.
But for me their selection was already the strongest for the past 2 years! And the second strongest one in those times when A Dal was still a National Selection.

There is a light guiding my way
There is a light guiding my way
15 days ago
Reply to  Una

Huge YES for Voldemars and fingers crossed for folk revival on Eurovision!

Devito
Devito
20 days ago

My perfect list of Lithuanian contenders for 2022 would be:

  1. Monika Marija
  2. Jazzu
  3. Gabrielius Vagelis
  4. Monique
  5. GJan
  6. Dzordana
  7. Justinas Jarutis
  8. Evgenya Redko
  9. Gebrasy
  10. Ruta Loop
  11. Martyna Jezepcikaite
  12. Meandi
  13. Paulina Paukstaityte
  14. Greta Zazza
  15. Evita Cololo
  16. Saules kliosas
  17. Ieva Zasimauskaite
  18. Sisters on Wire
  19. Milita
  20. Kotryna Juodzeviciute
  21. Be U
  22. KaYra
  23. Alen Chicco
  24. NORBE/Norbertas
  25. Paola Hart
  26. Aiste Pilveyte
  27. Good time boys
  28. Aika
  29. E.G.O.
  30. Titas & Benas
  31. Petunija
  32. Soliaris
  33. Golden Monkeys
  34. Baltos Varnos
  35. Glossarium
  36. Otreya
BadWoolfGirl
BadWoolfGirl
20 days ago
Reply to  Devito

I guess but such a small population, we can’t help seeing some familiar names come back, but would it be interesting to see if we get new names as well?

Last edited 20 days ago by BadWoolfGirl
Jamie
Jamie
18 days ago
Reply to  Devito

Greta Zazza ended her musical career, so she’s out 🙁

BadWoolfGirl
BadWoolfGirl
18 days ago
Reply to  Jamie

Why?

There is a light guiding my way
There is a light guiding my way
15 days ago
Reply to  Devito

At least 10 of them checked to be on my list too!

Yudhistira Mahasena
20 days ago

I expect to see artists like Jazzu, Twosome, Gothic rock band Siela, folk metal band Žalvarinis, and Alanas Chošnau to sing in PIN 2022.

Colin
Colin
20 days ago

I hope Twosome to be there to make me happy. I like their joke entries. However, Lithuania seems to be less and less into them, so I wouldn’t expect them to actually win. But, I wouldn’t mind myself, in case that nothing better is presented.

BadWoolfGirl
BadWoolfGirl
20 days ago
Reply to  Colin

If 36 entrants do End up being selected for 2022, Somebody has to stay behind in the heats and semi finals in order for the stronger songs to forge ahead. Not every song can be a winner, and weaker songs have to fall in order for the cream of the crop to succeed.

Colin
Colin
20 days ago
Reply to  BadWoolfGirl

I agree with statement. We cannot only have masterpieces, because then masterpieces would’ve been normalised to the point of being dissected, and ultimately, not appreciated enough. Mediocre and bad songs serve their purpose. However, determining which are which is often very subjective, and that’s why it’s fun and unpredictable.

BadWoolfGirl
BadWoolfGirl
20 days ago
Reply to  Colin

Yes we do, because without mediocre and bad songs, how can we appreciate the best songs? But A good song Can fail if the vocals and staging or off in the live performance And a mediocre song could be elevated by great Staging and great singing. It really is a tight rope.

Whether it’s a national final or Eurovision itself, somebody Has to be weak and fail to qualify. Let’s hope Lithuania won’t be one of those weak countries for 2022.

Vaida
Vaida
20 days ago

I want them, to send to Eurovision ?
https://youtu.be/q-KYULAlXFI

Colin
Colin
20 days ago

Hoping for one among Gebrasy, Monika Marija, KaYra, Gabrielius Vagelis, Monique, or Andy Vaic to bring another extraordinary song to the contest. Or a great artist who participated before to bring an entry of surprising quality. Eyes on Greta Zazza, Lukas Bartaska, Elizabeth Olshey, ect. Lithuania has quickly became a country to look out for! 🙂

Last edited 20 days ago by Colin
Jamie
Jamie
20 days ago
Reply to  Colin

Andy Vaic lmao get out

Colin
Colin
20 days ago
Reply to  Jamie

I know he’d have to work on his live performance A LOT, but his song was so good that I just had to mention him as a possibility.

BadWoolfGirl
BadWoolfGirl
20 days ago
Reply to  Colin

What song did he sing?

Colin
Colin
20 days ago
Reply to  BadWoolfGirl

Why Why Why. In 2020.

Ashton
Ashton
20 days ago
Reply to  Colin

the opening of the song was very good and then he started singing and it all went downhill

Colin
Colin
20 days ago
Reply to  Ashton

The whole song is very good (watch the video version), but admittedly, he didn’t bring it live. I can only hope he might work on his vocals and his stage choreo. Or at least write a song for another artist, since he wrote his first PIN entry.

Ashton
Ashton
20 days ago
Reply to  Colin

I was talking abt the studio track lmao

Colin
Colin
20 days ago
Reply to  Ashton

Ha ha ha… Different tastes then. I like it in the studio version. 🙂

BadWoolfGirl
BadWoolfGirl
20 days ago
Reply to  Colin

If we get lotta returning artists for 2022, let’s hope they have used this two years wisely to create fantastic songs. I want Lithuanians to be spoiled for choice

BadWoolfGirl
BadWoolfGirl
20 days ago

I really hope that Lithuania could have a great selection of songs for the 2022 national final, but I am pleased to see a new provision that the broadcaster will offer money to help Acts get the best music and staging production possible. That €54,000 divides up to €1500 per act and that could make a big difference For many artists. This investment clearly shows that Lithuania wants to do very well at Eurovision next year. Of course, the song quality should come first before anything else, but I see that they’re having a maximum Of 36 artists for the… Read more »

Montell
Montell
20 days ago

I really hope to see Good Time Boys this year. They rock!
https://youtu.be/WZKBVCOamWo

BadWoolfGirl
BadWoolfGirl
20 days ago
Reply to  Montell

The front man sounds good I will admit, but I don’t want Lithuania to submit a rock song for 2022 because I’m afraid that if there’s a flood of rock bands, it could get lost in the shuffle. I think Lithuania would do better if they did something completely different from the trend. Good time boys could be a good choice, but maybe 2023?

Montell
Montell
19 days ago
Reply to  BadWoolfGirl

Well, I just wish they participate and remind everyone of themselves. We haven’t seen them in public since they won X Factor in 2019.

Fernando
Fernando
20 days ago

This time it’s for Monique !! She is amazing and she must win this , go go Monique !!

Last edited 20 days ago by Fernando
Luc
Luc
20 days ago
Reply to  Fernando

Indeed! iirc she was so close in 2020 – but of course “On Fire” was definitely that year’s winner, I hope she gives it another try next year 🙂

BadWoolfGirl
BadWoolfGirl
20 days ago
Reply to  Luc

I don’t know who will eventually be chosen to participate in the national final 2022, but I Wanna see a high quality level of songs.

Erasmus
Erasmus
20 days ago

Kayra, Monique, Sisters on Wire, G. Vagelis, etc. quite a few acts could make Lithuania proud imo!

Last edited 20 days ago by Erasmus
Hector
Hector
20 days ago
Reply to  Erasmus

Let me add Gebrasy to the list

BadWoolfGirl
BadWoolfGirl
20 days ago
Reply to  Hector

He deserves another chance to compete.

CatcoolH
CatcoolH
20 days ago

Let’s see if Discoteque can be topped…

Luc
Luc
20 days ago
Reply to  CatcoolH

Seems like it’s gonna be Lithuania’s challenge for the coming years, and that’s great!

CatcoolH
CatcoolH
20 days ago
Reply to  Luc

Yeah, Lithuania has so much potential so I really hope they’ll make good use of that

BadWoolfGirl
BadWoolfGirl
20 days ago
Reply to  Luc

I think the broadcaster has accepted the challenge, if the provision of offering an extra €1500 per act Is seen a sign of investment. I don’t know if broadcasters throwing a carrot of offering some extra funding For the nf contestants Is it a regular thing or not with other countries, but this is the first time I’ve seen it happen with Lithuania, and that might be a sign that They want Lithuania to do well next year. Would it be amazing if we got another top 10 position next year, if not top five?