The second heat of Lithuania’s Pabandom iš Naujo! 2022 was filmed on Monday 10 January. This means we now know the next eleven acts who will appear in the televised broadcast on Saturday 15 January.
Once again the number of acts in this heat is only 11 and we now know why there has been one less act in each heat than intially expected. National broadcaster LRT has confirmed that Eurovision 2015 alum Monika Linkytė and The Voice of Lithuania star Artūras Aleksiejus-Alekas have withdrawn from the competition
Nevertheless, let‘s get to know some of the artists who are competing in heat two a little bit more.
Pabandom iš Naujo! 2022: Heat two acts
Viktorija Kajokaitė – “Piece of Universe”
Viktorija is a singer and songwriter who has competed in several music competitions in Lithuania but this is her first time trying her luck in Pabandom iš Naujo. Her entry “Piece of Universe” is quite a mysterious song and is written by Viktorija herself. As we saw from the first heat, the new comers are definitely the ones to watch in this year’s preselection.
Clockwork Creep – “Grow”
Alternative metal band Clockwork Creep, led by lead singer Paulius Mscichauskas, will bring some grit to the preselection. “It is very difficult to create a good rock song that everyone would like. But Rammstein succeeds – even fans of pop music listen to them. While most metal music remains a niche thing, there are still songs that many like”, Paulius told LRT.
Emilijana – “Illuminate”
Emilija Katauskaitė is a singer and vocal teacher. After graduating from law school, she decided to pursue a career in music and has transformed into an elegant professional performer. With more than 10 years of stage experience, she captivates viewers with engaging performances.
Titas and Benas – “Getting Through This”
You might remember this cousin duo from last year because Titas and Benas reached the semi-final in Pabandom iš Naujo 2021. This time they are back again with another powerful song, which should be a power ballad. The cousins do write their own music so their entry should be personal and strong.
Queens of Roses – “Washing Machine”
This girl group is very well known in Lithuania‘s national selection as they always bring something fresh and unique. Akvilė, Giedrė and Monika will definitely bring the party to the Pabandom iš Naujo stage with their song “Washing Machine”. It‘s an upbeat pop song written by Michael James Down, Will Taylor, Primoz Poglajen and Natalie Palmer.
Cosmic Bride – “The Devils Lives in Spain”
Natalia Kharetskaya, who goes by her stage name Cosmic Bride, is back again in Pabandom iš Naujo with a song that has a very interesting title – “The Devils Lives in Spain”. Her song is a personal story inspired by an old Spanish myth.
Moosu X – “Love that Hurts”
Moosu X are a music producer duo from Lithuania consisting of Justas Kulikauskas and Aurimas Galvelis. “Love that Hurts” is about loving ourselves, loving others and allowing everyone to shine. Moosu X also wrote Gabrea’s songs as well as Urtė Šilgalytė’s entry, which qualified to the semi-final from heat one last week.
Ieva Zasimauskaitė – “I’ll be There”
Ieva is back at the preselection after already representing Lithuania at Eurovision 2018 where she placed 12th in the grand final. “I have said that if I will feel that I have to go back to the competition, I will do so. And so I felt it with this song and now I am here” says Ieva. Will this song be about her new love? We have to wait and see.
Pabandom iš Naujo! 2022: Heat two running order
(Don‘t quote us on this since the running order might be changed, like last week)
- Viktorija Kajokaitė – “Piece of Universe”
- Gabrea – “Make it Real”
- Clockwork Creep – “Grow”
- Emilijana – “Illuminate”
- Justė Kraujelytė – “How to Get My Life Back”
- Titas and Benas – “Getting Through This”
- Ieva Zasimauskaitė – “I’ll be There”
- Queens of Roses – “Washing Machine”
- Cosmic Bride – “The Devils Lives in Spain”
- Justin 3 feat. nanaart – Something that is Natural”
- Moosu X – “Love that Hurts”
Tune in on Saturday 15 January to see who will be the second six qualifiers from this heat of Pabandom iš Naujo 2022!
Who do you think will qualify? And which song are you most excited to hear on Saturday? Let us know in the comments below.