Picture by J. Staceviciaus (LRT)

On Saturday evening, national final season continued in Lithuania with heat two of Pabandom iš Naujo! 2022. Six of the eleven acts advanced to the final of the show. They are: Ieva Zasimauskaitė, Justė KraujelytėTitas and Benas, Queens of RosesMoosu X and Emilijana.

The heat was again comprised of eleven acts, after Alekas and Monika Linkytė pulled out of the show earlier this week.

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, musician Giedrė Kilčiauskienė, songwriter Vytautas Bikus, performer Ieva Narkutė and producer Leon Somov.

Pabandom iš Naujo! 2022: Heat two qualifiers

Ieva Zasimauskaitė – “I’ll Be There”

Justė Kraujelytė – “How to Get My Life Back”

Titas and Benas – “Getting Through This”

Queens of Roses – “Washing Machine”

Moosu X – “Love that Hurts”

Emilijana – “Illuminate”

Pabandom iš Naujo! 2022: Heat two results

Jury results

  • Ieva Zasimauskaitė – “I’ll Be There” (12 points)
  • Titas and Benas – “Getting Through This” (10 points)
  • Justė Kraujelytė – “How to Get My Life Back” (8 points)
  • Queens of Roses – “Washing Machine” (7 points)
  • Justin 3 feat. Nanaart – “Something That Is Natural” (6 points)
  • Moosu X – “Love that Hurts” (6 points)
  • Clockwork Creep – “Grow” (4 points)
  • Gabrea – “Make It Real” (4 points)
  • Cosmic Bride – “The Devel Lives in Spain” (2 points)
  • Emilijana – “Illuminate” (1 point)
  • Viktorija Kajokaitė – “Piece of Universe” (0 points)

Televoting results

  • Emilijana – “Illuminate” (12 points)
  • Justė Kraujelytė – “How to Get My Life Back” (10 points)
  • Ieva Zasimauskaitė – “I’ll Be There” (8 points)
  • Moosu X – “Love that Hurts” (7 points)
  • Queens of Roses – “Washing Machine” (6 points)
  • Clockwork Creep – “Grow” (5 points)
  • Viktorija Kajokaitė – “Piece of Universe” (4 points)
  • Titas and Benas – “Getting Through This” (3 points)
  • Gabrea – “Make It Real” (2 points)
  • Justin 3 feat. Nanaart – “Something That Is Natural” (1 point)
  • Cosmic Bride – “The Devil Lives in Spain” (0 points)

Combined final results

  • Ieva Zasimauskaitė – “I’ll Be There” (12 points) – ADVANCED
  • Justė Kraujelytė – “How to Get My Life Back” (10 points) – ADVANCED
  • Titas and Benas – “Getting Through This” (8 points) – ADVANCED
  • Queens of Roses – “Washing Machine” (7 points) – ADVANCED
  • Moosu X – “Love that Hurts” (6 points) – ADVANCED
  • Emilijana – “Illuminate” (5 points) – ADVANCED
  • Clockwork Creep – “Grow” (4 points)
  • Justin 3 feat. Nanaart – “Something That Is Natural” (3 points)
  • Gabrea – “Make It Real” (2 points)
  • Viktorija Kajokaitė – “Piece of Universe” (1 points)
  • Cosmic Bride – “The Devil Lives in Spain” (0 points)

This year’s series of Pabandom iš Naujo! has returned to the original format from 2020 after being shortened last year. It includes three heats, two semi-finals and one grand final. A total of 36 acts are taking part in the Baltic state’s music competition, which will determine their artist and song for Eurovision 2022.

The 18 acts that advance through the heats will perform in the semi-finals on 29 January and 5 February. Eventually, eight acts will make it through to the final and will compete for the right to represent Lithuania at Eurovision 2022.

What do you think about the Pabandom iš Naujo! 2022 heat two results? Are you satisfied with the qualifiers?

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Jamie
Jamie
4 months ago

So Ruta Loop dropped a teaser for her song… all I can say is wow.

Briekimchi
Briekimchi
4 months ago
Reply to  Jamie

I’ve listened to Gebrasy and Monika’s songs today and, let’s just say, Lithuania could *really* do with Ruta’s song being winning quality.
From the teaser, thankfully, it might just be. Can’t wait until Friday!

Nikki
Nikki
4 months ago
Reply to  Briekimchi

I loved Gebrasy and Monika Lu so much…

Teddie
Teddie
4 months ago

I can’t get Washing Machine out of my head, help!!

Bacalhau
Bacalhau
4 months ago

From Portugal – I’d give my first place to Moosu X – “Love that Hurts”! 🙂

Ril
Ril
4 months ago

So my thought 1. Ieva – her song is so boring sorry her 2018 one is better 2. Just? – not a fans of the song but the staging is good tho 3. Titas and Benas – just okay i did expect them to qualify 4. Queens of Roses – The song is good catchy but the staging is a bit messy like they dont know what to do. 5. Moosu X – all great seems like he is underrated by both Jurries and televotes 6. Emilijana – Need to get rid of the back up vocal or slow down… Read more »

Rafs
Rafs
4 months ago

I only see some potential in Titas and Benas, but while one is having a good time on stage (the right side), the other looks to me really uncomfortable, this makes the performance a bit ackward. If they solved this, I think they,d have a chance to do really well on the final. It’s fresh, young and sounds great. They remind me of the swedish group Lo-fi-fnk.

Chris
Chris
4 months ago

So Ieva’s song is lovely, I am a fan…..but Queen of Roses have been stuck in my head ever since. It’s incredibly catchy, their vocals are amazing (harmonies are just *chef’s kiss*) and it’s probably the most eurovision stage ready entry in the mix, stage show and all. I’d love to see them live on the Turn stage, seems like the perfect successor to The Roop.

Doris
Doris
4 months ago

Sign the petition to ban fascist country Australia from Eurovision !

WannaEatMySpaghetti
WannaEatMySpaghetti
4 months ago
Reply to  Doris

Please tell me your comment has nothing to do with what’s happening with Djokovic…

Jamie
Jamie
4 months ago
Reply to  Doris

This is not the place for your politics. We celebrate music here.

Doris
Doris
4 months ago
Reply to  Jamie

Tell that to Belarus then. Belarus has been kicked out so there’s no reason Australia that is violating human rights to not so too. Does even China ban sportmen/women from any country tp participate to the coming next olympic games ?

Colin
Colin
4 months ago
Reply to  Doris

I don’t want to get too political here, but Belarusian government falsified the elections, and was holding the whole country hostage. A lot of people died or went missing. It’s not the same as one person’s deportation. A person who, I’ll remind you, had a choice to do something he knew is the condition of entering the country, and chose not to. And who, as far as we know, was held under high-class conditions in a hotel, and was able to communicate with the press several times. Not exactly the same scenario…

Doris
Doris
4 months ago
Reply to  Colin

Oh yeah the choice ? What choice ? Hello Nuremberg Code ? You have no right to organize an international event and force foreigners to do things against their will. Imagine Azebaijan mandate to convert ESC participants into Muslim in 2012…. What would have people said ?

Jamie
Jamie
4 months ago
Reply to  Doris

Belarus violated specific EBU rules. Australia did not. It’s that simple really. Everything else that happens inside these countries is not EBU’s business.

Last edited 4 months ago by Jamie
Nikki
Nikki
4 months ago
Reply to  Doris

Not sure what it has with Lithuania selection

WannaEatMySpaghetti
WannaEatMySpaghetti
4 months ago
Reply to  Doris

Even though I like Djokovic as a player, I can’t side with him for the choices he made. I won’t talk about the fact that people have to get vaccinated or not, each one his opinion. I will just say that Djokovic knew what were the rules to go in Australia and compete. He chose not to follow them and openly lied. It’s normal that Australian authorities sent him back home. Everyone has to play by the same rules. I won’t talk any further about this subject because it is not the place to but I think it is necessary… Read more »

Last edited 4 months ago by WannaEatMySpaghetti
ales
ales
4 months ago
Reply to  Doris

No one is above the law, not even Djokovic. Whoever goes to a foreign country adapts to the rules and laws there, full stop. Rafael Nadal said it right. Everyone decides for themselves, but they must also be able to live with the consequences.

Solo
Solo
4 months ago
Reply to  Doris

Yes, there is a terrible fascism in Australia, but the problem is that fascism is back in Europe and people support fascism, as did the Germans and Italians in the 20th century.

Jay
Jay
4 months ago
Reply to  Doris

No, they were right to ban Djokovic. Get over it!

Reums
Reums
4 months ago

Moosu X is by far my favorite, I actually listen to ‘love that hurts’ a lot, so I’m pretty sad he only got the 5th place :'( Would love to see this on the Eurovision stage.

Martin
Martin
4 months ago
Reply to  Reums

we can only hope my friend it gets better.

BadWoolfGirl
BadWoolfGirl
4 months ago
Reply to  Martin

I had hoped he would qualify in second place, but his inconsistent vocal power held him back. He got lucky to make it to the semi finals, but he needs to improve his vocals if he wants to qualify to the final.

Alo
Alo
4 months ago

Two heats in Lithuania and personally I can’t find any competitive song or something to cheer for.
Let’s hope they have something interesting in heat 3

Kåre Eriksen
Kåre Eriksen
4 months ago
Reply to  Alo

Cosmic Bride would’ve been it

NickC
NickC
4 months ago

I feel the fandom is underestimating Ieva, like 2018.

Jamie
Jamie
4 months ago
Reply to  NickC

She was so overrated in 2018

Colin
Colin
4 months ago
Reply to  Jamie

Certainly not by the fandom. Together with Ryan O’Shaughnessy, she was deemed an almost ”no-hoper” from ”the semi of death”. Not only that both of them qualified, but also managed to finish on the left side of the scoreboard, defying all the expectations. She was more of an underdog than a fan-favorite before the show.

Jofty
Jofty
4 months ago
Reply to  Jamie

The dull song and cringe performance made me feel Prematurely Old.

Jessica Folcker
Jessica Folcker
4 months ago

Queens Of Roses sounded fantastic live. Like Briekimchi said below, a guilty pleasure of mine. Already on my playlist.

Little Mix could have had another TOP5 song in UK with this.

Last edited 4 months ago by Jessica Folcker
Briekimchi
Briekimchi
4 months ago

Two weeks in a row where I don’t really get what the televote is doing. “Illuminate” was much closer to being the worst song of the night than the best. Juries were definitely more perceptive than the public.

Ieva has a nice song but I probably liked Juste’s song even a little bit more. Cosmic Bride should’ve qualified and Queens Of Roses is a legit guilty pleasure.

MUCH better heat than last week.

BadWoolfGirl
BadWoolfGirl
4 months ago
Reply to  Briekimchi

The results are kind of all over the place, and there still seems to be no Consensus on what the jury and televote both want. Next Saturday, let’s see if they can finally agree on something for heat three, or close to.

Kaija
Kaija
4 months ago
Reply to  Briekimchi

The amount of votes is very low in the heats, so it is very easy for artists with bigger following on social media and informing relatives and friends to vote. Winner have just around 800 votes, which is easy to collect.

John the Go
4 months ago
Reply to  Kaija

I think there was only like 10 votes between Moosu X and Queen of Roses

Jamie
Jamie
4 months ago
Reply to  Briekimchi

It’s pretty easy to win the televote in heats. Just get your fans to vote or buy a lot of SIM cards. It’s been done before, and investigated multiple times. Semi will be much harder to slide through for attention seekers though. And completely impossible in the grand final.

Teddy
Teddy
4 months ago

Out of the 24 songs we’ve seen I’d only consider 4-5 capable of getting through an ESC semi final and one of them just got eliminated. How Ieva or Auguste last week managed to not win their semis televote leaves me unimpressed

BadWoolfGirl
BadWoolfGirl
4 months ago
Reply to  Teddy

I suspect that the winner will come from Heat 3.

Teddy
Teddy
4 months ago
Reply to  BadWoolfGirl

Ruta Loop is my final hope!

John the Go
4 months ago
Reply to  Teddy

Ieva did win this semi

Devito
4 months ago
Reply to  John the Go

With the help from jury. She finished 3rd by televote alone. 🙂

James
James
4 months ago

Ieva was seriously giving off Regina Spektor vibes. A strong contender to win PIN based on that performance alone.

Roo
Roo
4 months ago

Unfortunately “Washing machine” is not quite a Miele. More like a Beko…

Jessica Folcker
Jessica Folcker
4 months ago
Reply to  Roo

Since when Miele is a good brand? 😛

Jessica Folcker
Jessica Folcker
4 months ago

Just to clarify, I’ve had Miele, Beko, Zanussi, Hisense and Indesit and they all worked well.

BadWoolfGirl
BadWoolfGirl
4 months ago

Are those washing machine brands in Lithuania?

Jamie
Jamie
4 months ago

Huh? Miele is a high end brand. Some people still use Miele washers from the 70s or 80s because they are indestructible.

Jessica Folcker
Jessica Folcker
4 months ago
Reply to  Jamie

I’m not that posh. I use whatever as long as it does the job. 🙂

Kaija
Kaija
4 months ago
Reply to  Roo

More like “Candy”, the budget brand

escjack
escjack
4 months ago

I really like Emilijana’s voice!

Xxx
Xxx
4 months ago

Invite Cosmic Bride to perform her song “The Devil lives In Spain” at Benidorm Fest 2022, omg my mind!

Roro31
4 months ago

Ieva and Moosu X are so good for me !!

Xxx
Xxx
4 months ago

I have to say tho, all the songs were good tonight. I’m impressed.

Xxx
Xxx
4 months ago

I’m pissed! Justice for Cosmic Bride!

Xxx
Xxx
4 months ago
Reply to  Xxx

She even flopped like Spain in Eurovision! Ugh dedicated Queen, her mind!

Polegend Godgarina
4 months ago
Reply to  Xxx

she has artistic integrity. i respect her and hopefully next year she’ll have an italy or ukraine-themed song for that eurovision success.

BadWoolfGirl
BadWoolfGirl
4 months ago
Reply to  Xxx

She didn’t deserve last place. If you read Devito’s translated comments, the jury seemed to have it out for her Because They didn’t approve of her song for it to another country, with very little real criticism. They were so blatantly biased against her. Sad part is the devil lives in Spain is actually better than her entry last year and it’s better than the other songs that didn’t qualify, So it’s a very undeserved last place finish.

Xxx
Xxx
4 months ago
Reply to  BadWoolfGirl

I’m flabbergasted how Titas and Benas basic song with an awful uncharismatic performance managed to get so many points from the jury, but artistic masterpiece from Cosmic Bride was at the bottom.

Purple Mask
Purple Mask
4 months ago

I just watched these back. Well done on an excellent heat.
Another beautiful song from Ieva, of course. However, “Love That Hurts” got my top marks, followed by “How to Get My Life Back.” Both of these look and sound ready for Eurovision to me. I also liked the sass of “Washing Machine.” 🙂

Sabrina
Sabrina
4 months ago

Much much better heat this week. As someone that only warmed up to her last effort during Eurovision, I already prefer how Ieva’s voice sounds on “I’ll Be There”. It’s another ultra simple song, but she delivered it beautifully and her greatest asset is how well she connects with the cameras. For the best song of the heat (and of PiN so far), my pick is Moosu X, but the guy needs to work on his vocals, otherwise the jury will harm them again. Too bad we lost two good songs tonight. It’s true that Viktorija’s performance was iffy, but… Read more »

Martin
4 months ago

Jesus, don’t let Ieva win. Most boring song ever…

Jezinky
Jezinky
4 months ago
Reply to  Martin

It sounds harsh but yeah it’s really meh for me

Kåre Eriksen
Kåre Eriksen
4 months ago

They really did Cosmic Bride dirty. And I thought she’d be the representative this year

Nikki
Nikki
4 months ago
Reply to  Kåre Eriksen

I think her style still needs some warming up to by the wider public.

Kåre Eriksen
Kåre Eriksen
4 months ago
Reply to  Nikki

Then how did The Roop win

Nikki
Nikki
4 months ago
Reply to  Kåre Eriksen

I think the Roop is a bit different

Kåre Eriksen
Kåre Eriksen
4 months ago
Reply to  Nikki

Cosmic Bride’s song is more radio friendly than both On Fire and Discotheque

Devito
4 months ago

One interesting thing to notice: almost all qualifiers from Heat 1 and Heat 2 have identical running order. Full list below:

  • Auguste (1st on stage) vs Juste Kraujelyte (2nd on stage)
  • Joseph June (4th on stage) vs Titas & Benas (4th on stage)
  • Elonas Pokanevic (7th on stage) vs Emilijana (7th on stage)
  • Urte Silagalyte (9th on stage) vs Ieva Zasimauskaite (9th on stage)
  • Mary Mo (10th on stage) vs Moosu X (10th on stage)
  • Erica Jennings (11th on stage) vs Queens of Roses (11th on stage)
cfielding_14
cfielding_14
4 months ago

Ieva winning was so deserved!

Colin
Colin
4 months ago

Lithuanian results really shift all over the place, and the juries cannot agree with the televote at all. It’s impossible to tell who’ll win so far, which makes it interesting. Admittedly, I was with the televoters in the first heat, but here, I’m far more alligned with the juries (although I’m sad that both completely ignored Cosmic Bride). I have to admit that Emilijana’s song has a hook that sticks easily, but I find it a bit jarring. Ieva, on the other hand, was just stunning!

Polegend Godgarina
4 months ago
Reply to  Colin

i’ve noticed in the past that the televote tends to conform to the juries’ wishes. for example: in 2016 ruta sciogolevaite was winning the televote in their infinite heats until the semifinal, in 2017 aiste pilvelyte was the televote favorite while the public was paying fusedmarc dust until just before the final, and in 2018 ieva wasn’t consistently winning the heats’ televotes either. in 2019, on the other hand, juries and televoters agreed all the way through on jurijus.

Colin
Colin
4 months ago

That’s an interesting trivia, thanks. 🙂 Indicates how things can further shift in the semis or in the final itself. It will be very interesting to follow.
So far, I can realistically see Erica, Urte, Ieva, or Emilijana as winners, but my instinct tells me that the winner likely comes from the third semi. Perhaps someone will win on both fronts there, or at least come second with the other front.

Last edited 4 months ago by Colin
Polegend Godgarina
4 months ago
Reply to  Colin

monika liu’s sentimentai seems to be the song many lithuanian eurofans are putting a lot of hopes in. the song isn’t out yet, but she has quite a unique style.

Nikki
Nikki
4 months ago

I heard Monika Liu is loved in Lithuania.

Devito
4 months ago
Reply to  Nikki

Not that she’s a beloved superstar in Lithuania but Monika Liu is seen as an artist you can count on. Her voice control is stunning and that’s a major reason she’s ahead of many even-already qualifiers.

Sabrina
Sabrina
4 months ago
Reply to  Colin

Another thing to consider is the amount of people voting. Compared with 2020 (I haven’t looked at 2021’s results because it was an atypical year and we knew The Roop would win the televote anyway), less people are voting on the heats this year. For example: with the amount of votes she got today, Emilijana would be just 4th place in the heat won by The Roop back then. I suppose on these first heats having a fanbase willing to help and feeling the qualification of their favorite is uncertain ends up being very important. A Ieva fan probably didn’t… Read more »

Devito
4 months ago
Reply to  Sabrina

Indeed there is a huge drop of interest in heats. Maybe these numbers will make LRT rethink their strategy: two or three semi-finals + grand final would be enough and would attract bigger audience. 2022. The average of votes per heat is 4 115 while the average of votes per artist is 374. 2021. The average of votes per heat was 5 128 while the average of votes per artist was 513. 2020. The average of votes per heat was 6 114 while the average of votes per artist was 510. 2019. The average of votes per heat was 6… Read more »

Last edited 4 months ago by Devito
Polegend Godgarina
4 months ago

the juries need to stop hyping up ieva’s one-note songs

Nikki
Nikki
4 months ago

There are songs that appeal to the listener by their simplicity. Not always huge vocal range is a factor to determine appeal. As far as Ieva as an artist goes, I like her voice and style as well as charisma and lovely personality. So in
my view she’s got a package. Her songs are always about her life experiences and are personal which is nice.

Polegend Godgarina
4 months ago
Reply to  Nikki

ieva and charisma ? lmao

Nikki
Nikki
4 months ago

Yep!

Jamie
Jamie
4 months ago

This heat was so goooood like what the hell. I was about to lose hope in Lithuania, but now I can’t even pick the winner. And there’s one more heat left that’s an even bigger bloodbath. It’s interesting how PIN starts as a total mess and progresses into the most intriguing, diverse and unpredictable preselection.

Last edited 4 months ago by Jamie
BadWoolfGirl
BadWoolfGirl
4 months ago
Reply to  Jamie

I’m glad you’re feeling more optimistic about pin and that it’s getting better week by week, hopefully this means heat three will be stacked. I have a feeling the representative will be from heat three, and I hope it’s either gebrasy or ruta loop. they better not disappointment me. Funny enough, I felt a little underwhelmed with heat 2, not because of the songs but because of quality of some of the live performances. Ieva was the best, but For the rest who qualified, even the ones I really like, they need to up their game for the semi finals.… Read more »

Last edited 4 months ago by BadWoolfGirl
Nikki
Nikki
4 months ago
Reply to  BadWoolfGirl

Remembering the last selection when the roop has won and gebrasy stayed second, I think this year gebrasy deserves to win. But we shall see.

Indahe
4 months ago

I’ll be there is such a pretty song..