Picture: E. Blazevic (LRT)

The semi-finals of Pabandom iš Naujo! 2022 have arrived in Vilnius. A total of nine acts participated for four spots in the final of 12 February. The qualifiers are Justė Kraujelytė, Lolita Zero, Gebrasy and Queens of Roses.

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, singer-songwriter Giedrė Kilčiauskienė, The Roop lead singer Vaidotas Valiukevičius, performer Ieva Narkutė and presenter Gerūta Griniūtė

Pabandom iš Naujo! 2022 Semi-Final One Qualifiers

Justė Kraujelytė – “How to Get My LIfe Back”

Lolita Zero – “Not Your Mother”

Gebrasy – “Into Your Arms”

Queens of Roses – “Washing Machine”

Pabandom iš Naujo! 2022 Semi-Finale One Results

Jury results

  • Justė Kraujelytė – “How to Get My LIfe Back” (12 points)
  • Gebrasy – “Into Your Arms” (10 points)
  • Lolita Zero – “Not Your Mother” (8 points)
  • Joseph June – “Deadly” (7 points)
  • Erica Jennings – “Back To Myself” (6 points)
  • Gintarė Korsakaitė – “Fantasy Eyes” (5 points)
  • Queens of Roses – “Washing Machine” (4 points)
  • Emilijana – “Illuminate” (3 points)
  • Elonas Pokanevič – “Someday” (2 points)

Televoting results

  • Lolita Zero – “Not Your Mother” (12 points)
  • Justė Kraujelytė – “How to Get My LIfe Back” (10 points)
  • Gebrasy – “Into Your Arms” (8 points)
  • Queens of Roses – “Washing Machine” (7 points)
  • Emilijana – “Illuminate” (6 points)
  • Gintarė Korsakaitė – “Fantasy Eyes” (5 points)
  • Erica Jennings – “Back To Myself” (4 points)
  • Joseph June – “Deadly” (3 points)
  • Elonas Pokanevič – “Someday” (2 points)

Combined final results

  • Justė Kraujelytė – “How to Get My LIfe Back” (12 points) – ADVANCED
  • Lolita Zero – “Not Your Mother” (10 points) – ADVANCED
  • Gebrasy – “Into Your Arms” (8 points) – ADVANCED
  • Queens of Roses – “Washing Machine” (7 points) – ADVANCED
  • Joseph June – “Deadly” (6 points)
  • Erica Jennings – “Back To Myself” (5 points)
  • Gintarė Korsakaitė – “Fantasy Eyes” (4 points)
  • Emilijana – “Illuminate” (3 points)
  • Elonas Pokanevič – “Someday” (2 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 advanced through the heats are performing 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 semi-final one results? Are you satisfied with the qualifiers?

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Devito
Devito
1 year ago

Today’s interview with Lolita Zero and her explanations of some symbolism in her performance. A star was born, but people were saying she is a Satanist: pabandomisnaujo.lt/thats-how-a-star-was-born/

Eglutt
Eglutt
1 year ago

So glad Just? won! Loved that performance. Very entrancing song, going straight to my Spotify list! I used most of my votes on her <3

rainer1
rainer1
1 year ago

lolita has 3 times more calls than the second one. that says it all.
LOLITA FOR WIN!

Hanifa
Hanifa
1 year ago

Thank you juries, I think Lolita Zero is a disgrace!

Michel
Michel
1 year ago

Washing Machine is moet catchy to listen to the first 30 sec but they need to put more work to come together as singers like Ogene did

Teddie
Teddie
1 year ago

Washing Machine has been changed so much it’s basically a different song now. Gone all the campy stuff, the dancers, the catchy bass line, plus they added this weird vocal sample. Not sure I even like it anymore. Lolita Zero, on the other hand, is even stronger and more confident than the last time. That’s a force to be reckoned with!

Eglutt
Eglutt
1 year ago
Reply to  Teddie

Yeah, they even said it in prerol video- They just wanted to have fun and if anything their song is good for an afterparty at 5AM.

YisYus
YisYus
1 year ago

Sorry for the offtopic, but Latvian band Citi Zeni got second place in Latvian Muzikala Banka (best song and performer of the year contest), while Aminata was almost placed the last. This might affect Supernova knowing that Citi Zeni song is pretty popular.

Príncipe Shin
Príncipe Shin
1 year ago

Gintaré should have been 5th if the jury wouldnt count more than the televote… its not fair and she should be in the final

Devito
Devito
1 year ago
Reply to  Príncipe Shin

But only four acts advanced to the the grand final. 🙂

Briekimchi
Briekimchi
1 year ago

Honestly, the only surprise tonight is that I thought Erica would take that fourth spot but the juries ranked her below Lolita Zero? I’m not saying I wouldn’t do the same but I certainly didn’t expect juries to do that.

It’s a shame that “Not Your Mother” is the song that’s getting the secondary televote support after Monika Liu’s song as I think even the most optimistic of us can’t see the juries putting it close enough to Sentimentai in the final.

BadWoolfGirl
BadWoolfGirl
1 year ago
Reply to  Briekimchi

I was surprised Erica Jennings didn’t qualify, but she didn’t really have a strong song to justify going to the final. I think at this point being familiar name doesn’t matter anymore. You’ve got to Have a really good song and performance.

ete sech
ete sech
1 year ago

I think it’s time to accept that Gebrasy is out of the running to represent Lithuania this year. However, I’m glad he made it to the final.
So far, my guess is that the final will be a tight race between Monika Liu, Ruta Loop and Lolita Zero, and I’d be fine with any of them representing Lithuania, though I’d rather Monika to go because she’s performing in Lithuanian. I’m dying to see how this one ends! 😀

Last edited 1 year ago by ete sech
BadWoolfGirl
BadWoolfGirl
1 year ago
Reply to  ete sech

Ruta loop is actually my first choice to go to eurovision, but I have accepted that She’s not the favorite to win.

Dhebhdfjddbv
Dhebhdfjddbv
1 year ago
Reply to  BadWoolfGirl

Seeing Lithuanian in ESC is like a miracle
Tho is till want ruta to win

BetwixtTales
BetwixtTales
1 year ago

Loving that Lolita Zero ran with the televoters first place. It shows they are more adventurous and willing to take risks – and an open mind when it comes to the LGBTQ+ orientated, which I wasn’t sure they would, so I’m very pleased. =)

Egl?
Egl?
1 year ago
Reply to  BetwixtTales

except that it’s produced by Gytis’ (the one playiing Lolita) wife/partner ?

Kosey
Kosey
1 year ago

Lolita Zero is pretty amazing. I am utterly transfixed for 3 minutes, totally lost in a different world.

Roro31
Roro31
1 year ago

lolita zero no but I’m dreaming there!!! monika liu, ruta loop, Juste and Ieva, please block her way!!

Good performances this evening from the three other qualifiers but next Saturday, the level will be very high!!

BadWoolfGirl
BadWoolfGirl
1 year ago
Reply to  Roro31

Semifinal two next week is going to be a bloodbath. We might have some surprise eliminations.

Last edited 1 year ago by BadWoolfGirl
Roro31
Roro31
1 year ago
Reply to  BadWoolfGirl

yes…

Yannis
Yannis
1 year ago

I love the fact that people hate my comment about Lolita Zero undermind by the juries. When in the heat and semifinal Lolita Zero really nailed the televoting!!! Haters gonna hate! But at the end of the day the public shows why Lolita can be the best choice for Lithuamia

Kosey
Kosey
1 year ago
Reply to  Yannis

Yes, it’s an odd reaction. It seems anything that is popular with the masses is looked down upon as being too basic. It is quite condescending but I guess elites often are.

BadWoolfGirl
BadWoolfGirl
1 year ago

So, Here’s an observation about our four qualifiers. Half are from heat 2 and the other half are from heat 3, but nobody from heat one qualified.

Thinking I had to next week, considering that Erica Jennings didn’t qualify tonight, now I’m a little concerned about Ieva. She might have won heat two, but she might be vulnerable to be eliminated. We’ll have to see next week.

Nils
Nils
1 year ago

Oh man, Lithuania really missed a big opportunity there with Joseph June. 🙁

BadWoolfGirl
BadWoolfGirl
1 year ago
Reply to  Nils

Honestly, he was one of my least favorite semifinalist so I’m not too upset that he didn’t qualify.

Nils
Nils
1 year ago
Reply to  BadWoolfGirl

I haven’t seen any of the live performances, so I don’t know if perhaps he screwed up. But the studio version really had an unseen before level of swagger. Usually, that’s not even my type of genre, but that song was just too incredibly cool.

Last edited 1 year ago by Nils
BadWoolfGirl
BadWoolfGirl
1 year ago
Reply to  Nils

Here’s a playlist I made of the semifinal one artists. Next week the semifinal two RS will be added.

https://m.youtube.com/playlist?list=PLx-YZK-LABdcw64a_CLFRiDJuj4GOarLO

Nikki
Nikki
1 year ago
Reply to  Nils

I found him out of tune somehow:.

Aeria
Aeria
1 year ago

Aww I liked Erica’s song 🙁

Swe esc
Swe esc
1 year ago

That Washing machine song is catchy

Colin
Colin
1 year ago

I’m just glad that Gebrasy made it. These semi results are shifting every time. Erica wins the heat, then gets eliminated afterwards. So unpredictable…
Also, I just started appreciating Gintare more… man.

Last edited 1 year ago by Colin
BadWoolfGirl
BadWoolfGirl
1 year ago
Reply to  Colin

Anything can happen now. I don’t think this would happen, but wouldn’t it be funny if Monika Liu and Ruta loop tied in semi final 2 for 22 points (Meaning they got 12 and 10 points each from the jury and tell her side, but based on the selections rules, whoever wins the 12 points from jury will be the winner).

Oh my
Oh my
1 year ago
Reply to  BadWoolfGirl

Sadly this wont happen because televote will be on Monika’s side as well as juries will put her first too, based on heat 3 where they performed. Monikas song is now trending all over lithuania #1 on spotify #2 on youtube.
Thats showcases that in final she will get 12 points from televote, and 12points from jury.
As Zilnys said he doesnt sees Lolita winning (ans she is the onw contender with televote to Monika, so that means that jury will do anything to put lolita belov Monika)

Ugnius
Ugnius
1 year ago
Reply to  Colin

Well, Erica performed in a very weak heat, so no wonder why she got eliminated today, because her competitors were considerably stronger than the ones she faced three weeks ago (in fact, no one from Heat 1 qualified today)

Also, she didn’t have any staging. It wasn’t interesting to watch her for whole 3 minutes.

That being said, I still believe that the final result will be very predictable – Monika Liu will win it all. Although Lolita Zero will receive strong televote support as well

Jamie
Jamie
1 year ago

Poor Gebrasy, now he’s definitely an underdog.

BadWoolfGirl
BadWoolfGirl
1 year ago
Reply to  Jamie

I like his song, but I think at this point he’s out of the running to represent Lithuania Eurovision this year.

Last edited 1 year ago by BadWoolfGirl
Devito
Devito
1 year ago
Reply to  Jamie

The jury is not convinced that Gebrasy would be able to do well at Eurovision simply by showing his zoomed in face for straight 3 minutes. Vocally, he was still weak. Not to mention that he is lacking support from the public too.

BadWoolfGirl
BadWoolfGirl
1 year ago
Reply to  Devito

Yeah, that’s a harsh critique, but they might be right. I’m glad that they’re considering what could work at eurovision or not.

ete sech
ete sech
1 year ago
Reply to  Jamie

I love his song, but his performance lacks appeal to wider audiences, as neither the juries nor the televote are supporting it. At least he made it to the final.

Sabrina
Sabrina
1 year ago

Things keep looking good to Monika Liu. Lolita Zero can fight her for the televote, but the jury will probably put 2 or more acts between them (Ruta, Ieva, Juste, Auguste…). Juste can do well with the jury, but her televote hasn’t been impressive so far. And Gebrasy is struggling to get support from both fields.

Juan Czena
Juan Czena
1 year ago

We need a YT video on William and Deban’s reaction to Lolita Zero NOW!

Xxx
Xxx
1 year ago

Lithuanians embracing Lolita Zero is amazing.

Epicurean
Epicurean
1 year ago

Lolita Zero had 3 times the vote that Juste received. 3 times!

Juries lol

Yannis
Yannis
1 year ago
Reply to  Epicurean

Exactly! It’s rigged!!!!

Jamie
Jamie
1 year ago
Reply to  Yannis

It’s not rigged. Jury vote always superior in PIN. It’s in the rules.

Last edited 1 year ago by Jamie
Yannis
Yannis
1 year ago
Reply to  Jamie

Yes that’s my problem

Philip Holmgren
Philip Holmgren
1 year ago

Juste was originally my 5th going into this, but I can see how she advanced since she really improved her stage show.

Overall pretty pleased with the four picked this semi. 😉

BadWoolfGirl
BadWoolfGirl
1 year ago

I have to say, the results surprised me. Yes, I expected Gebrasy and Lolita Zero to qualify, but I didn’t expect Juste to win the semi final. I guess Queens of Roses gave a convincing enough performance to qualify over Gintare. I am actually shocked Erica Jennings failed to qualify to the final. Granted, I wasn’t really a big fan of her song anyway, but I didn’t think a familiar name would fail to qualify. Gebrasy qualifying in third place is starting to feel like a sign that he’s out of the running to win this selection. It’s gonna between… Read more »

Last edited 1 year ago by BadWoolfGirl
Yannis
Yannis
1 year ago

Juste won with the semifinal with 1 third of the votes of what Lolita Zero got! Why the LRT try to sabotage the chances of the only song that in the National contest that can actually have an impact and bring a good results in Eurovision

BadWoolfGirl
BadWoolfGirl
1 year ago
Reply to  Yannis

Wait until Semi final 2–that’s where the real contenders are.

Yannis
Yannis
1 year ago
Reply to  BadWoolfGirl

Monica Liu is the only one that got less Tele votes that Lolita Zero in the heats. That’s says something and the fact that Lolita was not again first or second in jury shows how conservative and biased are towards her!

Žilvinas
Žilvinas
1 year ago
Reply to  Yannis

Monika Liu won the televote in the heat

Yannis
Yannis
1 year ago
Reply to  Žilvinas

And again haters just not even read what I texted and respond. I did say that Monica Liu got more vote than Lolita but she got 400 votes more than the third song in the heats overall. But when juries do not vote for Lolita when she got as much votes as the second third and fourth song together, it shows how biased they are towards her.
Lolita Zero – ‘Not Your Mother’ – 2281 votes
Just? Kraujelyt? – ‘How to get my life back’ – 799 votes
Geraske – ‘Into Your Arms’ – 751 votes

Devito
Devito
1 year ago
Reply to  Yannis

Do not start with the crap “you hate-i love-thus-we-are-even”. Nobody is hating on Lolita Zero. In fact, many people in Lithuania, including the jurors, find Gytis to be an exceptionally talented actor and performer. But then it comes to singing, well, jury votes for the powerfulness of voice, song quality, etc. You take a single element – visualizations – and pretend it to be the outermost element in conquering Europe. It is not. Anyhow, you can be entitled to your opinion for as long as you want but you do not come and spread false information. Every single act in… Read more »

Last edited 1 year ago by Devito
Yannis
Yannis
1 year ago
Reply to  Devito

Lolita song is not a strong ballad with high notes mate! It doesn’t need a perfect singer!

Anon
Anon
1 year ago
Reply to  Yannis

I also agree with you but Gytis needs to work on his pitch. I saw his performance on semi final 1 on TV yesterday and his vocal improved he’s not as off key anymore, but still should improve before final.

Egl?
Egl?
1 year ago
Reply to  Devito

Visiškai sutinku (thumbs up emoji got chnaged to a “?”)

Agree, 100%. Gytis and is theatre made a good performance but if you want to see a GREAT performance, check out Beissoul & Einius. When we have this song(?) compared to any basic of their stuff. The hell we’d vote for a joke entry? 5 words in a song + beat does not make a compelling case for an global competion. Do you honestly imagine this song travelling oversees, performing at SNL?? Let’s be self aware here, c’omon.

Last edited 1 year ago by Egl?
Mr X
Mr X
1 year ago
Reply to  Žilvinas

Indeed…

Dzidzi
Dzidzi
1 year ago
Reply to  Yannis

Because it’s always 50/50 BUT the jury is superior in case there’s a tie. And yes, it’s always been illogical but nobody seems to bother to fix it. So even Lolita got thousands of tv votes but she got 2 tv votes and everyone else got 1 tv votes, she’d win.

Yannis
Yannis
1 year ago
Reply to  Dzidzi

Another reason showing how homophobic and narrow minded those juries are! They have in the jure one of the singers of the We are the winners the most ridiculous song that ever appeared in Eurovision

BadWoolfGirl
BadWoolfGirl
1 year ago
Reply to  Yannis

I’d say the jurors were a bit too generous giving Lolita zero 8 points, but considering that the majority of the songs kinda weak in the semifinal, there may not have been anyone else better to vote for.

#synthsareawesome
#synthsareawesome
1 year ago
Reply to  Yannis

I’m an LGBT+ person, but I can’t stand people who throw around accusations of homophobia for the sake of it. You’re living in a modern world: bigotry may not be a crime, but the social judgment of it is very strong, so you can actually hurt people by using the word too loosely. In this case, the issue was vocals, that weren’t that good and that could put jury off. I’m all for televote deciding over juries, but that doesn’t mean that you can put the jury down.

Polegend Godgarina
1 year ago

what a pointless semi final… and what a pointless winner

Nikki
Nikki
1 year ago

Why is that? I don’t see anything pointless..

Yannis
Yannis
1 year ago
Reply to  Nikki

Because Lolita Zero is a clear winner and the judges treated unfairly

BadWoolfGirl
BadWoolfGirl
1 year ago

I think The semi finals were poorly divided. This one has booked the majority of the weaker entries, and some of the stronger songs that made it through Heats are in semi final 2, so next week is going to be a bloodbath.