Picture: J. Staceviciaus/LRT

Semi-final two of Pabandom iš Naujo 2022 took place in Vilnius on Saturday. A total of nine acts participated for four last spots in the final of 12 February. The qualifiers are Monika Liu, Augustė Vedrickaitė, Rūta Loop and Ieva Zasimauskaitė.

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 Stanislavas Stavickis “Stano”, music producer Vytautas Bikus, performer Ieva Narkutė and presenter Gerūta Griniūtė

Pabandom iš Naujo 2022 Semi-Final Two Qualifiers

Monika Liu – “Sentimentai”

Augustė Vedrickaitė – “Before You’re 6ft Under”

Rūta Loop – “Call Me from the Cold”

Ieva Zasimauskaitė – “I’ll Be There”

Pabandom iš Naujo 2022 Semi-Final Two Results

Jury results

  • Monika Liu – “Sentimentai” (12 points)
  • Augustė Vedrickaitė – “Before You’re 6ft Under” (10 points)
  • Rūta Loop – “Call Me from the Cold” (8 points)
  • Ieva Zasimauskaitė – “I’ll Be There” (8 points)
  • Vilija – “101” (6 points)
  • Titas and Benas – “Getting Through This” (5 points)
  • Mary Mo – “Get Up” (4 points)
  • Urtė Šilagalytė – “Running Chords” (3 points)
  • Moosu X – “Love That Hurts” (2 points)

Televoting results

  • Monika Liu – “Sentimentai” (12 points)
  • Urtė Šilagalytė – “Running Chords” (10 points)
  • Augustė Vedrickaitė – “Before You’re 6ft Under” (8 points)
  • Rūta Loop – “Call Me from the Cold” (7 points)
  • Moosu X – “Love That Hurts” (6 points)
  • Ieva Zasimauskaitė – “I’ll Be There” (5 points)
  • Titas and Benas – “Getting Through This” (4 points)
  • Vilija – “101” (3 points)
  • Mary Mo – “Get Up” (2 points)

Combined final results

  • Monika Liu – “Sentimentai” (12 points) – ADVANCED
  • Augustė Vedrickaitė – “Before You’re 6ft Under” (10 points) – ADVANCED
  • Rūta Loop – “Call Me from the Cold” (8 points) – ADVANCED
  • Ieva Zasimauskaitė – “I’ll Be There” (7 points) – ADVANCED
  • Urtė Šilagalytė – “Running Chords” (6 points)
  • Vilija – “101” (5 points)
  • Titas and Benas – “Getting Through This” (4 points)
  • Moosu X – “Love That Hurst” (3 points)
  • Mary Mo – “Get Up” (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 performed in the semi-finals on 29 January and 5 February. The eight acts that have now made it through to the final will compete for the right to represent Lithuania at Eurovision 2022.

What do you think about the Pabandom iš Naujo 2022 semi-final two results? Are you satisfied with the qualifiers?

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Addie
Addie
10 months ago

Yay, Monika Liu!!! But it’s obvious. I hope she wins on Saturday. But no Titas ir Benas but I kinda expected that. Its kinda impressive that the qualifiers were obvious. I don’t know why, I found it impressive. But, I never understood the hype around Ruta Loop. I didn’t like the song at all. But people have their reasons to like it. Maybe, in few months I might see myself vibing to the song. Huh.

harv
harv
10 months ago

no hate to monika or anyone who likes the song, but really don’t get why this is such a firm fan favourite. i think it would nq in may 🙁

blueeyed
blueeyed
10 months ago

I never liked Monika Liu’s music, I hate this one and I will laugh hard when it flops majorly in the ESC if it goes there.

Teddie
Teddie
10 months ago
Reply to  blueeyed

It won’t reach the grand final, that’s like 100% guaranteed

ArvinRoido Atienza
ArvinRoido Atienza
10 months ago
Reply to  Teddie

Based on what, your personal opinion? The opinion of only one person

Jamie
Jamie
10 months ago
Reply to  Teddie

There won’t be another song like that 100% guaranteed.

WannaEatMySpaghetti
WannaEatMySpaghetti
10 months ago
Reply to  Teddie

I don’t know what this song will do in ESC but I like it and I think it can finish in the top 15 (perhaps more if the staging is good).
One thing is 95% sur for me. If Monika doesn’t make it to the finale, none of the other artists in this lithuanian selection can.

baili Atha gloo
baili Atha gloo
10 months ago

I just LOVE Sentimentai. It deserved to win Semifinal 2 although I’m running around the house like she won the Final ,which I would love to happen. It is so vintage and at the same time really good
It deserves to win Eurovision (or get in the Top 5)

finnished
finnished
10 months ago

Sentimentai is like a quirky version pf Voila, and I love it

Sabrina
Sabrina
10 months ago

Monika has this one in the bag, right? I love “Sentimentai”, it will probably keep Lithuania in my top 10 for the third year in a row.

Ruta was even better tonight. I feel bad for her, because her song would be my favorite in like 95% of the national selections, but Monika is on her way. Hopefully she’s building reputation to win PIN in a near future. Auguste and Ieva were also great, they deserved to be in the final. I’ll miss Moosu X there, but “Love that Hurts” will have a long life in my playlists anyway.

Last edited 10 months ago by Sabrina
Teddie
Teddie
10 months ago

Sorry, I still don’t get Sentimentai and don’t see it qualifying to the final in Turin

Swe esc
Swe esc
10 months ago
Reply to  Teddie

It’s either because you’re too young, or too basic.

Teddie
Teddie
10 months ago
Reply to  Swe esc

Yeah yeah, whatever, sophisticated boomer

ArvinRoido Atienza
ArvinRoido Atienza
10 months ago
Reply to  Teddie

Im a millenial and Im telling you that you just have a bad taste in music

Briekimchi
Briekimchi
10 months ago

Who would’ve known that Monika Liu would be an even more obvious winner than The Roop were last year?

Dzidzi
Dzidzi
10 months ago
Reply to  Briekimchi

Locals were saying Liu would win before the song had been released since she’s rather popular at the moment

Polegend Godgarina
10 months ago

sentimentai needs a heavier punch, i was quite underwhelmed when i first heard the song, but i think with a very atmospheric performance she’ll do well in turin.

BadWoolfGirl
BadWoolfGirl
10 months ago

Well, a wiwibloggs poll was actually 100% accurate for once. All four qualifiers here were the same four predicted, though it’s 3 out of 4 for me. When looking at the 8 finalists, it’s very clear heat 3 was the strongest heat this year because they make up half of the finalists (4). Heat 2 contributed 3 and heat 1 has only a single representative. While it is pretty obvious who the winner will turn out to be, it would be interesting to see where the rest of the entries will place. Still, all I can say is good luck… Read more »

alex8
alex8
10 months ago

Sentimentai is so good. I kinda wish the outro was the bridge and it had one last chorus, with some sax added maybe but oh well

Juj
Juj
10 months ago

Congrats to gebrasy for being the only male act in the finals LMAO

vetrina
vetrina
10 months ago

Monika is just amazing and genuine! Lithuania, just send her already!

Hazaa
Hazaa
10 months ago

Happy Ieva made it didn’t know the context of the song and her divorce until today what a beautiful song

Thomas Sturley
10 months ago

There’s something about Monika that is very amazing. She has that it factor an I am intrigued to see where she will place when it comes to ESC cause she is running away with Lithuania’s NF

Josh
Josh
10 months ago

Loved Monika’s performance and the added visuals from the heats, just a classy streamlined performance all around. I definitely think she’s winning.

Love Ruta Loop too

ete sech
ete sech
10 months ago

I can legit see Monika Liu winning in Turin, given the weak competition this season seems to be going to have.

Devito
Devito
10 months ago
Reply to  ete sech

That would be the most epic thing, dare I say. 28 years ago Lithuania debuted in the Eurovision Song Contest with a song in Lithuanian and got 0 points finishing last. If we are about to win it all with a song in Lithuanian – what an irony.

BadWoolfGirl
BadWoolfGirl
10 months ago
Reply to  Devito

That would be an interesting way to make it full circle, though I’m still skeptical about Sentimentai reaching that high or even qualify, but that will all depend on the makeup of Semi final 1. I find it amusing that all the Baltics are going to have their finals on the same day so it’s Baltic Saturday next week (and Ukraine too).

Hillbra
Hillbra
10 months ago

Monika Liu giving us real Liza Minnelli vibes… love it!

Dime
Dime
10 months ago

Santimentai is a song, melody and overall performance on another level. Good luck.

Xxx
Xxx
10 months ago

Whew, the quality final we all deserve.

Zisk
Zisk
10 months ago

Monika is running away with this to the point it’s worth speculating where she might finish at Eurovision itself.

Jaku
Jaku
10 months ago

Not personally a huge Monika fan. Seriously I am obsessed with Ruta’s song though! I hope she keeps on entering with those quality songs. It feels contemporary and seeing that Eurovision probably gets an even more super hip young audience on the heels of Maneskins victory, I see Ruta’s offering translating well into Top 10 results.

Devito
Devito
10 months ago

Back in 2020, The Roop gained 5,192 votes in their Semi-Final. Monika Liu gained 3,965 votes in her Semi-Final tonight. This is very promising for the retro diva!

Sale
Sale
10 months ago

I can’t believe Moosu X is out and Running Chords too

Dent
Dent
10 months ago
Reply to  Sale

both of them had underwhelming vocal performances..

Caos
Caos
10 months ago

it’s me or I think Lithuania can win Eurovision with Monika Liu??

ola john
ola john
10 months ago
Reply to  Caos

Definitely yes. She is a love child of Salvador Sobral and Barbara Pravi.

Last edited 10 months ago by ola john
Jo.
Jo.
10 months ago
Reply to  Caos

it’s you

Ukraine stan
Ukraine stan
10 months ago
Reply to  Caos

Clear upper top 10

WannaEatMySpaghetti
WannaEatMySpaghetti
10 months ago
Reply to  Caos

I don’t think she could win but she definitely could do a nice score. Possible top 10 again for Lithuania.

Jamie
Jamie
10 months ago
Reply to  Caos

Probably not win, but be a dark horse for suuuuure. She could sneak into the Top 10 when no one was expecting.

Carina
Carina
10 months ago
Reply to  Jamie

Like Donny Montell did in 2016

Funko
Funko
10 months ago
Reply to  Caos

Maybe you have a dreadful taste, instead…

Jamie
Jamie
10 months ago
Reply to  Caos

Tell me you have no taste without telling me you have no taste.

Radoug
Radoug
10 months ago
Reply to  Caos

I’m sad to hear that you think this song is “dreadful”. I’m from Lithuania, and I can’t begin to explain, how much it’s speaks to us (natives), and tells the europe about our culture and history… Sure, maby the music itself is not the best, but the lyrics! The lyrics are everything! Monika sings about a (lithuanian) woman from the past, who now (at the present) remenising fregments of her past. The heat 3 staging shows it beautiflly (saddly she changed her staging due to the comments online, i hope in the final she will return to her original staging).… Read more »

Last edited 10 months ago by Radoug
blueeyed
blueeyed
10 months ago
Reply to  Radoug

I’m a native Lithuanian. She speaks nothing at all to me. The song is boring and in no way it tells anything about Lithuanian culture or history. As you said it’s a song about sentiments of one woman.

Radoug
Radoug
10 months ago
Reply to  blueeyed

Well surely it’s not everyone’s cup of tea, But I am surprised that you didn’t notice Lithuanias cultural and historical elements in the song that we could share with the rest of Europe. For example: the sound of the song – it brings nostalgic memories of older songs, created in the ~50’s, also gives an idea for foreiners of how lithuanian music used to sound… Secondly: Monika sings about Nida, the most beautiful place in lithuania, a place, which not everyone nows about, but surely will, after lisinning (or reading) the lyrics. Thirdly: the song mentions a fregment of our… Read more »

Alfonso Moreno Domínguez
Alfonso Moreno Domínguez
10 months ago
Reply to  Caos

I’d love it, I’ll tell you that

Eugene
Eugene
10 months ago
Reply to  Caos

The fck u now in music?

Xxx
Xxx
10 months ago

The final will be amazing.

Roelof M
Roelof M
10 months ago

Okay well this evening kinda solidified the fact that Monika Liu is gonna win, and I’m happy as she is my personal fave, but it won’t make for a very exciting final. Still, her performance was phenomenal and she has a good chance of pushing Lithuania through to the final in May.

ola john
ola john
10 months ago
Reply to  Roelof M

I think she has a good chance of pushing Lithuania through to the Top 10 in May.

Last edited 10 months ago by ola john
Martin
10 months ago

Will be nice hearing Lithuanian song in Eurovision