Lithuania started their quest to find an act for Eurovision 2023 on Saturday. Heat 1 of Pabandom iš naujo 2023 included 15 competing acts.

But only ten of them could secure a place in the semi-finals.

The public and jury have had their say, and the results are confirmed.

Pabandom iš naujo 2023 heat 1 results

Jury vote

  1. Rūta Mur – 12 points
  2. Justė Kraujelytė – 10 points
  3. Alen Chicco – 8 points
  4. Paulina Paukštaitytė – 7 points
  5. Gabrielius Vagelis – 6 points
  6. Baiba – 5 points
  7. NOY – 4 points
  8. Luknė – 3 points
  9. IL SENSO – 2 points
  10. Joseph June – 1 point
  11. Aistė Pilvelytė – 0 points
  12. W.I – 0 points
  13. Justa Rubežiūtė – 0 points
  14. Multiks – 0 points
  15. Justin 3 feat. Dj AugustYno – 0 points

Public vote

  1. Rūta Mur – 12 points
  2. Gabrielius Vagelis – 10 points
  3. NOY – 8 points
  4. Alen Chicco – 7 points
  5. IL SENSO – 6 points
  6. Paulina Paukštaitytė – 5 points
  7. Joseph June – 4 points
  8. Justė Kraujelytė – 3 points
  9. Justa Rubežiūtė – 2 points
  10. Multiks – 1 point
  11. Baiba – 0 points
  12. Aistė Pilvelytė – 0 points
  13. Luknė – 0 points
  14. Justin 3 feat. Dj AugustYno – 0 points
  15. W.I – 0 points

Combined result

  1. Rūta Mur – “So Low”
  2. Gabrielius Vagelis – “Šauksmas”
  3. Alen Chicco – “Do You”
  4. Justė Kraujelytė – “Need More Fun”
  5. Paulina Paukštaitytė – “Let Me Think About Me”
  6. NOY – “Destiny’s Child”
  7. II SENSO – “Sparnai”
  8. Joseph June – “Vacuum”
  9. Baiba – “When the Lights Go Out”
  10. Luknė – “Paradise”
  11. Justa Rubežiūtė – “When I’ll Find”
  12. Multiks – “London”
  13. Aistė Pilvelytė – “We’re Not Running”
  14. Justin 3 feat. Dj AugustYno – “Not Giving Up”
  15. W.I – “You Can Not”

Running order

  1. Aistė Pilvelytė – “We’re Not Running”
  2. Joseph June – “Vacuum”
  3. Il Senso – “Sparnai”
  4. W.I – “You Can Not”
  5. Multiks – “London”
  6. Luknė – “Paradise”
  7. Gabrielius Vagelis – “Šauksmas”
  8. Alen Chicco – “Do You”
  9. Rūta Mur – “So Low”
  10. Justin 3 feat. Dj AugustYno – “Not Giving Up”
  11. Baiba – “When the Lights Go Out”
  12. Justa Rubežiūtė – “When I’ll Find”
  13. Noy – “Destiny’s Child”
  14. Paulina Paukštaitytė – “Let Me Think About Me”
  15. Justė Kraujelytė – “Need More Fun”

Who stood out to you in heat 1 of Pabandom iš naujo 2023? Can any of these acts go on to win the whole competition? Share your thoughts in the comments below.

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Leif Christensen
4 days ago

I can’t unhear it now. The intro for Lukné’s “Paradise” is basically the same as the one for Raylee’s “Wild”.

BadWoolfGirl
BadWoolfGirl
4 days ago

Funny enough, I find myself singing the chorus to Victor Crone’s troubled waters when I hear paradise because the music composition sounds similiar.

Karl
Karl
6 days ago

Only two songs in Lithuanian? Really? Shame.

BadWoolfGirl
BadWoolfGirl
6 days ago
Reply to  Karl

For this heat. There are actually five Lithuanian language songs in total and the other three are in heat two. Yes, it is a shame that there aren’t more Lithuanian language songs competing after Monika Liu, but what can you do about it?

Lucille
7 days ago

The only reason I’m looking forward for this NF is because of Petunija’s song.

That song gives me Duncan Laurence, Jury winner vibes, if chosen Lithuania’s streak of respectable result will fortunately continue because I can’t see any of the other songs in this NF doing well except for this one, so please Lithuania choose this if you want to possibly get your best result ever..

BadWoolfGirl
BadWoolfGirl
7 days ago
Reply to  Lucille

While I do enjoy love of my life, I didn’t really feel winner vibes from it because I think it’s a bit too low-key to be a winner, but it would still be a very good and respectable choice for Lithuania. Then again, I didn’t think Amar pelos doisWould win in 2017, and it did. Lithuania sent a similar low-key track in 2018 with when we’re old and it qualified when I didn’t think it would. I do want to wait for the other songs in heat 2 to to be released to see if it actually stacks up as… Read more »

BadWoolfGirl
BadWoolfGirl
7 days ago

I just reported that in another comment section on here. That’s a shame because it was my favorite song from Malta. And there’s another potential disqualification from Denmark, because Reiley performed his song in South Korea last autumn. It’s under review right now, but if this does result his disqualification, that means we have four disqualifications for this Eurovision season after Latvia and Lithuania. Has there ever been a Eurovision season with this many disqualifications or more before?

Zanoni
Zanoni
7 days ago
Reply to  BadWoolfGirl

Oh no. Reiley is my favorite from Denmark :/

BadWoolfGirl
BadWoolfGirl
7 days ago
Reply to  Zanoni

He’s not disqualified yet. As I said, according to the article I read on another Eurovision new site, it’s under review.

BadWoolfGirl
BadWoolfGirl
7 days ago
Reply to  Zanoni

Good news, Reiley is not disqualified, but two songs from Moldova have been disqualified. Man, I’ve never seen so many disqualifications in the Eurovision season before.

vetrina
vetrina
7 days ago

Is Gabrielius Vagelis of Greek origin? Vagelis is a Greek name, LOL

Polegend Godnova
7 days ago
Reply to  vetrina

it’s apparently most widespread in latvia according to forebears

Jamie
Jamie
7 days ago
Reply to  vetrina

Vagelis – male diminutive of “Vaga” (meaning “furrow”). So basically “Little furrow”. Greek and Lithuanian surnames do sound similar though! When I hear a Greek name, I sometimes check if they’re Lithuanian by any chance haha

BadWoolfGirl
BadWoolfGirl
7 days ago
Reply to  Jamie

Makes you wonder how close they are to Proto-Indo-European.

BadWoolfGirl
BadWoolfGirl
7 days ago
Reply to  Jamie

And isn’t Lithuanian the one living language with the closest resemblance to Proto Indo European? I wonder how many loanwords they have absorbed from Polish and Russian and another languages based on their history with those countries.

Jamie
Jamie
7 days ago
Reply to  BadWoolfGirl

It is the least evolved of existing Indo-European languages, still retaining its Proto-Indo-European features that other languages have lost through development. Like every language, yes, we do have loanwords, but not a lot. I could not understand a Polish or Russian person, nor they could understand me. Their cursewords though – yes, we like those haha

BadWoolfGirl
BadWoolfGirl
7 days ago
Reply to  Jamie

Of course, you would retain the curse words as loanwords. They can be fun. What features does the Lithuanian language have that other European languages have shedded over the centuries? I watch a linguistic channel on YouTube called Langfocus and I would love for him to do a video on the Latvian and Lithuanian languages, which hasn’t happened yet but I can dream.https://www.youtube.com/@Langfocus/videos

Devito
7 days ago
Reply to  BadWoolfGirl

Some features include:

  • frequentative past tense
  • 13 participles (English has only 2)
  • 4 locative cases with complete autonomy (only 1 in most languages)
  • adjectival and adverbial gradation (there are no irregular, or suppletive forms in the comparative and superlative forms in Lithuanian)
  • 4 different present tense conjugational patterns of the verb “to be”
  • 3 different forms of the infinitive
  • 3 types of intonation on the stressed syllable
  • etc.
WannaEatMySpaghetti
WannaEatMySpaghetti
7 days ago

I don’t get the hype over “So Low”. I recognize the qualities of the song, well produced and with a nice 80’s vibe but I don’t buy the song at all. Nothing makes me feel wow. I hope something better will come out of the songs in the next heat.

Neila
Neila
7 days ago

So, if, in your words, it is of a good quality , well produced and has a nice 80’s vibe, why you still don’t get the hype? 🙂

BadWoolfGirl
BadWoolfGirl
7 days ago
Reply to  Neila

Somebody can acknowledge the qualities of a song, and still not understand the hype for it. I’m in a similar boat here. I like so low, but I don’t really love it enough to think it would be a good option for Eurovision. if it goes, I won’t mind it, but I can’t see it being a big favorite of mine among the other Eurovision songs. Even though there’s only televote in the semifinals, which is Lithuania’s big advantage, would be strong enough to attract a lot of votes outside of the diaspora voting in Ireland, Norway, and United kingdom,… Read more »

Neila
Neila
7 days ago
Reply to  BadWoolfGirl

There will never be a song everyone likes. And in fact I don’t see too much hype about so low in here either. But I do have a hype about it just because of those things the previous person mentioned. Love good production and quality songs.

Neila
Neila
7 days ago
Reply to  Neila

About the voting and winning – we shall see, if the song from lithuania deserves – they will win, if not – someone else will. It is all an entertainment to me.

BadWoolfGirl
BadWoolfGirl
7 days ago
Reply to  Neila

Of course, you can’t please everybody. And you don’t have to like everything. You just gravitate towards the songs that speak to you. I really would like to see Lithuania do very well at Eurovision, maybe one day breach into the top five for their best result ever, but it may or may not be in the cards for this year. Of course, it will depend on what we get for heat two if they have something that’s truly competitive, but this could be a weak year for them and they could end up staying behind the semifinal for the… Read more »

Neila
Neila
7 days ago
Reply to  BadWoolfGirl

Totally agree. It is still very early, let’s enjoy all selections for now and we shall see on a day 🙂

BadWoolfGirl
BadWoolfGirl
7 days ago
Reply to  Neila

I agree. Let’s put a cap on discussions about winning songs are qualifying entries until everything is out. I just wanna listen to the songs and see what I like.

Andi
Andi
8 days ago

“So Low” is just amazing. So much 80’s flair. Wouldn’t mind if he wins it all.

Andi
Andi
7 days ago
Reply to  Andi

Ok, just found out that HE is actually a SHE. But I stick to my opinion 😉

Alecs
Alecs
8 days ago

I love Gabrielius’s song. Would be a pleasure to watch him at Eurovision. Good luck!

BadWoolfGirl
BadWoolfGirl
8 days ago

Not that I take them seriously, but I took a check on the odds and Lithuania slipped down to ninth place, but that’s still not bad because it’s still within the top 10. Still, I hope the heat two is stronger so the lithuania can maintain a top 10 presence in the odds any (not that I really care anyway, I was just curious).

Jamie
Jamie
8 days ago
Reply to  BadWoolfGirl

Too early for odds…

BadWoolfGirl
BadWoolfGirl
8 days ago
Reply to  Jamie

Fair enough. That’s my attitude too. I don’t really care that much about odds anyway.

Devito
8 days ago
Reply to  Jamie

They’re good indications on what the fandom wants though. If one performance can raise your country ranking from 20-ish place to 8th place, it’s probably a good sign with a meaning “People like it”. And vice versa.

brunowskii
brunowskii
8 days ago

IMHO Gabrielius once again soooooo boring. Hope R?ta or Justé for the ESC (and waiting for Heat 2)

BadWoolfGirl
BadWoolfGirl
8 days ago
Reply to  brunowskii

I have a feeling heat two might be the stronger heat because four songs for that heat are already out, and I already like them more than most of the songs of this heat (although I do have my faves here—Gabrielius, Paulina and Ruta—in that order).

Zanoni
Zanoni
8 days ago

I added some songs to my playlist, and that chorus of “Need More Fun” is addictive. If there’s a sidebar competition here and elsewhere to see who can be the most 80s, this wins it for me.

Héctor
Héctor
8 days ago

I’m loving “So Low”. So magical and nostalgic. I was really carried away by it. Ruta’s voice is impressing. Maybe I would ditch the hat.

I’m also happy for Gabrielius. He has come up with a good staging at last. I think that’s been his biggest problem in his past participations. However, I prefer some of the other songs he brought to the contest.

Both are my 1st and 2nd right now.

Roro31
Roro31
8 days ago

Ruta Mur : so good but it’s not my winner and I hope she not win …

Gabrielius Vagelis : so good, Lithuanian song I love it ! his best song compared to the others he had done

Paulina : good pop song, she deserves more than this place… I can see her in the final!

Justé : charisma, joke act but it’s gooood !

Alen Chicco : beautiful voice and stage

Now, heat 2 with Agné, Petunija, Gebrasy, Antikvariniai & Monika Linkyté & Mario Junes !!

Devito
8 days ago

I liked Ruta MUR performance, she was definitely giving us a quality performance. I even get the nostalgic feelings it brings to some people. However, I think ESC 2023 will be filled with 80s disco inspired songs. This could easily be lost among the 20+ other entries that (I predict) will have similarities. Additionally, Lithuania herself sent two songs in a row inspired by retro disco. Personally, I’m sick of looking back in time and resurrecting the goofy oldies of the 1980s. It was fun a few years ago, but now it has become too repetitive. Thus, I will root… Read more »

BadWoolfGirl
BadWoolfGirl
8 days ago
Reply to  Devito

But did that type of music actually get any airplay in Lithuania during the 80s when it was still an involuntary Soviet republic at the time? I can imagine there’s probably an underground movement to listen to banned music.

Devito
8 days ago
Reply to  BadWoolfGirl

Lithuanians in the Soviet Union were not savages who had no idea what was going on in the rest of the world or what trends existed at the time. We had quite a diverse music selection. Particularly in the 80s and 90s. Songs by artists such as CC Catch, Modern Talking, Suzi Quatro, Alphaville, and Desireless come to mind as prime examples of what was listened to. There was also a huge interest in variety music, especially that sung in Lithuanian, French, and Italian. I think the reason behind the 80s and 90s music revival is the fact that the… Read more »

BadWoolfGirl
BadWoolfGirl
8 days ago
Reply to  Devito

I apologize for my ignorance.

Devito
8 days ago
Reply to  BadWoolfGirl

Everything is fine; we all make assumptions based on what we are told. I believed for a long time that Africa was one big starving desert before I started to work in the migration field. Until then, I had no objective perspective as to what Africa was or how people lived there. I blame it on the media for forming a very narrow view and on myself for not thinking independently enough.

Neila
Neila
8 days ago
Reply to  Devito

Our family friends are from Lithuania, he was a dj in his time back in 70’s and used to play supertramp and menfriend manns earth band – that not even every person in developed countries would know, though they are extraordinary musically and vocally. Later on Pet shop boys was a thing he told us. So for sure, access to music in lithuania was versatile.

BadWoolfGirl
BadWoolfGirl
8 days ago
Reply to  Neila

I really love these insights into regular peoples history because you don’t often get that perspective in your history class. You get caught up with the political history that you don’t think about what the average person was doing outside the halls of power.

Neila
Neila
8 days ago
Reply to  BadWoolfGirl

Totally and it is not possible to know without talking to someone from that country, because all we got is media and then we just have our assumptions and understanding. Loved to listen to this Lithuanian friends story 🙂

ANDREW BROWN
ANDREW BROWN
8 days ago

Rut Mur heavily influenced by Depeche Mode i think circa 1982!

Andi
Andi
7 days ago
Reply to  ANDREW BROWN

Exactly my opinion.

Neila
Neila
9 days ago

Ruta Mur on repeat

Colin
Colin
9 days ago

I’ve seen all of the performances now, and I think that this semi had a lot of middle of the road entries. Not many bad ones, not many good ones either. Gabrielius Vagelis was hands down my winner tonight. Very lovely song with a great flow in the chorus. I like that it’s dark and mystical. Ruta Mur would come second with her vibey synth song. She did a great job of transporting me in time. I’d probably want some sort of build-up, but it’s still a nice song. I can’t believe I’m saying this, as I disliked the previously… Read more »

BadWoolfGirl
BadWoolfGirl
9 days ago

Here is a ranking of the view counts of all 15 heat 1 songs (as of 1/21/23 and rounded up):

  1. Ruta Mur–11.7K
  2. Gabrielius Vagelis–7.1K
  3. Paulina–6.4K
  4. Alen Chicco–3.8K
  5. Just? Kraujelyt?–3.5K
  6. Aist? Pilvelyt?–3.1K
  7. NOY–2.2K
  8. Joseph June–2K
  9. Lukn?–1.9K
  10. Il Senso–1.8K
  11. W.I.–1.6K
  12. Justa Rubeži?t?–1.4K
  13. Baiba–1.4K
  14. Multiks–1.4K
  15. Justin 3 feat Dj AugustYno–1.3K
BadWoolfGirl
BadWoolfGirl
9 days ago

I think I just realized something that might explain the weird results of heat 1. We didn’t expect Ruta Mur to win the heat (maybe be a semi finalist at best), but her song So Low was one of the earliest songs that was released for Lithuania before most of the songs of this heat were even out (four months ago to be exact), so people may have already had some familiarity with So Low and that’s why it won the heat. On the other hand, four of the five singers that didn’t qualify tonight–Aist? Pilvelyt?, Multiks,Justin 3 feat. Dj… Read more »

zsó
zsó
9 days ago
Reply to  BadWoolfGirl

I think the top ten in the odds is because of Petunija. She’s going to perform in the second heat with Love Of My Life. I suggest you to watch it on Youtube and you can see why! Amazing song and voice!

BadWoolfGirl
BadWoolfGirl
9 days ago
Reply to  zsó

I have heard Love of My Life and I do think it’s a really good song, but I am still reserving judgment of it being one of the best songs until the rest of the songs are out for heat 2.

Esc addict/Shut up and watch my ...
Esc addict/Shut up and watch my ...
9 days ago
Reply to  zsó

People said it was because of Pauline’s performance before the heat 1 but maybe it’s because of Gabrielus popularity. The heat 2 has already been recorded?

Colin
Colin
9 days ago
Reply to  BadWoolfGirl

I think you may be right in this theory. I can only speak from my own perspective, but I much prefer hearing the songs 2-3 times before making some judgment. Especially when hearing it for the first time ever on stage, other things, like stying and set design, can draw away attention. While I don’t think it’s the only reason Ruta Mur won (after seeing all the performances, I’d put her as 2nd after Gabrielius), it certainly helped.

The Voice of Reason
The Voice of Reason
8 days ago
Reply to  BadWoolfGirl

Well, I would bet on Ruta doing well at Eurovision with THAT voice!

EurofanLT
EurofanLT
5 days ago
Reply to  BadWoolfGirl

Gabrielius did’t came up higher because of jury votes. In televote he got only ~100 votes less than the 1st place and ~400 more than the 3rd, so the result is quite great. But the jury gave him only 5th place!
Always the same story with jury points to Gabrielius:) and that’s sad, because a lot of people are really rooting for him…

Nils
Nils
9 days ago

Joseph June all the way! ?

Nils
Nils
9 days ago
Reply to  Nils

The question mark was supposed the sunglasses emoji.

Nils
Nils
9 days ago
Reply to  Nils

* to be, dammit

BadWoolfGirl
BadWoolfGirl
9 days ago
Reply to  Nils

I think the semi finals will be as far as Joseph June goes, same as last year. Doesn’t mean you can’t enjoy him though. I have liked songs that never make it to the final of these national selections.

Nils
Nils
8 days ago
Reply to  BadWoolfGirl

Yep, I guess you’re right.

BadWoolfGirl
BadWoolfGirl
9 days ago

If I may suggest a few notes for next year. While I appreciate Lithuania cutting down the number of competing entries and shows for this year, I think we could cut down the number of qualifiers from 10 to 8-9 for the semi finals so more of the weaker songs are left behind.

Zisk
Zisk
9 days ago

I think there’s a fault in the format where somebody qualifies on 3 points.

Neila
Neila
9 days ago
Reply to  Zisk

No fault it is just their way of scoring

BadWoolfGirl
BadWoolfGirl
9 days ago
Reply to  Zisk

When you allow 10 out of 15 qualifiers to go through, you’re going to get a few weaker songs going through that shouldn’t go through at least in my opinion. Also, it all depends on the combo of points.

Colin
Colin
9 days ago
Reply to  BadWoolfGirl

Depends. That kind of ratio would probably do justice at Sanremo or MGP. PIN usually has a strong top batch, but not as many solid middle-level entries to warrant so many qualifiers. Same goes for Malta.

BadWoolfGirl
BadWoolfGirl
9 days ago
Reply to  Colin

I think you may have hit the crux of the problem with this national final. Yes, Lithuania can have strong songs, but they are constantly surrounded by a lot of crap to put it bluntly. It’s really going to take a lot of filtering to see who is strong enough to make an impact at Eurovision.

Esc addict
Esc addict
9 days ago

Ok I watched the show, Gabrielus, Pauline and Alen Chicco were my fav songs/performances, I didn’t know what to expect with the results since Lithuania is pretty unpredictable, Fusedmarc remains a mistery for me, and again really surprised to see R?ta Mur at the top but it’s deserved her perf was good, it’s just that it wasn’t under my radar comparing to others, anyway, big congrats to all the qualifiers.

Esc addict
Esc addict
9 days ago
Reply to  Esc addict

*mYstery….

BadWoolfGirl
BadWoolfGirl
9 days ago
Reply to  Esc addict

Rain of Revolution was also a misery to listen to, so you’re not fair off.

Esc addict
Esc addict
9 days ago
Reply to  BadWoolfGirl

Lol from mystery to misery 😉

Young_At_Heart_In_Austin
Young_At_Heart_In_Austin
9 days ago
Reply to  Esc addict

Rain of Revolution is still one of my guilty pleasures. YahYah, Yah Yah!!

Esc addict
Esc addict
9 days ago

Why not, you have totally the right, I mean if they managed to win their NF it’s because they were an audience for that song but personally I didn’t see appeal in it that’s why it’s still a mystery for me.

BadWoolfGirl
BadWoolfGirl
9 days ago
Reply to  Esc addict

It’s their choice at the end of the day, even if it baffles us.

Jamie
Jamie
9 days ago

PIN really stepped up its production game. Even though there’s no clear winner yet, the performances looked great! No one was mistreated. I’m 100% sure we’ll see the winner in heat 2.

The Voice of Reason
The Voice of Reason
8 days ago
Reply to  Jamie

Or, we may have seen her!

Jamie
Jamie
8 days ago

Petunija? I think she’s the reason why Lithuania is 8th in the odds haha

Purple Mask
Purple Mask
9 days ago

Well done to LRT and everyone involved. I have watched all of these performances back, and I have two burning questions.
1. During the performance for “Not Giving Up,” was the lead singer’s show supposed to fly off at the start?
2. For “Need More Fun,” the singer appeared to be completely missing from the stage for the first half of the song. Was this a mistake, or was this intentional?

Purple Mask
Purple Mask
9 days ago
Reply to  Purple Mask

It’s shoe, not show* (typo)

Jamie
Jamie
9 days ago
Reply to  Purple Mask

For 2. it intentional!

Zanoni
Zanoni
9 days ago
Reply to  Purple Mask

I figure they were going for a Robert Palmer mannequin/Grace Jones robot kind of thing but it seems like kind of a bad choice to make the main performer one of the clones. I liked the song, though.

Zanoni
Zanoni
9 days ago

Of the NQs, I’ll only miss “London,” which tapped into an 80s jangle-pop sound a little bit different than the 80s neon-synth sound dominating here and elsewhere. Maybe just a little wan, a little too cute with the topic.

I was so-so on the “So Low” studio track as some other people seem to be, but liked the performance here.

My favorite moment was Alen exposing his nipples and then saying “hey.” 🙂

Anoni
Anoni
9 days ago

I hadn’t listened to most of the songs before this heat (they weren’t even released if i remember correctly) so I was going into this quite blindly. I think most songs were meh at best but still pretty good quality, especially the overall stagings of the songs. The ones I quite liked were Joseph June’s Vacuum, Lukne’s Paradise and Juste Kraujelyte’s Need more fun. I kind of don’t understand the hype with Ruta Mur’s song even though it’s enjoyable but overall nothing much for me.As a whole, I’m happy with the qualifiers as all of the ones I liked or… Read more »

BadWoolfGirl
BadWoolfGirl
9 days ago
Reply to  Anoni

I personally don’t put up high expectations for the Lithuania because I’m aware that the majority of the songs will be crap, so I just hope for the gems to rise to the top.

Neila
Neila
9 days ago
Reply to  BadWoolfGirl

Why you say crap songs? Recently lithuania is really showing quality..

The Voice of Reason
The Voice of Reason
8 days ago
Reply to  Anoni

The hype around Ruta is not only her great live voice, but also the staging, particularly at the beginning of the song and the 80s vibe, but not the energy we’re normally used to. This Yazoo levels of melancoly that we really haven’t seen much of.

Xxx
Xxx
9 days ago

This easily could’ve been a semi-final with R?ta Mur, Gabrielius Vagelis, Alen Chicco, Just? Kraujelyt?, and Paulina Paukštaityt? qualifying for the final.

BadWoolfGirl
BadWoolfGirl
9 days ago
Reply to  Xxx

I feel like we could’ve just gotten away with eight semifinalists from this heat. I wonder and hope that heat two will be stronger. I like The four heat 2 songs that are already out more than most of the songs here, but I like the ones you listed that qualified tonight (other than juste).

Tommm
Tommm
9 days ago

I am the only one who heard in Lukne’s song – Rayle (Norway 2020 – almost same melody)

Film4o
Film4o
9 days ago
Reply to  Tommm

Me too! I was telling a friend of mine part of the songs sounded like Raylee – Wild.

Film4o
Film4o
9 days ago
Reply to  Film4o

song

Tommm
Tommm
9 days ago

Ruta/Gabrielius/Noy could challenge – others are out

Fact Speaker
Fact Speaker
9 days ago

Ruta, Paulina and Juste by far the best tonight.

Sol Stevia
Sol Stevia
9 days ago

I just watched the performance of the winner of the heat. I don’t think I wanna listen to the other 9 now lol.

Sol Stevia
Sol Stevia
9 days ago
Reply to  Sol Stevia

Checking out the other 9. I heard nothing I liked. Good performances overall it’s just the songs are meh at best.

Neila
Neila
9 days ago
Reply to  Sol Stevia

Disagree. Nothing meh about quite a few of them

BadWoolfGirl
BadWoolfGirl
9 days ago

I admit, I was surprised that Ruta Mur ended up winning both jury and televote for the heat. It was a good performance, but I wonder if it being released really early compared to the entries helped in her favor.

Kosey
Kosey
9 days ago

So pleased for Ruta Mur. It’s very rare that my favourite is a winner with juries and the televote. I am so pleased for her, it was such an accomplished and unique performance and the song is great. I’d be really pleased if she made it to Eurovision.

Alex
Alex
9 days ago

Ruta deserved it. Performance really grabbed me. Really works. What a nice surprise.
Gabrielius was also very good.

Devito
9 days ago

Jury must be drunk giving 5 points to Baiba, 7 points to Paulina, 6 points to Gabrielius and 10 points to Just? Kraujelyt?. Now I’m worried we’re turning back to EDKNA results after some successful years. I hope the voting will become more rational in the Semis.

Tibor
Tibor
9 days ago
Reply to  Devito

I wouldn’t worry too much. Ruta Mur was the clear standout in this semi, and they placed first with both jury and public.

BadWoolfGirl
BadWoolfGirl
9 days ago
Reply to  Devito

With a wide net, some bad fish will inevitably get caught into it. Yeah, there are definitely some weird results, but I think after heat 2 airs, things might smooth out.

But on the other hand, they weren’t biased towards Aist? Pilvelyt? because of past entries so she was eliminated fairly.

TISAA
TISAA
9 days ago

The results were as follows (Top ten qualified): R?ta MUR – “So Low” – 12+12 – 24 points Gabrielius Vagelis – “Šauksmas” (Shout) – 6+10- 16 points Alen Chicco – “Do You” – 8+7 – 15 points Just? Kraujelyt? – “Need More Fun” – 10+3 – 13 points NOY – “Destiny’s Child” – 4+8 – 12 points  Paulina Paukštaityt? – “Let Me Think About Me” – 7+5 – 12 points Il Senso – “Sparnai” (Wings) – 2+6 – 8 points Joseph June – “Vacuum” – 2+4 – 6 points Baiba – “When the Lights Go Out” – 5+0 – 5… Read more »

TISAA
TISAA
9 days ago

disappointed with Aist? Pilvelyt? – “We’re Not Running”

TISAA
TISAA
9 days ago
Reply to  TISAA

I mean disappointed with Aiste Pilvelyte – “We’re Not Running”

JMk
JMk
9 days ago
Reply to  TISAA

Big name out!

Tommm
Tommm
9 days ago
Reply to  JMk

As it should – the song was rly let down

Tibor
Tibor
9 days ago

No real shocker, Baiba made it, that’s kind of unexpected, but she will undoubtedly be eliminated in the semi. And I’m not sure why Juste Kraujelyte is so popular. The rest seems about right to me. Lukne was a little low, I blame it on the dress.

BadWoolfGirl
BadWoolfGirl
9 days ago
Reply to  Tibor

Just? Kraujelyt? did make the final last year, although I don’t like her song this year as much as her previous entry.

Tibor
Tibor
9 days ago
Reply to  BadWoolfGirl

Yes, I remember. I wasn’t sure why she was so popular last year, either.

Tommm
Tommm
9 days ago
Reply to  Tibor

Lukne is copy of Rayle (Norway 2020 NS) – melody

Alex
Alex
9 days ago

Ruta low came first over all

Sabrina
Sabrina
9 days ago
Reply to  Alex

I would say it was deserved. Distinctive vocals, one of the best songs of the night, strong chorus.

For those who stopped watching, Gabrielius was 2nd, Alen Chicco 3rd, Paulina only 5th.

Sabrina
Sabrina
9 days ago

Haven’t felt winner vibes tonight (Lithuania spoiled me with Monika Liu, The Roop, Ruta Loop, Moniqué… so my expectations are quite high about them now), but Gabrielius, Ruta Mur, Lukné (she’s so bubbly!) and Paulina were my highlights of the 1st semi.

Gabrielius and Ruta will fight on the top of the scoreboard, I suppose. Though he has been overlooked before, so we never know.

Tibor
Tibor
9 days ago
Reply to  Sabrina

Yeah, Ruta Mur was the one I was feeling most, but I wouldn’t be opposed to giving the track another spin in the studio.

Neila
Neila
9 days ago
Reply to  Tibor

Just watched the video, amazing quality. To me it is awesome an the fact that she nailed it live makes it even more wow

Sabrina
Sabrina
9 days ago
Reply to  Tibor

I would say the song doesn’t need a revamp per say, but could benefit from some changes do become more competitive.

About Gabrielius, I also missed a hook. Which is a pity, because it has it all: his gorgeous tone, production values, he hasn’t messed up with staging this time… but it’s one of those songs it will take a while to memorize.

Tibor
Tibor
9 days ago
Reply to  Sabrina

I don’t think, Gabrielius can win with this song, but everything else is fixed, so it’s just a matter of time.

Neila
Neila
9 days ago
Reply to  Sabrina

I am mesmerised by Ruta tbh

BadWoolfGirl
BadWoolfGirl
9 days ago

Now that all 15 songs of heat 1 have been performed, here is my personal ranking:

  1. Let Me Think About Me
  2. Sauksmas
  3. So Low
  4. Paradise
  5. Do You
  6. You Can Not
  7. Destiny’s Child
  8. Need More Fun
  9. London
  10. Sparnai
  11. Not Giving Up
  12. When the Lights Go Out
  13. Vacuum
  14. We’re Not Running
  15. When I’ll Find
West
West
9 days ago

I admit I wasn’t wowed by favourites Gabrielius and Paulina. Not bad, but my winners are Alen and Ruta.

Neile
Neile
9 days ago
Reply to  West

Liked them too

Tibor
Tibor
9 days ago

Since ten songs are qualifying for the semis, I don’t think we’ll lose anything noteworthy tonight, will we?

Alex
Alex
9 days ago
Reply to  Tibor

wow 10 songs are you sure about that?

JMk
JMk
9 days ago
Reply to  Alex

Apparently so

Alex
Alex
9 days ago

Juros praising Ruta Mur

Tibor
Tibor
9 days ago

Paulina Paukstaityte sounded good during the verses, but the chorus is kind of shrieky. I’m not sure about this.
“Need more fun” wants to be electro and disco at the same time. The singer not being on stage for two thirds of the performance was kind of strange.

JMk
JMk
9 days ago
Reply to  Tibor

Yeah noticed that. Haha. Thought she might never appear!!

BadWoolfGirl
BadWoolfGirl
9 days ago
Reply to  Tibor

Yeah, that was a weird choice.

JMk
JMk
9 days ago

I need more fun – lost after Paulina’s song

OhMy1
OhMy1
9 days ago

amazing, show stopping, never seen before – PAULINA!! omg

BadWoolfGirl
BadWoolfGirl
9 days ago
Reply to  OhMy1

Are you Being serious, or sarcastic?

OhMy1
OhMy1
9 days ago
Reply to  BadWoolfGirl

what do you think?

Devito
9 days ago

Okay, PAULINA is my winner of PIN 2023 at the moment. Gabrielius is awesome, but Paulina was simply flawless at everything. I want her to win the national selection. Damn gurl, you go!!!

Alex
Alex
9 days ago
Reply to  Devito

Sameee here

BadWoolfGirl
BadWoolfGirl
9 days ago
Reply to  Devito

For now, Paulina and Gabrielius are the two singers I would love to see you at eurovision. We’ll see if next week brings us more potential contenders but for now, they will do.

Tibor
Tibor
9 days ago

It feels to me as if I have heard Baiba’s song before – 40 years ago. I’m not into this.
With Justa Rubeziute we’re back in the karaoke bar. Perhaps I’ll like this better in the studio cut, it’s kind of bouncy, but her singing is distracting me from the actual melody.
The bubbly retro synth of “Destiny’s child” is catchy, but his singing was flat, and the melody hasn’t got a lot of variation to it.