The Lithuanian national final Pabandom iš naujo! is no more. In a press release issued on Wednesday, LRT, Lithuania’s national broadcaster, announced that it is looking for their Eurovision 2024 act through the brand-new contest Eurovizija.LT.
After finishing on the left-hand side of the leaderboard in a respectable 11th place at Eurovision 2023, the Baltic country is hoping this new competition will provide Lithuania its first Eurovision crown at next year’s contest in Malmö, Sweden.
Rules for Eurovizija.LT
Artists can already submit applications to participate in the new national selection Eurovizija.LT, the winner of which will represent Lithuania at the Eurovision Song Contest 2024.
Here is a quick breakdown of what you need to know about Lithuania’s new show:
- The television program Eurovizija.LT is a new song contest organised by the Lithuanian National Radio and Television Company.
- Applications from songwriters or performers are accepted until 11th December 2023.
- Only artists that are citizens of the Republic of Lithuania can participate in the competition.
- The competition is open to both Lithuanian and foreign authors or groups of authors.
- Eurovizija.LT will feature at least 20 artists and will stretch over four or five semi-finals. The number of participants in the semi-finals is determined by the organiser of the contest each year based on the number of applications received.
Each artist will receive a budget of no more than €1500 for their performance.
- If for whatever reason the winner of the contest is unable to participate in the Eurovision Song Contest, the decision of who will replace them as Lithuania’s representative is made by LRT.
For the full rules of Eurovizija.LT click on the following link.
Lithuania at Eurovision
Lithuania has qualified for the Eurovision grand final six times in the last eight years and finished on the left-hand side of the scoreboard in four of them. Before then, you would have to go as far back as 2006 to find Lithuania on the left-hand side of the scoreboard, when LT United came sixth with “We Are the Winners”. Will Eurovizija.LT continue the positive trend or perhaps do even better?
Next year’s Eurovision Song Contest will be held in Malmö, Sweden, between 7-11th May following Swedish singer Loreen’s victory in 2023.
Who do you want to see take part in Lithuania’s new national final? Let us know in the comments.