With a new year of Eurovision pre-selections just having started and one of the usual national final season early birds – Lithuania has kicked off the preparations for its shows. One of the most intriguing parts is that LRT has reportedly decided to opt in to bring back the national final to one of the country’s arenas instead of filming it in a smaller LRT Studio. The last time LRT organized the Pabandom iš Naujo final in one of the bigger concert venues was back in 2020 when The Roop triumphed in Kaunas, Žalgiris Arena, which is capable of holding more than 15,000 people.

The first heat of Lithuania’s Eurovizija.LT 2024 was just filmed today. However, just two days before, it was announced that Eurovizija.LT had a change in the participants’ list. Kotryna Juodzevičiūtė has decided to withdraw entry „Let’s Get Lost“ due to her team’s inability to prepare the composition on time for the show. She is being replaced by the winner of the TV show „Lietuvos Talentai“ (Lithuania’s Got Talent). He is due to perform a song called „Kol laiko yra“ (As long as there’s time).

After having the first show recorded now we know the first eight acts that will appear in the televised broadcast on Saturday 13 January.

Pabandom Is Naujo 2023: Heat One acts

  • Živilė Gedvilaitė – “Save”
  • Antoine Wend – “Say No More”
  • Marius Petrauskas – “Kol laiko yra”
  • Silvester Belt – “Luktelk”
  • Aistay – “You”
  • VB Gang – “KABOOM!!!”
  • Luka – “Move On”
  • Clockwork Creep – “Empty”

Some of the acts have already released their songs online as well, therefore, now that we have a list of the artists and their song titles, let‘s get to know them a little bit more.

 

Živilė Gedvilaitė – “Save”

After one year break Živilė is once again returning to Lithuanian Eurovision pre-selection. In 2022 her entry ‘Lioness’ didn’t fare too well and finished tenth in Heat Three. Do you think “Save Me“ is going to save Živilė from elimination and put her through to Eurovizija.LT 2024 final? We’ll have to wait until Saturday to find out if Živilė’s 4th attempt in representing Lithuania will be successful.

 

Antoine Wend – “Say No More”

Unlike Živilė, Antoine is trying to go to Eurovision for the first time. He came to fame in Lithuania after winning the nation’s X Factor in 2021. Since then he’s been splitting his time between two countries – France & Lithuania. Late last year he expressed his interest in participating in Eurovizija.LT. His song “Say No More“, however, is neither in French or Lithuanian, the self-penned song is entirely in English. On stage he’s going to be accompanied by a keyboard player and a drummer.

 

Marius Petrauskas – “Kol laiko yra”

Marius has been an established soloist in Lithuania for a while now. He first came to fame after winning “Lietuvos Talentai“ (Lithuania’s Got Talent). Since then he’s even managed to take part in previous national finals.

 

Silvester Belt – “Luktelk”

Silvester is a newcomer when it comes to Eurovision selections. But he’s definitely not a newcomer in music. Having studied Commercial Music Performance in London, he’s been releasing new music for a while now. Silvester recently released a music video for his single “Vidury Naktų“. He has already works with big Lithuanian names as well. Him and, one of the most successful Lithuanian singers, Jessica Shy co-wrote “Drugiai“ for her first album. We will find out whether this experience will help Silvester qualify to the final.

 

Aistay – “You”

Aistė Tomkevičiūtė under a name of Aistay is taking part with a specially for competition written song. Her entry “Low Air“ was co-written by Kasparas Barisas, while Aistay got motivated to take part in Eurovizija.LT by lessons with one of her music students.

 

VB Gang – “KABOOM!!!”

Vidas Bareikis – an amazing performer with a humour taste has made people laugh with his memorable entries from past years, such as ‘Pusvalanduko’ back in 2018, as well taking part alongside Ieva Zasimauskaitė in 2017 with their collaboration ‘I Love My Phone’. In 2019 Vidas won the performer of the year category at the Lithuanian Music Association Awards, he as well collected the song of the year award “Ežero Dugne“ with 8 Kambarys. This year he’s back at Eurovizija.LT with an entry consisting a band. It’s made up of other five members: vocalist “Keto Gabi” (Gabija Lokytė), Rasa Vaštakaitė as “Drum Girl”, Mantas Ralas as “Guitaral”, and dancers “Kitty” and “D-Punk”. Their entry “KABOOM!!!” has already gathered almost 80 thousand views on YouTube. You can listen to it here:

 

Luka – “Move On”

Luka is a new face on Eurovision selection stage. She’s brought two dancers to accompany her performance of her own written song “Move On“.

 

Clockwork Creep – “Empty”

Alternative metal this year is being brought to Eurovizija.LT by Clockwork Creep. Their entry is called ‘Empty’, they’re going to close Heat One in Lithuania. The band has already taken part in Pabandom iš Naujo back in 2022, where their song “Grow“ just missed out on a spot in the semi-final.

 

 

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Devito
Devito
1 month ago

Listened to all the released song for SF1 and this is my ranking. May I say it’s a pretty weak SF1 so far (Clockwork Creep’s song was not released yet, but they usually release weak songs so no big hopes for them either): 1) “Kaboom!!!” (VB Gang). The song is quirky, trendy, and fun to listen to. The only risks I see are the song being way too short (less than 2 minutes and 20 seconds) and not being too confident in the band’s live vocals. 2) “Luktelk” (Silvestras Belt). It screams quality, yet bland quality. The only advantage that… Read more »

Jamie
Jamie
1 month ago
Reply to  Devito

The show is not tonight haha

Devito
Devito
1 month ago
Reply to  Jamie

And here I was thinking about how to make my plans for today work in order to be able to watch this “new format” show. I don’t even know why I was thinking it had to be on Fridays. Great news anyway, thanks!

Andrew
Andrew
1 month ago
Reply to  Devito

VB Gang song is 3 minutes, they didn’t relese whole song on purpose, you will hear full song on Saturday

Devito
Devito
1 month ago
Reply to  Andrew

So it’s true that the missing 40 seconds are going to be crazy dance breaks? It doesn’t seem smart to release a half-baked song as the official video.

Andrew
Andrew
1 month ago
Reply to  Devito

They will probably release full version after SF1 braodcast if they advence to next stage, but yes i think they shot themselves in to a foot a bit as that video already has 86k views. It will probably be crazy dance as they call it “Surprise”

Jamie
Jamie
1 month ago
Reply to  Andrew

They said they are releasing the full version with the music video, which is still in works

Devito
Devito
1 month ago

Kaboom is like a guilty pleasure that you are not even guilty for. I hope they advance, it sounds quirky and a possible contender for TOP-5 on the big stage if they can deliver it live!

Badwoolfgirl
Badwoolfgirl
1 month ago
Reply to  Devito

Top five at Eurovision? Or top five for the national final?

StianF
StianF
1 month ago

“Vidury Nakt?“ by Silvester is just AMAZING – if his entry for the national selection is anything like that then i would be super excited 🙂

BadWoolfGirl
BadWoolfGirl
1 month ago
Reply to  StianF

Oh, is that a song he previously released, not his national final song? I was confused for a moment.

Yuarith
Yuarith
1 month ago

Kaboom! Sounds like what a middle-aged man would do if he tried to make K-pop, and I love it for that! Possibly the best track in this weak heat XD

Zanoni
Zanoni
1 month ago

I liked Aistay’s 2020 song, but this one doesn’t hold my interest. Luka’s song is growing on me, but it’s still kinda plain. I guess it’ll be VB for me (I like “Pusvalanduko” better here, too).

SlaySilvestras
SlaySilvestras
1 month ago

Been in the filming of the semifinal and tip for everyone – keep an eye on Silvestras. His song and performance was amazing

Andrew
Andrew
1 month ago
Reply to  SlaySilvestras

Silvester Belt is that you? 😀

Jamie
Jamie
1 month ago
Reply to  Andrew

They’re probably not wrong. Silvester is a great performer, he’s just very underrated. The song being in Lithuanian might be off-putting for some voters though.

SlaySilvestras
SlaySilvestras
1 month ago
Reply to  Andrew

Naaaah, just a fan ?

Badwoolfgirl
Badwoolfgirl
1 month ago
Reply to  SlaySilvestras

Who would be your two qualifiers from this heat/semi?

SlaySilvestras
SlaySilvestras
1 month ago
Reply to  Badwoolfgirl

Silvestras and VB Gang or Antoine. I personaly would chose VB over Antoine These 3 were way stronger than the rest 5 semi finalists

Andrew
Andrew
1 month ago
Reply to  SlaySilvestras

You were right his song is really good, one of the best from released songs atm

Andrew
Andrew
1 month ago

VB Gang – KABOOM!!! is probably sure Q in this weak SF by looking at performance photos from filming SF1 yesterday, maybe Antoine will have good song/performance, but I doubt, main battle will start from SF2

Jamie
Jamie
1 month ago
Reply to  Andrew

Antoine’s song leak has been floating around, it’s not good. A very boring ballad, not even a power one.

Andrew
Andrew
1 month ago
Reply to  Jamie

Maybe Clockwork Creep can sneek in as a second spot for Q, sad to hear that he has weak song, there will be no competition for VB Gang on Saturday

BadWoolfGirl
BadWoolfGirl
1 month ago

Five of the songs are out now.

lil nääz x
lil nääz x
1 month ago
Reply to  BadWoolfGirl

??

Andrew
Andrew
1 month ago
Reply to  lil nääz x

He means you can listen for 5 songs already out of those 8 that will be in this SF