Lithuania in the Eurovision Song Contest 2022

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Eurovision Song Contest 2022
Country Lithuania
National selection
Selection processPabandom iš naujo! 2022
Selection date(s)Heats:
8 January 2022
15 January 2022
22 January 2022
Semi-finals:
29 January 2022
5 February 2022
Final:
12 February 2022
Lithuania in the Eurovision Song Contest
◄2021 2022

Lithuania is scheduled to participate in the Eurovision Song Contest 2022 in Turin, Italy. The Lithuanian broadcaster, Lietuvos radijas ir televizija (LRT), will use the national selection Pabandom iš naujo! 2022 to select their representative.

Background

Prior to 2022, Lithuania has participated in the Eurovision Song Contest twenty-one times since its first entry in 1994. Their best placing was achieved in 2006, with "We Are the Winners", performed by LT United, finishing in sixth place in the final. Following the introduction of semi-finals in 2004, Lithuania has managed to qualify to the final ten times.[1]

Lithuania was represented in 2021 by the song "Discoteque", performed by the Roop, who qualified for the final and ended 8th overall with 220 points.

Before Eurovision

Pabandom iš naujo! 2022

In mid-August 2021, LRT confirmed its participation in the 2022 contest.[2] On 1 October 2021, the broadcaster announced Pabandom iš naujo! 2022 ("Let's try again! 2022") had been confirmed for the third time in a row as the national final format used to select Lithuania's entry for the Eurovision Song Contest, and opened its submissions.[3] The shows will be broadcast on LRT televizija, LRT Lituanica and LRT Radijas as well as online via the broadcaster's website lrt.lt.

Format

For the 2022 competition, six shows will be held starting in early January 2022, consisting of three heats, two semi-finals, and a final, in which 36 contestants will take part.[4] The three heats will take place in 2022 on 8, 15 and 22 January, while the two semi-finals will take place on 29 January and 5 February. The final will take place on 12 February.[5]

Competing entries

On 1 October 2021, LRT opened a submission form for artists to apply with one song (contrarily to what had occurred the previous year, when two separate forms for entries and entrants had been opened), with the deadline set for 25 November 2021. The broadcaster will allocate a budget of around €54,000 to be divided among the participants as their funding.[3][6] On 7 December 2021, the list of the 36 participating artists was released by LRT.[7] Included in the list are previous Eurovision competitors Erica Jennings (2001, as member of SKAMP), Ieva Zasimauskaitė (2018), Monika Linkytė (2015) and Vilija Matačiūnaitė (2014). The day after the release, the titles of the songs were also released.[8] On 11 January 2022, it was revealed that Alekas and Monika Linkytė withdrew from the competition for personal reasons and illness, respectively.[9]

Artist Song Songwriter(s)
Aldegunda "Holiday" Gailė Asačiovaitė-Main
Alekas "Out of Mind" Aaron Sibley
Augustė Vedrickaitė [lt] "Before You're 6ft Under" Augustė Vedrickaitė, Paulius Vaicekauskas, Robertas Semeniukas
Basas Pegasas "Ponai" Rokas Smilingis, Marius Repšys [lt]
Clockwork Creep "Grow" Paulius Mscichauskas
Cosmic Bride "The Devil Lives in Spain" Natalia Kharetskaya, Bruno Vogel
Elonas Pokanevič "Someday" Elonas Pokanevič, Edvardas Mikulis, Rokas Arciševskij
Emilija Valiukevičiūtė "Overload" Aurimas Galvelis, Justas Kulikauskas, Emilija Valiukevičiūtė
Emilijana "Illuminate" Emilija Katauskaitė, Stoyan Stoyanov, Paul Bester
Erica Jennings "Back to Myself" Erica Jennings, Stephen Sims, Deividas Jaroška, Rick Blaskey, Victor Diawara
Gabrea "Make It Real" Aurimas Galvelis, Justas Kulikauskas
Gabrielė Goštautaitė "Over" Gabrielė Goštautaitė, Robertas Semeniukas
Gebrasy "Into Your Arms" Audrius Petrauskas, Faustas Venckus
Geleibra "Aš jaučiu tave" Evaldas Mikalauskas, Gabrielė Urbonaitė, Justinas Chachlauskas
Gintarė Korsakaitė "Fantasy Eyes" Faustas Venckus, Gintarė Korsakaitė, Elena Jurgaitytė, Audrius Petrauskas
Ieva Zasimauskaitė "I'll Be There" Ieva Zasimauskaitė, M. Hausner
Joseph June "Deadly" Vytautas Gumbelevičius
Justė Kraujelytė "How to Get My Life Back" Justė Kraujelytė, Kasparas Meginis, Edgaras Žaltauskas
Justin 3 feat. Nanaart "Something That Is Natural" Justinas Stanislovaitis, Liucija Nanartaviciute
Lolita Zero "Not Your Mother" Gytis Ivanauskas, Vitas Vaičiulis
Mary Mo "Get Up" Marija Monika Dičiūnė, Tomas Dičiūnas, Paulius Vaicekauskas
Mėnulio fazė "Give Me a Sign" Vladas Chockevičius
Monika Linkytė "See You Again" Monika Linkytė, Vitalij Puzyriov
Monika Liu "Sentimentai" Monika Liubinaitė
Moosu X "Love That Hurts" Justas Kulikauskas, Aurimas Galvelis
Queens of Roses "Washing Machine" Michael James Down, Will Taylor, Primož Poglajen, Natalie Palmer
Rūta Loop "Call Me from the Cold" Edgaras Žaltauskas, Kasparas Meginis, Rūta Žibaitytė
Sun Francisco "Dream Again" Giedrė Ivanova, Maksim Ivanov, Snorre Bergerud
Titas and Benas "Getting Through This" Audrius Petrauskas, Faustas Venckus
Urtė Šilagalytė "Running Chords" Urtė Šilagalytė, Justas Kulikauskas, Aurimas Galvelis
Vasha "Nepaleidi" Vasha, Viktoras Olechnovičius
Viktorija Faith "Walk Through the Water" Charlie Akin, Viktorija Faith
Viktorija Kajokaitė "Piece of Universe" Viktorija Kajokaitė
Vilija "101" Vilija Matačiūnaitė, Leonas Somovas
Voldemars Petersons and the Break Hearters "Up" Voldemars Petersons
Živilė Gedvilaitė "Lioness" Ylva Persson, Linda Persson, Charlie Mason, John Matthews, Paulius Jasiūnas
Shows
Heat 1

The first heat of the competition aired on 8 January 2022 and featured eleven of the competing artists. Basas Pegasas was intended to participate on Heat 1 as well but due to disclosed health issues the band will appear on Heat 3. The show was filmed on 4 January 2022.[10] 6 of the competing acts qualified to the semi-finals.[10] The jury consisted of Ramūnas Zilnys (music reviewer), Ieva Narkutė (singer), Gerūta Griniūtė (cultural presenter and event host), Vytautas Bikus (composer) and Vaidotas Valiukevičius (member of the Roop, representative of Lithuania in the Eurovision Song Contest 2020 and 2021).

Heat 1 – 8 January 2022
Draw[10] Artist Song Jury Public Total Place
Votes Points Televote Points
1 Augustė Vedrickaitė "Before You're 6ft Under" 52 12 317 4 16 2
2 Gabrielė Goštautaitė "Over" 12 2 138 1 3 11
3 Voldemars Petersons and the Break Hearters "Up" 11 1 328 5 6 8
4 Joseph June "Deadly" 39 8 363 7 15 4
5 Aldegunda "Holiday" 14 3 231 2 5 10
6 Viktorija Faith "Walk Through the Water" 18 5 92 0 5 9
7 Elonas Pokanevič "Someday" 11 1 477 10 11 6
8 Sun Francisco "Dream Again" 31 6 257 3 9 7
9 Urtė Šilagalytė "Running Chords" 15 4 824 12 16 3
10 Mary Mo "Get Up" 35 7 400 8 15 5
11 Erica Jennings "Back to Myself" 52 12 338 6 18 1
Heat 2

The second heat of the competition aired on 15 January 2022 and featured eleven of the competing artists. The show was filmed on 10 January 2022.[11] 6 of the competing acts qualified to the semi-finals. The jury consisted of Ramūnas Zilnys (music reviewer), Giedrė Kilčiauskienė (solist, formerly member of an electronic band Pieno lazeriai [lt]), Leonas Somovas (producer and composer), Vytautas Bikus (composer) and Ieva Narkutė (singer).

Heat 2 – 15 January 2022
Draw Artist Song Jury Public Total Place
Votes Points Televote Points
1 Clockwork Creep "Grow" 16 4 359 5 9 7
2 Justė Kraujelytė "How to Get My Life Back" 43 8 691 10 18 2
3 Gabrea "Make It Real" 16 4 283 2 6 9
4 Titas and Benas "Getting Through This" 47 10 291 3 13 3
5 Cosmic Bride "The Devil Lives in Spain" 12 2 93 0 2 11
6 Viktorija Kajokaitė "Piece of Universe" 1 0 332 4 4 10
7 Emilijana "Illuminate" 7 1 748 12 13 6
8 Justin 3 feat. Nanaart "Something That Is Natural" 30 6 258 1 7 8
9 Ieva Zasimauskaitė "I'll Be There" 56 12 554 8 20 1
10 Moosu X "Love that Hurts" 30 6 433 7 13 5
11 Queens of Roses "Washing Machine" 32 7 423 6 13 4
Heat 3
Heat 3 – 22 January 2022
Draw Artist Song Jury Public Total Place
Votes Points Televote Points
1 Basas Pegasas "Ponai" 19 4 217 2 6 7
2 Rūta Loop "Call Me from the Cold" 43 8 586 8 16 2
3 Vasha "Nepaleidi" 15 3 222 3 6 8
4 Geleibra "Aš jaučiu tave" 10 2 216 1 3 11
5 Vilija "101" 44 10 183 0 10 6
6 Emilija Valiukevičiūtė "Overload" 1 0 70 0 0 12
7 Gintarė Korsakaitė "Fantasy Eyes" 23 5 497 6 11 5
8 Živilė Gedvilaitė "Lioness" 4 0 253 4 4 10
9 Monika Liu "Sentimentai" 58 12 2,124 12 24 1
10 Gebrasy "Into Your Arms" 40 7 576 7 14 4
11 Mėnulio Fazė "Give Me a Sign" 6 1 349 5 6 9
12 Lolita Zero "Not Your Mother" 27 6 1,074 10 16 3
Qualifiers for the Semi-Finals
Artist Song Heat Semi-Final
Augustė Vedrickaitė "Before You're 6ft Under" Heat 1 TBA
Elonas Pokanevič "Someday" Heat 1 TBA
Emilijana "Illuminate" Heat 2 TBA
Erica Jennings "Back to Myself" Heat 1 TBA
Gebrasy "Into Your Arms" Heat 3 TBA
Gintarė Korsakaitė "Fantasy Eyes" Heat 3 TBA
Ieva Zasimauskaitė "I'll Be There" Heat 2 TBA
Joseph June "Deadly" Heat 1 TBA
Justė Kraujelytė "How to Get My Life Back" Heat 2 TBA
Lolita Zero "Not Your Mother" Heat 3 TBA
Mary Mo "Get Up" Heat 1 TBA
Monika Liu "Sentimentai" Heat 3 TBA
Moosu X "Love That Hurts" Heat 2 TBA
Queens of Roses "Washing Machine" Heat 2 TBA
Rūta Loop "Call Me from the Cold" Heat 3 TBA
Titas and Benas "Getting Through This" Heat 2 TBA
Urtė Šilagalytė "Running Chords" Heat 1 TBA
Vilija "101" Heat 3 TBA

At Eurovision

According to contest rules, all participating countries with the exception of the host country and the "Big Five" (France, Germany, Italy, Spain and the United Kingdom) are required to qualify for the final as one of the top ten countries from one of the two semi-finals. In allocating countries to the semi-finals, the European Broadcasting Union (EBU) splits the countries into six different pots based on voting patterns from previous contests, with countries with favourable voting histories put into the same pot.

References

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