Lithuanian broadcaster LRT has opened their applications for Pabandom iš Naujo 2022. Applications for next year’s contest will close on the 25th of November 2021. The winner of Pabandom iš Naujo 2022 will go on to represent Lithuania at the Eurovision Song Contest 2022. Next year’s contest will take place in Italy.
The songs submitted must not exceed the three minute time limit imposed at Eurovision. If successful, financial support will be given to finalists in order to stage their entry. This year’s national final will include a maximum of 36 finalists. The national final will start in January 2022. LRT have noted it is possible that there will yet again be no audience for this year’s contest.
Lithuania’s Journey at Eurovision!
The Baltic nation made its debut at the Eurovision Song contest in 1994, where Ovidijus Vyšniauskas represented them with the song “Lopšinė mylimai”, which placed 25th. Since then, Lithuania has participated 21 times and made the Grand Final 14 times. LT United gave Lithuania their best ever Eurovision result back in 2006, where the country placed 6th.
Lithuania’s latest Eurovision participation, saw them being represented by The Roop, who was due to represent them at the 2020 Eurovision Song Contest. For 2021, the group participated with “Discoteque” where they managed to place 8th overall, with 220 Points.
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News Source: LRT
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