With just about 24 hours to go, until the start of Lithuania’s National Final, LRT has revealed the format of their Eurovision National Final “Pabandom Iš Naujo” will play out this year. As we have previously reported, 36 participants, are competing to be Lithuania’s 22nd Eurovision participant, at the 2022 edition of the contest, which is due to take place in Turin.
From Heats to Semi-Finals to Final
The competition will commence with three heats (due to take place on 8th/15th/22nd January), where the 36 competing artists will compete. In each heat, six participants would then proceed to the two semi-finals.
In the semi-final period of the competition (due to take place on 29th January & 5th February), 9 acts in each semi-final would then compete for 4 spaces in the Grand Final.
To conclude the show, on the Final (on the 12th February), 8 participants would then compete to be Lithuania’s representative.
The results of each heat/semi-final, as well as the Grand Final, will be decided by a mixture of Jury voting (50%) and televoting (50%). In addition, it was also revealed that the jury votes will not be revealed whilst the voting period is ongoing.
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
Photo Source: E. Blaževič / LRT.