Tonight the final of Lithuania’s Pabandom iš naujo 2022 will take place. Eight acts will compete for the chance to represent Lithuania at the 2022 Eurovision Song Contest in Turin. The show will be hosted by Giedrius Masalskis, Ieva Stasiulevičiūtė, and Richardas Jonaitis, just like in the heats and semi-finals. The final of Pabandom iš naujo will take place at LRT Studios. The jurors have recently been announced.
Pabandom iš naujo Final jurors
The number of jurors voting in the final of Pabandom iš naujo has been increased from five in the heats and semi-finals to seven for the final. Tonight the jurors will have 50% of the say on who represents Lithuania at Eurovision 2022, meanwhile the Lithuanian public will have the other 50%. The jurors for tonight are as follows:
|Name of Juror||Career in Lithuanian Industry|
|Ramūnas Zilnys||Editor of LRT popular music|
|Gerūta Griniūtė||Editor of LRT television and radio programs|
|Vytautas Bikus||Composer and producer|
|Stanislavas Stavickis-Stano||Composer and producer|
|Aistė Smilgevičiūtė||Represented Lithuania at Eurovision 1999|
|Vaidotas Valiukevičius||Represented Lithuania at Eurovision 2020 and 2021 with “The Roop”|
Pabandom iš naujo 2022 Finalists
Pabandom iš naujo has been running for the past 6 weeks and 36 acts have now been whittled down to just 8 for the final tonight.
|Augustė Vedrickaitė||“Before You’re 6ft Under”|
|Gebrasy||“Into Your Arms”|
|Ieva Zasimauskaitė||“I’ll Be There”|
|Justė Kraujelytė||“How To Get My Life Back”|
|Lolita Zero||“Not Your Mother”|
|Queens Of Roses||“Washing Machine”|
|Rūta Loop||“Call Me From The Cold”|
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: Andres Putting/EBU