Lithuania Pabandom iš naujo 2021: Gebrasy
Gebrasy won the Semi-final with the song "Where'd You Wanna Go?" (Photo: LRT)

Lithuania's Pabandom iš naujo 2021: Finalists chosen

The finalists of Lithuania's Pabandom iš naujo have been selected. The country will choose its representative for Eurovision 2021 next week

We have one show to go to find out who will represent Lithuania in Eurovision 2021.

The semi-final of Pabandom iš naujo has come to an end and selected, out of 10 entries, the five that will compete in next Saturday's Lithuanian Final.

Gebrasy, Martyna Jezepčikaitė, Evita Cololo, Voldemars Petersons and Titas & Benas will now be joining The Roop who are pre-qualified for the Final with their song "Discoteque".

Tonight's semi-final was pre-recorded, due to the COVID-19 restrictions, and featured a five-member jury: Ramūnas Zilnys, Aistė Smilgevičiūtė, Jievaras Jasinskis, Gerūta Griniūtė and Stanislavas Stavickis-Stano.

Pabandom iš naujo 2021 – Semi-final results

Similarly to the previous shows, the decision was split between the jury (50%) and the public (50%).

Pabandom iš naujo 2021

The Lithuanian selection for Eurovision 2021 will consist of four shows:

  • 16 January 2021: Heat 1
  • 23 January 2021: Heat 2
  • 30 January 2021: Semi-final
  • 6 February 2021: Final

Due to the coronavirus pandemic, all of the shows will be pre-recorded before hand. Vytautas Rumšas, Ieva Stasiulevičiūtė and Vaidas Baumila (Lithuania 2015) are in charge of hosting the shows.

Last year's winner, The Roop, will return to the national selection after the cancellation of Eurovision 2020 with a brand new song, "Discoteque". The group has been awarded a ticket to the final of Pabandom iš naujo, while the other acts will need to qualify for the national final.

Lithuania in Eurovision Song Contest

Lithuania has been taking part of Eurovision Song Contest 20 times since its debut in 1994.

The debuting year 1994 Lithuania ended last, and the best result is from 2006 where LT United performed the iconic song "We Are The Winners (of Eurovision)". It didn't win though, but went 6th. Since the introduction of the Semi-finals in 2004, Lithuania has been in Eurovision every year and qualified for the Grand Final 9 out of 16 times.

With both Estonias victory in 2001 ("Everybody") and Latvias victory in 2002 ("I Wanna"), Lithuania is the only Baltic country that haven't won Eurovision Song Contest.

About the author: Pedro Santos (Portugal)

authorPedro comes from Lisbon, Portugal. He's 30 years old and graduated in journalism. He has attended Eurovision Song Contest three times live - 2018, 2019 and 2022 - and covered the show twice more (2021, 2023) but his first Eurovision memory takes him back to 2007 when Sarbel delivered his catchy "Yassou Maria" performance. Pedro's favorite Eurovision song is Albania's 2015 "I'm Alive" by Elhaida Dani which is also his favorite Eurovision edition.

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