Kaunas is set to host the final of Pabandom iš naujo, returning as the host city of the Lithuanian national selection final.
LRT has announced that the final of Pabandom iš naujo will be returning to the city of Kaunas after a one year break. The final will be hosted in Lithuania’s largest arena the Žalgiris Arena on February 15.
The final of Pabandom iš naujo will be held alongside ‘Aš – dalis tavęs’ which will celebrate Lithuania’s Independence Day on February 16. Tickets will be available for free to residents of the city and will be distributed at the Kaunas – European Capital of Culture 2022 office.
The first Semi-Final of the Lithuanian selection process takes place this Saturday. The running order for the first Semi-Final is as follows:
- KaYra – “Alligator”
- Viktorija Miškūnaitė – “The Ocean”
- Baltos varnos – “Namų dvasia”
- Rūta Loop – “We Came From Sun”
- Gabrielius Vagelis – “Tave čia randu”
- The Roop – “On Fire”
- Krisitna Jure – “My Sound of Silence”
- Alen Chicco – “Somewhere Out There”
- Aistė Pilvelytė – “Everlastingly”
Lithuania debuted in the Eurovision Song Contest in 1994, however on their debut they finished in last place with nul points. Lithuania didn’t return to the contest until 1999 when Aiste finished 20th with the song “Strazdas”. Lithuania’s best result came in 2006 when LT United performed “We Are The Winners”; they finished 6th in the final with a total of 162 points. Lithuania’s only other top 10 finish came in 2016 when Donny Montell performed “I’ve Been Waiting For This Night” in Stockholm, he received 12 points from the public in Ireland, Norway & United Kingdom.