Evgenya Redko has announced that she is withdrawing from Pabandom iš naujo due to illness.
Evgenya Redko who had been due to compete in Semi-Final Two of Pabandom iš naujo, has announced she is withdrawing from the competition. Evgenya informed LRT that she is withdrawing from the Lithuanian selection process due to illness.
She has been informed by doctors that she needs to not do any performances or activities for a month and undergo treatment. As a result of Evgenya’s withdrawal only eight acts will be competing in the second Semi-Final.
The acts competing in Semi-Final Two are:
- Andy Vaic – Why Why Why
- Germanas Skoris – Chemistry (Breaking Free)
- Meandi – DRIP
- Monika Marija – If I Leave
- Moniqué – Make Me Human
- Petunija – Show Ya
- Rokas Povilius – Vilnius Calling
- The Backs – Fully
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.