Samanta Tīna is set to perform at the final of Lithuania’s national selection Pabandom iš naujo this evening in Kaunas.
Latvia’s Eurovision representative is set to to perform at the final of Lithuania’s selection process Pabandom iš naujo. Samanta Tīna will be performing her song “Still Breathing” for the audience in Kaunas and watching on LRT. The singer has been in Lithuania for a couple of days promoting her participation in this years Eurovision Song Contest.
The show will be hosted by Gabrielė Martirosian, Giedrius Masalskis and Ieva Zasimauskaitė, who represented Lithuania in 2018.
The running order is as follows:
- Aistė Pilvelytė – “Unbreakable”
- Rūta Loop – “We Came From The Sun”
- KaYra – “Alligator”
- Monika Marija – “If I Leave”
- MEANDI – “Drip”
- THE ROOP – “On Fire”
- The Backs – “Fully”
- Moniqué – “Make Me Human”
The winner of Pabandom iš naujo will go on to represent Lithuania at this year’s Eurovision Song Contest in Rotterdam, The Netherlands.
Source: Samanta Tīna
Latvia debuted in the Eurovision Song Contest in 2000, being the last of the Baltic nations to join the contest. On their debut, Brainstorm finished in 3rd place with the song “My Star”. Latvia won the contest for the first and only time in 2002, with Marie N’s “I Wanna”. Latvia only participated in 2002 thanks to the withdrawal of Portugal from the contest, as Latvia’s poor result in 2001 had relegated them from the 2002 contest. Latvia struggled in to the contest after 2002, failing to qualify for the final for six years between 2009 and 2014. In 2015 and 2016 Latvia has finished 6th and 15th in the final respectively.