LRT has confirmed that an expanded jury will be voting this Saturday in the final of Pabandom iš naujo.
The Lithuanian broadcaster has confirmed that an expanded jury will be voting in the final of the nations selection for Eurovision 2021. In the previous three shows a jury of five music professionals have voted on the performances, with a jury of eight members expected to be voting this Saturday.
Due to the increase in the number of jurors they will not be in the studio to assess the performances. LRT explains that they the jurors will be joining the show remotely to give their feedback and vote on the performances. This is in contrast to the French selection on Saturday evening where a jury was present in the studio.
Six artists are competing in the final of Pabandom iš naujo with the winner going on to represent Lithuania at the Eurovision Song Contest 2021. The six artists are:
- Voldemars Petersons – Never Fall For You Again
- Evita Cololo – Be paslapčių
- Titas & Benas – No
- Martyna Jezepčikaitė – Thank You Very Much
- Gebrasy – Where’d You Wanna Go?
- The Roop – Discoteque
Image source: D.Umbras / LRT | Source: LRT
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.