Today, the third heat of Lithuania’s Eurovision selection commenced, with six more competitors advancing to the semi-finals on January 29th and February 5th. The performances for the heat were pre-recorded earlier this week, with twelve artists taking to the stage for the first time in this year’s selection. Basas Pegasas was slated to perform in the first heat, but was moved to today’s heat.
The twelve artists who took to the stage were as follows:
- Basas Pegasas – “Ponai“
- Rūta Loop – “Call Me from the Cold“
- Vasha – “Nepaleidi“
- Geleibra – “Aš jaučiu tave“
- Vilija Matačiūnaitė – “101“
- Emilija Valiukevičiūtė – “Overload“
- Gintarė Korsakaitė – “Fantasy Eyes“
- Živilė Gedvilaitė – “Lioness“
- Monika Liu – “Sentimentai“
- Gebrasy – “Into Your Arms“
- Mėnulio Fazė – “Give Me a Sign“
- Lolita Zero – “Not Your Mother“
The results of Pabandom iš naujo! are decided by both a jury and public televote that happen during the broadcast. The jury for tonight’s show was comprised of Gerūta Griniūtė, Ieva Narkutė, Darius Užkuraitis, Ramūnas Zilnys, and Vytautas Bikus. At the end of the night, the results showed Monika Liu in 1st with the jury, with Vilija Matačiūnaitė and Rūta Loop placing on the podium.
Monika Liu also won the televote, earning top marks from the public. Lolita Zero finished 2nd and Rūta Loop 3rd, but Vilija Matačiūnaitė, who had placed 2nd with the jury, ended up finishing 11th with the public.
With the combined jury and televote scores, the results of tonight’s show were as follows, with the bolded acts qualifying for the semi-final:
- Monika Liu
- Rūta Loop
- Lolita Zero
- Gintarė Korsakaitė
- Vilija Matačiūnaitė
- Basas Pegasas
- Mėnulio Fazė
- Živilė Gedvilaitė
- Emilija Valiukevičiūtė
Next week, nine of the semi-finalists will perform again and compete for spots in the Grand Final in the first Semi-Final. The first Semi-Final will air on January 29th at 20:00 CET.