Today, the second heat of Lithuania’s Eurovision selection came and went, 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 eleven artists taking to the stage due to former Eurovision artist Monika Linkytė and The Voice of Lithuania participant Artūras Aleksiejus-Alekas withdrawing from the line-up. It is uncertain who was planned to perform in this heat, but Basas Pegasas will take one of their spots in the third heat, after missing their performance for heat one.
The eleven artists who took to the stage were as follows:
- Clockwork Creep – ‘Grow’
- Justė Kraujelytė – ‘How to Get My Life Back’
- Gabrea – ‘Make It Real’
- Titas ir Benas – ‘Getting Through This’
- Cosmic Bride – ‘The Devil Lives in Spain’
- Viktorija Kajokaitė – ‘Piece of Universe’
- Emilija Katauskaitė – ‘Illuminate’
- Justin 3 feat. Nanaart – ‘Something That Is Natural’
- Ieva Zasimauskaitė – ‘I’ll Be There’
- Moosu X – ‘Love that Hurts‘
- Queens of Roses – ‘Washing Machine’
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 Giedrė Kilčiauskienė (former member of an electronic band Pieno lazeriai), Ieva Narkutė (singer), Leonas Somovas (music producer and composer), Ramūnas Zilnys, and Vytautas Bikus (composer). At the end of the night, the results came in with Ieva Zasimauskaitė placing 1st with the jury, and Titus ir Benas and Justė Kraujelytė close behind her.
Despite coming in 10th with the jury, Emilijana won the public’s favor, sliding just in front of Justė Kraujelytė. Ieva Zasimauskaitė came in 3rd with the public and Titas ir Benas came 9th with the audience, despite coming 2nd with the jury.
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:
- Ieva Zasimauskaitė
- Justė Kraujelytė
- Titas ir Benas
- Queens of Roses
- Moosu X
- Emilijana Katauskaitė
- Clockwork Creep
- Justin 3 featuring Nanaart
- Viktorija Kajokaitė
- Cosmic Bride
Next week, the final twelve artists will take the stage to perform their songs and fight for the final six spots in the semi-finals. The final heat will air on January 22nd at 20:00 CET.