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Mario Junes Interview: “It felt like the right time to show this new side of me as an artist.”

The second heat of Pabandom iš Naujo is set to air tomorrow, and we here at ESCUnited were fortunate enough to have a conversation with contestant and debutant Mario Junes before that happens. Mario Junes is an up-and-coming pop artist from Lithuania who is a big fan of the Eurovision Song Contest. He’s also part of another fandom outside of …

The PiXLS Interview: “Participating in the Eurovision pre-selection, it’s a big step forward for us.”

Just before the taping of the second Pabandom iš Naujo heat, we got a chance to speak with Mantvydas Sabaitis, the vocalist for The PiXLS. The PiXLS were a last minute addition to the Pabandom iš Naujo line-up, following Lina Štalytė’s disqualification on December 23rd. Outside of the national selection, the band is currently working on their own EP, where …

Petunija Interview: “My plan was to come back in 2024 with a completely different song.”

With the second heat of Pabandom iš Naujo set for this coming Saturday, we were fortunate to get an interview with returning artist Petunija! 2023 will mark Petunija’s third appearance in the national selection, with her first appearance happening back in 2016 under the Eurovizijos Atraka format. In late October of 2022 she released her new EP “Two In Somnia”, and during …

Skrellex Interview: “It’s been 17 years since a drag queen last put their heels on the MGP stage.”

The final semi-final of the Melodi Grand Prix “circus” is set to begin this coming Saturday, which means we have another interview to release! Today we get the opportunity to chat with drag queen and singer Skrellex, who has been singing for years but only recently transitioned her career into the art of drag. Since then her career has taken …

Joseph June Interview: “I have written this specific song with a reason, for it to be a Eurovision song.”

Our final interview prior to the first Pabandom iš naujo heat is with Joseph June. Joseph June is a musician who first appeared in the Lithuanian pre-selection last year with the song “Deadly”. Since then he has three singles titled “You & I”, “Perfect”, and “The One” – with the latter two appearing to be part of the same EP …

Rūta MUR Interview: “My music surfaces something deep in one’s heart.”

We continue our journey through Pabandom iš naujo with our next interview featuring Rūta MUR. Rūta MUR is an up-and-coming artist from Lithuania whose music is described as “New Nostalgia.” This year will be her first time participating in the Lithuanian national selection, but is not her first rodeo performing live. Want to know what to expect tomorrow from Rūta? …

Justė Kraujelytė Interview: “This song is an ironic view to stop and add some FUN.”

We continue our Pabandom iš naujo interview series today with Justė Kraujelytė, who is back for her second time in the national selection. Justė Kraujelytė has a long history of performing and with the Eurovision Song Contest. Throughout her childhood she performed and travelled with a jazz ensemble and made her debut on national television during the 2017 season of …

Alen Chicco Interview: “Monika Liu is one of the reasons I decided to participate again.”

We’re back with another edition of our Pabandom iš Naujo interview series, this time featuring singer and songwriter Alen Chicco. This year will mark Alen Chicco’s third time participating in the Lithuanian national selection, with their first appearance occurring in 2019 with “Your Cure”. Prior to competing for a spot at Eurovision Alen also competed on the 2017 season of …

Il Senso Interview: “At our concerts its like opera and other styles of music collide.”

This morning we connected with the Lithuanian band Il Senso to arrange an interview before the first heat of Pabandom iš naujo! Il Senso is a quartet of Lithuanian singers that are classically trained, and who’s music covers a variety of genres. As a group they have appeared on Lithuanian television and large stages a number of times performing renditions …

Bjørn Olav Edvardsen Interview: “I’ve been experimenting musically to get back to who Bjørn Olav really is.”

While this week has been full of Eurovision news and interviews, we were able to arrange an interview Melodi Grand Prix contestant Bjørn Olav Edvardsen over zoom. Our conversation covered a number of topics, with the most important showcasing who Bjørn Olav Edvardsen is as a singer and a songwriter. Throughout his answers Bjørn shared a number of times the …

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