The notoriously quirky Lithuanian national final Pabandom iš Naujo! kicked off tonight with the first heat of acts, and it was certainly impressive! The heat was pre-recorded on the 4th of January and aired tonight, with it also being the first time we heard the songs publicly.
The opening heat of Pabandom iš Naujo! 2022 was hosted by Giedrius Masalskis, Ieva Stasiulevičiūtė and Richardas Jonaitis.
6 of the 11 competing acts from tonight’s heat qualified to the semi finals, due to be held on 29th January and 5th February.
Who are the first 6 qualifiers?
- Erica Jennings – Back to Myself
- Augustė Vedrickaitė – Before You’re 6ft Under
- Urtė Šilagalytė – Running Chords
- Joseph June – Deadly
- Mary Mo – Get Up
- Elonas Pokanevič – Someday
The jury winner was Erica Jennings, whilst the televote winner was Urte Silagalyte.
11 more contestants will battle for a semi final slot in next week’s second heat. Who was your favourite from heat one? Did your favourite make the semi finals? Let us know in the comments below or on our social media!