LITHUANIA – The participants of the 2021 national “Eurovision” selection Pabandom iš naujo (Let’s try again) were announced. This year’s selection winners, The Roop, have a place in next year’s selection final. From January 16 The national selection of “Eurovision” “Let’s Try Again” will start on the air of LRT TELEVISION.
Regarding the possibility to represent Lithuania in 2021, 23 groups and performers will compete in the national selection. Among the participants are both new artists and well-known names, as well as the group “The Roop”, which were due to represent Lithuania this year.
“Every year, the selections receive a lot of public attention. However, knowing how difficult this period was for the music industry, we anxiously awaited the applications from the participants. We are very pleased that the performers and groups did not run away and, considering the whole situation, were quite active in submitting applications. Thus, we will be able to delight the audience with really high-quality and different performances during the selections”, says Audrius Giržadas, the chief producer of LRT.
A total of four shows will be shown – two qualifying shows, a semi-final and a final.
This year’s winners, The Roop, will perform the song and compete for the right to participate in the Eurovision Song Contest in the final show. There has been debate over whether next year’s competition should be open to this year’s winners, but the European Broadcasting Union has said the competition rules will not change, so songs selected this year cannot compete in Eurovision next year. However, judging by The Roop’s workmanship and responsible preparation, the group is immediately awarded a place in the finals of the selection.
The winner will be chosen jointly by the TV viewers and the commission, whose 5 members will change during each show. For the time being, the names of the members of the commission are not disclosed by the organizers of the national selection. How the commission voted will be announced at the end of the show, so that the commission’s assessments do not affect the audience’s vote.
The national selection process is supervised by a working group of 9 specialists specially convened for this purpose – Lytis Deputy General Director Gytis Oganauskas, LRT Pop Music Editor Ramūnas Zilnys, LRT TV Chief producer Audrius Giržadas, LRT radio department program manager Giedrius Masalskis, LRT OPUS senior editor Darius Užkuraitis, LRT communication and marketing department manager Rūta Putnikienė, LRT public relations and marketing project manager Justina Sokolovskė, TV director Povain Varvuolis.
The members of the working group appreciate the originality of the work, the quality of the performance and the potential to compete on the big stage of Eurovision. The aim is also to ensure the diversity of musical styles on the stage, to reveal the pulse of the modern Lithuanian music world. The proposed song must comply with the rules of the international “Eurovision” song contest.
- Aistė Brokenleg
- Donata Virbilaitė
- Evelina Sašenko
- Evita Cololo
- Gabrielė Goštautaitė
- Gabrielius Vagelis
- Gebrasy (Audrius Petrauskas)
- Gintarė Korsakaitė
- Martyna Jezepčikaitė
- Milita Daikerytė
- Cosmic bride (Natalja Chareckaja)
- Rapolas Meškauskas
- Thomas Tumosa
- Titas ir Benas
- Sunday Afternoon (Vilija Matačiūnaitė)
- Voldemaras Petersonas
- Group “The Roop”
- Group “Twosome”
- Group “UnoBand”
- Group “Black Spikes“ su Indre Launikonyte
- Group “Be U”