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Lithuania is ready for its 'Pabandom Iš Naujo!' final

17 February 2023 at 09:00 CET
Monika Liu represented Lithuania at the Eurovision Song Contest 2022 Grand Final EBU / Corinne Cumming
On Saturday 18 February, Lithuania will select its entry to the 67th Eurovision Song Contest, via the 'Pabandom Iš Naujo!' final.

HOW TO WATCH: The final of 'Pabandom Iš Naujo!' can be played on LRT's website, with the Lithuanian broadcaster also offering a stream via its YouTube channel. The broadcast commences at 20:00 CET on Saturday 18 February. 

The final of Pabandom Iš Naujo! is the culmination of 5 weeks of competition for the popular song contest in the Baltic country. 

An initial selection of 30 songs was reduced to 20 across 2 heats in January. And in the first 2 Saturday nights in February, these 20 entries were further whittled down to 10, through 2 semi-finals. Now we have our 10 songs that make the final lineup.

The final will be taking place in Lithuania's capital, Vilnius, at the television studios of the national broadcaster LRT. Giedrius Masalskis, Augustė Nombeko and Richardas Jonaitis will be hosts for the night; introducing the performing artists and presenting the voting.

Voting in Pabandom Iš Naujo! will be done via a jury and a public televote, with each accounting for 50% of the scores. 

Those tuning in on Saturday night can also look forward to seeing some familiar faces in between the action. Amongst the special guests on the night are TVORCHI (Ukraine 2023), Duncan Laurence (Netherlands 2019) and Monika Liu (Lithuania 2022). 

In 2022, Pabandom Iš Naujo! crowned Monika Liu as its winner, with her song Sentimentai. It went on to reach the Grand Final of the Eurovision Song Contest, giving a Lithuania a 14th-place finish.

The Songs

It'll be one of these 10 songs that will win the opportunity to stand on the stage in Liverpool and represent Lithuania at the 67th Eurovision Song Contest.

Mario Junes - Do What You Do

Moon Bee - Rumor

Justė Kraujelytė - Need More Fun

Paulina Paukštaitytė - Let Me Think About Me

Beatrich - Like a Movie

Rūta Mur - So Low

Il Senso - Sparnai

Petunija - Love of My Life

Gabrielius Vagelis - Šauksmas

Monika Linkytė - Stay

Lithuania performs in the Second Semi-Final of the 2023 Eurovision Song Contest in May.