Lithuania is ready for its 'Pabandom Iš Naujo!' final17 February 2023 at 09:00 CET
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.
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.