Lithuania: LRT confirms Eurovision 2022 participation

Lithuania: LRT confirms Eurovision 2022 participation
Monday, 16 August 2021

  • The Lithuanian national broadcaster, LRT, has confirmed that it will participate in the 2022 edition of the Eurovision Song Contest in Italy next May. 

    LRT has confirmed to ESCTOday that the country will be taking part in Eurovision 2022 marking its 22nd participation in the competition. 

    Lithuania usually selects its Eurovision hopefuls through a national selection, with the same scenario more likely, the Lithuanian broadcaster will shed more light on the selection process over the next weeks. 


    Lithuania in Eurovision 

    Lithuania has participated in the Eurovision Song Contest  21 times since its debut in 1994, when Ovidijus Vyšniauskas finished last, receiving zero points. Lithuania withdrew from the contest, without returning until 1999. LT United’s 6th place in 2006 with the song “We Are the Winners” is Lithuania’s best result in the contest. The country reached the top ten for a second time in 2016, when Donny Montell finished 9th with “I’ve Been Waiting for This Night”.

    In 2018 the country was represented by  Ieva Zasimaskaite with her emotional ballad song When We’re Old, which finished 12th in the grand final. In 2019 national final winner,  Jurij Veklenko defended the Lithuanian colors in Tel Aviv with the song Run With The Lions, but failed to qualify to the final left in the 11th place of the second semi final.

    In 2020 The Rood had won the national final with their song “On fire” but never made it to the Eurovision stage after the Eurovision 2020 cancellation due to the coronavirus outbreak. However, the band had the chance to complete their Eurovision journey in 2021, as after winning the national selection Pabandom iš naujo 2021 with their song "Discoteque" went on represeting the Baltic nation in Rotterdam where they finished 8th. 


    News Source: ESCToday

    Image: LRT