Lithuania: Monika Linkytė and Artūras Aleksiejus-Alekas have withdrawn from the national selection!

Monika Linkytė, that had represented Lithuania in Eurovision 2015 along with Vaidas Baumila, commented to, that she has to withdraw from the national selection, due to a health condition.

I have a cold, I am sick and now unfortunately I have to refrain from singing for a while. It is quite unfortunate and sad, but in this case the most important things are my voice and my health. 

Monika Vaidas

Artūro Aleksiejaus-Alekas also commented to that finally he won’t compete in Pabandom naujo, avoiding to comment in detail.

Personal issues, I wouldn’t like to elaborate more about this in public.

Last week, due to some unforeseen events, the group “Baltas pegasas” could not perform on stage, but we will see them perform in the third qualifying show.

We remind you that the six artists that have already qualified are the following:

  • Erica Jennings
  • Augustė Vedrickaite
  • Urtė Šilagalytė
  • Joseph June
  • Mary Mo
  • Elonas Pokanevič

The second qualifying show will take place on Saturday, the 15th of January at 20:00 CET!

Pabandom naujo 2022 comprises six shows in total. In the beginning there are three heats, with the first heat having been aired on January the 8th, moving on to two semi-finals and then ends with the selection of the Lithuanian entry in the grand final. The winner will be decided by 50% televoting combined with 50% jury voting.

Stay tuned to Eurovision Fun for all the news regarding Lithuania’s participation in Eurovision 2022!

Source: LRT