The Lithuanian National Selection (Pabandom iš Naujo! 2021 - Let's Try Again) will begin tonight at 7pm WIM, and should be available to watch here. Note this is a pre-recorded show. This year's selection is remarkably shorter than in previous years, comprising ony two Heats, one Semifinal, and one Final, airing on consecutive Saturdays. There are 21 acts, but only 20 will compete over the two heats (10 in each), as The Roop, last year's artist, has been given a direct-to-final pass. There are a a few other returning artists among the 21, including 2014 ESC entrant Vilija Matačiūnaitė (now performing as part of Sunday Afternoon), as well as Donata Virbilaitė, Twosome, Aldegunda, and Gabrielius Vagelis, who attempted multiple times in the past. The first ten acts competing in Heat One tonight are as follows (running order, links to the live performances): 1. Black Spikes & Indrė Launikonytė – Don’t Tell Me 2. Thomukas 1 – Wish 3. Be U – Love Yourself (Q) 4. Titas & Benas – No (Q) 5. Martyna Jezepčikaitė – Thank You Very Much (Q) 6. Donata Virbilaitė – The Way I Am 7. Twosome – I Love My Bear 8. Milita Daikerytė – Shadows (Q) 9. Aldegunda – Sit Down 10. Voldemars Petersons – Never Fall for You Again (Q) Five of the above will qualify for the Semifinal, as chosen by a 50/50 jury vote and televote. I haven't heard any of them yet, so no idea what to expect - except to say that I am looking forward to Twosome's effort, I liked both the other songs they tried with in previous years.