The Roop will represent Lithuania at the 2020 Eurovision Song Contest in Rotterdam, The Netherlands.
This evening the final of Lithuania’s selection show Pabandom iš naujo took place, with eight artists vying for the chance to represent their country at the Eurovision Song Contest. In the end, it was The Roop who came out on top with their song On Fire.
Performing tonight was:
- Aistė Pilvelytė – “Unbreakable”
- Rūta Loop – “We Came From The Sun”
- KaYra – “Alligator”
- Monika Marija – “If I Leave”
- MEANDI – “Drip”
- THE ROOP – “On Fire”
- The Backs – “Fully”
- Moniqué – “Make Me Human”
The show was hosted by Gabrielė Martirosian, Giedrius Masalskis and Ieva Zasimauskaitė, who represented Lithuania in 2018.
Lithuania debuted in the Eurovision Song Contest in 1994, however on their debut they finished in last place with nul points. Lithuania didn’t return to the contest until 1999 when Aiste finished 20th with the song “Strazdas”. Lithuania’s best result came in 2006 when LT United performed “We Are The Winners”; they finished 6th in the final with a total of 162 points. Lithuania’s only other top 10 finish came in 2016 when Donny Montell performed “I’ve Been Waiting For This Night” in Stockholm, he received 12 points from the public in Ireland, Norway & United Kingdom.