The Roop have released their song “Discoteque” which they hope will take them to the Eurovision stage this May.
“Discoteque” the song that The Roop will compete with in the Lithuanian selection process for Eurovision 2021 has been released. The group who were due to compete in Eurovision in 2020 will be performing the song live in tomorrow’s second heat. They have already pre-qualified for the final in February.
The group posted on social media ahead of the release of their song that:
The song “Discoteque” is not a copy of On Fire. That’s what we least wanted. But one thing that connects these tracks (apart from the band members) is that they both sound somewhat unusual. And we like it!
The Roop are currently the favourites to win the Lithuanian selection process. They are also one of a number of ESC 2020 acts having to compete in a selection to represent their nation in 2021 including Aksel (Finland) and The Mamas (Sweden).
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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.