Lithuanian broadcaster, LRT, has started a social media campaign to support The Roop in Rotterdam.
LRT is launching a campaign to support its representative at the Eurovision Song Contest 2021. The campaign is inviting the public to support the group and there are many ways in which they can show support for the band. LRT wants the public to be as creative as they want to be, these examples include creating a group dance, finger tricks, or painting something in yellow. These are just a few examples.
LRT aims to create unity with the audience and to create a distraction from COVID-19. The public is invited to join and officials, business organizations, and Lithuanians abroad are also invited to take part in the support campaign.
Yellow is being used as the main color for the campaign, but it is also being used because it is the Lithuanian flag’s tricolor.
The Roop will be performing in the first Semi-Final in Rotterdam on May 18th. They were due to perform in the 2020 edition of the Eurovision Song Contest in Rotterdam with the song “On Fire” but they were unable to due to the cancellation of the contest because of the Coronavirus pandemic.
Image Source: Eurovision.tv / Paulius Zaborskis | Source: LRT
Tab ContenLithuania 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.