The Roop met with Lithuania’s Prime Minister, Ingrida Šimonytė ahead of their participation in Eurovision 2021.
The Lithuanian representatives have met the nations Prime Minister ahead of travelling to Rotterdam this weekend. The Roop were recognised for their success across the country in the past year and for their contribution to the visibility and notoriety of Lithuania.
In the Instagram post by The Roop, it was mentioned that “Discotheque” beat all the Lithuanian online music streaming records shortly after it was released. “It became the phenomenon that united Lithuania”, mentioned the post. It is also mentioned that there were over 500 articles have been published internationally that covered the band and the song.
The Prime minister stated:
“I sincerely wish you to win this year because you are worth the victory.”
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 / Vaidas Jokubauskas | Source: The Roop
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.