Spotlight on: Lithuania

May 18, 2021

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Artist Profile

Artist: The Roop (Vaidotas Valiukevičius, Robertas Baranauskas, Mantas Banišauskas)

Formed: 2014

Hometown: Vilnius, Lithuania

Selection Method: Winner of Pabandom iš Naujo! 2021

Song: Discoteque

Composer: Ilkka Wirtanen, Kalle Lindroth, Laisvūnas Černovas, Mantas Banišauskas, Robertas Baranauskas, Vaidotas Valiukevičius

Producer: Vaidotas Valiukevičius, Laisvūnas Černovas

Eurovision Result: 8th Place

The Roop are a Lithuanian pop rock band from Vilnius who formed in 2014. The group has released two albums—To Whom It May Concern in 2015 and Ghosts in 2017–as well as the extended play Yes, I Do in 2018.

They were due to represent Lithuania in the Eurovision Song Contest 2020 with their song “On Fire” after winning their country’s national selection, before the contest was cancelled. Instead of being internally selected for next year, as many other countries have done, The Roop was guaranteed a position in their country’s national selection’s final with their song “Discoteque”, which ended up winning, allowing them to represent Lithuania in the Eurovision Song Contest 2021.

Song Lyrics

Okay, I feel the rhythm
Something’s going on here
The music flows through my veins

It’s taking over me, it’s slowly kicking in
My eyes are blinking and I don’t know what is happening
I can’t control it, don’t wanna end it
There’s no one here and I don’t care
I feel it’s safe to dance alone (Dance alone)
Dance alone (Dance alone), dance alone (Dance alone)
Dance alone (Dance alone), dance alone (Dance alone)
Dance alone (Dancе alone), dance alone, dancе alone

Let’s discoteque right at my home
It is okay to dance alone
Dance alone, dance alone (Alone)
Dance alone (Alone), dance alone (Alone)
I got the moves, it’s gonna blow

Dance alone, dance alone
Dance alone, dance alone

By dancing on my own
I’m healing wounded soul
My body’s shaking, heart is breaking
Have to let it go
I need to get up and put my hands up
There’s no one here and I don’t care
I feel it’s safe to dance alone

Let’s discoteque right at my home
It is okay to dance alone
Dance alone, dance alone (Alone)
Dance alone (Alone), dance alone (Alone)
I got the moves, it’s gonna blow

Dance alone, dance alone
Dance alone, dance alone

Let’s discoteque right at my home
It is okay to dance alone
I got the moves, it’s gonna blow
It is okay to dance alone

Let’s discoteque right at my home
It is okay to dance alone
I got the moves, it’s gonna blow
It is okay to dance alone

Lithuania in the Eurovision Song Contest

Debut: 1994

Appearances: 20

Finals: 13

Best Result: 6th (2006)

Top 10:

2006 – LT United – We Are the Winners, 6th Place

2016 – Donny Montell – I’ve Been Waiting For This Night, 9th Place

Is Lithuania your winner this year? Which Lithuanian song is your favourite? Let us know in the comments below!

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