At London Eurovision Party, Rory is joined by The Roop to discuss everything that has happened since their performance at Eurovision in 2021! They discuss becoming an international band, their upcoming album, and their involvement in the crisis in Ukraine through supporting refugees.
About The Roop
Vaidotas Valiukevičius, Robertas Baranauskas and Mantas Banišauskas came together in 2014 and formed The Roop. Their debut album, To Whom It May Concern, was released a year later. They made their debut in Lithuania’s national selection for Eurovision in 2018 with “Yes I do”, placing third overall. Two years later, they returned with On Fire, and won the ticket to Rotterdam before the contest’s cancellation.
The Roop returned to Pabandom iš Naujo in 2021 with Discoteque, where they achieved a landslide victory, going on to represent Lithuania at the 2021 Eurovision Song Contest and achieving 8th place in the grand final. They have since released their singles “Ohmygodable” and “Love Is All We Got”. They will be releasing a new album later this year.
Lithuania’s Eurovision journey
The Baltic nation made its debut at the Eurovision Song contest in 1994, when Ovidijus Vyšniauskas placed 25th with the song “Lopšinė mylimai.” Since then, Lithuania has participated 21 times and made the Grand Final 14 times. LT United gave Lithuania its best ever Eurovision result back in 2006, placing sixth.
Lithuania’s latest Eurovision participation, saw the nation represented by The Roop, who had been due to represent Lithuania at the 2020 Eurovision Song Contest. For 2021, the group participated with “Discoteque,” managing to place eighth overall with 220 points.
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