The Roop are a Lithuanian pop/rock crossover band from Vilnius, with a distinctive party vibe and an eye for an iconic dance move or two.
The group features singer Vaidotas Valiukevičius, drummer Robertas Baranauskas and guitarist Mantas Banišauskas, all adding their different tastes and life experiences to The Roop’s body of work.
The band became widely known after participating in 2018's Pabandom iš naujo! (‘Let’s Try Again!’, the Lithuanian Eurovision national final) with the song Yes, I Do. They finished the competition in third place.
Taking the show’s name to heart, they returned in both 2020 and 2021 to try again, winning on both occasions with On Fire and Discoteque respectively.
In English, ‘to roop’ is an archaic term that means ‘to shout out’ or ‘to make a great noise’. This is where the Lithuanian party-starters took their name from.