The Roop will represent Lithuania at the Eurovision Song Contest 2021

The Roop

Discoteque

Country
🇱🇹 Lithuania
First Semi-Final
Starts 1st
Song
Discoteque
Lyrics
Vaidotas Valiukevičius, Mantas Banišauskas, Kalle Lindroth
Music
Vaidotas Valiukevičius, Mantas Banišauskas, Robertas Baranauskas, Laisvūnas Černovas, Ilkka Wirtanen
Band formed
2014
Participant pronouns
Vaidotas Valiukevičius (He/Him), Robertas Baranauskas (He/Him), Mantas Banišauskas (He/Him)
Broadcaster
Lietuvos Nacionalinis Radijas ir Televizija

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.

Lyrics of Discoteque

Ok, I feel the rhythm. Something’s going on here. The music flows through my veins. It's taking over me. It's slowly kickin’ 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. Let's discoteque right at my home. It is ok to dance alone. Dance alone, dance alone, dance alone, dance alone I got the moves - it's gonna blow. 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 ok to dance alone. Dance alone, dance alone, dance alone, dance alone I got the moves - it's gonna blow. Let's discoteque right at my home. It is ok to dance alone. I got the moves - it's gonna blow. It is ok to dance alone. Let's discoteque right at my home. It is ok to dance alone. I got the moves - it's gonna blow. It is ok to dance alone.

Updates about The Roop

The Roop won the Lithuanian national selection with their song 'Discoteque'

The Roop wins in Lithuania

2 months ago
The Roop performed 'Discotheque' at the Lithuanian national selection

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3 months ago
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3 months ago
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Lithuania has kicked off their selection show

3 months ago