The heat is certainly getting higher in Lithuania. Its Eurovision 2020 act The Roop is enjoying all kinds of success since winning last weekend’s Pabandom iš naujo!.
The Roop “On Fire” tops Lithuania’s Spotify Charts
This includes huge streaming figures on Lithuania’s daily Spotify chart. The electro-indie band had already spent some time inside the top ten before the national final, but post victory they’ve dominated the chart.
They first hit the top spot on Sunday 16 February, the day after they were selected. And they haven’t looked back since.
At the time of writing, The Roop have topped the chart for four consecutive days. And going off the figures, they won’t be slipping anytime soon.
That’s because they’re absolutely thrashing their competition. For instance, on Wednesday’s countdown they amassed 16,855 daily streams. The Weeknd and Billie Eilish pale by comparison at numbers two and three respectively. Streams for both their songs combined only come in at 13,263.
The Roop’s biggest day to date was on Monday 17 February when “On Fire” racked up 19,722 daily streams. That’s more than numbers two, three and four together!
The Roop “On Fire” Daily Streams
- Sunday 16 February: 17,221 streams
- Monday 17 February: 19,722 streams
- Tuesday 18 February: 18,405
- Wednesday 19 February: 16,855 streams
At the time of writing, the most recent chart available is for Wednesday 19 February. Historic chart data can be accessed here.
Also, it’s worth nothing that these figures just relate to streams from within Lithuania. Their overall streaming figures are even higher.
The Roop after Pabandom iš naujo!
It’s hardly surprising that The Roop have been able to beat such huge names on home turf. After all, they secured a record-smashing televote result in the Eurovizijos atranka final. After amendments this week, Lithuanian broadcaster LRT confirmed they received over 50,000 votes. This is around double the previous record held by 2019 selection winner Jurijus.
The group aren’t just popular in on streaming. The Baltic trio are being favoured by bookmakers across the continent, with odds as low as 8.0. That puts them in second place in the bookies’ rankings. However, with current favourite Italy’s odds drifting, will we soon see “On Fire” atop the list?
If they were to win the Eurovision Song Contest in Rotterdam, it would be Lithuania’s first win ever. This is a feat both of their Baltic neighbours Estonia and Latvia achieved in the early 2000s. A weight would certainly be lifted! There haven’t been any winners previously with The Roop’s sound before either, though this would be difficult with their unique sound and styling.
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