Lithuania’s broadcaster LRT has yet to announce its plans for Eurovision 2021. But the country’s Eurovision 2020 act The Roop says it is ready to deliver more music for next year. Writing on Instagram, the group said they feel a “moral right” to represent Lithuania at the next edition of the song contest.
Will Lithuania confirm The Roop for Eurovision 2021?
Lithuania has not announced any intentions with regards to Eurovision 2021. In recent years, the country has held a national selection show, which The Roop won in 2020.
It’s clear that The Roop have been thinking about their song contest future. On Instagram, the group shared the following message:
“The big Eurovision has decided that current songs won’t be eligible to participate in next year’s competition. At the same time LRT is still deciding whether to keep the same winners chosen by people. We – THE ROOP – are ready to write several songs to choose from. We also feel moral right to represent our country.”
That they’re willing to write several songs suggests they would be willing to participate in either a close-door internal song selection, or in a public show where they perform all of their songs for the public to choose — as was the case in Israel and Romania.
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//EN// The big Eurovision has decided that current songs won't be eligible to partipate in next year's competition. At the same time LRT is still deciding whether to keep the same winners chosen by people. We – THE ROOP – are ready to write several songs to choose from. We also feel moral right to represent our country. . //LT// Didžiosios Eurovizijos organizatoriai nusprend?, kad su esan?iom dainom kitais metais dalyvauti negalima. O LRT vis dar sprendžia ar palikti tuos pa?ius žmoni? išrinktus laim?tojus. Mes, THE ROOP, pasiruoš? sukurti kelias konkursui dainas, iš kuri? galima bus pasirinkti tinkamiausi? variant?. Mes jau?iame moralin? teis? atstovauti savo šal?. . Photo Jurga Urbonait? #eurovizija #theroop #eurovision #eurovision2020 #onfire #esc2020 #esc
Will The Roop be able recreate the hype of Eurovision 2020?
They offered the most Baltic promise in recent memory. After winning Lithuania’s “Pabandom iš naujo!”, The Roop quickly climbed to the top of the betting odds and watch their views climb and climb.
Lithuania, the country that had never finished even in the top 5 before, seemed to have a shot a winning for the first time in its history. The hype even led to the mayors of Vilnius and Kaunas to state their interest in hosting Eurovision 2021 if Lithuania were to win.
However, all that fire was extinguished as soon as Eurovision was officially cancelled. But The Roop are not ready to give up. Earlier on they said:
“This year Lithuania was rated very high and that is an achievement in itself. We already proved that we can be notable, brave, professional and leading. We wish all to remain that way in their lives.”
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