It’s D-day in Lithuania. And for many that “d” represents “Discoteque”. We asked our readers who should win the final of Pabandom iš naujo! 2021 and the overwhelming majority rowed behind The Roop. A whopping three-quarters of our readers are backing last year’s winners to strike gold once again.
The Roop should win Lithuania’s Pabandom iš naujo! 2021 with “Discoteque”
After counting a total of 2,554 votes, we can confirm that The Roop hoovered up a massive 1,911 votes. That’s an amazing 74.82% of all votes cast. And it’s not just in our poll where The Roop are out in front. “Discoteque” has become the fastest ever Lithuanian video to reach a million views on YouTube. It’s also breaking Spotify records. Meanwhile, Lithuania is leading the betting odds for Eurovision 2021 on the assumption that Vaidotas, Robertas and Mantas win Pabandom iš naujo! 2021.
Here’s how Robyn reviewed the song for the Wiwi Jury: “It’s a relief that this is a really strong grand final so if/when The Roop win, they will have (again!) earned their win. “Discoteque” is The Roop taking things to the next level. The song might sometimes feel like TikTok bait, but it’s clear that the song also alludes to the stress of being at home in lockdown when you’re desperate to just go out and dance. The song offers solution to this dilemma — one lyric says it all “By dancing on my own / I’m healing wounded soul”, with the suggestions that come May, Europe may join in with dancing alone. The fun choreography and energy make “Discoteque” a pleasure to experience”.
Coming a very distant second is Gebrasy with “Where’d You Wanna Go?”. The singer-songwriter attracted 406 votes or 15.9% of all votes cast. Having topped the vote with both the jury and the public in the two qualifying rounds, he’s seen as The Roop’s main competition. He might be a long way behind the “On Fire” trio in terms of streams and poll votes, but underdogs do have a reputation for upsetting the odds.
Here’s what our Renske wrote about Gebrasy in her Wiwi Jury review: “Funnily enough, only after the semi-final of Pabandom iš Naujo!, I discovered that Gebrasy is actually Audrius Petrauskas — who I remembered having great vocals. But back then, Gebrasy performed songs written by author writers that did not always suit him perfectly. “Where’d You Wanna Go?”, on the other hand, is his song from all perspectives. It was written by himself and showcases his musical talent and capability to tell a story. Even if this doesn’t win Pabandom iš Naujo!, Lithuania has a fine singer-songwriter in its back catalogue with Gebrasy”.
The other four acts don’t seem to be in contention at all. Between them, they could only muster about 10% of the votes in our poll.
Poll results: Who should win Lithuania’s Pabandom iš naujo! 2021?
- The Roop”Discoteque” 74.82% (1,911 votes)
- Gebrasy “Where’d You Wanna Go?” 15.9% (406 votes)
- Martyna Jezepčikaitė “Thank You Very Much” 3.01% (77 votes)
- Voldemars Petersons “Never Fall For You Again” 3.01% (77 votes)
- Titas & Benas”No” 1.88% (48 votes)
- Evita Cololo “Be paslapčių” 1.37% (35 votes)
Total Votes: 2,554
Do you agree with the results? Are The Roop your winners? Could Gebrasy surprise? Let us know below.