Following the cancellation of Eurovision last year, the majority of the class of 2020 received the comeback ticket to sing again at Eurovision 2021. A massive 26 artists will return to represent their countries at Eurovision 2021. But as per the standard Eurovision rules, they’ve all got new songs.
Thus, comparisons to their previous entries are inevitable. So, we want to hear from our readers. We’re running a series of polls to ask — do you prefer the returning artists’ 2020 or 2021 songs?
Today, we’re shining a light on Lithuania. In 2020, The Roop were set to take “On Fire” to Rotterdam. This year, they’ll be singing “Discotheque” at Eurovision 2021. But which song is your favourite? Vote in our poll now!
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“On Fire” (Lithuania 2020)
The Roop received the ticket to Eurovision 2020 after convincingly winning Lithuania’s Pabandom iš naujo! 2020. Their quirky and fun entry “On Fire” lit a flame amongst fans and quickly became a favourite – they even won our inaugural wiwibloggs scoreboard.
The Wiwi Jury — our in-house panel of music unprofessionals — awarded “On Fire” an average score of 7.85 out of 10. Here’s what wiwiblogger Luis had to say about the song in his review:
““On Fire” is such a perfect mix of fun and serious pop. Yes, it makes you smile, but there’s no way you can take this as a camp entry. The Roop execute this perfectly, and it’s impressive to watch the performance and notice how every single detail is thought out. This should become a new dictionary entry for the word “enjoyable”.”
“Discoteque” (Lithuania 2021)
Although they’ll be able to return to Eurovision 2021, The Roop weren’t automatically selected by Lithuanian broadcaster LRT. Instead, they had to go through Pabandom iš naujo! once again, though they were given a direct spot in the grand final. Thankfully, the group came out on top once again with their new song “Discoteque”.
“Discoteque” is another upbeat offering, but has a slightly darker feel to it. Lyrically, The Roop encourage listeners to accept themselves for the way they are.
Poll battle — Lithuania: Which The Roop entry do you prefer?
In this poll, you can only vote for one song — so choose wisely. And as always, you can only vote once. Let the battle commence!
Which of The Roop’s Eurovision songs did you vote for? Are you Team “On Fire” or Team “Discoteque”? Let us know in the comments below!