Which The Roop Eurovision song is your favourite?

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!

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Sot
Sot
24 days ago

Look, I agree with most of you in the comments saying that “On Fire” is more original and catchy than Discoteque, though I think the worst think we could do to the Roop and any other returnee is compare their song this year with last year’s one.

That seems to happen with pretty much every returning artist, like Daði or Gjon. I don’t say that’s wrong but it shouldn’t affect our opinions on their songs in ESC 2021.

Sot
Sot
24 days ago
Reply to  Sot

I meant “thing” in the second row ll

Ivar
Ivar
24 days ago

“On fire” was a potential winner. “Discotheque” could potentially end up top 10.

candles.and.suitcases
candles.and.suitcases
24 days ago

I like “On fire” better, but both songs are a bop, plus the singer has an amazing charisma. They’re in my top 5 and I’m sure they will do well at this year’s ESC.

Film
Film
24 days ago

On Fire was so much better for me and it was a big contender for the win.

noone
noone
24 days ago

On Fire was a winner song, but Discoteque… not so much. On Fire had everything, good song, odd but not too odd performance, message, melody. It would probably be Top 5 or win, Discoteque is just too messy and it’s not memorable. Will probably qualify and end up somewhere 15-25.

Keisha
Keisha
25 days ago

None of the above

Kristian
Kristian
25 days ago

Not a huge fan of either but definitely find the chorus of On Fire really uplifting and dance inducing.

ESC 21
25 days ago

Last years song and dance was better it was somthing new. This year its the same, so its been little boring

Agent 007
Agent 007
25 days ago

Both song are good. On Fire has a better video and dance moves.

Aeria
Aeria
25 days ago

Both songs are incredible and it’s a very hard choice, but ultimately I chose Discoteque. I think the whole package of the 2021 entry is just a tiny bit more accessible and therefore memorable, but On Fire is amazing as well. I really hope Lithuania can beat their 2006 record this year.

Ted
Ted
25 days ago

Ooh this is a toughie for me. I LOVED on fire last year. It was one of the stand out songs which could have easily battled for pole position at eurovision 2020. The roop came back in 2021 with discoteque which I loved instantly. They appear to have grown as a band, which I know only us in the fandom will see but the song was so relateable about dancing alone in your kitchen without having to mention the dreaded C word. A feel good song for lockdown. I think it’s the better song of the two but I think… Read more »

Thisisntourlastdance
Thisisntourlastdance
25 days ago

On fire was great
Discoteque annoys the heck out of me and looks silly. This is not going to do as people expect

Whoareyou?
Whoareyou?
25 days ago

On fire was in it to win it, this one may not even reach top10.

Danes
Danes
25 days ago

No matter the opinion which song is better, the previous one was indeed winning tipped, which meant they had everything to lose proposing their next song. And they managed to send a pretty equally good song this year! You gotta give them credit for that.

Vlad48
Vlad48
25 days ago
Reply to  Danes

About « everything to lose »,I think The ROOP had a better comeback than Dadi.

Vytautas
Vytautas
25 days ago

Perhaps unpopular opinion but I like more Discoteque. Back in 2020 I was backing up for Moniqué and her entry Make Me Human. Eventually, I got used to On Fire. Discoteque, on the other hand, was an instant like from me. Maybe it has something to do with the fact that I was not a fan of Fire/Higher/Desire rhythm. Oh well, that’s just my taste.

Jamie
Jamie
25 days ago
Reply to  Vytautas

Honestly I want Monique back in the game. Such a hidden gem.

BadWoolfGirl
BadWoolfGirl
25 days ago
Reply to  Jamie

Maybe she could participate in next year’s national finals. We’ll see.

Grft
Grft
25 days ago

Discotheque all the way. On fire was kinda cheap

WannaEatMySpaghetti
WannaEatMySpaghetti
25 days ago

Both songs are great but I felt something really special with the one from 2020. On Fire was my favorite last year, Discoteque is in my top 5.

Whisker
Whisker
25 days ago

I love both songs!

Edita Vaisviliene
Edita Vaisviliene
25 days ago

I don’t think you can compare them. It’s the same style of The Roop, only last year it looked new and distinctive to everyone, and this year everyone is already used to it. That’s why last year’s song seems to be better. I hope that most Eurovision viewers will not have heard of On Fire and will be able to judge objectively.

Marc
Marc
25 days ago

I think that is a good point that a lot of voters will not have heard ‘On Fire’ so Discoteque will appear to be original and more intriguing and quirky. Therefore I think it will do as well as ‘On Fire’ would have done. They are very similar songs. I personally prefer Discoteque.

Reverb
Reverb
25 days ago

Discoteque is obviously superior but it definetely won’t have the appeal On fire had.

Ewen
Ewen
25 days ago

Unpopular opinion but i find Discoteque much better than On fire

like, WAY WAY WAY better…

Briekimchi
Briekimchi
25 days ago
Reply to  Ewen

This is my opinion, too.
They’re both good…but “On Fire” was a top 15 song for me, personally. “Discoteque” is probably just outside the top five.

Mr Vanilla Bean
Mr Vanilla Bean
25 days ago

Probably “Discoteque”.

Fred
Fred
25 days ago

I dunno, I Love them both.

Jamie
Jamie
25 days ago

On Fire was a winning song, what can I say.

Ravencrow Neversmiles
Ravencrow Neversmiles
25 days ago

Although I still like Discoteque, I think On fire had this artistic quirkiness that made it special. Discoteque sounds much more mainstream to me and because of that it has a little less winner potential in my eyes.

A R
A R
25 days ago

Where is the option “both”?

Tobias Andersen
Tobias Andersen
25 days ago
Reply to  A R

SAME.

Jarkko
Jarkko
25 days ago

“On Fire” captivated me instantly whereas “Discoteque” is more of a gradual grower. I slightly prefer “On Fire”.