The Wiwi Jury — our in-house team of music unprofessionals — is reviewing and rating the 39 competing songs in Eurovision 2021. Next we take a look at Lithuania where The Roop has “Discoteque”. Did it make us want to dance alone? Read on to find out!
The Roop – “Discoteque”
Julian: The Roop came back with a banger this year! “Discoteque” is about dancing alone at home and oh Lord I’m dancing! I love the beat, I love the vibe and what I love most is that The Roop is mixing up typical modern pop with their authenticness and weirdness which makes the song so individual. Also, they have shown us through their national final that they have such a good live presence! “Discoteque” could easily get into the top ten this year. Well done!
Lauren: Once again, The Roop have failed to get to me, all the while getting to everybody else around me. The song is better, more thought-out and professional than their 2020 entry, but in an overall scope of everything this song is, it has no statement other than “this is what gets stuck in people’s heads”. I’m not scared of this winning Eurovision in May, and you can quote me on this, but I’m still disappointed in the Eurovision fan community for the overwhelmingly positive reaction this track received. I should mention I think the song isn’t all bad, but it’s definitely lacking in identity.
Luis: Let me put this out first: it won’t be a surprise if “Discoteque” is the first and last song heard at Eurovision 2021. The Roop have managed to match their previous attempt going in a different and striking direction. Everything from the looks to the moves is absolutely remarkable. Plus, they keep the element of surprise: while some arguably direct competitors have gained attention in many countries, The Roop will be something totally new and different for many. Vilnius 2022 is very credible possibility.
Pablo: Lightning didn’t strike twice with this one. It’s more like a meteor hit the spot where the lightning first struck! “Discoteque” is incredible, let’s be frank. An artistic display in a really fun package, The Roop take what could be cliché (enclosed at home quarantined) and delivers it in a way no one would have thought of doing so. The end result is brilliant. Crazy, but refined; wacky, but arresting. This is a group who knows who they are and what they want to serve, and what they serve might want to make people go to take a look at Vilnius. One never knows.
Renske: Upon its first listen, “Discoteque” is addictive and appealing. It’s not a clone of its predecessor “On Fire” and even after all these months, “Discoteque” is not getting boring. The Roop have managed to stay true to themselves without getting predictable or tacky. The lyrics are immediately understandable and fit in our current world. That The Roop manages to tell you to be confident, even when you feel insecure, and still bring a funny and danceable track is amazing. While a lot of songs fall apart due to extensive symbolism, “Discoteque” scores with strong simplicity.
The Roop – “Discoteque” rankings
In the Wiwi Jury we have 24 jurors but only have room for five reviews. The remaining scores are below:
We have removed the highest and lowest scores prior to calculating the average. This is to remove outliers and potential bias. We have removed a low of 3 and a high of 10.
Wiwi Jury verdict: 7.89/10
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