The Roop Eurovision 2021

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”

“Discoteque” reviews

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!

Score: 8.5

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.

Score: 3

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.

Score: 9.5

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.

Score: 10

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.

Score: 8.5

The Roop – “Discoteque” rankings

In the Wiwi Jury we have 24 jurors but only have room for five reviews. The remaining scores are below:

Antranig: 9

Calvin: 6.5

Deban: 8

Diego: 8

Erdi: 9.5

Esma: 8

Jonathan: 6.5

Jordi: 7

Josh: 8

Kristín: 8

Lucy: 7.5

Natalie: 8

Oliver: 7

Robyn: 8.5

Ron: 8

Sebastian: 9

Tobias: 4.5

Tom: 7.5

William: 8.5

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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Viktorz
Viktorz
5 months ago

I think it’s a very unique song which stands off and doesn’t replicate any other song..unlike others in top 5.

Fatima
Fatima
5 months ago

Every moment of the song and the staging is designed to win votes. That’s what you have to do these days. What makes The Roop even more powerful is that this was all in place for all to see three months ago. While we still haven’t seen some other acts perform live even once, Lithuania are already fine-tuning.

Giorgio
Giorgio
5 months ago

Disappointed with Lauren. What kind of review is this?!

Jane
Jane
5 months ago
Reply to  Giorgio

Same. I get not liking a song, but being “disappointed with the fan community for liking it” is a bit pretentious, innit?

Sot
Sot
5 months ago

Wiwi Juries’ current TOP 31 San Marino (8.2) Lithuania (7.89) Italy (7.7) (=) Ireland (7.7) Cyprus (7.45) Finland (7.34) Ukraine (7.32) Russia (7.18) Sweden (7.14) Australia (6.84) Greece (6.82) (=) United Kingdom (6.82) Croatia (6.75) Azerbaijan (6.57) Israel (6.45) Latvia (6.34) Belgium (6.16) (=) Czech Republic (6.16) Serbia (6.09) Albania (5.89) (=) Norway (5.89) Spain (5.34) Germany (5.14) Estonia (5.07) Austria (4.89) Denmark (4.84) (=) Slovenia (4.84) Poland (4.5) Portugal (4.32) North Macedonia (4.05) Georgia (3.82) My personal TOP 31 San Marino (My 1st) Italy (My 2nd) Greece (My 4th) Lithuania (My 5th) Ukraine (My 7th) Belgium (My 10th) Finland… Read more »

Trocatroc
Trocatroc
5 months ago

It’s possibly my favourite. I will vote for it anyway. I think the public will really enjoy it. Good luck Lithuania

Héctor
Héctor
5 months ago

The Roop has made it again. I like “On Fire”, but I think I prefer this one. For some reason this one isn’t receiving that much approval but, in my opinion, it has the right level of quirkiness without turning it into a novelty act. In this rather weak year, they have a lot of chances to stand out. Lithuania is bound to reach the top 5. 7.75/10 It occupies my 4th place. 2. Ireland (8.25) 4. LITHUANIA (7.75) 6. Spain (7.5) 7. Finland (7.5) 8. Sweden (7.25) 11. Czech Republic (7.25) 12. Italy (7.25) 14. Ukraine (7) 15. Greece… Read more »

Last edited 5 months ago by Héctor
Boreal
Boreal
5 months ago

Silly song and ‘dance’ attempt; no musical talent or quality; hideous clothing.

Kas
Kas
5 months ago

Hope Captain Kirk in yellow…to reach top5 with his Star Trek song.

Last edited 5 months ago by Kas
Fred
Fred
5 months ago

The most unique , fun , charismatic and entertaining song of this year, people sleeping on this one. Hope this wins. 2022 Vilnius/Kaunas.

Maxim
Maxim
5 months ago

I like The Roop and their song, and I always saw them as a certain qualifier. But I made some friends of mine outside the Eurovision bubble listen to “Discotheque” and they really didn’t like it at all, which really surprised me …

This made me wonder whether this song only appeals to those who follow Eurovision and that other people don’t really love the song as much as us fans do.

Last edited 5 months ago by Maxim
Sot
Sot
5 months ago

Tobias yet again with a score a normal eurofan would give to North Macedonia

Alex
Alex
5 months ago

Tobias giving a 4.5!? Who would’ve guessed

Jofty
Jofty
5 months ago

I believe the system should not allow you to “downvote”, without adding a comment

Alex
Alex
5 months ago

This is so overrated. Silly moves and a song without meaning. It’s just tacky and will definitely get support from diaspora and fans from the hype of the 2020 entry which was superior.

Lithuania is not going to hit the top 5 but a top 10 is more than likely.

Derek
Derek
5 months ago
Reply to  Alex

Agree

Lucianna
Lucianna
5 months ago

Less than San Marino’s generic song?
wow…

Last edited 5 months ago by Lucianna
Colin
Colin
5 months ago

I’ll try to guess the remaining scores by Wiwi Jury:

  • Bulgaria – 7.12
  • France – 8.27
  • Iceland – 7.75
  • Malta – 8.45
  • Moldova – 6.77
  • Romania – 6.88
  • Switzerland – 7.95

I might be very off on this one, but I tried. 🙂

Candy
Candy
5 months ago
Reply to  Colin

Nice effort but why are you losing your time like this. This is like guessing the names of all the people in the world lol.

Colin
Colin
5 months ago
Reply to  Candy

It must be shorter than that, right? 😉 IDK… I just felt like it. Spent like three minutes thinking about it, honestly.

Kristian
Kristian
5 months ago
Reply to  Colin

Malta will definitely be higher , Romania should be higher

France being divisive is likely to be lower than that .

Sabrina
Sabrina
5 months ago

Conceptually, this is very strong. Totally in sync with the zeitgeist, the choreography has viral potential, the aesthetics are remarkable and the performers are super charismatic. Musically, I can see why it’s divisive, but I personally love how The Roop builds this track around distinctive hooks, riffs and sounds (that bridge is just awesome). I just fear how the jury will take its playful nature (the dance moves can be too much for them) and the fact Vaidotas doesn’t project much his voice. 9/10

Colin
Colin
5 months ago
Reply to  Sabrina

While we are both positive about today’s entries, you are by 0.5 more generous for both of them. Still, these are all undeniably good scores. I assume that Lithuania is in your top 6?

Sabrina
Sabrina
5 months ago
Reply to  Colin

They’re in my top 6 since the beginning and I haven’t got nearly tired of it, it always a joy when the playlist shuffle brings it to me. Which says a lot, since it was released more than 3 months ago.

I’m not expecting big differences between us from now on. I guess 3 of them will be a little higher for me and other 3 higher for you. The final one is a toss-up

Colin
Colin
5 months ago
Reply to  Sabrina

I’m not expecting big differences either, but I can see our ratings differing by 1 or 2 points or so. I like all the remaining songs. Among them, there is my winner, my 3rd place, and my 4th place. There is also a song I bet I’ll rate lower than most people will, even if it will have a good rating.

Last edited 5 months ago by Colin
Jofty
Jofty
5 months ago
Reply to  Colin

Hmm can’t wait! The mind boggles!

Amaan Storm
Amaan Storm
5 months ago

I started out really digging ‘Discoteque’ (the autocorrect on my phone keeps trying to change it to ‘Dickoteque’…ugh!) and played it a lot. I still like it but….I think other songs have managed to catch my attention more than this one. It’s a solid comeback for The Roop though. They managed to do what a lot of the other returnees didn’t manage to do, and that is to create another catchy and equally as memorable song that the euro-public have reacted to in the same manner of their offering from 2020. Imagine having the pressure of knowing that you’re returning… Read more »

Sabrina
Sabrina
5 months ago
Reply to  Amaan Storm

I agree that timing isn’t on their side (especially in Iceland’s case, because their popularity was peaking in the perfect moment for a contender). But I wonder if our bubble isn’t underestimating the fact that many viewers will only meet their charm for the first time weeks from now. Even those who happened to watch “On Fire” and “Thinking About Thinks” last year probably haven’t done it as many times as we did. On one hand, we developed more affection for the bands. On the other, we have difficulties to judge their 2021’s efforts without comparing to 2020’s. The general… Read more »

Lianne
5 months ago

How Adrenalina tops this I have no idea. Cheap plastic 100 times heard song.

notyourtoy
notyourtoy
5 months ago
Reply to  Lianne

Because this is actually the best-produced song for San Marino in ESC

Doris
Doris
5 months ago
Reply to  notyourtoy

I prefered the facebook song lol.

Jofty
Jofty
5 months ago
Reply to  notyourtoy

So if Andorra come back they can expect to be “tops”?!

Sot
Sot
5 months ago
Reply to  Jofty

Let’s be honest, Andorra had ONE decent song in ESC and it didn’t even qualify…

Alex
Alex
5 months ago
Reply to  Lianne

lol as if the roop song is not cheap??? don’t tell me it’s quality

notyourtoy
notyourtoy
5 months ago

Well yes, it’s a really unpopular opinion (that will be obvious in the number of dislikes) but I don’t really like ”Diskoteque”. It is catchy, this makes you dance (exactly what they want), but for me there’s nothing special about it. The tone when Vaidotas sings the chorus is also annoying me a lot. I overall prefer ”On Fire” much more, even though I didn’t like it that much either (even though I admire it much more now). I’m pretty sure that this will bring the best result of Lithuania in their Eurovision journey (I won’t even be shocked if… Read more »

Last edited 5 months ago by notyourtoy
notyourtoy
notyourtoy
5 months ago
Reply to  notyourtoy

I know that I will probably reach a record of dislikes, but that’s my opinion. Hate is as much you want, I am not obliged to love a song which is liked by a big number of people. Good luck anyways and they deserve to break the 2006 record, when the song got ranked much higher than deserved.

If they reach the top 5 it wil totally be a fair result for Lithuania. I wouldn’t even mind to see Eurovision 2022 in Villnious

Whisker
Whisker
5 months ago

I’m so happy they got a decent score! ROOP ROOP!

Fabrizio
Fabrizio
5 months ago

My vote would be an 8.
I agree with the 7.89 of the wiwi jury, but I can´t understand why there’s a 3 and a 4.5 in the puntuations.

I don’t wanna fall into comparisons with “On fire”, but “Discoteque” seems a bit monotonous for me. However, their performance is amazing and I think this will get to my top10 during the contest.

I love The Roop more than this song.

Alvaro
Alvaro
5 months ago

9.5/10 Definitely my winners of semifinal 1 (sorry Malta…)

A R
A R
5 months ago

What? Are you kidding me? The song should be above 9.

NickC
NickC
5 months ago

My winners of Esc 20 and ESC 21. A post modern ABBA

Jofty
Jofty
5 months ago
Reply to  NickC

How lovely!

Derek
Derek
5 months ago
Reply to  NickC

This is so cringy

rainer1
rainer1
5 months ago

the roop 7.9 and san marino 8.2 ???
I can only laugh…..

A R
A R
5 months ago
Reply to  rainer1

Absolutely.

Roodi
Roodi
5 months ago
Reply to  rainer1

San Marino is good produced The Roop makes me cringe with his cringy dance moves

Alex
Alex
5 months ago
Reply to  rainer1

Actually i laughed seeing how high score Roop got but i wasn’t expecting any less than that knowing it’s wiwibloggs voting.

Grft
Grft
5 months ago

Okay but below adrenalina? Maam

Alex
Alex
5 months ago
Reply to  Grft

So do you think it’s the best song of the show??

Fred
Fred
5 months ago
Reply to  Alex

Yes it is. Most unique, entertaining, charismatic and fun. And that’s a straight up fact.

Julie
Julie
5 months ago

I love the Roop and yet I find this performance uploaded in the article a bit mediocre… there are so many versions and great videos of this song! Have you seen the mash-up performance or the music video..? I realize this is the national final performance however it makes me sad that it gets the most attention.. and makes us miss out on other better quality performances. In my oponion

Jonas
Jonas
5 months ago

Gold star.

Darren
5 months ago

Yeah I agree. I don’t know why so many people get such harsh downvoted just for saying THEIR OWN opinion.

Darren
5 months ago

I like the Roop, they have that quirky edge to them without crossing that line and becoming novelty, as in they still deliver good music. I loved them last year, it’s got to be said and I like them this year too, definitely in my top 10. However I think the shock appeal for them has decreased a little this year compared to when I saw them first last year, and while they have given us a song of equal greatness as last year, for me, the effect has worn off. HOWEVER I’m saying that, I can see them winning… Read more »

Jofty
Jofty
5 months ago
Reply to  Darren

For sure will win Televote in Ireland, Norway and UK

Darren
5 months ago
Reply to  Jofty

Not to mention Estonia, Latvia, Poland…basically the Baltic.
Televote winner alert.

Andrew
Andrew
5 months ago

Still by far the best choice to open ESC 2021

Anhel
Anhel
5 months ago

This song was an early favorite of mine, and it still clings to my top 10, despite getting a bit old with me. I think it has an interesting melody and a fun instrumental, the lyrics are ok and the vocals aren’t anything special imo.

I think Lauren’s comment “disappointed in the Eurovision fan community for the overwhelmingly positive reaction this track received” is in bad taste, what’s disappointing about it? It’s not like it has a toxic message or anything?

Ivar
Ivar
5 months ago

This is not quite as edgy or as catchy as “On fire”, but it is still one of this year’s better entries. Top 10 in the final. 8/10

Tibor
Tibor
5 months ago

This is a really great song and a worthy successor to last year’s entry – which I personally liked but wasn’t as crazy about as many others. This year, The Roop have cranked up the production a notch, “Discoteque” sounds much more expensive than “On Fire”. The melody is once again relatively straightforward, so what makes the song special is that at every twist and turn there’s always a new little detail in the production or the instrumentation to be discovered, that keeps the listener’s attention hooked. On top of that, “Discoteque” has a lot of drive that always culminates… Read more »

Alvaro
Alvaro
5 months ago

9.5/10 Definitely my winner of semifinal 1 (sorry Malta…)

notyourtoy
notyourtoy
5 months ago
Reply to  Alvaro

In televoters for sure

Skiwalko
Skiwalko
5 months ago

As a person who loves to dance alone in their spare time, I really relate to this song. “Discoteque” was always going to suffer from the comparisons to “On Fire”, but The Roop did everything in their power to give their new entry an identity of its own while sticking to the trusty blueprint. According to Vaidotas, “Discoteque” talks about “personal inner liberation”. And I can see that… sort of. Dancing solo may definitely be liberating, as it allows us to express ourselves freely, without the fear of rejection. It’s also something very natural, innate and instinctive (hence the ritualistic,… Read more »

Polegend Godgarina
Polegend Godgarina
5 months ago

love this one. current sounding and perfectly produced. nothing dated or uncool at all about it

...
...
5 months ago

3 and 4.5? Are you kidding me? I know everyone has a different taste, but rating this 3 is just absurd. You can hate this song but don’t pretend that you can’t see the quality in here. “Lacking in identity” this is one the most unique songs in esc. There should not even be a discussion.

Ende
Ende
5 months ago
Reply to  ...

Totally agree. I do not like this song but I can see there is work and soul behind it. 5 should be the lowest grade allowed. But this is also the reason why extreme notes are excluded for the average.

Last edited 5 months ago by Ende
Jonas
Jonas
5 months ago
Reply to  Ende

That makes no sense. It just turns a five into a zero – or ten into five.

Colin
Colin
5 months ago
Reply to  ...

Actually, what ratings mean to each juror is very individual. For me, anything under a 4 means a big dislike, but with some redeeming factors. Everything over an 8 means that I want to keep the song on my playlist. To give a song a zero, for me it would mean that it has no redeeming qualities whatsoever. Lyrically, musically or vocally. Or that it is so mean-spirited in its core, like a certain song which almost went on competing this year.

Colin
Colin
5 months ago
Reply to  Colin

Absolutely agree with you on this issue. 🙂

Jimmy Smit
Jimmy Smit
5 months ago
Reply to  Colin

You missed out the word ‘one’.

Anhel
Anhel
5 months ago
Reply to  Colin

Wow, that’s exactly my system too, Colin! 😀 I start with 1, which is for songs I can’t stand; a 3 is a “meh, but I don’t hate it”, a 5 is an ok song, an 8 is something I’d put on my playlist, a 10 is reserved for songs I want to win the contest.

Sot
Sot
5 months ago
Reply to  Colin

Well, considering 5 as the middle mark, I see a score of 4 as something “meh”, that doesn’t deserve to be hated but isn’t THAT interesting either

Colin
Colin
5 months ago
Reply to  Sot

Yeah, 4 is just a ”meh”. I wouldn’t call 4 *bad* at all. I meant under a 4, meaning 3.5 or lower. Under a 3, meaning 2.5 or lower, is very bad. Under a 2, meaning 1.5 or lower would be a ”special level of bad”. A 0 is extremely rare and would indicate a totally abysmal entry, with no redeeming factors, except for maybe being in awe of how bad it is. 🙂

Last edited 5 months ago by Colin
Jofty
Jofty
5 months ago
Reply to  ...

Or placing it 38 or 39!

Sot
Sot
5 months ago
Reply to  ...

I would call it bias…

Usually, when people don’t really like the fan-favourites they underrate the song waaaay more than they should. Objectivity isn’t mandatory on a site full of opinions but… yeah, you got my point

Kristian
Kristian
5 months ago

I appreciate that the Roop bring a eccentric flavor to the stage. The message is great , the beginning is good. However the song loses me in the middle. The chorus isn’t catchy/hooky enough and the dance moves are not very inviting for me personally. That said , this will attract a lot of televotes and should contend to be Lithuania’s best place in the contest.

6.5/10

Kristian
Kristian
5 months ago

Le Erdi:

This is a great song. We shall support the Artist.

0.5/10

Stephanie
Stephanie
5 months ago

Is there actually a song that Tobias likes?

Anhel
Anhel
5 months ago
Reply to  Stephanie

Sweden

Stephanie
Stephanie
5 months ago
Reply to  Anhel

Oh dear lord…

Polegend Godgarina
Polegend Godgarina
5 months ago
Reply to  Stephanie

oh dear lord indeed

Jofty
Jofty
5 months ago
Reply to  Anhel

Someone has to! If it was Televote alone might struggle to get out of Semi but that was “catered for” in 2008!

pooky1001
pooky1001
5 months ago

This is pretty much a visual song i think. Listening to the audio alone isnt enough to make this song sky high on the scoreboard but once they are out on the stage they bring it to life . Im not sure how the juries will feel about it but i can see it getting high scores in the televote. Its going to qualify no doubt and i think could finish in around 8th or 9th place on the night.

BadWoolfGirl
BadWoolfGirl
5 months ago
Reply to  pooky1001

Ironically, I think discotheque plays better as an audio track than on fire.

GojoSatoru
GojoSatoru
5 months ago

ToBIAS is as biased as always.

“Water is wet.”

Last edited 5 months ago by GojoSatoru
Doris
Doris
5 months ago
Reply to  GojoSatoru

And wait for the big points to…. Malta

MATA HARI
MATA HARI
5 months ago

I don’t understand Tobias’ addition to this wiwi jury. He likes nothing but sterile pop from Sweden.

Volcano
5 months ago
Reply to  MATA HARI

Plot Twist: he is from Sweden?

gurki loko
gurki loko
5 months ago

I like the song and the band. Hope they do well in the contest, cause they deserve to after their bumpy journey.

Volcano
5 months ago

Tobias(ed), you arrogant person. If you do not like the songs, why are u Eurofan? What happened? Last year, you were giving respectable and fair scores. This year, I have the feeling you randomly pick a number and rate a song like this. Your ratings are like: 37 countries 5 or lower (mostly 3s) 1 country randomly given a 7 and YOUR homecountry Sweden gets a 9??? Wow, you are so childish. Go watch Melodifestivalen if those repetitive songs are your taste. So angry right now.
And don’t tell me that the songs are awful… So shameful.

Jessie
Jessie
5 months ago
Reply to  Volcano

He gave 7 points to Cyprus because the producers of the song are from Sweden.

Last edited 5 months ago by Jessie
Volcano
5 months ago
Reply to  Jessie

Yep, I just recognised it???

Volcano
5 months ago
Reply to  Volcano

(,:*

Frenanda
Frenanda
5 months ago
Reply to  Volcano

People are allowed to like eurovision and dislike most of the songs.
Like literally every year 80% of the songs are trash and only handful are good.
Stop telling people what to think and how they should react to songs.
This entire “no negativity” is getting super annoying.

Doris
Doris
5 months ago
Reply to  Volcano

Bought by malta what do you think.

Kosey
Kosey
5 months ago

28. Lithuania – The Roop – Discotheque – 5.5/10 – I find that I have to be in a very specific party mood to enjoy this song and maybe I will be on the night of the contest. However, as 95% of the time I am not in that Saturday night party mood, this song can not score so highly. When I am in the mood, I love it, when I am invariably not in that mood, I actually find its quirks quite irritating. The song is funky and madcap, but can also be repetitious and annoying.

Serafina
Serafina
5 months ago

Am I the only one who thinks it’s too repetitive and linear?
I like it until the first chorus, then it’s the same thing over and over again and I completely lose my interest in it, no key change, no high note, the tempo is the same all the way through, it just doesn’t go anywhere else, it literally becames a bathroom break once you realize you’ve already listened to the entirety of the song in the first 60 to 90 seconds

Last edited 5 months ago by Serafina
Jofty
Jofty
5 months ago
Reply to  Serafina

Did not stop La La La winning in 68!

Alo
Alo
5 months ago

One of my most played songs of the year. This has everything to success! Maybe the hype around it isn’t that high like it used to be, but I do think and hope they can get the best Lithuanian ranking ever(top 5).

Badwoolfgirl
Badwoolfgirl
5 months ago
Reply to  Alo

I hope it reaches around 3rd through 5th to get Lithuania’s best result yet, but I would be excitedly surprised if it reaches top 2, but I’m not expecting that to happen. We’ll see what actually happens at the contest.