They’re the funky trio who brought Lithuania a top ten result at Eurovision 2021.
And now we are pleased to announce that The Roop have won the wiwibloggs Vision Music Award 2021 for Best Choreography.
The “Discoteque” singers won our readers’ hearts and took the top spot in our poll, which included our six favourite dance routines of Eurovision 2021.
The Roop win Best Choreography at the Vision Music Awards 2021
We asked our readers to vote for the Eurovision 2021 act with the best choreography. And The Roop have taken home the gold. The band — consisting of Vaidotas Valiukevičius, Robertas Baranauskas and Mantas Banišauskas — picked up 1,649 votes in our poll. That’s 28.96% of all votes cast.
Alongside choreographers Miglė Praniauskaitė and Marijanas Staniulenas, the two-time Pabandom iš Naujo! champions brought whacky and whimsical choreography to the Rotterdam stage, where they placed eighth with their feel-good number “Discoteque”.
One of the most memorable moments comes during the song’s bridge, where Vaidotas holds up his hand and performs an old school kid trick — moving his fingers back and forth to create shapes. The frontman later explained to host Edsilia Rombsey that these shapes symbolise the letters “E” and “V” — for Eurovision.
“A lot of references are taken from our childhood”, Mantas told our William in a wiwibloggs interview. “It might sometimes seem that it’s a silly thing we’re doing, but everything is put into this context having in mind the influence and reference. It is a serious dance after all.”
Vaidotas went on to say that the choreography is largely inspired by some of the band’s childhood heroes including David Bowie and Freddie Mercury. “It’s about our freedom”, he said.
The second most popular candidate in the Vision Music Award poll for Best Choreography is Iceland’s Daði og Gagnamagnið. Their self-choreographed iconic “10 Years” dance routine went viral on TikTok and proved to be popular with viewers across Europe and Australia, helping the group secure a fourth place finish at Eurovision 2021. The Icelandic six-piece picked up 1,306 votes — that’s 22.94% of the total.
Meanwhile, the bronze medal goes to Cyprus’ Elena Tsagrinou. For her effortlessly slick, hot and fiery choreography, the “El Diablo” songstress earned 1,198 votes — or 21.04% of all votes cast.
Poll results: Who should win the Vision Music Award 2021 for Best Choreography?
- Lithuania: The Roop — 28.96% (1,649 votes)
- Iceland: Daði og Gagnamagnið — 22.94% (1,306 votes)
- Cyprus: Elena Tsagrinou — 21.04% (1,198 votes)
- Azerbaijan: Efendi — 11.94% (680 votes)
- Croatia: Albina — 8.71% (496 votes)
- Romania: Roxen — 6.41% (365 votes)
Total votes: 5,694
Vision Music Awards 2021
This award is just one of 14 awards we have launched as part of the Vision Music Awards 2021 (VMAs).
Our 14 categories — from Best Dressed to Best Use of Social Media — identify the contestants who left the biggest impression on Eurovision fans, regardless of whether they won the contest or not.
Click here to see the remaining categories, and stay tuned to find out the remaining Vision Music Award winners!
What do you think? How did your favourite perform? Have you mastered The Roop’s choreography? Let us know in the comments below.