On 26 November they released “Ohmygodable”, the eagerly anticipated follow up single to their Eurovision smash “Discoteque”. Almost immediately, fans began to speculate that the three minute song could be The Roop’s attempt at a song contest comeback. The online chatter was primarily fueled by the inclusion of “Eurovision 2022” in the title for the single’s official music video on YouTube.
However, any predictions of a third consecutive The Roop victory in Lithuania’s Pabandom iš naujo would appear to be premature. Taking to Instagram and Facebook on 30 November, the trio of Vaidotas, Robertas and Mantas cleared up any misunderstanding.
They’re not saying no to a Eurovision return, but they’re unlikely to try again in 2022. Read the full statement below.
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The Roop Statement on Eurovision 2022
“Regarding our participation in Eurovision Selection. Ever since the Grand Eurovision Final in Rotterdam in May we are being asked to return to the contest again and again. We are not saying “No” and we are not burning bridges, nor closing the door to this idea. But this will likely happen another year.
Eurovision taught us many things. Here you have to be relevant in the global context. Thus, while going there, we had to have a broader view.
We want to share some of our experience with new participants. It’s not only the song that matters here, but also the way you present it – the image must match the music. It can be a simple piece of clothing with a messy pigtail, or lots of dancing, or fireworks. Don’t jumble everything together. Just feel what you want to say and stay on that path. Don’t think about it being Eurovision-ish. There’s no such standard anymore. Eurovision is not a goal, but a wonderful beginning. So don’t let your hands down no matter how you are doing.
We are extremely happy that Eurovision fans all around the globe took us into their hearts. They are a united and exclusively positive family, where we feel cozy.
THE ROOP musical journey continues! We are planning to visit as many countries as we can the upcoming spring to thank you for your support and introduce you to our new songs, one of them – “Ohmygodable”. This song is climbing the music streaming heights. More and more radio stations are starting to play it. We are extremely happy!
We wish you love, because that is all we truly got. 🙏❤️
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