They were fan favourites during Eurovision 2020 and Eurovision 2021 and ultimately finished eighth in Rotterdam. That remains the country’s second highest finish and its best since LT United in 2006.
And now Mantas, Robertas and Vaidotas say they’re ready to give it another go.
Writing on social media, the “On Fire” hitmakers said:
“We have accumulated experience to carry the Lithuanian flag even further to the world and we have a song. You will hear it already in January. An interesting year awaits all of us in 2024. Stay tuned.”
We haven’t heard the song, but based on their track record the group will likely pose a threat.
The Roop first attempted to represent Lithuania in 2018 with “Yes, I Do” — a mellow number compared to “Discoteque”. It came third in the selection — Ieva Zasimauskaitė was the eventual winner with “When We’re Old”.
Of course, they then returned to the competition in 2020 with “On Fire” and won in a record-breaking fashion. They managed to get 50,139 televotes. That was more than double the record previously set by the 2019 winner Jurijus Veklenkothe.
However, the new record didn’t last long. The Roop smashed the record yet again upon winning Pabandom iš naujo 2021. “Discoteque” took home 74,512 votes.
Eurovizija.LT: Lithuania’s new national final for Eurovision 2024
Back in October, LRT, Lithuania’s national broadcaster, announced that it is looking for their Eurovision 2024 act through the brand-new contest Eurovizija.LT.
Here is a quick breakdown of what you need to know about Lithuania’s new show:
- The television program Eurovizija.LT is a new song contest organised by the Lithuanian National Radio and Television Company.
- Applications from songwriters or performers are accepted until 11th December 2023.
- Only artists that are citizens of the Republic of Lithuania can participate in the competition.
- The competition is open to both Lithuanian and foreign authors or groups of authors.
- Eurovizija.LT will feature at least 20 artists and will stretch over four or five semi-finals. The number of participants in the semi-finals is determined by the organiser of the contest each year based on the number of applications received.
Each artist will receive a budget of no more than €1500 for their performance.
- If for whatever reason the winner of the contest is unable to participate in the Eurovision Song Contest, the decision of who will replace them as Lithuania’s representative is made by LRT.
For the full rules of Eurovizija.LT click on the following link.
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