The Roop

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The Roop
THE ROOP logo.svg
Background information
OriginVilnius, Lithuania
Genres
Years active2014 (2014)–present
Labels
Websitetheroop.com
Members
  • Vaidotas Valiukevičius
  • Robertas Baranauskas
  • Mantas Banišauskas
Past membersVainius Šimukėnas

The Roop (stylised as THE ROOP) are a Lithuanian pop rock band from Vilnius. Formed in 2014, the group consists of lead vocalist Vaidotas Valiukevičius, percussionist Robertas Baranauskas and guitarist Mantas Banišauskas. The group has released two albums—To Whom It May Concern in 2015 and Ghosts in 2017–as well as the extended play Yes, I Do in 2018.[2] They were due to represent Lithuania in the Eurovision Song Contest 2020 with their song "On Fire" before the contest was cancelled. They then took part in the Eurovision Song Contest 2021 with "Discoteque", finishing in eighth place in the final.

Career

2014-2018: To Whom it May Concern

The band were formed in 2014 and featured Vaidotas Valiukevičius, a former member of the Baltic boybands Kosmo and Omega, who had been recording as Milanno[3] in the 2000s, an act who had released songs such as "Nieko nereikia daugiau". After giving up on Milanno in 2010, Valiukevičius took a break from music until forming The Roop, where he took on a new musical direction with bandmates Robertas Baranauskas and Mantas Banišauskas.[4][5] In 2015, their debut album To Whom it May Concern was released.

2018–present: Eurovision Song Contest

The Roop attempted to compete in the Eurovision Song Contest three times. They took part in Lithuania's 2018 national selection with the song "Yes, I Do". In the final, they received 16,491 votes (the second-highest ranking) from the public and came third overall.[6] The Roop returned for the 2020 edition, Pabandom iš naujo! 2020, in the final of which it won both the public vote (with 50,139 votes) and the jury vote. The Roop was thus set to represent Lithuania with "On Fire" at the Eurovision Song Contest 2020 in May that year.[7][8] The Eurovision Song Contest 2020 was cancelled in March 2020 due to the COVID-19 pandemic.[9] Several countries held alternatives to the contest and ranked the 2020 entries themselves; the Roop won Eurovision 2020 - Das Deutsche Finale, one of the replacing shows.[10] The Lithuanian national broadcaster, Lithuanian National Radio and Television, decided to hold a new national selection for the 2021 contest and guaranteed the Roop a place in the final.[11] The Roop announced their intent to participate again in November 2020.[12] They released their competing song, "Discoteque", in January 2021. The song won the selection, winning the jury vote and surpassing 74,000 televotes in the final, and finished 8th representing Lithuania in the Eurovision Song Contest 2021.[13][14] The band performed with dancers and choreographers Miglė Praniauskaitė[15] and Marijanas Staniulenas.[16]

Discography

Studio albums

Title Details Peak chart positions
LIT
[17]
To Whom it May Concern 78
Ghosts
  • Released: 16 October 2017
  • Formats: Compact disc, digital download, streaming
34
Concrete Flower
  • Released: 11 May 2022
  • Formats: Compact disc, digital download, streaming
31

Extended plays

Title Details
Yes, I Do
  • Released: 25 May 2018
  • Format: Compact disc, digital download, streaming

Singles

Title Year Peak chart positions Album
LIT BEL
(FL)
Tip

[18]
FIN
[19]
IRE
[20]
NLD
[21]
SWE
[22]
UK
Down.

[23]
"Hello" 2016 Ghosts
"Dream On" 2017
"Keista Draugystė"
"Yes, I Do" 2018 48[24] Yes, I Do
"Silly Me" 2019
"Dance with Your Hands"
"On Fire" 2020 1[17] Concrete Flower
"Discoteque" 2021 1[25] 4 19 75
[26]
49 39 35
"Ohmygodable" 68[27]
"Love Is All We Got" 2022
"Let's Get Naked"
"—" denotes a recording that did not chart or was not released.

Awards and nominations

Year Award Category Nominee/Work Result
2015 M.A.M.A. Best Music Video "Not Too Late" Nominated
2020 Eurovision 2020 – das deutsche Finale "On Fire" Won
2020[28] M.A.M.A. Best Music Video "On Fire" Nominated
Best Song Won
Breakthrough of the Year The Roop Won
Best Pop Act Won
Best Band Won
2020[29] LRT Ambassador of the Year The Roop Won
2021[30] M.A.M.A. Best Song "Discoteque" Nominated
Best Music Video Won
Best Pop Act The Roop Won
Best Band Won
2021[31] Tourism's Most Successful Tourism Ambassador The Roop Won
2021 AGATA[32] Most Streamed Lithuanian Song on YouTube "Discoteque" Won
Lithuanian Song with Most Radio Airplay "Discoteque" Won
2021 KLIPVID[33] Best Cinematography "Ohmygodable" Won

References

  1. ^ "IT'S OFFICIAL! THE ROOP HAVE SIGNED A DEAL WITH ONE OF THE BIGGEST LABELS IN THE WORLD - "WARNER MUSIC GROUP"". theroop.com. 15 October 2020.
  2. ^ Farren, Neil (21 February 2020). "Lithuania: Who Are The Roop?". Eurovoix.
  3. ^ "'People in 30s are made to feel old'. Who are Lithuania's Eurovision darlings?". lrt.lt. 17 April 2021.
  4. ^ "The Roop: 10 facts about Lithuania's Eurovision 2021 group". wiwibloggs. 26 April 2021.
  5. ^ "Vaidotas Valiukevičius". Kaunas2022 – European Capital of Culture. 5 August 2019. Retrieved 4 June 2021.
  6. ^ LaFelur, Louise; Beks, Ephraïm (11 March 2018). "Lithuania has decided: It's Ieva Zasimauskaitė!". Eurovision.tv. Archived from the original on 13 May 2018. Retrieved 19 February 2020.
  7. ^ Gallagher, Robyn (19 February 2020). "Lithuania: THE ROOP's grand final televote figures are revised... increasing their landslide victory". Wiwibloggs.
  8. ^ Rasmus (15 February 2020). "Lithuania has decided: The Roop to Eurovision 2020 after winning Pabandom iš Naujo". Eurovisionworld.
  9. ^ "The Roop regrets Eurovision cancellation: Lithuania could have won". Lithuanian National Radio and Television. 19 March 2020.
  10. ^ "The Roop from Lithuania wins the German Eurovision 2020 alternative show". Eurovisionworld. 16 May 2020. Retrieved 7 February 2021.
  11. ^ Baker, Matt (31 March 2020). "🇱🇹 The Roop invited back to Lithuanian 2021 national selection". ESCXtra.
  12. ^ Jiandani, Sanjay (23 November 2020). "Lithuania: The Roop will compete in the national selection for Eurovision 2021". ESCToday.
  13. ^ "Lithuania: The Roop will sing "Discoteque" at Eurovision 2021". wiwibloggs. 6 February 2021. Retrieved 7 February 2021.
  14. ^ "Grand Final of Rotterdam 2021". Eurovision.tv. Retrieved 23 May 2021.
  15. ^ "Miglė Praniauskaitė". Retrieved 23 May 2021.
  16. ^ Kanevičiūtė, Kristina (3 May 2021). ""The Roop" choreografo istorija: pripažinimas, ramybės paieškos bažnyčioje ir svetur gyvenantys vaikai". Retrieved 23 May 2021.
  17. ^ a b "2020 8-os savaitės klausomiausi (TOP 100)" (in Lithuanian). AGATA. 25 February 2020. Retrieved 25 February 2020.
  18. ^ "Discografie The Roop" (in Dutch). Ultratop. Retrieved 31 May 2021.
  19. ^ "Discography The Roop". finnishcharts.com. Retrieved 31 May 2021.
  20. ^ "Discography The Roop". irish-charts.com. Retrieved 29 May 2021.
  21. ^ "Discografie The Roop". dutchcharts.nl. Retrieved 29 May 2021.
  22. ^ "Veckolista Singlar, vecka 21". Sverigetopplistan. Retrieved 28 May 2021.
  23. ^ "Official Singles Downloads Chart: 28 May 2021 – 3 June 2021". Official Charts Company. Retrieved 29 May 2021.
  24. ^ "2020 9-os savaitės klausomiausi (TOP 100)" (in Lithuanian). AGATA. 1 March 2020. Retrieved 5 February 2021.
  25. ^ "2021 4-os savaitės klausomiausi (TOP 100)" (in Lithuanian). AGATA. 29 January 2021. Retrieved 29 January 2021.
  26. ^ "IRMA – Irish Charts". Irish Recorded Music Association. Retrieved 29 May 2021.
  27. ^ "2021 48-os savaitės klausomiausi (TOP 100)" (in Lithuanian). AGATA. 3 December 2021. Retrieved 8 December 2021.
  28. ^ "Unikalus M.A.M.A 2020 nominantų skelbimas: daugiausiai nominacijų – "Solo Ansambliui" ir "The Roop"". 15min.lt (in Lithuanian). 18 December 2020.
  29. ^ "Lietuvos eurovizinė viltis grupė "The Roop" pelnė Metų ambasadoriaus titulą". lrt.lt (in Lithuanian). 2 January 2021. Retrieved 8 February 2022.
  30. ^ "Praūžė M.A.M.A 2021: "The Roop" ir J.Jaručio triumfas bei netikėti sugrįžimai". 15min.lt (in Lithuanian). Retrieved 1 February 2022.
  31. ^ "Apdovanoti "Turizmo sėkmingiausieji": turizmo ambasadoriais tapo "The Roop", traukos vietove – Kaunas". lrt.lt (in Lithuanian). 28 January 2022. Retrieved 8 February 2022.
  32. ^ ""Muzikos salėje" įteikti apdovanojimai Lietuvos atlikėjams: "The Roop" lyderis siuntė žinutę Putinui". lrt.lt (in Lithuanian). 25 February 2022. Retrieved 25 February 2022.
  33. ^ ""Klipvid" apdovanojimuose – "Free Finga" triumfas ir ilgiausia istorijoje vaizdo klipų peržiūros naktis". lrt.lt (in Lithuanian). 25 February 2022. Retrieved 26 February 2022.

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Preceded by Lithuania in the Eurovision Song Contest
2020 (cancelled)
2021
Succeeded by