The Roop has won the final of Pabandom iš naujo, and will represent Lithuania once again. The group was set to represent the nation at Eurovision 2020 with the song On Fire, however due to the cancellation of the contest, they were unable to compete.
Lithuanian broadcaster decided to hold their regular selection process this year, however The Roop received an automatic qualification to the final. The selection featured a total of 21 participants who were featured over two heats and a Semi-Final. Six acts competed in the final, and they were:
- The Roop –Discoteque
- Gebrasy – Where’d You Wanna Go
- Evita Cololo – BePaslapčių
- Voldemars Petersons – Never Fall For You Again
- Martyna – Thank You Very Much
- Titas & Benas – No
As in the previous shows, the result was determined by a jury and televote. The Roop topped the jury vote with 84 points, followed by Gebrasy with 70 and Voldemars on 51. Unsurprisingly, The Roop achieved the highest televote, receiving an incredible 74512 votes, in comparison to second place Gebrasy, who received 6413.
The Roop will perform Discoteque at Eurovision this year, and you can watch the performance below:
Photo Credit: E.Blaževič/LRT