Vilnius inspired cities around the world last year when it transformed into a giant open-air café to support businesses and give the community a sense of normalcy in unprecedented times. With the possibility of this concept returning again this year and the Roop-inspired Open Discoteque, the city will definitely be able to reinforce the reputation it’s building as a trend-setter.
Sure, the Open Discoteque depends on The Roop winning this year’s Eurovision Song Contest, but it’s a bet the city is willing to take. Bookmakers have The Roop ranked among TOP entries to win it all. Plus, The Roop has a lot of good karma coming its way – On Fire, their catchy entry to last year’s contest was an instant hit and many considered it to be a favourite to win.
Despite last year’s contest being cancelled, On Fire went on to win the German alternative TV final – Das Deutsche Finale. Also, in 2020 ESC Radio listeners voted for the The Roop to win both their Best Group and Best Song awards. Needless to say, The Roop is coming into the Eurovision Song Contest 2021 with a lot of momentum.