The Roop is On Fire – Lithuania’s Eurovision dance spreads around Europe

Lithuania’s Eurovision nominees The Roop are spreading their flashmob dance around Europe in the run up to the song contest finals in Rotterdam on May 12–16

The band posted a video on Instagram with instructions on how to repeat their catchy, flashmob-inspired dance to their song, On Fire.

Meanwhile, the song was voted as the audience’s favourite on a popular Eurovision blog, wiwibloggs.com.

The Roop was also voted as the audience’s favourite on a popular Eurovision blog, wiwibloggs.com, and has also attracted a range of covers – from acoustic version by Bjelle, to a heavy metal entry by Jumbo.

On the official Eurovision YouTube channel, The Roop is also starting to trend with over 600,000 views on their video. They are far ahead of the second most watched entry by Australia’s Montaigne.

On Fire was the second attempt by The Roop to reach the Eurovision finals. Two years ago, they fell short of the top spot with their song Yes, I Do.

The group’s lead singer, Vaidotas Valiukevičius, previously released two solo albums. His career began in the 90s with a boyband Kosmo, followed by a solo act Milanno.

The group’s lead singer, Vaidotas Valiukevičius, previously released two solo albums. His career began in the 90s with a boyband Kosmo, followed by a solo act Milanno.

Valiukevičius wrote the song On Fire to challenge the society’s tendency to “write-off” people of a certain age group, he said.

 Vote recount

LRT and audit company Grant Thomton Baltic recounter the Eurovision votes on February 17 after a large chunk of the votes were received after the countring stopped.

The order didn’t change, however, and The Roop remained the audience favourites with 50,139 votes against 15,962 by the runner-up Monique.

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