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Watch all the eurostars’ performances at Het Grote Songfestivalfeest 2022! (Videos)

Yesterday, the 17th of November, the concert Het Grote Songfestivalfeest took place three years after the last concert, which was back in 2019, at Ziggo Dome in Amsterdam, The Netherlands.

More than 30 eurostars performed on stage for the massive audience and Eurovisionfun was there to cover the show! You will get the chance to watch exclusive videos of interviews with your favourite artists and their performances!

You can watch some of the performances of the artists below:

Johnny Logan – What’s Αnother Υear

Gjon’s Tears – Tout l’univers

Michael Schulte – You Let Me Walk Alone

TIX – Fallen Angel

Efendi – Mata Hari

The Roop – Discoteque

Sandra Kim – J’aime la vie

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Lithuania: Vaidotas Valiukevičius will be the spokesperson for 2021!

LRT, the Lithuanian public broadcaster, announced that Vaidotas Valiukevičius will be the spokesperson for this year’s Eurovision for Lithuania.

Vaidotas Valiukevičius will announce the 12 points of the Lithuanian jury on the Grand Final of Eurovision 2022. Vaidotas is the lead singer of The Roop, representatives of Lithuania for Eurovision 2021. They finished 8th in the final with “Discoteque”, giving Lithuania their best result since 2006, their third overall top ten finish and their second-best result in history.

Vaidotas is the second participant of 2021 that will be the spokesperson fpr Eurovision 2022. The other one being Greece’s spokesperson, Stefania.

Lithuania is represented by Monika Liu and the song “Sentimentai” and competes in third place of the running order of the First semi-final on May 10.

Source: eurovoix.com

Stay tuned on Eurovisionfun for all the news regarding the Lithuanian participation at the Eurovision Song Contest 2022 in Turin, Italy!

Spain: Watch all the live performances of the artists at the Barcelona Eurovision Party 2022!

Last night the first Eurovision Party took place successfully at the Sala Apolo in Barcelona. More than 18 eurostars attended the Barcelona Eurovision Party 2022. It was the first Eurovision event on Spanish soil, not forgetting that in a few days the PrePartyES will also take place in Madrid.

The hosts of the event were Sharone and Giuseppe di Bella!

Below you can watch their performances:

What do you think of the Eurovision Party in Barcelona?
Which performance is your favourite? Feel free to tell us in the comments below!
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Lithuania: The disappointment of The Roop for having to go through the national final!

On an interview at the Euro Trip Podcast last month, the members of the Roop Band, Vaidotas Valiukevičius, Mantas Banišauskas and Robertas Baranauskas, who represented the Baltic nation in Rotterdam last year, revealed their disappointment for having to compete again at the national final of Lithuania Pabandom iš Naujo! 

The Roop Band had also won the national final in 2020, but due to the cancelation of the Eurovision Song Contest 2020, the national public broadcaster, LRT, invited them to compete again at the following national final of 2021.

The lead singer of the band, Vaidotas Valiukevičius, commented :

“As I remember national television [LRT] said ‘give us three weeks and we’ll decide what we’re going to do’. It was very strange for us.”

“I was mad, I remember I was mad. I thought ‘f*** off’. Then I remembered it’s a new situation for everyone, and we just have to get on with it.”

Additionally, the band’s guitarist, Mantas Banišauskas, mentioned:

“We thought that a better decision could have been made [about the selection process].”

“When we went through the selection… we didn’t think we would win that easily, so that was a stressful period; that whole selection thing.”

Eventually the Roop didn’t only achieved a landslide victory at the national final, but also the best result for Lithuania, 8th place in the Grand Final, the second best placing after the 6th place of LT United back in Athens in 2006.

As far as a Eurovision comeback is concerned, Banišauskas, said:

“We still have unfinished business I guess, we still have to win.”

“The last two times we went to Eurovision [it was about whether we had the right song] so maybe if the time is right.”

Below you can listen again to the two Eurovision entries of the Roop Band for 2020 and 2021.

https://youtu.be/1EAUxuuu1w8

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=JNweec5olYw

Would you like to see the Roop returning on the Eurovision stage in the coming years? Let us know on the comments below.

Source: Eurotrippodcast.com

 

Lithuania: The Roop will not participate in Eurovision 2022!

After playing for a while with the anguish of their fans, The Roop in their statements today, dispel the gossip (which they themselves started) and wanted them to try another participation in the Eurovision Song Contest, next year.

Ever since the Eurovision final took place in Rotterdam in May, we have been receiving requests to return to the national final and participate again and again. We do not say no and we do not burn bridges or close the door on this idea. However, this may not happen this year (we are talking about 2022).

Eurovision has taught us a lot. There must be fun in an international context. As a result, we had to take a broader look when we got there.

We also want to share some experiences with new participants. Here, it is not only the song that matters, but also how you present it – the image has to match the song… Just feel what you want to say and follow it… Eurovision is not a goal, but a great start. So do not give up, no matter how successful you are.

We are very happy that Eurovision fans all over the world have us in their hearts. It is a united family full of good feelings, where we feel comfortable!

We remind you that these rumors started last week, when on the occasion of the release of their new song, which lasts exactly three minutes and was accompanied on YouTube by the description: Eurovision 2022, the well-known band avoided giving a clear answer to the question, whether they will participate again in the “Pabandom iš naujo”, through which the selection of Lithuania will be made this year as well.

Lithuania finished 8th at Eurovision 2021, with The Roop and Discoteque, which is the second best place the country has won in the history of the competition, after LT United 6th in 2006 with We Are The Winners .

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=JNweec5olYw

Source: LRT

Lithuania: The Roop back at Eurovision?

The possibility is left open for The Roop to participate again in the Eurovision song contest, in its upcoming edition, next May in Turin. The band, which reached the eighth place in Rotterdam, in today’s interview on the country’s public television turned a blind eye to a new participation.

Earlier they released a new song, putting in the title and description Eurovision 2022. The Roop did not answer if this is joke or if it will be their participation in the national final.

Lithuania for another year will choose its participation and its representative through the national final, which it calls “Pabandom iš naujo” (“Let’s try again”). The deadline for applications was November 25.

Up to 36 contestants, who will be selected to participate, will be given financial support (up to 54,000 euros in total), for the production of the songs and the stage appearance of their participation.

Pabandom iš naujo will start at the beginning of January and depending on the number of participants will consist of up to 6 shows (3 preliminary stages, 2 semifinals and a grand final). It is not yet known whether an audience will be allowed to attend.

Lithuania finished 8th at Eurovision 2021, with The Roop and Discoteque, which is the second best place the country has won in competition history, after LT United 6th in 2006 with We Are The Winners .

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=JNweec5olYw

Would you like to see The Roop represent Lithuania with Ohmygodable?

Lithuania: Listen to The Roop’s “Discotheque”!

The big day for all The Roop fans has arrived. The long-awaited “Discoteque”, with which the band will participate in Pabandom Iš Naujo! 2021, released.

The big winners of last year’s Lithuanian national final and one of the big favorites to win the canceled Eurovision 2020 are back in order to get a ticket to Rotterdam for the second year in a row.

As the singer of the band, Vaidotas Valiukevičius mentioned, everyone in The Roop believes that they can win Pabandom Iom Naujo! and claim whatever chances they have of winning Eurovision 2021 in May.

The famous band has secured a direct place for the grand finale of Pabandom Iš Naujo! on February 6, while they will appear in tomorrow’s second qualifying round as a guest presenting their participation.

You can listen it below:

 

In a few hours the videoclip will be available also:

 

What do you think about The Roop’s new effort for Eurovision?

 

Lithuania: Listen to a snippet of The Roop’s “Discoteque”! (Video)

On Friday, Roop’s song for Eurovision, Discoteque, will be released on all electronic platforms, while the next day they will perform it live in the second qualifying round of Pabandom iš Naujo. A while ago, however, they published a small teaser of it!

 

Δείτε αυτή τη δημοσίευση στο Instagram.

 

Η δημοσίευση κοινοποιήθηκε από το χρήστη THE ROOP (@theroopband)

This year, Lithuania Public Broadcaster decided to reduce its national final for Eurovision to just 4 shows. Two qualifying rounds, a semifinal and a final. Roop are guaranteed a place in the final of Pabandom iš Naujo 2021, which will take place on February 6.

Below are photos from the rehearsals they performed for their appearance next Saturday:

Roop after their victory last year at Pabandom iš Naujo 2020, would represent Lithuania with On Fire, a song that was among the big favorites for the victory.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1EAUxuuu1w8

What is your first impression of Discoteque?

Lithuania: The Roop confirmed their participation in the national final for Eurovision 2021!

The band The Roop, one of the big favorites to win the canceled Eurovision 2020 song contest, confirmed through their social networks that they will try to return to the next contest, participating in the national final of Lithuania! Read more

Lithuania: By April 1st they will decide for Eurovision 2021

Lithuania’s Public Television (LRT), through its Deputy General Manager, Gytis Oganauskas, has announced that it will announce its intentions for Eurovision 2021 by 1st of April.

Already The Roop, one of the big favorites of this year’s competition with “On Fire”, had announced that they would like to compete in the next contest, not all of the artists selected this year and not finally competing, since Eurovision 2020 due to the crown. canceled. Indeed, their desire was to perform the same song. But the EBU, in its announcement yesterday, made it clear that this year’s songs cannot compete in 2021, as the September 1 regulation is also valid for the time being.

Lithuania’s public television is now called upon to decide whether The Roop will represent it in another song in 2021 or whether they will host their national final again.

Let’s enjoy “On Fire” once again, which would be Lithuania’s participation in this year’s competition:

https://youtu.be/1EAUxuuu1w8

Source: LRT