Samanta Tina – ‘The Moon is Rising’
On first listen, there’s a lot to take in here. The Vocoder style rhythm track makes for a rather unsettling start which soon morphs into something reminiscent of Lea Sirk – Hvala, ne! complete with a ‘stop the music’ section mid way through before we launch into the second act and a much darker, more forceful tone.
The strong woman message of the song is delivered loud and clear but in a much more creative and artistic way than the similarly themed Russian entry by Manzina.
This is a strong entry from Latvia and the complexity of the song and the fact that it requires multiple listens to fully appreciate, might be a positive in helping it overcome the ‘fatigue’ that many songs suffer from after repeat listens.
Add some decent staging and Latvia could well have a very good chance of progressing to the Final in Rotterdam.
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