Tuesday 11 May and the rehearsals started for the second bunch of songs from semi final two. ESC Covers have on line accreditation and a team of reporters will follow it in shifts and report for us. Here is the 15th report from the first rehearsals of semi final two – that of Latvia.
Thanks to 57 people who responded to our call to submit a top 10 of the 2021 entries, we have an exciting result!
Samanta Tina will represent Latvia at the 2021 Eurovision Song Contest with the song, The Moon Is Rising.
2021 Eurovision in review – 39 countries and songs.
Comments, review and video’s for all 39 songs competing at Eurovision 2021 in Rotterdam.
- Belarus – Disqualified
- Czech Republic
- The Netherlands
- North Macedonia
- San Marino
- United Kingdom
Markus Riva x Samanta Tina have released official music videos of their new song Man Nesanāk (I can not get it) – Latvian version and Radi nas (Work for us) – Russian version.
Man Nesanāk is composed by Markus Riva and Gints Stankevičs. The Russian lyrics for Radi nas are by Igor Tatarenko. The song has a retro 80s feel with a strong production.
Samanta Tina was chosen to represent Latvia at the 2020 Eurovision Song Contest with Still Breathing. However, the contest was cancelled due to the virus pandemic around the world. However, she will get the chance to represent Latvia again at the 2021 Eurovision.
Markus Riva has repeatedly tried to represent Latvia at Eurovision. He has been in the Supernova national selection for the consecutive years from 2013 to 2020.
You can see the official music videos for Man Nesanāk and Radi nas below.
Source: ESC Covers; @Markus Riva Music 2020
Samanta Tina has released her brand new single entitled I Got The Power.
I Got The Power is composed by NiklāvZ, Samanta Tina and Aminata Savadogo. The mix and mastering is by Arnis Račinskis.
Samanta was selected to represent Latvia at the 2020 Eurovision with Still Breathing and will get the chance again in 2021.
You can see the official music video for I Got The Power below.
Source: ESC Covers
Samanta Tina has won the Supernova national final and will represent Latvia at the 2020 Eurovision Song Contest with her song Still Breathing.
Samanta composed Still Breathing with Aminita Savadogo (who represented Latvia at the 2015 Eurovision Song Contest).
The nine songs that took part in the Supernova final were –
- Seleste – Like Me
- DRIKSNA – Stay
- Katrīna Bindere – I Will Break Your Heart
- Edgars Kreilis – Tridymite
- Katrīna Dimanta – Heart Beats
- Miks Dukurs – I’m Falling For You
- ANNNA – Polyester
- Bad Habits – Sail With You
- Samanta Tīna – Still Breathing
You can see Samanta perform her winning song below.
Source: ESC Covers; Eurovision.tv
Here is an interview with Samanta Tina, a 2019 Latvia Supernova finalist.
Interview by Eliana Goncharova.