National Final Throwback: Markus Riva – Dynamite

What’s a Latvian national selection without Markus Riva? With no less than seven participations in the Latvian national selections, the man is consistent at the very minimum. Some of his competing entries have done better than others, with ‘Take Me Down’ and ‘You Make Me So Crazy’ both finishing in second place. Meanwhile, on other…

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Live-on-Tape performances of Non-Qualifiers Released

This year’s Eurovision Song Contest was one of the most unique yet, not only for the songs, but also for the organisation of the contest. With the COVID-19 pandemic still looming, each of the participating nations was expected to prepare a live-on-tape performance. This performance was prepared as a back-up just in case the nation…

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Rehearsal Day 4 – Latvia

The queen of the night is coming! Samanta is bringing the fierceness on stage while in a long emerald green dress. She has three backing singers/dancers on stage with her, also wearing the same shade of green. The visors that they used in the performance of Still Breathing last year are back, but lord knows…

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Eurovision 2021 Reviews – Latvia

Latvia started their Eurovision journey strong, debuting with a 3rd place finish and just two years later, the nation won the contest with Marie N. Since then, Latvia has been hit or miss, with non-qualification streaks not uncommon. Hoping to break the current non-qualification streak is Samanta Tīna with her powerful entry, The Moon is…

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Who Should Win Eurovision 2021? Vote In Our Poll Now!

Another Eurovision national final season has concluded, and we have (almost) all 40 competing entries for this year’s contest. That means it’s poll time! Who do you think should win this year’s Eurovision Song Contest? Vote in our poll below! You can vote for one act, or multiple, and once you’ve voted, make sure to…

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Latvian Representative Samanta Tīna Unveils ‘The Moon Is Rising’

The Latvian Eurovision entry has now been revealed, with the song titled The Moon Is Rising. Representing the nation is Samanta Tīna, who was reselected after being chosen to represent Latvia for Eurovision 2020, which was inevitably cancelled due to the COVID-19 pandemic. To find the right song, a songwriting camp called RIGA LIVE was…

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Eurovision Calendar: What’s happening this month?

We’ve officially hit March, and for Eurovision fans, this is indisputably the busiest month of the National Final season. At this point, we are looking at a calendar filled with an event each day for the first half of March, with the EBU cut off date for songs looming. With that said, let’s look at…

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Eurovision 2021: National Finals or Internal Selections – A Complete Overview

With the unprecedented cancellation of Eurovision 2020, it has left the participating broadcasters with the question – will they re-select their 2020 entrant, or will they begin the selection process again to start afresh? We now know that the same 41 countries will be participating at Eurovision 2021, with a number of those broadcasters having…

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2000 and Whatever – Latvia

We may not get to see our 2020 favourites take to the stage, but that doesn’t mean we can’t reminisce on our Eurovision favourites. This series is aimed to discover the team’s favourite entries from the 21st century, from 2001 to 2019. In collaboration with ESCDaily, we will be reviewing some of their 21st Century…

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