Best of the Bunch: Latvia

Latvia is one of Eurovision’s newer nations, as they made their debut in 2000. They have since participated in 17 contests, and reached 10 finals. Even in their short time in Eurovision (short in the context of the history of Eurovision), they have managed to win the contest in 2002 with Marie N and the song…

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Full list of Latvian Participants for Supernova Revealed!

Only hours ago, the full list of participants was revealed for Latvia’s national final, Supernova. Latvian broadcaster LTV have stated that during the submission period, 168 songs were submitted, and a total of 89 artists. This has been higher than previous years, according to the broadcaster. The national final will consist of four shows: two…

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12 Days of Eurovision: Day 11

On the eleventh day of Eurovision… We’re inching closer to the end of our journey, but before it ends, we make a stop off at Vienna, where the 60th Eurovision Song Contest took place after Conchita Wurst’s win the previous year. This was the second time Austria had hosted the competition, with the previous time…

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12 Days of Eurovision: Day 7

After Germany triumphed at Eurovision 2010, it was time to head to Düsseldorf, where the 56th Eurovision Song Contest was held. The contest featured a massive 43 countries, with Austria, Hungary, Italy and San Marino all returning to the contest. The show was held in the Esprit Arena, and hosted by the dynamic trio of…

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12 Days of Eurovision: Day 5

On the fifth day of Eurovision… Today we’re heading off to Moscow, the capital of Russia, where the 54th edition of Eurovision was held. The contest had a number of record breaking moments, and some changes to the format, including the reintroduction of the national juries after years of only televoting. A total of 42…

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Top 5 Last Places (2006 – 2016)

Sometimes, Eurovision disappoints us, and our favourites end up in last place. We go through the stages of shock, sadness, anger – how could Europe place THAT song at the bottom?! We’ve been there, and done that, so now we’re looking back between the years 2006 and 2016 to find our favourite songs which weren’t…

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Second Chance Social: Australia’s results are in!

Eurovision has been a staple for many over the years, however with our participation in the contest now (semi) permanent, we can now have more of a chance than ever to get together with Eurovision fans and do all the fun stuff that the OGAE clubs do overseas. Only a few weeks back, I had…

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43 Countries to Compete in Kyiv!

The EBU has now officially announced that there will be a record high 43 countries participating in Eurovision 2017 held in the Ukrainian capital, Kyiv. This equals the total from 2008 and 2011, which also featured 43 countries. The countries returning to the contest after absence include Portugal and Romania, who did not participate in…

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Eurovision Throwback: Intars Busulis – Probka

If you think back to the 2009 contest, it’s probably not likely you’ll remember Latvia’s entry, and if you do, it’s probably likely that you remember it for the wrong reasons. Intars Busulis was the representative for Latvia that year, and took the song Probka with him to the Eurovision stage. The eccentricity came out…

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Justs Releases New Song Titled ‘Ko Tu Dari?’

Not long after performing at Eurovision with the song Heartbeat, Justs is back with a new song called Ko Tu Dari? (Latvian for What Are You Doing?). The accompanying video clip has also been released. Justs has written this song himself along with the lyricist Dominiks Jarmakovičs. The song has a summery feel to it,…

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