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Latvia LATVIA 2018 - Laura Rizzotto - Funny Girl

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SwissKung

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Re: LATVIA 2018

Nice pre-selection, a lot of potential even though a lot of the songs still sound like demos.

I really like the following ones:

-Divi Cilveki
-Baltic
-Just Fine xheart
-Sunset
-Backbone
-Take Me Home
-Sapnu Dziesma
-Ika
 

Greensalad

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Re: LATVIA 2018

I got some insider info from a friend of a friend - the Latvian selections were allowed to submit demos, and were not informed these demos would be released before meeting the contestants in person (contrary to the previous years). The only warning was an email two hours before they went up online. Some of the title's of the songs changed in the first two days, probably by the artist's request, 'cos I guess some had working titles. So there's all sorts of stuff there. Some of the songs don't have endings, and one sounds like the song's been recorded live with a phone.
 

DaFlo

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Re: LATVIA 2018

Okay from the recap I heard I think my top 3 right now is

Flashbacks
Younger Days
Divi Cilveki

but I gotta wait for the real shortlist to properly listen :lol:
 

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Re: LATVIA 2018

Time to change my signature to honor my first 2018 obsession xyaaay

I've heard them all now in full length and here's my top 5:

I Am Ready To Get Along With You🥇
Baltic 🥈
Laiva🥉
Stop the War U2
Staccato (am i the only one who associates "Staccato" with "Fandango" for some bizzare reason?xheat:lol:)

+next 10 best songs i really enjoy in alphabetical order
 

Sean

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Re: LATVIA 2018

I think this was the one that really stuck out to me for some reason;

 

lavieenrose

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Re: LATVIA 2018

Keep in mind that I'm a bit of a tap, especially at the moment, but I just copped a listen of "Esamība" at William Lee Adams' recommendation and teared up by the end. Stunning song.
 

Sammy

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Re: LATVIA 2018

Soledad is a good one.
I know, it's the latvian version of Despacito, but I can't help, I'm into this kind of music...

"Esamība" is also one the songs that really caught me, there is this calm but constant energy that builds up, especially through the strings in the background. The constant changing of the two rhythms, the beautiful latvian language! I just love it!
 

Geborgenheit

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Re: LATVIA 2018

Supernova was by far an away the best quality national final in 2017.

Then why Latvia was the last in semi-final in Kyiv ?

I don't have much hope for 2018, Latvia will be again among the last places.
 

Sean

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Re: LATVIA 2018

Then why Latvia was the last in semi-final in Kyiv ?

I don't have much hope for 2018, Latvia will be again among the last places.

It happens sometimes... but for sure in terms of unique compositions, originality and production values of the songs Supernova 2017 was incredible. Not sure 2018 shows the same promise so far but we'll see...
 

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Re: LATVIA 2018

I've been listening to Esamība and crying for like 2 days straight lol ... Absolutely one of my favourite songs I've ever heard in a selection!! xheart Do the right thing, Latvia xcry
 

Miguel

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Re: LATVIA 2018

Almost all my favourites are out and did not advance to the live auditions: "Baltic", "Divi Cilvēki", "IKA". How unfortunate! Many fans are going hard for "Esamība", but "YOU" is such a beautiful composition as well. If Latvia goes the ballad way, I hope they pick that one.
 

Sammy

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Re: LATVIA 2018

There were two songs that stayed in my mind - and both advanced to the live auditions. xdance

As for "You", in some parts this reminds me vaguely of Frans. And I quite liked Frans.
 

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Re: LATVIA 2018

-Okay now "Stop the war u2" is my favorite xdance
-I'm really shocked that "Baltic" and "Staccato" didn't make it... I thought people like it:?
-And ofc. my rock'n'roll jam is out, but i'm not that surprised xheart
-and "Despacito" is a good song, but it shouldn't advance in the next round imo :lol:
-obviously, i don't get the hype for Esamība xshrug
-and i see that the worst song for me made it (1000 roses) xbored
 

Geborgenheit

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Re: LATVIA 2018

We have no chance , so we should send Soledad. At least it would be entertaining.
 

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Re: LATVIA 2018

LTV revealed performers & authors:

http://www.lsm.lv/raksts/dzive--stils/izklaide/atklati-visi-supernova-2018-dalibnieku-vardi.a259922/


Agnese Stengrevics - You Are My World
Liene Greifāne - Walk the Talk
MIONIA - You
Laura Rizzotto - Funny Girl
MADARA - Esamība
Katrine Lukins - Running Red Lights
Monta - 1000 Roses
Jenny May - Soledad
Markus Riva - This Time
Edgars Kreilis - Younger Days
Ritvars - Who’s Counting?
Lauris Valters - Lovers Bliss
Ed Rallidae - What I Had With You
In My Head - Sunset
DVINES - More than meets the eye
Hypnotic - Pray
Sudden Lights - Just Fine
Kris & Oz - Morning Flight
Rahu the Fool - Oh, Longriver
Riga Reggae - STOP THE WAR U2
Katrīna Gupalo & the Black Birds - Intoxicating Caramel
 
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