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Latvia: Samanta Tīna releases new song “Tikai Romāns”

Latvia’s returning Eurovision artist Samanta Tīna has this morning released the music video for her new song “Tikai Romāns”, although it is understood the song is not in contention for Eurovision 2021. The dramatic pop ballad, meaning “Only a Novel”, was written in 2019 and sharing the meaning of the song, Samanta Tīna spoke to Latvian morning show “Rīta Panorāma”; …

Eurovision 2021 News Roundup: News from Latvia, Czech Republic, Albania, Israel, Cyprus, and Croatia!

Welcome back to the news round up – where we gather all the news YOU want to know about in one place! This week we’ve gotten a lot of updates about what the 2021 artists and countries have been up to, so let’s dive right in! Croatia releases the 14 acts competing in Dora 2021 This year HRT received 135 …

Eurovision and the Grammys: Laura Rizzotto’s new accomplishment

Eurovision is commonly not considered to be “mainstream” event – that is to say, Eurovision entries are usually not considered popular outside of the event itself. But one thing the contest is good for is jumpstarting the careers of Eurovision artists. Just look at the success Loreen, ABBA, Eleni Foureira, Dami Im, Celine Dion, Conchita Wurst, and so many other …

Latvia wins Round 2 of ESC United’s Forum Ranking Game

The second round of our annual Forum Ranking Game has concluded following the deadline for votes on Saturday 15th February, and we have a new leader – it’s Latvia! A new entry straight in at number one this week, Samanta Tīna’s “Still Breathing” earned the most points out of the six entries from the voting members of our forum to …

Samanta Tīna: “We women don’t have time to stop, we keep breathing and doing”

With a number of national selections fast approaching, we wanted to learn more about the people and personalities behind some of the entries hoping to reach Rotterdam this year. The next artist we speak to from Latvia needs no introduction. Already a favourite with many on our forums, Samanta Tīna is no stranger to the fight to represent Latvia at …

Poll: Who do #YOU want to represent Latvia in 2020?

Latvia decide their Eurovision entrant for Rotterdam tonight, with nine acts taking to the stage in Riga for the annual Supernova selection show. With a varied line-up in tonight’s show, we wanted to know who #YOU were rooting for! Simply vote in our poll below and we’ll reveal all ahead of tonight’s selection. Who do #YOU want to represent Latvia? …

TONIGHT: Super Saturday 2020

Yes, that’s right – it’s the day you’ve all been waiting for! Super Saturday is here for 2020 and it’s come earlier than usual, but we don’t mind when a bumper feast of Eurovision lies ahead of us! But what shows can we expect to see tonight? There are no less than NINE shows across Europe on Saturday 8th February, …

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