This evening, ahead of Eurovision: Europe Shine A Light, LTV broadcast their own show called “Eurovizija 2020: Studija Samanta Tina” and during that show Samanta was asked if she would like to represent Latvia at 2021.
Samanta had originally been chosen for Rotterdam 2020 having won the preselection process ‘Supernova’ back in February. It was the sixth attempt that she had made to represent Latvia, and was thrilled to finally get her chance to compete at Eurovision only for the show to be cancelled due to the global pandemic. We interviewed Samanta on stage in Riga that night, and you can see how much it meant to her.
So it is no surprise that Samanta accepted the invitation to come back to Eurovision in 2021.
You can see the emotional moment when Samanta was asked by the Show’s presenter Toms Grevins:
Of course, Samanta will need a new song for 2021, and we have no news yet as to whether there will be a selection process to choose the successor to ‘Still Breathing’.
You can listen to Samanta’s song ‘Still Breathing’ here:
What did you think of the song, and what sort of song would you like to hear Samanta perform next year?, let us know in the comments section below!