As we all know, Latvian singer Samanta Tina was chosen to appear at the Eurovision Song Contest in 2020, which was sadly cancelled. National Broadcaster LTV have given Samanta the opportunity to appear in Rotterdam for 2021 and today she has revealed that her song has been chosen!
Samanta won “Supernova 2020”, the national selection process, with her song “Still Breathing” which was co-written along with Aminata Savadogo who represented Latvia in 2015 in Vienna.
Today, Samanta confirmed that during the latest “Riga Live” songwriting camp that took place in October, 11 demo songs were created and one of them has been chosen as her upcoming entry for the Eurovision Song Contest in Rotterdam!
Of course, this news does mean that there will be no selection process for the Latvian entry, which will come as a suprise to some fans who were hoping for some input in the final choice. It also marks the first time in Latvia’s Eurovision history that they have made an internal choice of entry.
Not only has Samanta been busy with the songwriting camp during the off season, she is one of the judges on the first series of “”Balss maskā” (The Masked Singer) where the final is due to be broadcast between “Doll” and “Demon”.
Samanta has also continued to release music, her latest recording being a duet with Supernova pal, Markus Riva, titled “РАДИ НАС” (For Us)
ESCBubble have been lucky enough to meet with Samanta on a number of occasions throughout her long journey to the Eurovision stage, and we couldn’t be happier that she will be performing in Rotterdam at long last. Here’s the interview that Nick had with her during the final of Lithuania’s “Pabandom iš naujo” national selection, where she gave a special performance of “Still Breathing”, having won “Supernova” the weekend before.
What sort of song would you like to hear Samanta sing at the 65th Eurovision Song Contest in Rotterdam? Would you like a ballad like 2013’s “I Need A Hero”? Or a banger like “Still Breathing? Let us know in the comments below.
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