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Latvia: Kristiāna “The connection is so strong”

With tonight’s second semi-final in Latvia helping to decide the finalists in the Supernova competition, we thought it best to speak to one of tonight’s hopefuls! It’s Kristiāna, who will present “Remedy” to us this evening. She told us how she got into music when she couldn’t even see herself in the mirror on the wall and how another of tonight’s …

Latvia: Samanta Tīna “We were forced to create a song from zero in eight hours!”

She’s the lady who needs no introduction to Eurovision fans. Now on her seventh attempt to reach the Eurovision Song Contest (5 times for Latvia, twice for Lithuania), Samanta spoke to us about the quick turnaround on her song and how she was born to be a singer! Hello Samanta! First of all thank you for your time talking to …

Latvia: Laime Pilnīga “Song is about inspiration, positive experience, energy of life and awe”

Latvia’s selection is becoming notorious for giving opportunities to bands and alternative musicians, and in the guise of rock quartet Laime Pilnīga this year is no different. We spoke to the band about their early musical education and how the inspiration for “Awe” came to them! Hello Laime Pilnīga! First of all thank you for your time talking to us. How are …

Latvia: Aivo Oskis “The inspiration for this song is a girl from my high school”

The first of three Latvia interviews we’ll be posting today (you lucky people!) is from Aivo Oskis, a singer-songwriter who has been on numerous talent shows but is now hoping to make it to the biggest one of all. We spoke to Aivo about the inspiration behind his song and his taste in movies! Hello Aivo! First of all thank you …

Latvia: Double Faces Eels “The song is a mantra for people who are facing obstacles”

Next up for our series of interviews with the Latvian hopefuls is the band Double Faced Eels. We spoke to their lead singer Reinis Straume ahead of their Supernova debut, about the time he screamed until he nearly fainted and how the band ended up with their curious name… Hello Double Faced Eels! First of all thank you for your …

Latvia: Līga Rīdere “This song is a promise to my husband”

With Supernova fast approaching this weekend, we got to speak to another of the artists in the Latvian selection this year. Enter Līga Rīdere, a former X Factor participant and veterinarian who is hoping to make waves with her Supernova entry “Būšu tepat”. Hello Līga Rīdere! First of all thank you for your time talking to us. How are you? Can you …

Latvia: Alekss Silvers “I have never before been this true with the audience”

Latvia kicks off our series of interviews for the Eurovision 2019 season, and the first act we spoke to was Alekss Silvers, who will be presenting “Fireworks” in this year’s Supernova selection. We spoke to the multi-faceted singer about his exploits in Belarus and how he was born singing! Hello Alekss! First of all, thank you for your time talking …

Croatia: Franka “Istria is the Croatian Tuscany, you have to go!”

Earlier today, we got to speak to the enthusiastic and adorable Franka from Croatia, and we spoke about her favourite locations in Croatia, her thoughts about how her rehearsals have gone in Lisbon and what she would do on stage if she won a Grammy award! #YOU can see our interview with Croatia’s artist Frank below, and if #YOU like …

Malta: Christabelle “It’s about asking people not to be afraid of their problems”

Our next interview from Lisbon comes courtesy of Malta and this year’s entrant Christabelle. After four attempts, the young singer from Mġarr battles with the concept of mental health in Lisbon with her entry “Taboo”, and we spoke to her about the message of the song, how she wanted to tell a story with her performance and the vocal coaching …

Belarus: Alekseev “I’ve met so many good people in this experience”

After he had his next chance to rehearse on the Altice Arena stage, we had the chance to speak to Ukrainian performer Alekseev about representing Belarus, the idea behind his unique staging and how he would react if he won an Oscar! #YOU can see our interview with Belarus’ Alekseev below, and if you like our content then make sure …

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