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Latvia: Our reviews of the Supernova entries – Semi-Final 2

[AdSense-B] Latvia’s Supernova decides its final four qualifiers this evening, with eight more acts competing to reach the final on February 16th. Which acts should make it? Our editors deliberated over the runners and riders of semi-final 2… Dziļi Violets ft. Kozmens – Tautasdziesma James – 2 – “This one tries too hard to be avant garde. There’s a way …

TONIGHT: Melodifestivalen returns, six eliminations shows across Europe

[AdSense-B] It’s Saturday, it’s February, so that can only mean that it’s another busy day in the Eurovision world! Six shows take place across Europe tonight, including the clarification of the finalists in Estonia and Latvia, the next round of Georgia’s selection, the conclusion of the heats in Hungary and Lithuania… and the small matter of the return of Sweden’s …

Latvia: Kristiāna “The connection is so strong”

[AdSense-B] 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 …

Samanta Tīna and Edgars Kreilis among the four qualifiers from Latvia’s Supernova 2019 Semi-Final 1

[AdSense-B]   Four acts have progressed from semi-final 1 to the final of Supernova, Latvia’s national selection. These acts are: Samanta Tīna “Cutting the Wire” Edgars Kreilis “Cherry Absinthe” Aivo Oskis “Somebody’s Got My Lover” Laime Pilnīga “Awe” The four acts that did not qualify to the final were: Alekss Silvērs “Fireworks” Elza Rozentāle “You Came on Tiptoe” Kris & …

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

[AdSense-B] 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 …

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

[AdSense-B] 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 …

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

[AdSense-B] 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 …

Latvia: Our reviews of the Supernova entries – Semi-Final 1

[AdSense-B] Latvia’s long-awaited return of Supernova is tonight, with the national selection now running into its fifth year. Can the show produce another Eurovision finalist to improve its record? We may become a step closer to finding out tonight. Eight acts will take part in the first semi-final, so we thought it best as a service to #YOU to listen …

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

[AdSense-B] 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 …

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

[AdSense-B] 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 …

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