June has been so jam-packed with musical goodness that we have had to split our music round up across two parts. This first part includes new songs from Croatia’s Nina Kraljic, new music from Samra, Aminata, Barei, Ani Lorak and Manel Navarro, as well as three new songs from Armenia’s Iveta Mukuchyan including a duet with fellow Depi Evratesil judge Aram MP3, some rock hits from Cyrpus’ Minus One and Romania’s Voltaj and a new solo song from FreakyFortune’s Nikolas Raptakis. Check out the line up below!
Aminata has been bitten by the Eurovision bug. Not satisfied with competing in Eurovision 2015, giving Latvia one of their best Eurovision results ever with song ‘Love Injected’, the singer returned to Eurovision in 2016 as a song writer, penning the Latvian entry again with song ‘Heartbeat’ sang this time by Justs. In 2017 Aminata has announced that she will enter a song to the Latvian Eurovision selection show Supernova and today has announced plans that she also wishes to submit a song for the Lithuanian selection show Eurovizjios. Continue reading
Last week Latvian singer and Eurovision 2015 competitor Aminata released her second studio album. The follow up to her debut effort ‘Inner Voice’ is entitled ‘Red Moon’. The album features eight tracks including singles ‘Bridges’, ‘Fighter’ and title track ‘Red Moon’.Continue reading
The final of Latvia’ Supernova competition was held earlier this evening and saw crowned Justs as the winner. The ‘Heartbeat’ singer will represent Latvia in the 2016 Eurovision Song Contest in May.Continue reading
Sunday night saw the semi final of Latvia’s Supernova Selection Show, which will decide who will represent the nation at Eurovision in 2016. Eight acts battled it out, but only four of the songs could advance to this weekend’s final on Sunday. Read on to find out who the final four are!Continue reading
Latvia’s Supernova launched tonight with ten acts performing in the first of its live shows. Only four of the competing entries made it through to the semi final which will take place in a fortnight’s time. Read on to find out who progressed and who were eliminated. Continue reading
Latvia have competed 16 times at Eurovision since their 2000 debut. It was two years later in 2002 that Latvia won the Contest for the first time with Marie N’s ‘I Wanna’. Since the introduction of the semi-finals in 2004, Latvia qualified for the final between 2005 and 2008, however from 2009 and 2014, Latvia failed to qualify to the final for six consecutive years. This bad streak was shirked in 2015 by Aminata’s ‘Love Injected’ which finished in sixth place.Continue reading
Aminata seems to be Latvia’s answer to hugely popular dance acts LaRoux and Kiesza. And let’s face it there are worse acts you could try to emulate given that both of them have had great success in the European charts as of late. ‘Love Injected’ utilises Aminata’s hauntingly powerful vocal very well, especially with the perfectly timed pause just before she launches into the chorus. The vocal is complimented by electro-synth dubsteppy sounds that work brilliantly well and really sets the song apart from any of the others in the field for having a unique sound.Continue reading