2000 and Whatever – Latvia

We may not get to see our 2020 favourites take to the stage, but that doesn’t mean we can’t reminisce on our Eurovision favourites. This series is aimed to discover the team’s favourite entries from the 21st century, from 2001 to 2019.

In collaboration with Eurovision Union, we will be reviewing some of their 21st Century favourites, while over on their site, you will find their reviews of our favourites!

Below our reviews, you will find a poll where you can vote for your favourite Eurovision entry from the 21st Century.

Latvia

Dennis Reviews Anita’s 21st Century Favourite 

Intars Busulis – Probka | 19th place, 7 points (Semi-Final)

Very interesting choice. Unexpected as well, as this song finished in last place in their semi final in 2009. But I always had a weak spot for it, I must say. ‘Probka’ might have been really unsuitable for a music competition like Eurovision, because it takes several listens to appreciate it. But if you do, there really is a lot more to this song than it seems. Especially the build-up of the song, with the nearly acapella ending and the female backings echo-ing is of very high quality. It deserved more than what it got in ‘09.

Brandon Reviews Joshua’s 21st Century Favourite

Aarzemnieki – Cake to Bake | 13th place, 33 points (Semi-Final)

Oh wow… Perhaps my least favourite entry Latvia has sent this century. It is sweet and charming in it’s own way but I was team Samanta Tina and felt this was just too novelty to get into. At least they took a risk, always got respect for that.

What does the Eurovision Union team think of our 21st Century favourites? Make sure to head over to eurovisionunion.com to find out!

Vote for your favourite entry from Latvia below:

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