Next up: 2021 – Latvia

It would have been a sad tale. After so many failed attempts, when she finally got to go to Eurovision, it would have been cancelled. But thankfully for Samanta Tina, she will get her chance for Latvia in 2021.

In today’s episode we look at Latvia in 2021. For a full review of their potential entry for 2020, check out this article on our partner website Eurovision Union. Check out our thoughts for next year below.

Key takeaways: An artist with a strong perseverance

There were some big issues with – what was meant to be – the Latvian entry for Eurovision 2020. It’s like there were two songs written for Samanta Tina, and they were put in a blender to make it one. What’s up with the beats and instrumental violence, coming out of nowhere? It doesn’t blend with the, furthermore, good vocal performance of Samanta at all. A rather strange composition, that might make people wonder: What did I just watch?

This is not the first time we’ve seen Samanta take on the Latvian national final, but finally, she made it. One can only have respect for her strong perseverance and desire to take the Eurovision stage. It shows character and eagerness to do well in the competition.

How should Latvia proceed with Samanta Tina in Eurovision 2021?

It’s only recently been announced that Samanta will be returning to Eurovision, and it’s a happy ending for an artist who has attempted to represent Latvia various times. It also gives the Latvian delegation the opportunity to work on their song quality, because we know they can do better.

Give Samanta a good songwriting team, and hopefully they can come up with something that matches her fierce vocals. In fact, her voice could work better in a ballad, and perhaps after the energy burst that was Still Breathing, maybe we will get a ballad next year.

This was supposed to be Latvia’s Eurovision 2020 entry

About “Next Up: Eurovision 2021”

In our series Next Up: 2021, we look ahead to the Eurovision Song Contest 2021. After the cancellation of Eurovision 2020, all participating countries now face the choice: Stick with their Eurovision singer, or come up with a new preselection or internal selection.

We make an analysis based on what we know so far. What will this country do, or most likely do? And is that the wise choice, looking at the fact that the Eurovision Song Contest remains a music competition?