Samanta Tīna has won the Latvian national selection, Supernova 2020 and as a result, will be the twenty-first Eurovision representative for Latvia. Samanta composed the winning entry with lyrics by Latvia’s 2015 artist Aminata Savadogo. Samanta’s song is a pop/dubstep-fusion song featuring Latvian folk music qualities and rap entitled “Still Breathing”.
The live final was hosted by Toms Grēviņš, Ketija Šēnberga and Beta Beidz. The winning entry was chosen via 100% public vote. A four-panel jury was shown to discuss the potential of each entry to aid the Latvian voters in casting their votes.
Samanta Tina came second to represent Latvia during Eurovision 2013 with the song “I Need a Hero” and third the following year with “Stay“. After six attempts, Samanta will finally represent Latvia on the Eurovision stage.
Samanta Tīna – Still Breathing – Latvia at Eurovision 2019
Supernova 2020 Grand Final full line-up:
- Seleste – Like Me
- DRIKSNA – Stay
- Katrīna Bindere – I Will Break Your Heart
- Edgars Kreilis – Tridymite
- Katrīna Dimanta – Heart Beats
- Miks Dukurs – I’m Falling For You
- ANNNA – Polyester
- Bad Habits – Sail With You
- Samanta Tīna – Still Breathing