Sunday, 20 July 2014
Missed Opportunities 2014: Latvia!
Latvia's national selection Dziesma featured a number of fantastic entries. The winning song wasn't necessary the best song in my opinion, but it was quite sweet. Aarzemnieki's Cake To Bake failed to make an impact in Copenhagen - Latvia only came a disappointing 13th place in the semi final. Who should Latvia have sent instead?
Dons - Pēdējā vēstule
Dons was without a doubt the favourite to win the Latvian national final. He gave a stunning performance of Pēdējā vēstule but it wasn't enough, unfortunately. The professional jury favoured him and he did come a very respectable 2nd place. His voice is fantastic and this song was really beautiful... This blogger doesn't understand a word but good music has no language. Dons would have fared very well with the juries in Eurovision! Predicted result in Copenhagen: 6th - 14th place in the final.
Samanta Tīna - Stay
Samanta Tīna came 3rd in the selection with Stay. This is possibly my favourite song of the 2014 national final season... it's amazing! I was gutted when she didn't win! She's tried to represent Latvia in on numerous occasions. Can't they just select her internally next year? I love her voice! She's beautiful and I think she would be a fabulous choice for Latvia next year. This would have made the final in Copenhagen - but who knows once in the final?
Photograph from Samanta's Instagram