After three years of co-commentating at Eurovision, Toms Grēviņš has taken over as the lead commentator for LTV at this years contest in Lisbon.
Toms Grēviņš has been revealed as the lead commentator for LTV at the Eurovision Song Contest 2018. Having co-commentated in the final for LTV alongside Valters Frīdenbergs for the past three years, Toms will now take over. He will be commentating in the semi-finals by himself and then joined by Magnuss Eriņš for the Grand Final on May 12.
Toms Grēviņš will be known to fans of the contest as the Latvian spokesperson in 2016, as well as a presenter of Supernova, the countries selection process for Eurovision. He is one of just five people to have commentated on the contest in Latvia.
Laura began her musical career in 2009, going on to sign with Universal Music Brazil and releasing her debut album Made In Rio in 2011. A year later she performed as the opening act for Demi Lovato in her performances in Brazil, and later went to work with Jennifer Lopez as a Portuguese language coach for a few years. She also released several singles and an EP.
Laura Rizzotto will represent Latvia at this year’s Eurovision Song Contest in Lisbon, Portugal in May. She was selected after winning Supernova, Latvia’s national selection with her song “Funny Girl”.
Latvia debuted in the Eurovision Song Contest in 2000, being the last of the Baltic nations to join the contest. On their debut, Brainstorm finished in 3rd place with the song “My Star”. Latvia won the contest for the first and only time in 2002, with Marie N’s “I Wanna”. Latvia only participated in 2002 thanks to the withdrawal of Portugal from the contest, as Latvia’s poor result in 2001 had relegated them from the 2002 contest. Latvia struggled in to the contest after 2002, failing to qualify for the final for six years between 2009 and 2014. In 2015 and 2016 Latvia has finished 6th and 15th in the final respectively.