LTV will be broadcasting “Eirovīzijas formula” ahead of the three live shows of Eurovision 2018, analysing the contest, Latvian selection and whether he country should take part.
Ilze Jansone the Latvian Head of Delegation has revealed to Delfi that LTV has commissioned three debate style programs about the Eurovision Song Contest. “Eirovīzijas formula” which is to be presented by Magnuss Eriņš will be broadcast before the two semi-finals and the Grand Final of Eurovision 2018.
The broadcasts before the semi-finals will analyse Supernova 2018, whether Latvia made the right choice and how a singer who doesn’t speak Latvian was selected to go to Eurovision. The show will look at whether Laura can qualify for the final and feature special guests.
Before the final, “Eirovīzijas formula” will pose the question of whether Latvia should participate in the competition. It’ll look at the impact it has on its participants and the winners of the contest and what mistakes are made at the contest.
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.