Eurovision artist Laura Rizzotto releases a new single after the contest.
Brazilian-born artist Laura Rizzotto has released her new single “Bonjour”, which is available to listen to on Spotify. Laura isn’t the only artist to release a single after the contest, as Lithuanian artist Ieva Zasimauskaite also released new music earlier this week, and Belarus’ Alekseev released “Sberegu” earlier this month.
Laura represented Latvia at the 2018 Eurovision Song Contest in Lisbon, Portugal. With her song “Funny Girl”, she narrowly missed out on qualifying, placing 12th in the second semi-final with 106 points.
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.
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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.