LTV, the Latvian national broadcaster, has confirmed their participation in the Eurovision Song Contest 2019 in Israel.
Latvia has become the latest nation to confirm that they will be competing in the Eurovision Song Contest 2019. LTV confirmed to Eurovoix that they will once again be taking to the Eurovision stage next May. The nation is the second of the three Baltic states to either confirm or show provisional interest in taking part in next years contest.
Eurovoix understands that LTV is likely to use Supernova again in 2019 to select their participant for the contest. LTV has renewed the competition for a further year, with preparations for the next season of Supernova underway.
Laura Rizzotto 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.
Latvia in the Eurovision Song Contest
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.