The Latvian national broadcaster has inlisted the work of a Swedish team to create Carousel’s stage performance for Eurovision 2019.
Rennie Mirro and Filip Adamo have created the staging for Carousel, who will represent Latvia at the Eurovision Song Contest. The Swedish duo have previously choreographed the performance of Estonia 2018 as well as Azerbaijan’s winning entry in 2011. Rennie Mirro has a long history at the Eurovision Song Contest having acted as the Swedish Head of Delegation in 2013, he was also a juror at the contest in 2015.
The outfits that Carousel will be wearing in Tel Aviv have been designed by Latvian designer Līga Banga. She gave some hints as to what to expect from Carousel’s staging:
Sabine dress will be light, light and gentle – as the singer … The overall image of the group will be elegant. For boys – black and white, youthful classic. Their image will be the same, but not the same, because they are very different.
Who are Carousel?
Carousel are formed of Sabīne Žuga and Mārcis Vasiļevskis and have been performing together since 2015. This was the first time that the group had attempted to represent Latvia at the Eurovision Song Contest.
In 2018 Sabīne Žuga and Mārcis Vasiļevskis was two of the writers behind “Who’s Counting?” which participated in Supernova.
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.