The designer of the dress that Samanta Tīna will wear at this year’s Eurovision Song Contest has spoken about the meaning behind the outfit.
Kasher Blūms-Blūmanis, who has designed the green dress unveiled at Samanta’s first rehearsal, has revealed that outfit is intended to symbolise a warrior with a softer side:
The original idea of Samantha as a warlike being was transformed into a milder image… The song says that every woman is a queen and each has different sides – both militant and romantic.
Kasher has also highlighted two important aspects of the outfit:
The most special accent of Samanta’s costume is gloves with glittering pearl fringes, which brighten the movements – especially the crowning on the head. The second special accent is a necklace, which symbolizes a woman’s greatness and which we were inspired by Egypt and the ancient times, when the neck of a goddess and a queen showed her status and greatness.
Who Is Samanta Tīna?
Samanta Poļakova, better known as Samanta Tīna, was born on March 31 1989 in Tukums in western Latvia. She first came to public attention after winning the music show O!Kartes akadēmija, which allowed her to study in the Tech Music School in London.
Samanta has attempted to compete at Eurovision on a number of occasions. In 2012, she finished second in Eirodziesma, performing the song “I Want You Back” along with Dāvids Kalandija. In 2013, she finished second as solo artist with the song “I Need a Hero”. The same year, she took part in the Lithuanian national selection with Vudis performing “Hey Chiki – Mama”, which did not advance from the first heat.
In 2016, Samanta participated in Supernova with two songs. “We Live for Love” did not advance from the first heat. “The Love Is Forever” advanced to the semi-final from the second heat. After performing in the semi-final, Samanta decided to withdraw. In 2017, she participated in the Lithuanian national selection with Tadas Rimgaila. Their song “Tavo oda” did not advance from the first heat. In 2019, Samanta finished 7th in the final of Supernova with “Cutting the Wire”.
Source: lsm.lv | Image Source: EBU / Thomas Hanses