Rotterdam 2021

🇱🇻 Samanta Tina releases Eurovision 2021 entry “The Moon Is Rising”

The moon has risen!

It was announced back in November that Samanta Tina had already chosen her Eurovision 2021 entry. After much teasing and speculation, it was revealed that Samanta’s entry will be revealed as part of a series of special programming from the broadcaster. After teasing behind-the-scenes footage and pictures from the music video shoot last month, the wait is over…

To coincide with the final episode of Kā uzvarēt Eirovīzijā? Samantas Tīnas ceļš uz Roterdamu, Samanta has released her Eurovision 2021 entry on her YouTube channel.

You can watch the video below:

About the selection

As we previously reported, Samanta and her team wrote 11 potential entries during her songwriting camp this summer. In the process she consulted former Latvian Eurovision representatives Aminata (2015) and Kārlis Būmeistars (Valters & Kaža, 2005)”.

I’m not looking for a standard Eurovision classic! I want to stay with that surprise, that crazy.

Samanta about her entry

During the process, four song concepts and teams were merged in order to create Samanta’s entry. The final entry was produced by Oscar Wuhan, who has worked with Aminata previously. In the episode, she also noted that some of the songs that didn’t get selected may be released in the future as singles.

The series kicked off Friday 12 February

The series is titled Kā uzvarēt Eirovīzijā? Samantas Tīnas ceļš uz Roterdamu (How to win at Eurovision? Samantas Tīna’s Road to Rotterdam). It follows Samanta’s process of creating the song, which has been released in conjunction with the final episode tonight (March 12).

The structure of the series is roughly as follows:

  • First episode (Feb 12) – Samanta’s songwriting camp
  • Second episode (Feb 19) – Behind the scenes of costume design
  • Third episode (Feb 26) – Eurovision experts share what they think makes a Eurovision winner
  • Fourth episode (March 5) – Details about the performance for her 2021 entry
  • Fifth episode (March 12) – Creation of music video + entry released

The show was broadcast on Fridays at 21:00 local time on LTV1 and is available online via REPLAY.lv. The streaming platform also features interviews and content featuring former Latvian Eurovision stars.

What do you think of Samanta’s entry? Are you rooting for Samanta in Rotterdam? Let us know! Be sure to stay updated by following @ESCXTRA on Twitter@escxtra on Instagram and liking our Facebook page for the latest updates! Also, be sure to subscribe to our YouTube channel to see our reactions to the news in the upcoming months.

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