At this year’s Pre-Party ES in Madrid, Tim was joined by Sudden Lights for an interview. They will be representing Latvia at Eurovision 2023 with “Aijā”.
Check out our interview with Sudden Lights here!
They discuss their Eurovision experiences so far, what has changed for them since their win at Supernova and their performance plans for Liverpool. They also share their experiences of filming the music video for “Aijā”, and the importance of their song and message for them.
About Sudden Lights
Sudden Lights was formed in 2012 by singer Andrejs Reinis Zitmanis, drummer Mārtiņš Matīss Zemītis, guitarist Kārlis Matīss Zitmanis, and bassist Kārlis Vārtiņš, as students at the Pāvuls Jurjāns Music School in Riga. In 2015, they won Pirmā plate, a competition for up-and-coming artists in Latvia, a prize which gave them the opportunity to record their first single. Since then, they have released three albums, which have been recognised by multiple prestigious awards ceremonies in Latvia. The band participated in Supernova in 2018, placing second. They also supported one of Latvia’s most successful Eurovision acts, Brainstorm, on tour.
Latvia’s Eurovision Journey
Latvia made their Eurovision debut in 2000, finishing 3rd with “My Star” by Brainstorm. They have performed at every contest since and managed to win in 2002. Marie N sang “I Wanna,” scoring 176 points and bringing Eurovision to Riga in the process. Latvia also managed to finish in the top 10 two more times, in 2005 and 2015. Latvia’s most recent entry on the Eurovision stage was Citi Zeni, who performed “Eat Your Salad”. The song failed to qualify from the semi-final, finishing 14th with 55 points.
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