Eurovision in Liverpool is now less than a month away. In the run-up to rehearsals we will be getting to know a little more about this year’s artists, their discography and their Eurovision journey so far. The next artist we will be previewing is Latvia’s Sudden Lights.
Sudden Lights’ Eurovision Journey so far….
On the 11th of February, Sudden Lights has won the 2023’s edition of Supernova and were set to represent Latvia at the Eurovision Song Contest 2023. The song that they will perform Aijā features latvian for the first time since 2004. Sudden Lights will perform in the First Semi Final at Eurovision 2023, competing from the 4th slot.
Sudden Lights performed at five Eurovision Pre-Parties these being Barcelona Eurovision Party, Polish Eurovision Party, Israel Calling, Pre-Party ES and Eurovision in Concert.
Tim had the chance to speak to Sudden Lights during Pre-Party ES in Madrid. You can check out the interview here!
What do we think of “Aijā”
The team at That Eurovision Site has been doing their reviews for this year’s contest. Rory and Janek gave their thoughts on “Aijā”, which you can see here.
Who are Sudden Lights?
Sudden Lights formed all the way back in 2012. The band members include Andrejs, Mārtinš, Kārlis and Kārlis. The group released their first single “Tik savādi” back in 2015. It wasn’t until 2017 the group would go on to release an album which was entitled “Priekšpilsētas”. This isn’t the band’s first attempt at Supernova, they competed back in 2018 with the song “Just Fine” where they finished in second place. Their song Aijā is written by the band members themselves.
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.
What do you think of Aijā? Can Sudden Lights bring Latvia back to the final? Let us know your thoughts! Also, be sure to follow “That Eurovision Site” on Facebook, Instagram, Twitter, and TikTok as we prepare for Eurovision 2023!
News Source: Sudden Lights/Latvijas Televīzija/That Eurovision Site
Photo Credit: Ritvars Stankevic
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