🇱🇻 Sudden Lights: “It’s beautiful to have people listen to our music”

🇱🇻 Sudden Lights: “It’s beautiful to have people listen to our music”

Following the band’s second rehearsal yesterday, our Rory got a chance to catch up with Sudden Lights to discuss their Liverpool experience so far.

Watch our interview with Sudden Lights right here:

During the interview, Rory and Sudden Lights talked about how their second rehearsal at the Liverpool Arena went. They also discuss boosting the profile of the Latvian language, highlighting the Latvian music industry and also delve into the time signature changes throughout the song.

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.

On Sunday, Sudden Lights performed on the Eurovision stage for their first rehearsal. You can find out more about their first rehearsal, and our thoughts on that 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 our interview with Sudden Lights? Do you think they will qualify for the final this year? Where would you like Latvia to finish this year? As always, let us know what you think by commenting below. Also, be sure to follow “That Eurovision Site” on Facebook, Instagram, Twitter and Tiktok as we cover the rehearsals of Eurovision 2023!

News Source: That Eurovision Site

Photo Credit: Sarah Louise Bennett / EBU

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