The ESCplus team has talked to the members of the group Laika Upe, participant of Supernova 2020, the Latvian pre-selection for the Eurovision Song Contest 2020, with the song “All my roads” to learn a little more about their candidacy and the experience they are currently living. So we leave the full interview below.
How do you feel about your participation in Supernova 2020?
We are grateful for this great opportunity once again. The participation will bring us to wider audiences wich is an important thing for a rather a new band.
Can you tell us about the message of your song? Does it talk about any experience of your own life?
The song tells the story about our everyday lives living in the so-called “consumer society”, being always in hurry, trying to get better and improve ourselves so badly we forgot the most important values we have such as family and relationships with loved ones. The song encourages us to stop, take a break and be grateful for what we have.
How will the staging be at Supernova 2020? Can you reveal us anything?
We will participate as a five-peace. The story and staging will include each of us.
How did you decide to submit a song to represent Latvia at the Eurovision Song Contest 2020?
Song contests as Supernova and ESC are great platforms to get noticed by a wider audience. Being a lot more noticeable after those shows give us opportunities, gigs, views and audience too.
If you finally win Supernova 2020, are you going to promote your song in the official pre-parties that take place in different European countries before Eurovision?
We’ll definitely seize that opportunity that’s for sure.
Have you heard the rest of the songs of Supernova 2020? What do you think about them?
Each of the songs has something unique about them be it instrumentalism, song style, vocals, etc. We like quite a few of them, actually.
You can follow all the news of Laika Upe on their official Facebook profile. This is https://www.facebook.com/laikaupe.
Supernova 2020 will be organized by Latvijas Televīzija, the Latvian broadcasting organization best known internationally like LTV. This contest will represent its sixth edition, since it was inaugurated in 2015. Since then, it has been used as the Latvian pre-selection for the Eurovision Song Contest. A total of twenty six candidates will be the participants of the contest, but only eight of them will be qualified for the Grand Final. This will be held on Saturday, February 8, 2020 and its winner will be the artist who will represent Latvia in Rotterdam during the broadcast of the Eurovision Song Contest 2020 next May.