A few moments ago, the EBU published visual content about the first rehearsals of the Latvian delegation on the stage of Eurovision Song Contest 2021.
Here you can see a fragment of the first Latvian rehearsal:
Below you can see a gallery of images about her first contact with the stage and the cameras.
Fotos: EBU / THOMAS HANSES
For Samanta, taking part in the Eurovision Song Contest is a dream come true – and she’s probably the only ever participant to have written a diploma paper analysing the Eurovision selection process in Latvia and Lithuania.
Samanta has competed in the Latvian Eurovision selection process no less than six times, finishing second twice (in 2012 and 2013). She also tried to represent her second home, Lithuania, on two occasions in 2015 and 2017. There have been few other Eurovision acts throughout the years with this level of commitment to their goal.
In 2020, Samanta finally triumphed in Latvia’s selection show with the song Still Breathing, winning the opportunity to represent her nation at the Eurovision Song Contest. Given the number of previous attempts she’d made to compete, the Latvian delegation invited her back unconditionally after the cancellation of last May’s competition.
Samanta Tīna claims to be of Russian (particularly, her father is ethnic Russian), German, Belarusian and Turkish descent. Although her family started as a Russian-speaking one, she and her sister Sintija communicated with their parents in Latvian.
Don’t forget you can download the official ESCplus handbook at the following link. Here you can find all the information regarding the Eurovision Song Contest 2021, biographies, points tables and everything you need to experience the event to the fullest.
The European Broadcasting Union (EBU) and the contest’s organisers (NPO, NOS and AVROTROS) announced last january a final decision regarding the scenario that will ensure the health and safety of all people that will be involved in the Eurovision Song Contest next May in Rotterdam. From all the initial four scenarios they considered at the beginning, the organisers have decided to implement ‘Scenario B’.
The health safety and protocols that will be followed match with the Dutch National Institute for Public Health and the Environment guidelines for similar large-scale events such as sports competitions.
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