Behold the Baltics. Together Latvia, Lithuania and Estonia have won Eurovision twice and regularly qualify for the grand final. Following 2015’s iconic edition in which all three qualified from the semi-finals for the grand final, they’re now hungry to make history again.
Eurovision 2016 was a year of wonder for Lithuania. Donny Montell’s comeback brought Lithuania back to the top 10 for the first time since 2006. Justs took Latvia to 15th place, but Jüri Pootsmann’s card tricks were not enough to get Estonia into the final.
But with a new contest comes new opportunities. Estonia‘s veterans Koit Toome & Laura are the bookies’ favourites for the Baltics with their song “Verona”. Latvia’s Triana Park electrifies with “Line”. And Lithuania is bringing a powerful ’80s throwback with Fusedmarc’s “Rain of Revolution”.
But which of the three Baltic countries is your favourite? You can listen to each song below and then vote in our poll. You can vote for as many acts as you’d like, but you can only vote once. Be sure to click the box next to each act you want to support before pressing submit.
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Estonia: Koit Toome & Laura with “Verona”
Koit Toome & Laura are all about drama and doomed romance with “Verona” — their intoxicating number that won Estonia’s national selection Eesti Laul 2017.
From the city of Romeo and Juliet to Kyiv, the experienced duo are giving Shakespeare rhythm. Is this dramatic throwback enough for you — or is it just a complete tragedy?
Latvia: Triana Park with “Line”
After smashing the competition at Latvia’s Supernova 2017, Triana Park will hope to keep their raw energy going as they head to the Kyiv stage. With edgy styling and neon lights, they’re marching to the beat of their own drum (and burning down a few buildings as they do). Their song “Line” talks about a lost lover and how lead singer Agnese can’t move on. Latvia once again embraces creativity and risk. But are Triana Park drawing a heart on you? Do you think they’ll be able to take Latvia a few places higher in 2017?
Lithuania: Fusedmarc with “Rain of Revolution”
Fusedmarc took the trophy at one of the longest national selections for Eurovision ever – Lithuania’s Eurovizijos atranka. With the song “Rain of Revolution”, lead singer Viktorija Ivanovskaja brings power and a very strong range. With trumpets a plenty, the song sounds like nothing else in this year’s competition. Are you ready for the rain — or would you like an umbrella?
Those are the songs and those were our first reactions. What were yours? Let us know by voting below, then shout out your thoughts on the wiwibloggs app!