Eurovision PreParty Riga 2018 Markus Riva Mikolas Josef Ieva Zasimauskaite DoReDoS Laura Rizzotto Amber

It’s party time! Eurovision preview season is about to kick off, with events scheduled for AmsterdamLondon, Madrid and Tel Aviv.

But the fun begins in Latvia this Saturday, 24 March. OGAE Latvia are hosting the fifth annual Eurovision PreParty Riga. Past editions have attracted Alexander Rybak and Conchita Wurst, and the 2018 event is equally star-studded.

EUROVISION PREPARTY RIGA 2018 LINE-UP

ALL ABOARD. You have only 2 days left to buy tickets. ?

Posted by Eurovision Club Latvia on Thursday, March 22, 2018

Four 2018 acts have been confirmed.

  • Czech Republic: Mikolas Josef with “Lie To Me”
  • Moldova:  DoReDos with “My Lucky Day”
  • Latvia: Laura Rizzotto with “Funny Girl”
  • Lithuania: Ieva Zasimauskaite with “When We’re Old”

There will also be performances from Malta’s Eurovision 2015 singer Amber and Supernova favourite Markus Riva.

Roberto Meloni is on hosting duties. He twice represented Latvia at Eurovision, as part of Bonaparti.lv in 2007 and with Pirates of the Sea in 2008.

Chris and Padraig from wiwibloggs will be on location. If you have any questions for the acts, be sure to let us know in the comments section below and we’ll do our best to get you some answers!

EUROVISION PREPARTY RIGA 2018 DETAILS AND TICKETS

The concert takes place on Saturday 24 March at 20.00 local time. Riga’s Crystal Club plays host to the event for a second year.

Tickets start at €19.00 and can be purchased HERE.

This year marks the 15th anniversary since Latvia hosted Eurovision 2003. In honour of this milestone, the preparty is adopting the 2003 slogan “Magical Rendezvous” as its theme.

As well as the concert, organisers promise fans that they’ll be able to meet the stars for selfies and autographs and then dance the night away at the after party.

For more information visit the official Eurovision PreParty Riga website or Facebook.

FOLLOW ALL OF OUR EUROVISION PREPARTY COVERAGE ON THE WIWIBLOGGS YOUTUBE CHANNEL.

 

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61 Comments on "Eurovision PreParty Riga 2018: Send us your questions for the stars"

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Eve
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Nobody will tell you anything about staging, why keep asking about this (this is not a question :P)

Jamison
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Ieva: I heard that in one interview you said, that you are going to change your name at Eurovision. Is that true? (Please don’t change anything)

nicollla
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Mikolas Josef: what do you like to wear boxers or briefs?

Alin
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I feel like Latvia and Lithuania are so underrated. Also Mikolas is #1.

Lilo
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To all of ESC’18 contestants: 1) Can you tease us something about your plans for staging in Lisbon? Have you thought already what you are going to do? Will your staging will be inspired by your staging in your country’s NF or it will be something completely new? 2) Have you heard any of the songs that are going to compete this year in Eurovision? Which ones do you like best? 3) Have you ever been in Portugal? If yes – what was the highlight of your trip? If no – what are you looking forward to the most? 4)… Read more »
Yulia ftw
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to lithuanian gal – Do you plan on singing the lithuanian language version????

Duane
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Mikolas: I know from interviews with you how nice and down-to-earth person you actually are, but I am slightly worried that many people won’t think so because of your bratty self-stylization in your music video. Don’t you think this provocative role-playing can easily backfire on you and your result in Eurovision?

Patrick Dineen
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Amber- Please sing us one of your favorite songs in Malteese?

Back Denise
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To Laura: How do you compare to Estonian Laura…are you prettier and better singer?

yourtheonlyone
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@Doredos Do you like Moldovan folk music & which song is your fav one? What language is your favourite?

@Laura – people compare your song to OST from James Bond & 50 shades. So What’s your favourite JB movie & do you like 50 shades ones?

@Mikolas Do you smoke?
You had that schoolboy look in Kiev so what’s your age that you feel inside. What country would you like to visit ??

KoalaKat
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@Mikolas: If you were a member of a boyband, which boyband would you wanna be in?
@Laura: Have you met any of the previous Latvia representatives at Eurovision before?

Polyna
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Laura: Why your song is called “Funny Girl”, even though it is unfunny awful piece of dirge that stole the first place in the NF from a more deserving song? And how do you explain that you were obviously favouritised by the LTV in the whole selection process?

Mikolas: Can you be my husbando?

Back Denise
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That is so mean

Kocin
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Laura: Latvia’s and Belgium’s songs this year are compared to James Bond movie themes, and Belgium’s singer is also named Laura! How do you feel about that?
Mikolas: You produced “Lie To Me” yourself. How long have you been into music production?
Markus: Will you participate in Supernova 2019?
Ieva: How do you feel about this year being a Baltic Girls trio?

Patrick Dineen
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Forgot the question marks. Soz

Patrick Dineen
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Amber-Would you consider re entering the Malteese eurovision selection next year to show Europe what a warrior can do.
Mikolas-play two truths one lie.
Laura-Tell us a funny or embarrassing story please.
THANKS.

Dani
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Mikolas: the staging of Lie To Me at the Czeck Blog Awards looked great – is this the same staging for Lisbon? Lots of people do worry about Czeck staging ruining your song.

Jo
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To Markus Riva:
Why?

Nicola
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Amber: What was your favourite moment(s) of 2015? Did you enjoy going to Vienna? Did you have a favourite song(s) of 2015?

Colin
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To Ieva: Last year you participated with a funny song (with Vidas Bareikis) and this year you won with an emotional ballad. Are both of these styles in your comfort zone or did you have to practice more to be completely convincing to pull off one of them, and which one? You nailed both, btw.

Poet
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Laura Rizzotto – What are your staging plans for the big stage?

Erasmus
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Ieva: Which version of the song will you sing, with Lithuanian lyrics or without?
Mikolas: Did your parents(I heard they are English teachers) help you write the song?
Laura: Did you apply this year just because it’s in Portugal, and you’re half Brazil?
Markus: will you apply for Supernova next year as well?

Pablo
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To Mikolas: what does GGY mean?
And more in depth/relates: How would you consider Lie To Me more “you” than other proposals you recieved last year for Kiev?

Leo Sagor
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Mikolas: that school boy look you had at the Ukraine National Final worked really well live + killer dance moves you made. Would you consider going for the same sort of show features or will you surprise us with something completely different in Lisbon?

M_K
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To Mikolas Josef: Are you a virgin?

Milena Apostolovska
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To Mikolas Yosef: What are you think who is the hottest girl this Eurovision?

Gloria
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To Latvia & Laura: Your song is Funny Girl, so do you know any good jokes you can share?
To Czech Republic & Mikolas: Your song is titled lie to me, what is the biggest thing you lied to a woman about?

Gloria
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ALSO: Czech Republic: Did you know that the emoji Camel is another way to say sex.

Petar
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To everyone:Have they heard “Toy” by Netta? And if yes,do you like it?

Chloesha
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Mikolas – Will we see the camel in Lisbon? (or at least a fake one since they dont allow live animals)
Laura – Will you do a portuguese version of Funny Girl?
DoReDos – Will the staging be similar to what you did in the nation final?

Colin
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The one for Mikolas is really good. Will we get to see a projection / prop of a camel?

Adamek
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No. He said that most of people wouldnt understand it without seeing the videoclip before…

Andy
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to Laura – are you talking Portuguese as well ? and what Genre is “Funny Girl”

Mae
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I would like to know wether Mikolas really needs the glasses ir not.

Riga Margot
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Ieva: Will you sing the last verse in Lithuanian at Eurovision like at the national final? Can you maybe even sing the last chorus in Lithuanian?

Jose
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To Mikolas, will you have a dancer in Libon?
To Laura, will you changer your dress?
To DoReDos, how will yous stahing be like?
To Ieva, will your husband be your backing singer?

Çukça
Guest

In Libanon?

West
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Mikolas will have (at least) two male dancers – their names are Kristián and Marek Mensa (they’re brothers). At least that’s what I found here: https://eurovision.tv/story/destination-lisbon-part-three-mikolas-josef-czech-republic-eurovision-2018

#Qs
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Mikolas: When will you release your next single?

Ieva: Are you going to change anything on your performance?

DoReDos: Why you decided to shoot the music video in Greece?

Laura: Will you keep your red dress?

To everyone: What would winning Eurovision mean to you?

Penguin
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Only 4 artists? I feel this won’t last for another 5 years.

Taylor
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And to Markus lol:
Can we expect you to participate in Supernova next year? Do you think you’ve already found the right path of your music career or are you still looking for it?

Max
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DoReDos: Will you keep the mirrors for your Eurovision performance?
Ieva: What do you think of your chances at Eurovision and what are you most looking forward to?
Laura: What genre would you describe “Funny Girl”?

Taylor
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To Laura: Since you’ve been raised outside from Europe, did you know what Eurovision Song Contest was? Were you following it before you decided to participate this year?
To Ieva: You’ve sung with Dima Bilan on The Voice. What do you remember from this experience? Did he give you any tips?
To Mikolas: What is your music inspiration?
To DoReDos: How do you stay so happy and positive all the time? Can you share your secret with us? 🙂

Benny
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FORgot to mention about question for Laura. Will you release a Portuguese and Latvian version of ‘Funny Girl’

Benny
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DoReDos- Will you release your song in Romanian and Russian? Or do you think Philip Kirkov (Sorry I know I spelt the last name incorrectly) will release his own version in Russian like he does with other Eurovision artist?

Colin
Guest

For Laura: You have a really good song! I see it as a contrast because the song is so alluring while talking about not being alluring enough. Was the contrast intentional and did you expect it to work so well as it does?

Colin
Guest

For Doredos: Your chemistry on stage in undeniable! Was it a plan all along to have such a three-way chemistry in the song to tingle the imagination?

Colin
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To Wiwibloggs editors – Can I please post my questions on Best NF songs (25-21), since I really cannot do it here for some reason?

Colin
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I guess I can post SOME of them, but only one by one, and not the one to Ieva… Why?

Colin
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I can’t post my question!!!

Marco A.
Guest

Why did you go to Riga PreParty, being it the smallest one?

CJGE
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Mikolas: You were teased about the fact that you won Eurovision Song CZ. Did you actually expect your song to be sent to Lisbon? If not, why?

DoReDos: What is the message that you like to give out from your song, “My Lucky Day”?

Laura Rizotto: Based on your song, would you actually consider yourself a “Funny Girl”?

Ieva Zasimauskaite: Was there anything or anyone that inspired you to make this song. If so, who/what and why?

Oh god why do I only sound professional when I ask questions like these…XD

dom
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Ieva is not the author of the song

CJGE
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Oops… (thx for telling me didn’t really know XD(

To Ieva (remake): What thought/experience makes you feel more closer to the message of the song?

LiGhts
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To Laura: Does her song have any connection with her real life? Does she feel the same at some points?

CharlieChan
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To Mikolas: If your song hadn’t been chosen to represent Czech Republic at Eurovision, which of the other songs in your selection would have you prefered to do it? 🙂

ImpressiveInstants
Guest

This party has always been overshadowed by London, Israel and Amsterdam. Now, we can add Madrid to this list. Why do you think that is?

ImpressiveInstants
Guest

BTW this wasn’t a question for you to ask. Just a comment lol

Alexander
Guest

We all know the real answer: location.

Adam
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Mikolas: You’re a huge favorite to win, and the majority of people think you will achieve Czech Republic’s best result ever. How does all that make you feel?

Nicolas Cornejo
Guest

Mikolas: Will you bring a camel on stage in Lisbon?

Laura: Do you consider yourself a funny girl in real life?

Ieva: What was the inspiration behind you song? 🙂