Markus Riva dynamite supernova

For the fourth consecutive year, Latvian superstar Markus Riva is taking part in Latvia’s national selection for Eurovision. Even if he hasn’t made it to Eurovision yet, his previous entries “Lights On”, “Take Me Down” and “I Can” have made a mark on the fandom.

And he’s doing it again in 2017. Just days after its release, his Supernova 2017 track “Dynamite” has topped the iTunes charts in Latvia, sliding past Ariana Grande’s “Side to Side” and Charlie Puth’s “Marvin Gaye”, among other global hits.

In the song, which includes a mysterious opening and an anthemic chorus filled with drums, Markus sings about a dangerous and bewitching romance. He knows that he should stay away from this person, but he just can’t hold himself back. His heart is dynamite and it’s ready to explode…

Markus, a veteran of Latvia’s Eurovision selection, took part in Latvian Dziesma back in 2014, making it to the final with his song “Lights On”. He came 10th with both the jury and the public, missing out on a spot in the superfinal.

A year later Markus returned with more solid vocals and a much stronger song in “Take Me Down”, finishing as runner-up to the unusually strong Aminata. Last year he competed again — this time with the song “I Can” — but didn’t reach the final.

Hopefully this fourth effort will bring him more luck and Markus will finally get the chance to represent his country at the Eurovision Song Contest next may in Kiev.

“Dynamite” lyrics — Markus Riva

You are setting fires in my name
You invite a moth into the flames
There’s a steep price to pay
But I know that I’ll stay

Your kind of sorcery is dangerous to me
It’s gonna blow us skyscraper high
Your sensuality is stirring something deep
Unless it’s all a trick of the night

My heart is made of dynamite…

I should tell myself until I learn
Oh, try and get away before you burn
There’s a steep price to pay
But I know that I’ll stay

Your kind of sorcery is dangerous to me
It’s gonna blow us skyscraper high
Your sensuality is stirring something deep
Unless it’s all a trick of the night

My heart is made of dynamite…
My heart is made of dynamite…

And when you come around
The sound is deafening
It doesn’t beat so much
As it pounds for you

The risk I’m gonna die to take
Dynamite…
My heart is made of dynamite…
My heart is made of dynamite

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Nelly
Nelly
3 years ago

Wow! I really like this song!))

Ervin S
Ervin S
3 years ago

Markus has an amazing voice!Yea!Good luck to Eurovision 2017!

Elen
Elen
3 years ago

Realy beautiful,Markus!Winner!

Dace
Dace
3 years ago

Very good song!Amazing!Good luck,Supernova!!!

Dace
Dace
3 years ago

Very good song!Amazing!!!????????Good luck,Supernova!!!?????

Leluka
Leluka
3 years ago

It is seen that tried to Markus on the song and it chic to participate in any competition!

Gustavs
Gustavs
3 years ago

Dziesma nevar atst?t vienaldz?gu!

Gustavs
Gustavs
3 years ago

Dziesma nevar atst?t vienaldz?gu!

Latvian
Latvian
3 years ago

As other people already said, it doesn’t take much to top those charts, as not many people use it. Also, mainy Russians are buying it, which is his fanbase.
In other words, this means nothing.

Egorchik
Egorchik
3 years ago

hey, Belarus with you! Good luck, my friend and never give up!

Tom
Tom
3 years ago

i am waiting live perfomance with Dynamite!

Ethan Hethcote
Ethan Hethcote
3 years ago

Germany with you :))

Sergey K
Sergey K
3 years ago

wow! wonderful song

Inna
Inna
3 years ago

he is the best participant, i wiil vote for him

SANDY
SANDY
3 years ago

I really like this! Good!Hopefully he’ll win this year ?

Mark
Mark
3 years ago

Why can’t Latvia do better?

Chris (frostyw)
Chris (frostyw)
3 years ago

Markus has an amazing voice, and the music isn’t bad, but the lyrics seem weak to me… “blow us skyscraper high”? O.o

Poet
Poet
3 years ago

Markus has achieved a lot as he has a strong fan media on social media.

I strongly doubt he will win this year’s Latvian final. Firstly, the song would not get out of semi’s and there are stronger songs this year in the Latvian competition, e.g. Crime Sea, Triana Park, The Vincent, Linda Leen etc.

Good luck to him though.

Rob
Rob
3 years ago

The song is quite ok! But I like “Take Me Down” for example a lot more…

Andzej
Andzej
3 years ago

Yeah, that’s amazing ????I think that will be a good result for the 2017 Eurovision!!!

HelenBalakshina
HelenBalakshina
3 years ago

You invite a moth into the flames!
We are waiting for Markus to the Eurovision Song Contest 2017!

Andzus
Andzus
3 years ago

great song.
im sure that this song will succeed in eurovision song contest 2017!?

Lelu
Lelu
3 years ago

Markus is a very talented man! I think that the song “Dynamite” deserves a good rating! Good luck!

Agate
Agate
3 years ago

Great. It could do very well in Kyiv if it wins Supernova.

Lelu
Lelu
3 years ago

Markus is so talanted! I think “Dynamite” song very beautiful and interesting!

Liene
Liene
3 years ago

“Latvian” you do not know Markus, he is a Latvian man,
a very sincere and honest, talented artist and song Dynamite is amazing,my favorite Supernova

Kate
Kate
3 years ago

I liked it very much!

Linda
Linda
3 years ago

What a beautiful song!
Markus Riva is very talented!

Latvian
Latvian
3 years ago

he sucks and he ain’t even popular in Latvia. It’s the Russians who like him.

thatistrue
thatistrue
3 years ago

He is unpopular in Latvia though.

Sanda
Sanda
3 years ago

Dynamite!This song is so AMAZING! My winner!!!!!!!!!!? Good luck <3!?

TakeMeDown
TakeMeDown
3 years ago

This is his worst entry by far. It’s not that memorable, it’s tad boring.
It doesn’t make me feel anything. Sorry.

Marina Z
Marina Z
3 years ago

I really like the song Dynamite !!! It’s amazing! I look forward to see “Supernova”the competition and believe in the victory of Markus!

Agnese
Agnese
3 years ago

He’s the best!!

an esc fan
an esc fan
3 years ago

Who cares about charts, I agree with Hovi Star who said in Riga (2016) that everything is on youtube now and this is all, he does not care what else is released.

dutchie
dutchie
3 years ago

With all due respect, in countries like Latvia the Itunes charts mean f.ckall. Ariana Grande and Charlie Puth aren’t even in the top-100 anymore, one day later. With literally one or two copies sold you can already top the charts.

YAAAS
YAAAS
3 years ago

Sounds like something Danny would perform in melfest… 2011

T
T
3 years ago

Wiwibloggs, I think you would like to look at this: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=yRPkPXXZm6Y

Polegend Godgarina
Polegend Godgarina
3 years ago

Snatch those 2 copies sold, king!