They all share the Baltic Sea and a deep love of Eurovision. But at this year’s song contest they will, of course, be judged separately. And this year the nations of Latvia, Estonia and Lithuania are each serving their unique take on girl power. But who of these three Baltic queens impresses you the most?
At first sight it seems like the Baltic nations all have the same formula for Eurovision 2018: a beautiful female with a gorgeous voice! But if you look (and listen) more closely the three ladies bring us very individual styles and attitudes.
Elina from Estonia serves angelic opera voice realness. Ieva from Lithuania hopes to touch our hearts by singing about the love of her life in a very authentic way. And Latvia’s Laura Rizzotto seeks to fill the Altice Arena with pure Latvian-Brazilian sensuality.
With that in mind, it’s time to decide on 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.
Estonia: Elina Nechayeva with “La Forza”
Ever since Estonia’s broadcaster revealed the national selection songs in December, Elina has had Eurovision fans under her spell with this dreamy operatic ballad. Estonians liked it as much as international fans did and the song won Eesti Laul 2018 in a landslide.
What do you think about ‘La Forza’? Is it too special to be enjoyed in a pop song contest or do you find it as magical as the bookies do?
Lithuania: Ieva Zasimauskaite with “When We’re Old”
Both the judges and the viewers in Lithuania favoured Ieva in almost every show of their long-running selection Eurovizijos atranka 2018. She made it through to the final where she was joined on stage by her real-life husband, singing the last phrases of her song to him in Lithuanian. After this intense moment, Ieva won the ticket to Lisbon. Awwww.
Can she also snatch your vote with “When We’re Old”?
Latvia: Laura Rizzotto with “Funny Girl”
After coming last in the semi final last year, Latvia will try to win over Europe with the Brazilian-born Laura Rizzotto. Her song, which could easily sit on a 50 Shades of Grey soundtrack, comes across as very sensual and modern without being typically mainstream.
Do you think Laura is a real competitor in Lisbon or is she nothing but a Funny Girl to you? Let us know below.