For years we’ve known she has one of the biggest voices in the Baltics. And during the grand final of Latvia’s Supernova, Eurovision 2020 singer Samanta Tina made it clear she’s also got some of the best moves. It’s not lost on the “Still Breathing” singer. She’s told LTV that she was so pleased with her staging and performance in Riga that she’ll be keeping it the same when she heads to Rotterdam.

“The performance is fully-fledged, very powerful, not standard for Eurovision, and people in Europe are already excited about it in terms of reactions and comments,” she said. “Is there something more to change? For the most part, I think we won’t change anything because the staging is ready.”

Spoken like a true diva!

Samanta’s performance celebrates the modern woman who manages to balance work, family and more. She played with that idea with three on-stage backing singers who melded the idea of work and pleasure. They wore black braziers and blue visors that covered their faces, and held spray bottles filled with pink cleaning fluid. Apparently these women can look sexy while cleaning the house and raising a family.

For her part, Samanta wore a lot of fringe and stood stage left throwing shapes. During the drop in the chorus she really let loose, dancing frantically as the strobes worked overtime. It was a lot to take in but added a delightfully zany transition from chorus to verse.

Some of our YouTube viewers have pointed out the very stark costume change that Samanta had from music video to live performance. While both costumes featured ample fringe, she swapped out her white garment for another in striking red. Some of you felt like the white better reflected the light, while others said red conveyed the passion and fire behind the song.

Either way, this performance remains properly lit. From the fast-moving camera cuts which leave you dizzy and dazed to the choreographed leans of the backing vocalists, there’s a strange charm to this rather industrial track.

Are you happy that her staging will remain the same? Did you prefer the white costume or the red? Sound off below!

 

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Timi
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Timi

I prefer the white suit, but Samanta is awesome, she will choose the best.

Héctor
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Héctor

Well, it is her performance so she is the one to decide. It’s good to be confident. Anyway, I think that after 6 years trying to step on the Eurovision stage she should reconsider tweaking the staging and stepping it up. It doesn’t need a whole reestructuration but with this staging the song is missing part of its potential. She just dance frenetically like she is being possessed. Some key movements like Maruv did or some choreography with the backvocalists could make it better. And rework the visuals and camera angles. The backvocalists and Samanta Tina really sound well together… Read more »

Bryn
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Bryn

Latvia will finally qualify again

Franky
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Franky

The song is a total mess.

Timi
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Timi

And that’s a good thing. XD

Safiya
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Safiya

I’m not sure about this song. I kind of like the message but the lyrics are a bit too simple for me and I expected something more. It’s quite catchy and definitely interesting to watch but it’s not my favorite. But it may grow on me later.

MaxHightower
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MaxHightower

I personally dont like the song at all, but she is very proud and confident on her entry, and I respect that.
Good luck!

Kosey
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Kosey

No need to change it Samanta, you are already my top!

Roy Moreno
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Roy Moreno

This song is stuck in my head for days now!
Just a bit polishing to the staging and camera shots and some work on her pronunciation and she’s ready

Mia
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Mia

On Friday we wear pink sweater, so alternative, so fetch!

Teddie
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Teddie

This song is bonkers in a good way! You just don’t expect such fat drop on your first listen!

Fan From Texas
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Fan From Texas

Guilty pleasure.

lasse braun
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lasse braun

we need the big hat and the hot bodysuits(samantha too) like in the official video on stage in rotterdam – that is very stylish and fits the song perfect!

esc1234
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esc1234

Yes, she needs to learn how to pronounce the words. Juries would never vote an act that fakes english.

Sal
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Sal

I didn’t know that all jurors in all countries had to have a background in the English language

Apple
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Apple

I don’t think they need to “change” the staging, but they should certainly think about how to adapt it to the ESC stage. We have 3 months now. Not even taking the time to consider possible improvements in all that time would be very wasteful

Fast Food Music Lover
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Fast Food Music Lover

The first seizure-inducing act of 2020.

Loin dici
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Think she needs to rearrange them, maybe add the fourth singer so she can be in the middle? Or maybe add some kind kf podium or something? Anyways goodluck to Samantu Tinu!!!

Dawid
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Dawid

So we’re staying with Tamara Todevska on LSD? .-.

Purple Mask
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Purple Mask

ROFL

Philip
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Philip

best comment!

Serafina
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Serafina

Well, I think the staging should be even more chaotic with the camera shots, lighting and everything. The song is madness, might as well embrace it. Also, please, just pick one look, either bathing suits with plastic accessories or fringe jumpsuits for everybody. She looks so disconnected from her backing vocalists, it’s like they’re in two different worlds, mainly because of how different their styling is.

Apple
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Apple

I like the difference in styling between them, but the colors should be cohesive at least. The blue visors is too weird. Give them red ones

Jay
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Jay

Just add 2 more backing vocalists to make it sound a bit better. And keep the dance moves from the auditions. And you have the perfect staging 🙂

BleuKnaveXD236
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BleuKnaveXD236

I like her dancing in the auditions better as her white outfit as well, but I still enjoyed her performance during the final. So all in all I’m looking forward to see what Latvia does in Rotterdam.

Sori
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Sori

I would change the backing singers. They need to sound better!

James
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James

Those were some crazy moves during the beat drop. I kinda like it but voting viewers may not. Curious to see though how that staging would work on the larger Rotterdam stage.

sam
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sam

she is FLAWLESS! latvia will 100% qualify