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
Timi
5 months ago

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

Héctor
Héctor
5 months ago

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
Bryn
5 months ago

Latvia will finally qualify again

Franky
Franky
5 months ago

The song is a total mess.

Timi
Timi
5 months ago
Reply to  Franky

And that’s a good thing. XD

Safiya
Safiya
5 months ago

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
MaxHightower
5 months ago

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
Kosey
5 months ago

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

Roy Moreno
Roy Moreno
5 months ago

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
Mia
5 months ago

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

Teddie
Teddie
5 months ago

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

Fan From Texas
Fan From Texas
5 months ago

Guilty pleasure.

lasse braun
lasse braun
5 months ago

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
esc1234
5 months ago

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

Sal
Sal
5 months ago
Reply to  esc1234

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

Apple
Apple
5 months ago

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
Fast Food Music Lover
5 months ago

The first seizure-inducing act of 2020.

Loin dici
5 months ago

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
Dawid
5 months ago

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

Purple Mask
Purple Mask
5 months ago
Reply to  Dawid

ROFL

Philip
Philip
5 months ago
Reply to  Dawid

best comment!

Serafina
Serafina
5 months ago

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
Apple
5 months ago
Reply to  Serafina

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
Jay
5 months ago

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
BleuKnaveXD236
5 months ago

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
Sori
5 months ago

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

James
James
5 months ago

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
sam
5 months ago

she is FLAWLESS! latvia will 100% qualify