Our series of poll battles continues. Following the cancellation of last year’s contest, the majority of the class of 2020 are back to finally get their chance on the Eurovision stage. But, as is standard Eurovision regulation, they’ve all got new songs. And the comparisons are coming in fast.
So now, we want to hear from our readers. Do you prefer the returning artists’ 2020 or 2021 songs?
Next up, we’re saying sveiki to Latvia. Last year, Samanta Tīna was set to represent her country in Rotterdam with “Still Breathing”. Now, the queen of the night is heading back to Eurovision with “The Moon Is Rising”. Two years, two songs. But which track do you prefer? Vote now in our poll battle!
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“Still Breathing” (Latvia 2020)
Samanta Tīna previously attempted to represent Latvia at Eurovision five times prior to her Supernova 2020 victory. Her song “Still Breathing” brought together an eclectic mix of genres from dubstep to Europop. The Wiwi Jury — our in-house panel of music unprofessionals — scored Samanta an average of 6.93/10.
“A woman’s work is never done. Samanta Tīna’s ode to the complicated life of a modern woman is tense and dramatic, both a joyful celebration of life as well as a defiant anthem”, said wiwiblogger Robyn. “Written with Aminata Savadogo, the music gives a strong electronic background to support Samanta’s equally strong vocals. And if a rap break seems out of place for a Eurovision diva, never forget that the winner of Eurovision 2003 also had a rap break.”
“The Moon Is Rising” (Latvia 2021)
Life is music, she is a composer. Samanta returns to Eurovision this year with the new song “The Moon Is Rising”.
In true Samanta style, it again melds together multiple genres, and echoes the feminist themes of her previous entry.
Poll battle — Latvia: Which Samanta Tina song is your favourite?
In this poll, you can only choose one song as your favourite. And as always, you can only vote one — so choose wisely and make it count. Let the battle commence!
Which of Samanta Tina’s songs did you vote for? How does “The Moon Is Rising” compare to “Still Breathing”? Let us know what you think in the comments below.