Which Samanta Tina Eurovision entry do you prefer?

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. 

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PP77
PP77
1 month ago

2020

Milla
Milla
1 month ago

I can’t call this music.. I hope it doesn’t qualify.

lasse braun
lasse braun
1 month ago

what is the deeper meaning of this poll?
bashing the 2021 song?

Colin
Colin
1 month ago

Both songs are daring and experimental, but I feel like Still Breathing still had some principal structure around it. Moon Is Rising is kinda all over the place. I still respect Samanta’s immense energy! She’ll definitely slay vocally on stage.

lasse braun
lasse braun
1 month ago

both & the hat! 🙂

Richard
Richard
1 month ago

Tricky choice, love both of these brave and bonkers entries but based on the opening line, which is possibly the finest lyric ever written my choice is The Moon is Rising

Michael
Michael
1 month ago

Got to give to Still Breathing. The wackiness and, let’s be honest, messiness of the instrumental gave Samanta room to belt and scream to her full potential. The Moon is Rising has such a tightly controlled minimalist beat that it restricts her energy and singing.

justafan
justafan
1 month ago

Still Breathing, but this is a really close one for me. I’m rooting for Samanta, go Latvia

Heartbeater
Heartbeater
1 month ago

I love both songs however I have 1 problem with both songs they are both a little messy and in each song I feel like I’m listening to 3 different songs Bo hate to Samanta T?na

Milla
Milla
1 month ago
Reply to  Heartbeater

Maybe you don’t love it then..

Kirby
Kirby
1 month ago

I agree with you. They’re all over the place. Pure bad taste.

KYLLITO
KYLLITO
1 month ago

I loved the bat sh!t craziness of still breathing so much that I made it my top song last year. I still crank the song up whenever it comes on. Love it!!

esc_fl
esc_fl
1 month ago

Both these songs are crazy, and not in a good way! I prefer Still Breathing however

Jamie
Jamie
1 month ago

Moon is Rising is just pure chaos with no instrumental. My vote goes to Still Breathing.

canada_piano
canada_piano
1 month ago

i didnt like still breathing but i like the vibe of the moon is rising. gives me kpop vibes in the post chorus

edit: im expecting so many downvotes for this comment which makes my opinion look invalid and i dont find that fair. wiwibloggs, please remove downvotes

Last edited 1 month ago by canada_piano
Kosey
Kosey
1 month ago
Reply to  canada_piano

Just want to say that your opinion is not invalid just because someone disagrees with you. My biggest advice is to have more confidence in your opinions. Does it matter if people agree with you or not? You can listen to other opinions and then decide if it changes yours or not, but at no point does that invalidate your opinion. They are yours alone and no-one can invalidate them.

canada_piano
canada_piano
1 month ago
Reply to  Kosey

what i meant is that when a comment gets many downvotes it makes them look bad when in reality it is just their opinion

Polegend Godgarina
Polegend Godgarina
1 month ago

both very chaotic songs in samanta tina style, i’m not a fan of post-chorus drops so i prefer “the moon is rising”. very dramatic song, perfect for an entertainment show !

Lujxk
Lujxk
1 month ago

None

Davidinho
Davidinho
1 month ago

Both good. Still breathing way better.

Robert
Robert
1 month ago

The moon is rising for sure. It’s powerful.

To all the dislikes that are gonna come: yall have a right to a wrong opinion and I support you in that.:*

Last edited 1 month ago by Robert
notyourtoy
notyourtoy
1 month ago
Reply to  Robert

Filthy people. That’s why dislikes should not be an option

taco
taco
1 month ago

i love samanta but why does she have to eat the beans before she enters the studio every time? her songs sound like farts noises in the background happened by accident and like they decided to sample it

GrantK
GrantK
1 month ago

Still breathing was far better, they aren’t qualifying this year.

Kosey
Kosey
1 month ago

This one is easy. Still Breathing was in my top 5. The Moon is Rising is nowhere near.

notyourtoy
notyourtoy
1 month ago

BOTH, but I like more the 2021 song

Una
Una
1 month ago

I like the 2021 song – there is one detail that I dislike though: a sort of dark voice/beat in the background. Do not get the reason for it. I have the feeling it ruins a good song.

I did not like the 2020 song for reasons I shall not get into.

Hopefully Latvia will qualify this year – it’s an out-of-the-box song with a very good voice.

Mr Vanilla Bean
Mr Vanilla Bean
1 month ago

Neither. N.E.I.T.H.E.R !!!

James
James
1 month ago

So you basically dislike nearly all the songs from the returning artists, in other words?

Mr Vanilla Bean
Mr Vanilla Bean
1 month ago
Reply to  James

So you basically never have any opinions, in other words?

notyourtoy
notyourtoy
1 month ago

Go listen to SHUM which bleeds your ears then tyn

T.J.
T.J.
1 month ago

Still breathing is better. At least it sounded like a song. But I find both of them pretentious, atrocious and vocally horrendous. Her singing technique is just appalling.

Boreal
Boreal
1 month ago
Reply to  T.J.

But she did it and it and you didn’t.
She’s at Eurovision and you aren’t. That’s the difference.

Last edited 1 month ago by Boreal
Mr Vanilla Bean
Mr Vanilla Bean
1 month ago
Reply to  Boreal

She’ll have lots of fun not qualifying from the easiest semi final ever. I wish I could fail with a terrible song and terrible singing. She really showed us. I, for one, am humbled. 🙂

Boreal
Boreal
1 month ago

You wish

T.J.
T.J.
1 month ago
Reply to  Boreal

How would you know for a start… LOL

Pandaman
Pandaman
1 month ago
Reply to  Boreal

The difference comes, among other factors, from the fact that she tried to go to Eurovision while T.J. didn’t. Scandalous, right?