Apr. 8th, 2017

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Latvia
Semi final 1
Artist: Triana Park (Triānas Parks)
Song: Line
odds: $81

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noteikts - Determined
Six national finals means you're pretty bloody determined to go to Eurovision.



It is surprising that Latvia has ever won Eurovision, though the year they won (<a href="https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=T4GOSw7v0N0">2002</a>) was a particularly weak contest. There have been good Latvian songs but they were in much stronger years. This year is reasonable one a far as Eurovision is concerned, but ambient music probably won’t win.

<a href="https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=k5aPtzBhZBc">Triana Park’s performance on Supernova</a> (the Latvian national selection) is best described as 80’s inspired. This performance came after a 4 year hiatus from Latvian selection (previously Eirodziesmā). 2017 was Triana Park’s sixth attempt to make it to Eurovision. With a bio that emphasises their many awards it makes you wonder why getting to Eurovision is important to them.

Triana park was originally created by Agnese Rakovska and her father, Aivars (from the band 'Bastards'). Dad has left the band but still, that is some good parenting. Not practical perhaps. Maybe a house would be better than a band, but still, pretty cool.

There are many reasons why Latvia is lucky to have won one Eurovision. 2001 is certainly one reason why it is just the one

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