OK fact fans, Latvia's Samanta Tīna has travelled a long and winding road to Eurovision, but she’s persevered across two countries, a dozen songs, and 10 years:
Latvian National Finals:
2012: For Father 7th place in the Semi-Final.
I Want You Back, a duet with Dāvids Kalandija, 2nd place.
2013: I Need a Hero, 2nd place.
2014: Stay, 3rd place
2016: The Love is Forever, withdrawn after qualifying for the Semifinal.
We Live for Love, 5th place in the semifinal.
2019: Cutting the Wire”, 7th place.
Lithuanian National Finals:
2013: Hey Chiki-Mama, a duet with Vudis, 4th place in its heat.
2017: Tavo oda, a duet with Tadas Rimgalia, 7th place in its heat.
(...and, of course, her 2020 entry Still Breathing)
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