Aisha came out victorious with the song What for? as Latvia decided their representative for the Eurovision Song Contest in Oslo. The song, marks the country's eleventh entry in the contest and was composed by Jānis Lūsēns and Guntars Račs.
The decision was made by jury and televoters, with 50% influence for each part. The concept reflects the one used this year for the first time at the Eurovision Song Contest. During the show, the viewers and the jury together selected three songs progressing to a super-final, where the winner eventually emerged.
Who is she?
Growing up along with the music of Guns N’Roses and Metallica, Aisha received the 2nd place award in the competition of Young Latvian vocalists when being only five years old. Furthermore, at the age of 11, she took part in the flautists’ competition, and only one year later she made her debut as a brass band conductor! Moreover, when Aisha was 14 years old, she received an offer to sing in a rock-band; however, she ruined her chances of becoming a rock’n’roll star after playing hooky in the first rehearsal.
To the Latvian public Aisha became known after winning the TV reality show Fabrika Musical Theatre. Though the invitation she received from the band Opus Pro to join their tour was of much greater significance. Later in 2006, in cooperation with Opus Pro her first debut album was recorded. By now, it seems that Aisha has been present practically everywhere, which is why the press calls her – the bomb.
She has hosted TV broadcasts, participated in TV shows and bewitched the whole Latvia as one of the favourites in the popular TV -show Dancing With the Stars 2. She has also shot in movies, played in theatres, given concerts for soldiers in Afghanistan, been within an ace of winning Eurovision Song Contest national final and released two highly demanded albums.
She'll perform sixth in the first Semi-Final on the 25th of May in Oslo, Norway.