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Katrīna Dimanta

Artist Profile

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Katrīna Dimanta

Katrina Dimanta was born into a family of seven and grew up playing Latvian folk music. She has performed Latvian folk music around Europe and further afield in places like Australia, Canada, America and Brazil.

In 2014, Katrina represented Latvia at the Eurovision Song Contest in Copenhagen as part of Aarzemnieki with the song “Cake to Bake”. She later left the band to start a solo career. This year, she took part in Supernova, the Latvian Eurovision selection and finished second with “Heart Beats”.

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Eurojury

Eurojury is the flagship broadcast of Showcase, celebrating the music of the Eurovision Song Contest with juries of up to 180 entertainment industry professionals. Rob Lilley has hosted the televised event since the fourth edition in 2016, succeeding Josh Dubovie and Linda Martin during the show's time as a radio broadcast. Eurojury is known for producing an accurate simulation of the results likely to be seen at the Eurovision Song Contest in May and is often used by bookmakers and broadcasters as a guide and prediction of the grand final result.

Latvia at the Eurovision Song Contest

Latvia debuted in the Eurovision Song Contest in 2000, being the last of the Baltic nations to join the contest. On their debut, Brainstorm finished in 3rd place with the song “My Star”. Latvia won the contest for the first and only time in 2002, with Marie N’s “I Wanna”. Latvia only participated in 2002 thanks to the withdrawal of Portugal from the contest, as Latvia’s poor result in 2001 had relegated them from the 2002 contest. Latvia struggled in to the contest after 2002, failing to qualify for the final for six years between 2009 and 2014. In 2015 and 2016 Latvia has finished 6th and 15th in the final respectively.

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