Markus Riva: “I’ll keep trying until I represent Latvia at Eurovision” | Exclusive interview

Markus Riva, is undoubtedly one of the most famous artists among the Eurovision fans! This year, he is trying to represent Latvia at Eurovision for the 9th year , and he is also the artist with the most appearances in their national final, Supernova. This year he will participate with the song “Forever“.

He spoke exclusively about his big dream to Eurovisionfun and to Apostolos Bogiannos and Stella Gialetzi.

Οn the question about his journey in Supernova so far, he told us:

“Wow, it’s been a long time! I hope that this journey is still ongoing and I want to believe that in the end I will succeed. Eurovision is my dream. This journey is unique and every year is different, I was twice in second place while some other times I didn’t manage to make it to the live shows. This shows us that there is no recipe, of course it takes hard work, but you can never be sure! It means a lot to me to achieve my goal and I will do my best!”

Markus also talked about his entry and how much he loves the 80’s vibe on it:

“The main message of my song is for people to try to stay away from the bad events that affect our lives! First it was the covid-19 pandemic, now we have bad events happening in Ukraine and all over the planet bad events are happening. So my goal was not to make a political song but an optimistic song that will lift people’s mood!”

Αlso, he revealed that his stage presentation is going to be epic, because he wants to leave his own mark on the contest!

About his favourite entries from Eurovision, Markus revealed:

“My favorite entry from Latvia is definitely Aminata’s “Love injected”. She is my friend and we also wrote a song together for supernova, it may not have been the most successful but it has a special place in my heart. More generally in Eurovision, the first entry that comes to my mind is Norway’s entry in 2013, “I feed you my love”. Also, from last year I really liked Sweden’s participation, “Ηold me closer” is definitely one of my favorite songs, but “Slomo” was also an impressive performance! I also really liked the winning song 2022, from Ukraine, as well as Jamala’s who won in 2016.”

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