noname24_00000Eurovision 2016 is almost upon us and as the countries begin to reveal their entries let’s start giving them the once-over. 

As I will be attending the grand final this year it’s even more super exciting for me!

The Latvia song is called “Heartbeat” and is performed by Justs.

ARTIST

Justs launched his solo career by participating in Latvia’s national Eurovision selection. He names Ray Charles, Michael Jackson, The Neighbourhood and Glass Animals among his musical influences.

Justs’ diverse musical activities include providing lead vocals for Latvian hip-hop artists Gacho on the record as well as live on tour and being part of funk-rock band TaxFree and Bunch of Gentlemen. Justs began his musical journey as a street musician in Riga.

Justs studies at Riga Teacher Training and Educational Management Academy to become a vocal coach for popular and jazz music and his long-term goal is opening an alternative music school. Additionally he has teamed up with his friends and is in process of creating an APP that he himself describes as Tinder for musicians.

SONG

The song was written by previous Latvian Eurovision entrant Aminata Savadogo

OFFICIAL VIDEO

OPINION

I always wondered what happened to that dude from Hollyoaks and it turns out he’s singing a 90s dance song for Latvia. You can also hear the influence of last year’s Latvian song.

PREDICTION

I’m actually very unsure about this as to if it’s good enough to qualify or not so I’ll give him the benefit of the doubt and say it will but it will end up not troubling even the top of the right hand side of the leader board

LYRICS

“I know you told so many times,
So many words in different rhymes
But I…don’t feel…the same

I wasn’t innocent, I know
And things I did for sure were wrong
The time…has passed…so long

Feeling your heartbeat
That’s what I want
That’s what I need
Feeling again, that you’re breathing with me

I’m getting wild when I’m alone
I learned by heart you’re not my own
But I… never asked you to belong

You’re my desire and my pain
But all the battles are in vain
You mean more than anything to me

Feeling your heartbeat
That’s what I want
That’s what I need
Feeling again, that you’re breathing with me

Feeling your heartbeat
That’s what I want
That’s what I need
Feeling again, that you’re breathing with me

You’re the one I need
You’re the the air that I breath
Don’t throw my heart away
I want you stay

Feeling your heartbeat
That’s what I want
Well, that’s what I need
Feeling again, that you’re breathing with me

Feeling your heartbeat
That’s what I want
Well, that’s what I need
Feeling again, that you’re breathing with me”

Good luck Justs!

What do you think? Let me know in the comments below or tweet me @popandtalk and keep me from going Eurovision mad!

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Written by Steve

I’m Steve and live in a village called Alford (home of Emeli Sande & birthplace of the Aberdeen Angus cow) in Aberdeenshire, Scotland. I currently work in the IT industry (yawn) I just want to share my ideas, findings and general reflections with whoever wants to listen.