EUROVISION SONG CONTEST 2018: LATVIA - 'Funny Girl' By Laura Rizzotto

Eurovision 2018 – Latvia

The Latvia song is called ‘Funny Girl and performed by Laura Rizzotto.

ARTIST

Laura Rizzotto is a 23 year old singer, songwriter and pianist born in Brazil, to a Latvian father and a Brazilian mother of Portuguese descent. She wrote her first tune at the age of eleven and has published more than 100 original songs since then.

At the age of fifteen, Laura started performing in the Rio de Janeiro’s music scene. Her first record deal came up one year later, after a record company executive saw her performing live. Her debut studio album, Made in Rio, was released in 2011. Shortly after, Laura received a scholarship to attend Berklee College of Music and moved to Boston, United States.

SONG

The song Funny Girl won the Latvian national selection for the Eurovision Song Contest in Lisbon. The song, which Laura wrote and composed, will be included on Laura’s upcoming EP Amber, to be released in 2018, to celebrate her Latvian heritage.

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LIVE PERFORMANCE

OPINION

This is very edgy and very current. She will no doubt be able to deliver an epic performance on the stage but I don’t think it will be all that memorable.

PREDICTION

This will be a borderline qualifier and if it does make the final it will be forgettable.

LYRICS

Ain’t it funny, ain’t it funny
Oh, it all started as a joke
But now I’m falling, now I’m falling
The punch line is getting old

Cause I’ve been keeping to myself
For way too long, yeah

Ain’t it funny, ain’t it funny
I made you laugh every time we spoke
I locked my heart in hesitation
But somehow, you cracked the code

I tore down my walls
Wrecked the ceiling
Ready to bare it all, but

You’re looking at her, she’s looking at you
I’m falling apart, what can I do
To make you feel that way about me too?

And it’s getting hard, I’m not gonna lie
To keep in the dark all I’m feeling inside
When you walk in smelling like her perfume

What was I thinking?
I’m just the funny girl to you

Can you see me, can you see me
Like a fire rising in the smoke?
Can you hear me, can you hear me
Open up with every note?

Cause I’ve been playing to myself
For way too long

Oh, I tore down my walls
And I wrecked the ceiling
Ready to bare it all
What was I thinking?

You’re looking at her, she’s looking at you
I’m falling apart, what can I do
To make you feel that way about me too?

And it’s getting hard, I’m not gonna lie
To keep in the dark all I’m feeling inside
When you walk in smelling like her perfume

What was I thinking?
I’m just the funny girl to you

So tell me what you’re looking for
I promise you, I got it all
What does it take to make you see?
I am right here

And if you ever need to cry
I’ll be the one who makes you laugh
Yeah, I’ll be your funny girl
Your funny girl

You’re looking at her, she’s looking at you
I’m falling apart, what can I do
To make you feel that way about me too?

And it’s getting hard, I’m not gonna lie
To keep in the dark all I’m feeling inside
When you walk in smelling like her perfume

What was I thinking?
I’m just the funny girl to you

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