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EUROVISION SONG CONTEST 2019: LATVIA – ‘That Night’ by Carousel

Eurovision 2019 – Latvia

by Christopher Smith

The Latvian song is called “That Night and is performed by Carousel.

ARTIST:

Carousel are a Latvian band that will represent their country in the 2019 Eurovision Song Contest in Tel Aviv. The band was originally a duo consisting of founding members Sabīne Žuga and Mārcis Vasiļevskis. Staņislavs Judins (double bass) and Mareks Logins (drums) joined Carousel in 2019.

They were selected to represent Latvia in the 2019 contest after winning the country’s national selection, Supernova. They will perform their entry, “That Night”, in the first half of the second semi-final in Tel Aviv.

“That Night” is written by Aleksandrs Volks, Mārcis Vasiļevskis and Sabīne Žuga.

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OPINION:

Disappointingly the Latvian entry is performed in English. It’s a cute folk song that will have you singing the chorus with them before you know it!

PREDICTION:

I hope this will qualify but it won’t gain too many points at the end of the night, so I expect this to come somewhere towards the bottom of the points table.

LYRICS:

“It was a lonely night
No stars were shining, there was no light
One troubled thought broke through
And colored my world so blue

Lo-o-o-o-ove, where are you?
Lo-o-o-o-ove, I need you
Lo-o-o-o-ove, all night through
Where are you, my love? Oh

I travelled through the time
It felt for me like doing a crime
My mind did crazy things
Imagination opened their wings

A river dark as coal
It took me far away from the shore
Please come to me ’till sunrise
And take me back to my paradise

Lo-o-o-o-ove, where are you?
Lo-o-o-o-ove, I need you
Lo-o-o-o-ove, all night through
Where are you, my love? Oh
Lo-o-o-o-ove, where are you?
Lo-o-o-o-ove, I need you
Lo-o-o-o-ove, all night through
Lo-o-o-o-ove, oh”

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Written by Christopher Smith

So perhaps you’ve read an article or two that I’ve written and wondered “just who is this character?”! Well I thought maybe it would be time to introduce myself and what I’m all about. Well it’s all about the music! Having been born in the late 1970’s I was heavily influenced by my parent’s love of ‘popular’ music and rock and roll of the 1950’s and 60’s. My Mother always said she should of married Elvis and my father was, and is still, in love with Sandie Shaw! But while my Dad’s tastes stopped in about 1967, my Mum carried on loving music throughout the 70’s, 80’s and beyond. My first memory was playing on the floor whilst my Mother was ironing one day with the radio on, and hearing ABBA’s “Super Trouper” dancing my nappy off to it! Maybe that’s where it all went wrong…?! Having been subjected to all and sundry in my infant years, I finally found my feet in the mid-1980’s and began ‘partying’ to the likes of Culture Club, Stevie Wonder(!), Elkie Brooks and Bananarama to name but a few! The year 1987 would have a profound effect on my listening tastes and from thereon in my life would be dominated with buying and listening to music. Any number of outstanding songs were released and listened to that year, most notably “Nothing’s Gonna Stop Us Now”, “I Wanna Dance With Somebody” and “La Isla Bonita”. That Summer my mind was completely taken over with music and sounds I’d never heard before and I was totally taken in by it all. My father would say “whaaar rubbish you got on naaaaao?” (I’m from Norfolk!) but I was hooked. And it continued so for the rest of the decade and the next. At the beginning of 1988 I ‘met’ my true love and the singer I’ve worshipped more than any other artist or group. You may know of her. She’s from Australia…! Aside from pop music, my tastes are many and varied and continues to grow and expand as I ‘mature’ in age. I’ve always been heavily interested in films and in particular the mechanics of film making and of course film music, so scores and subsequently orchestral music takes up a lot of my tastes and collection. 90’s dance and club tunes also takes up much of the space in my head and I’m surprised my brain has stopped shaking from the years of abuse it took being dragged to nightclubs, often three times a week in my 20’s! I find with each year that passes I regress back to my youth and of course the 1980’s. 80’s music dominates and the lust to see as many 80’s acts and singers play live now is insatiable. I’m still getting into the groove as much as every breath I take, but I’m never gonna give up listening to my heart and pumping up the volume, simply because I LOVE MUSIC…any kind of music!
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