“The Looker 2023”: Eurovision Wish List – Chapter 7(Estonia, Latvia, Lithuania)

Welcome to our series of posts – The Looker” where we will share our wish list of artists participating in Eurovision.
This is the 3rd year in a row that we are running the project.
But before we start, let us remark that our recommendations will not necessarily come true (as for example some countries select their artists by reality shows)

This is the 7th post in the series and it will concentrate on 3 countries: Estonia, Latvia, and Lithuania.
You can read the previous chapters here

  1. Chapter 1: Belgium, Luxembourg, The Netherlands
  2. Chapter 2: Cyprus, Greece, Israel
  3. Chapter 3: Finland, Norway, Sweden
  4. Chapter 4: Croatia, Serbia, Slovenia
  5. Chapter 5: Austria, Germany, Switzerland
  6. Chapter 6: France, Portugal, Spain

Previous Wishes: Frankie AnimalNika MarulaTrad.Attack!, Liis Lemsalu, Karl-Erik Taukar

#1. Manna

Manna is an Estonian singer-songwriter.
She released her first single, “Kaleidoskoop”, in 2019.
In 2020, she relesed her debut album “Manna“.
In 2021, she rekeased her second album,”I can do anything If I want to”.
Manna also has a radio show at “IDA RAADIO”.

Let’s listen to 4 of herr songs:

In 2019, she released “Kaleidoskoop”:

In 2021, she collabroated with WATEVA on the song “Disposable Society“:

In 2022, she released the song “Grieve“:

In 2023, she released the song “Brand New” :

Manna is probably one of the most unique artists in the Estonian music industry.
She combines airy vocals, house-techo beats and brave productions.
Her genre is somehow a combination of electronic, indie pop and RnB.
It is a risk that Estonia must take, and will be rewarded for.

#2. NOËP

NOËP (real name: Andres Kõpper) is a 33 year-old Estonian singer, film director and TV presenter.
He began his music career as a part of the band Tenfold Rabbit.
The band competed in “Eesti Laul 2012” and finished in 3rd place.

They also competed in “Eesti Lal 2013” where they were eliminated in the 2nd semi-final.

In 2015, he want on focusing on his solo career.
In 2021, he released his debut solo album “Folktonic”.
Later this year, he released an additional album – “No Man Is An Island“.
In 2023, he rleaed his 3rd album – “Move Your Feet“.
In 2023, he was one of the writers of the song “Tuju”, performed by Meelik.

Let’s listen to 3 of his songs:

In 2020, he released “Young Boy“:

In 2022, he released the song “N.Y.M.P.H.O.maniac” (Eng: Do it) :

In 2022, he released the song “Head Out of Water“:

In 2022, he has collabroted with Germany’s Emily Roberts (who competed in the German selection for Eurovision 2022) on the song “Kids”:

NOËP suggests a unique sound, I would call his music “accessiable” electronic indie-pop (in the most positive way). There is something uplifting and cheering, listening to his music.

Previous Wishes: TautumeitasSudden Lights (wish was granted!)Chris Noah, Būū, Astro’n’out

#1. Grēta

Grēta Grantiņa is a Latvian singer.
In 2021, she won the 4th season of “X Factor Latvia”
In 2023, she participated in the “Masked Singer Latvia” and ended in 5th place.

Let’s listen to 3 of his songs:

In 2022, she released the song “Tikai vienu deju” (Eng: The Last Dance):

In 2022, she released the song “Pāries” (Eng: It Will Pass):

In 2023, she collaborated with xantikvariāts and Wiesulis on the song “Pēdējais piliens” (Eng: The Last Drop):

Grēta Grantiņa is a singer with a fresh new air of radio-friendly pop.
The fact that she chooses to mainly sing in Latvian is adorable.
Eurovision‘s participation might be a catalyst to her career.

#2. Bloody Heels

Bloody Heels is a Lativan metal glam rock band that was formed in Riga in 2011.
The line-up of the band includes 4 members: Vicky White (vocals), Harry Rivers (guitar), Gunars Narbuts (Bass), Gaz (drums).
In 2014, they released their debut EP: “Summer Nights”.
In 2017, thee band released their first album – “Through Mystery”.
In the gall of 209, they signed a contract with one of the leading rock and metal labels, “Frontiers Music srl“. In 2002, the released an additional album: “Ignite the Sky“.
The band toured Europe and performed in countries like Latvia, Estonia, Lithuania, Czechia, Sweden, Finland, Norway, Poland, Germany, Slovakia, Belgium and The Netherlands.

Let’s listen to 3 of their songs:

In 2020, they released the song Ignite the Sky“:

In 2022, they released the song “Rooten Romance“:

In 2022, they released the song “Velvet“:

Bloody Heels has a strong character and sound you can’t ignore.
I believe they can make Latvia stand out in Eurovision

Previous Wishes: GJanJazzuSisters On Wire, Justinas Jarutis, Monikaze

#1. Jessica Shy

Jessica Shy (real name: Džesika Šyvokaitė) ius a 27 year-old Lithuanian singer.
She participated in musical talent shows like “X Factor Lithuania” and “2 minutės šlovės“.
In 2019, she signed a contract with a record label, and went on to release her first single “Rožė”. This song spent 3 months in the top 40 charts.
In 2020, she was nominated for “Breatrhough of the Year” at the Lithuanian Music Awards.
In 2021, she relerased the song “Rugpjūtis” which became a hit and conquered the music charts.
In 2022, she released her first album “Apkabinti prisiminimus” (Eng: embrace the memories).
In 2023, she released her 2nd album “Pasaka” (Eng: Fairy tale).

Let’s listen to 3 of her songs:

In 2022, she ccollaborated with Nombeko Auguste on the song “Tyliai Pakuždėk” (Eng: Kiss me Quietly):

In 2023, she released “Apkabink” (Eng: Hug):

In 2023, she release the song “Dėl Tavęs” (Eng: Becausse of You):

Jessica Shy is one of the established singers in the Lithuanian music industry.
The majority of her songs have been accepted successfully by the audience, with millions of streams and views.
She can make Lithuania proud at Eurovision.

#2. Petunija

Petunija (real name: Agnėtė Magdalena) is a Lithuanian singer-songwriter and actress.
In 2019, she released her debut album “Petunija“.
In 2022, she released the EP “Two in Somnia“.
In 2023, she releaed the live album “Secret Live From Vilnius“.

The singer has participated in the Lithuanian selection 3 times:

In 2016, she performed “Tomorrow” and was eliminated in the 6th show:

In 2020, she performed “Show Ya” and was eliminated in the 2nd semi-final:

In 2023, she performed the song “Love of My Life” and ended 4th in the final:

Let’s listen to additional songs by her:

In 2020, she released the song “Home” :

In 2022, she releaesd the song “High on You” (which is one of my favorite songs in 2022!)

In 2022, she collaborated with Česlovas Gabalis in the song “Young&Beautiful“:

Petunija is a talented singer and a true artist.
She delivers emotions through sincere lyrics and memorable melodies.
She somehow manages to combine alternative music with classical elements.

What do you think about the recommendations we gave?
Who would you like to see representing Estonia, Latvia, and Lithuania in the future?
Get back to us next time, where we will discuss additional countries.

Doron Lahav is 30-year-old, who lives in Israel. Doron has been watching the Eurovision Song Contest since early 2000s. Doron works as a Data Scientist and shows interest in singing and writing.

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