Monta came very close to representing Latvia at Eurovision in the past few years, with her group My Radiant You. This year, she is trying on her own!
How would you define yourself in one word?
My cousin said I’m very ethereal. I would say I’m airy.
How would you describe your state of mind when you're on stage?
How would you quickly tell your life story?
I was born in a musical family. Music was all around. My father was a bass player and he gave me my first insights in concert life. I loved to sit behind the music player and listen to the music. I played violin in children music school but I realized that singing is my passion. Then I started studies in jazz and popular music. Every sad emotions I try to change into something nice in music. In one word- MusicIsPower. I love to sit at the piano and compose songs.
How does one make you happy?
I like flowers.
How would you define your taste in music?
Sweet, sour and salted :)
If there was just 1 artist you could listen to for the rest of your life, who would it be?
It would be nature.
How would you describe 1000 roses, your song for the contest?
I think it’s a nice song. I hope listeners will feel the love and harmony I’ve put into there.
How did you make the decision of entering the Supernova this year?
Last year I had a great experience with the band “My Radiant You” with who we got in the final. So I decided to try this year as a soloist.
How would you make us want to come to Latvia?
In Latvia we have such a powerful, green, pure nature. You only have to go to the woods to get healing. And people are inert, thoughtful. But with good hearts. They need time to open and trust others. And the sea! You have to see the sea! Cities are everywhere but Nature with big N is not. You can find it in Latvia.
How do you picture Eurovision in 10 years?
Everything is changing. It’s hard to imagine what surprises the future can bring us.
How are you going to win Eurovision 2018?
With love and harmony.
Monta, thank you very much for this interview ! 1000 Roses is one of the seven songs you will discover this Saturday during Supernova's second semi-final !
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