#BIRTHDAY: Aminata from Latvia is 28 today

#BIRTHDAY: Aminata from Latvia is 28 today

Does it ever pique your interest when you see someone with a noteworthy name taking part in our favourite TV show? They could be a native of their country, but have an interesting ancestry.

Today’s birthday girl Aminata Savidogo is one such performer. Latvian by birth, she has a father from Burkina Faso. There can’t be many people out there of Latvio-Burkinabé stock out there, so that makes her very special. In 2015, we first saw her with her own song, and did far better than everyone expected. Second in her semi-final and sixth in the Grand Final – her country’s best result for 10 years. With this under her belt, she came back the next year as a writer, and again saw Latvia through to the Grand Final. What a star. And in 2020, she’d co-written her country’s song again. As we know, how her collaboration with Samanta Tīna would have done is anyone’s guess. But could Aminata be Latvia’s Ms Eurovision?

Authors: Riigi Ametnik, John Stanton


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