Sat. Jun 22nd, 2024
Dons Eurovision Latvia 2024Dons | Photo: Lauris Vīksne / LTV

Dons won the Latvian selection Supernova 2024 with the song “Hollow” and will represent country at Eurovision 2024

Despite facing non-qualification for six consecutive years, Latvia’s broadcaster (LTV) remains committed to the Eurovision journey. The stage was set tonight in Riga for the Supernova 2024 Final, where 10 hopefuls vied for the chance to represent Latvia at the Eurovision Song Contest 2024 in Malmö.

The selection process involved a combination of jury and public voting, with Dons emerging victorious with the song “Hollow.” Dons not only secured the favor of the voting system but also emerged as the clear favorite in Supernova 2024, according to both bookmakers and the audience who participated in the Supernova Poll.

“Hollow” was written by Artūrs Šingirejs, Kate Northrop and Liam Geddes.

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Artūrs Šingirejs (10 April 1984) with the stage name Dons is a singer-songwriter from Saldus, Latvia.

Dons is one of the most popular singers in Latvia, having received the Top Radio Hit award for most played song seven times at the Latvian Music Recording Awards. He has released nine albums to date.

Dons started his musical journey by studying piano at the Saldus Music School, paving the way for a devoted commitment to music. His breakthrough came in 2003 when he clinched victory in Talantu Fabrikā, gaining widespread recognition.

The following year, Dons and Lily (Linda Kalniņa, a fellow Talantu Fabrikā contestant and later his wife) collaborated on the studio album “Viens Otram,” featuring the hit “Just for You.”

Venturing beyond Latvia, Dons and Lily lived in both London and Los Angeles. In 2006, Dons released his debut solo album, “Lights On,” followed by his first Latvian language album, “Lelle,” in 2008. Subsequently, he predominantly focused on singing in Latvian.

Persistence paid off in 2024 as Dons secured his spot at Eurovision after two previous attempts. In 2010, he finished as the runner-up in Eirodziesma with “My Religion is Freedom.” Similarly, in 2014’s Dziesma, he took second place with “Pēdējā vēstule.”

Adding to his Eurovision journey, Dons served as a judge at Supernova, participating in the inaugural edition in 2015 and returning in 2017. This year, the third time proved to be the charm as Dons triumphed, claiming his spot at the top of the podium.

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