May 14 / First Rehearsal Latvia: ethnic but still totally modern
Fotis Konstantopoulos (Greece)
With a spectacular red dress and amazing red and silver lights all over the stage Aminata gives a stunning performance where you can already hear her perfect vocals. She has backing singers which might not sound well co-ordinated in the video from the arena but the sound of TV is totally different than the sound of the venue.
“The good thing about it is that I don’t have to wear high heels – I can just wear my sneakers”, she told us, smiling. (source: eurovision.tv)
Aminata was born in Riga in 1993 to a Latvian mother of Latvian and Russian descent, and a father from Burkina Faso. She considers herself foremostly Latvian.
She grew up in Latvia – a country, where everybody sings – but her strong and unique voice, which is a blend of three different singing traditions – African, Russian and European – has attracted attention in many singing competitions and music projects she has successfully participated so far. (source: eurovision.tv)