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Interview: Latvia's Eurovision star Laura Rizzotto

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Brazil-born Laura Rizzotto, who'll represent Latvia at the Eurovision Song Contest finals, is learning Latvian steadily, she said in an interview to LTV February 26.

Laura told LTV about her roots and how she came to participate in Supernova, the national Eurovision contest. 

"My grandmother is from Liepāja [western Latvia]. My dad's side of the family is Latvian. My mom is Brazilian, with also a Portuguese family.

"We were planning to come here for Dziesmu Svētki [Song and Dance Festival] for a few years. We wanted to come this summer. While I was doing research for Dziesmu Svētki, I ended up bumping into a story about Supernova. 

"I thought, I'm a singer-songwriter. I should apply. And now I'm here," she said.  

Laura is also learning Latvian steadily. "I've been learning Latvian for a few months. It's a lot, with the grammar and everything, but I love it," she told LTV.

She added, in Latvian, that she likes the language very much and that she studies every day. 

"I really want to become fluent as soon as I can," she said. 

In the interview, she also shared an interesting tidbit, namely that at one time she was coaching no-one other than Jennifer Lopez in Portuguese. Watch the full interview in Latvian and English above.

As reported, Rizzotto won the national 'Supernova' contest ahead of guitar band Sudden Lights after the public and jury votes were counted, with her brooding song "Funny Girl".

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