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Samanta TINA
   Latvia

Popular singer, actress, TV presenter, Laureate of the XXI International Pop Song Performers Contest “VITEBSK-2012”

Member of the International Jury of the XXVIII International Pop Song Performers Contest “Vitebsk”

First Prize winner of the XXI International Pop Song Performers Contest “Vitebsk-2012”

Samanta was born in Tukums (Latvia) and lives in Riga.

She decided to embark on a singing career at the age of twelve, after her great success at the vocal competition in Tukums.

Aged fifteen, Samanta recorded a collaborative album with the Polish rock band “ETANIS” in Italy.

She took first place at the Festival of Children and Youth Pop Groups “The Echo of the Gauja” (2007, Sigulda, Latvia), the International Festival “Baltic Talents” (2008, Riga, Latvia).

Samanta was awarded Grand Prix at the international festivals “Birds Are Free Only in the Sky” (2007, Valka, Latvia), “The Song of My Generation” (2008, Tukums, Latvia), “Tulip Flowers” (2009, Klaipeda, Lithuania), “Canorissimamente” (2011, Pompeii, Italy).

In 2010, she won the National TV project “O! Kartes akademija”, the Latvian version of “Star Factory”.

In 2012, Samanta placed first in the national selections for Eurovision Song Contest and second in the superfinal.

The singer presented her show “Samanta’s Sex songs” in Latvia.

In spring 2013, she presented her debut album “I'm Different Now” with 23 songs in Latvian, Russian and English.

In 2013 and 2014, she reached the superfinal of the national qualifying round for Eurovision Song Contest.

In March 2014, she made her debut in the theater, performing four roles in Oleg Bogaev's comedy “The Rubber Prince”.

Samanta Tina is the finalist of the TV show “The Voice” (2014, 2015, Lithuania), “Duet with a Star” (Lithuania, 2016), “New Wave” (2016, Sochi, Russia).

She performed on tours in Afghanistan and the United States.

The singer has given more than a hundred concerts in her country over the past two years.

She actively collaborates with Raimonds Pauls, and is currently working on a new project of his musical ‘Theme of Gypsy’.

Samanta Tina has participated in the International Festival of Arts “Slavianski Bazaar in Vitebsk” numerous times.

She has thrice worked as a member of the International Jury. In 2013, Samanta was invited to join the jury of the XI International Children Music Contest “Vitebsk”, in 2014 she was on the jury judging the XXIII International Pop Song Performers Contest “Vitebsk”, and in 2016 she evaluated the performances of the XIV International Children Music Competition “Vitebsk”.