On Saturday evening, the most valuable song of the Latvian Radio 2 poll “Muzikālā Banka 2021” was announced at the Daugavpils Olympic Centre in Latvia.
The event started with an amazing performance of the legendary Latvian ballad “Rozā Lietus" in memory of the lead singer of the Latvian rock band “Opus Pro” - Alex, who passed away recently.
Dināra Rudāne performed the song together with the chamber orchestra “Daugavpils Sinfonietta”, orchestra “Daugava” and a vocal band. The performance moved a lot of people, especially at the end of the song when the best Latvian musicians joined the stage and Alex’s daughter Aija Andrejeva sang the final lines of the song with tears in her eyes. The touching opening of the ceremony brought the entire audience to their feet in a standing ovation.
The evening continued with gorgeous performances of the finalists and guest performers, accompanied by the cheerful energy of the event's host, a member of the band “Citi Zēni” Jānis Pētersons. Latvian Radio 2 on-air personality Līna Rudzone and director Kaspars Mauriņš took care of good vibes and lovely times backstage, talking to musicians and giving comments on this year’s finalists.
The most valuable song of the year was decided together by the audience and the jury.
The winner song which took home the award - 1. “TUR, KUR DIEVA KAMANAS SLĪD” – Prāta Vētra feat. Tautumeitas
The honorable second place went to 2. “LIMUZĪNS UZ KRĪTA” - Citi Zēni
3. “TAS RAKSTĪTS DEBESĪS (PIENA CEĻŠ)” by Dons finished third.
The remaining songs were ranked as follows:
4. TU MAN ESI – Ivo Fomins
5. ŠAMANIS – Aija Andrejeva & ZeBrene
6. VAI – Intars Busulis, Abonementa orķestris, GG choir
7. PIEDOŠANA – Prāta Vētra, Dons, Intars Busulis
8. TĀLĀK JĀIET – Dārta Stepanova, pied. DAGAMBA
9. ACIS SĀĻAS – Aminata
10. PARAKSTS – Instrumenti
11. PLĀKSTERIS – Singapūras Satīns , pied. Samanta Tīna
12. ES TĀ JŪTOS – KATŌ & ZeBrene
13. LIDMAŠĪNAS REŽĪMĀ – Astro’n’out
14. PROM – MARTA & Patrisha
15. SĀKAM NO JAUNA – Marta Ritova & Ozols
Photos in gallery: Andrejs Strokins