Triana Park

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Triana Park
Triana Park, Kiev 2017. Photo 106.jpg
Triana Park with a fan at a meet and greet for Eurovision 2017 in Kiev, Ukraine.
Background information
OriginRiga, Latvia
Genres
Years active2008–present
LabelsKrap
WebsiteOfficial website
MembersAgnese Rakovska
Artūrs Strautiņš
Edgars Viļums
Kristaps Ērglis
Past membersAivars Rakovskis
Renārs Lazda

Triana Park (Latvian: Triānas Parks) is a Latvian group founded in 2008 consisting of lead vocalist and founder Agnese Rakovska, guitarist Artūrs Strautiņš, drummer Edgars Viļums and bassist Kristaps Ērglis. Their style combines pop and electronic with hints of hip-hop and rock.

They represented Latvia in the Eurovision Song Contest 2017 with their song "Line"[1][2] They also previously attempted to represent the nation in 2008, 2009, 2010, 2011, and 2012.[3][4][5][6][7]

Career[edit]

The group was formed by Agnese Rakovska and her father Aivars Rakovski, with them being joined by Edgars Viļums and eventually also by Kristaps Ērglis. They attempted to represent Latvia in the Eurovision Song Contest in 2008, 2009, 2010, 2011 and 2012, failing to win the Eirodziesma. In 2011, their song "Upside Down" qualified for the final of the preselection, but the band pulled out as Rakovski fell ill. Triana Park's debut studio album, EnterTainment, was released in 2010. A follow-up eponymous extended play was made available for purchase in August 2014, including the lead single "Iron Blue".

The band attempted to represent Latvia for a sixth time in 2017 with "Line" and were successful, receiving 51.56% of the public vote and winning the right to perform for Latvia at the Eurovision Song Contest 2017. It was eventually announced that they would take part in the first semi final on 9 May 2017 at the International Exhibition Centre in Kiev, Ukraine as the closing act. In Kiev, they failed to qualify for the final, finishing last out of 18 countries in the first semi final with 21 points.

The band released their second album, Alive on 18 April 2018. It is made up of 13 songs including the Eurovision entry, Line.

Members[edit]

Discography[edit]

Guitarist Artūrs Strautiņš (left) and vocalist Agnese Rakovska (right) performing in 2009.

Albums[edit]

Title Details
EnterTainment
Alive

Extended plays[edit]

Title Details
Triana Park
  • Released: 29 August 2014
  • Label: Krap
  • Format: Digital download

Singles[edit]

Title Year Peak chart positions Album
LVA RUS
[8]
"Bye Bye" 2008 EnterTainment
"Call Me Any Time You Need a Problem" 2009
"Lullaby for My Dreammate
(Diamond Lullaby)"
2010
"Karuselis (Carousel)"
"Upside Down" 2011 Non-album singles
"Breathless"
"Pelnrušķīte"
"Stars Are my Family" 2012
"New York"
"I Like"
"Iron Blue" 2014 Triana Park
"The Best"
"Sons and Daughters"
"If You Want" 2015
"Laika Dziesmiņa (Time Song)" Non-album singles
"Line" 2017 6 283
"—" denotes a recording that did not chart or was not released in that territory.

References[edit]

  1. ^ Herbert, Emily (26 February 2017). "Latvia: Triana Park to Kyiv". eurovoix.com. Eurovoix.
  2. ^ Kodis, Miroslavs (27 February 2017). "Miroslavs Kodis: «Triānas parka» uzvara «Supernovā» izraisījusi sajūsmas vilni" (in Latvian). LSM.lv. Retrieved 14 March 2017.
  3. ^ "Latvia decided: The Pirates to Eurovision". ESCtoday.com. 2008-03-01. Retrieved 2017-02-26.
  4. ^ Calleja Bayliss, Marc (2009-02-28). "Intars Busulis wins Eirodziesma 2009". Oikotimes. Archived from the original on 2010-02-06. Retrieved 2017-02-26.
  5. ^ Hondal, Victor (2010-01-22). "LTV reveals 10 Eirodziesma finalists". ESCToday. Retrieved 22 January 2010.
  6. ^ Siim, Jarmo (2010-01-22). "LTV reveals Latvian final ten". European Broadcasting Union. Retrieved 22 January 2010.
  7. ^ Mercereau, Damien (9 March 2017). "Eurovision 2017 : Triana Park, le coup de folie de la Lettonie" (in French). Le Figaro. Retrieved 15 March 2017.
  8. ^ "Search > Triana Park". Tophit. tophit.ru.

External links[edit]

Awards and achievements
Preceded by
Justs
with "Heartbeat"
Latvia in the Eurovision Song Contest
2017
Succeeded by
Laura Rizzotto
with "Funny Girl"