Amanda BashmakovaAmanda is 14 years old girl from city Aluksne, Latvia and she will be the one representing Latvia in Yerevan, Armenia at the 2011 Junior Eurovision Song Contest. And she's got help from some of the best known Latvian songwriters.
Amanda likes to dance and travel together with her parents. When Amanda grows up she has decided to help animals and open her nature own reserve.
She's also had a lot of success at different festivals and contests from Russia to Moldova!
A bit of help
Amanda also got a bit of help from Jānis Lūsēns and Guntars Račs. They both are well-known song musicians.
Lūsēns has experience a lot with different musical styles and roles. The latest being theatre. Shows with his input have been visited tens of thousands of times. The audience for Jānis Lūsēns musical stagings and operas adds up to 450 thousand people!
The poet and musician Guntars Račs started to write poetry and at the age of 16 his first poems were published in the local newspaper and regional publications.
Guntars Račs has been working closely with almost all of the well known Latvian composers as well as Latvian artists. At various times, songs with the lyrics of Guntars Račs have been represented in Eurovision Song Contest.
For several years in turn, the song lyrics of Guntars were the most played and performed on the well-known Latvian radio station Radio 2.