MICREC releases Bonaparti.lv single

The MICREC recording house has released a two-track compact disc single of “Questa notte,” the Italian-language song performed by Bonaparti.lv that is Latvia’s entry in this year’s Eurovision Song Contest. Bonaparti.lv will start in the Eurovision semi-final on May 10 in Helsinki, Finland.

The CD includes the original version of the song and an instrumental version.

The group of six tenors includes Andris Ābelīte, Andris Ērglis, Normunds Jakušonoks, Roberto Meloni, Zigfrīds Muktupāvels and Kaspars Tīmanis. The song was composed by Kjell Jennstig of Sweden. Lyrics are by Jennstig, Torbjörn Wassenius and Francesca Russo.

In advance of the contest, the group has been working on promoting itself and the song. Meloni, for example, was recently interviewed by television station RAI Uno in his native Italy, according to a MICREC press release. Bonaparti.lv also appeared as guest performers in the Lithuanian runup to Eurovision.

Bonaparti.lv will be competing against 27 other countries in the semi-final and must score in the top 10 to advance to the May 12 final.


A compact disc with two versions of “Questa notte” has been released by MICREC.

Andris Straumanis is a special correspondent for and a co-founder of Latvians Online. From 2000–2012 he was editor of the website.

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