Laura de Carvalho Rizzotto (Latvian: Laura de Karvalju Rizoto) is the Latvian representative for 2018. She will perform her song Funny Girl in Lisbon after her victory in Supernova. Laura is the composer and producer of Funny Girl.

Laura is a Brazilian-Latvian singer, songwriter, pianist and guitarist. She was born on the 18th of July 1994 in Rio de Janeiro. In 2005 she moved and settled with her family in the US.  Laura attended Berklee College of Music in Boston. In 2013, Rizzotto moved to Los Angeles and  attended the California Institute of the Arts. In 2017, she moved to New York and received a Ms’ degree in music from Columbia University.

Her carrier began in 2009 and she signed a contract with Universal Music Brazil in 2010.  n 2012, Rizzotto performed as the opening act for Demi Lovato.

She has already released 3 studio albums and her 4th studio album AMBER will be released in 2018.

Latvia in the Eurovision Song Contest

Latvia first competed in the ESC in 2000. The victory in 2002 with Marie N is country’s best result. A 3rd place in 2000 and a 5th in 2005 are the three top-5 results of Latvia. In 2017, the group Triana Park represented the country but they failed in the semi final. Laura will be Latvia’s 19 participation.

Lyrics

Ain’t it funny, ain’t it funny
Oh, it all started as a joke
But now I’m falling, now I’m falling
The punch line is getting old

Cause I’ve been keeping to myself
For way too long, yeah

Ain’t it funny, ain’t it funny
I made you laugh every time we spoke
I locked my heart in hesitation
But somehow, you cracked the code

I tore down my walls
Wrecked the ceiling
Ready to bare it all, but

You’re looking at her, she’s looking at you
I’m falling apart, what can I do
To make you feel that way about me too?

And it’s getting hard, I’m not gonna lie
To keep in the dark all I’m feeling inside
When you walk in smelling like her perfume

What was I thinking?
I’m just the funny girl to you

Can you see me, can you see me
Like a fire rising in the smoke?
Can you hear me, can you hear me
Open up with every note?

Cause I’ve been playing to myself
For way too long

Oh, I tore down my walls
And I wrecked the ceiling
Ready to bare it all
What was I thinking?

You’re looking at her, she’s looking at you
I’m falling apart, what can I do
To make you feel that way about me too?

And it’s getting hard, I’m not gonna lie
To keep in the dark all I’m feeling inside
When you walk in smelling like her perfume

What was I thinking?
I’m just the funny girl to you

So tell me what you’re looking for
I promise you, I got it all
What does it take to make you see?
I am right here

And if you ever need to cry
I’ll be the one who makes you laugh
Yeah, I’ll be your funny girl
Your funny girl

You’re looking at her, she’s looking at you
I’m falling apart, what can I do
To make you feel that way about me too?

And it’s getting hard, I’m not gonna lie
To keep in the dark all I’m feeling inside
When you walk in smelling like her perfume

What was I thinking?
I’m just the funny girl to you