LATVIA – Savadogo was born in Riga to a mother of Latvian and Russian descent, and a father from Burkina Faso. She considers herself foremostly Latvian. She is currently an economics student at the University of Latvia. At age 15, she took part in the Latvian television show Krodziņā pie Paula and then also competed in Muzikālā banka at age 17. She also took part in Koru kari 3, the Latvian version of Clash of the Choirs as a part of the choir Golden.
Savadogo achieved international attention when she competed in Dziesma 2014, the Latvian national selection for the Eurovision Song Contest 2014 with the song “I Can Breathe”. She qualified from the first semi-final and then placed fifth in the final. Savadogo then won the Latvian television show Jaunā talantu fabric.
Now she is heading to Moscow to try in the fifth edition of The Voice of Russia according to KP Kaliningrad. Hopefuls from Russia, Belarus, Ukraine, the United States, Georgia, Cuba and, of course, Latvia are participating in the auditions which kicked off on June 27th.
With Polina Gagarin (co participant of Aminata in Eurovision 2015) in the jury panel it would be interesting to see if there will be support to the anyway outstanding voice of Aminata.