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Latvia made its debut in the Eurovision Song Contest in Stockholm in 2000. Brainstorm's 'My Sta'r finished third in a field of 24, one of the strongest showings for a country's first participation in the competition. The country won the Eurovision Song Contest in 2002 and hosted the competition the following year in the capital Riga.

After Latvia's strong debut in the Eurovision Song Contest the country went on to achieve its third top five placing in 2005 however it wasn't all plain sailing as the home team placed 24th in 2003 despite being tipped as one of the ones to watch on the night.
Between 2009 and 2014 Latvia failed to qualify for the Grand Final, even finishing last in three semi-finals on three occasions. However that all changed in 2015 when the national selection was overhauled and Supernova was launched. Aminata won the first edition of Supernova and took Latvia to the Grand Final for the first time since 2008, where she finished in 6th place with Love Injected. In 2016 Justs repeated Aminata's success and qualified for the Grand Final in Stockholm with Heartbeat.


The basics

Full country name
Republic of Latvia
Capital
Riga

Facts

First participation
2000 (BrainStorm)
Event
Represented by
Song
PointsRank
Stockholm 2000BrainStormMy Star1363
Copenhagen 2001Arnis MednisToo Much1618
Tallinn 2002Marie NI Wanna1761
Riga 2003F.L.Y.Hello From Mars524
Istanbul 2004Fomins & KleinsDziesma Par Laimi
Semi-Final2317
Kyiv 2005Walter & KazhaThe War Is Not Over
Semi-Final8510
Grand Final1535
Athens 2006CosmosI Hear Your Heart
Grand Final3016
Helsinki 2007Bonaparti.lvQuesta Notte
Semi-Final1685
Grand Final5416
Belgrade 2008Pirates Of The SeaWolves Of The Sea
Grand Final8312
Second Semi-Final866
Moscow 2009Intars BusulisProbka
Second Semi-Final719
Oslo 2010AishaWhat For?
First Semi-Final1117
Düsseldorf 2011MusiqqAngel In Disguise
Second Semi-Final2517
Baku 2012AnmaryBeautiful Song
First Semi-Final1716
Malmö 2013PeRHere We Go
Second Semi-Final1317
Copenhagen 2014AarzemniekiCake To Bake
First Semi-Final3313
Vienna 2015AminataLove Injected
Second Semi-Final1552
Grand Final1866
Stockholm 2016JustsHeartbeat
Grand Final13215
Second Semi-Final1328
Kyiv 2017Triana ParkLine
First Semi-Final2118
Lisbon 2018Laura RizzottoFunny Girl
Second Semi-Final0

Latvia made its debut in the Eurovision Song Contest in Stockholm in 2000. Brainstorm's 'My Sta'r finished third in a field of 24, one of the strongest showings for a country's first participation in the competition. The country won the Eurovision Song Contest in 2002 and hosted the competition the following year in the capital Riga.

After Latvia's strong debut in the Eurovision Song Contest the country went on to achieve its third top five placing in 2005 however it wasn't all plain sailing as the home team placed 24th in 2003 despite being tipped as one of the ones to watch on the night.
Between 2009 and 2014 Latvia failed to qualify for the Grand Final, even finishing last in three semi-finals on three occasions. However that all changed in 2015 when the national selection was overhauled and Supernova was launched. Aminata won the first edition of Supernova and took Latvia to the Grand Final for the first time since 2008, where she finished in 6th place with Love Injected. In 2016 Justs repeated Aminata's success and qualified for the Grand Final in Stockholm with Heartbeat.


The basics

Full country name
Republic of Latvia
Capital
Riga

Facts

First participation
2000 (BrainStorm)
Event
Represented by
Song
PointsRank
Stockholm 2000BrainStormMy Star1363
Copenhagen 2001Arnis MednisToo Much1618
Tallinn 2002Marie NI Wanna1761
Riga 2003F.L.Y.Hello From Mars524
Istanbul 2004Fomins & KleinsDziesma Par Laimi
Semi-Final2317
Kyiv 2005Walter & KazhaThe War Is Not Over
Semi-Final8510
Grand Final1535
Athens 2006CosmosI Hear Your Heart
Grand Final3016
Helsinki 2007Bonaparti.lvQuesta Notte
Semi-Final1685
Grand Final5416
Belgrade 2008Pirates Of The SeaWolves Of The Sea
Grand Final8312
Second Semi-Final866
Moscow 2009Intars BusulisProbka
Second Semi-Final719
Oslo 2010AishaWhat For?
First Semi-Final1117
Düsseldorf 2011MusiqqAngel In Disguise
Second Semi-Final2517
Baku 2012AnmaryBeautiful Song
First Semi-Final1716
Malmö 2013PeRHere We Go
Second Semi-Final1317
Copenhagen 2014AarzemniekiCake To Bake
First Semi-Final3313
Vienna 2015AminataLove Injected
Second Semi-Final1552
Grand Final1866
Stockholm 2016JustsHeartbeat
Grand Final13215
Second Semi-Final1328
Kyiv 2017Triana ParkLine
First Semi-Final2118
Lisbon 2018Laura RizzottoFunny Girl
Second Semi-Final0

The basics

Full country name
Republic of Latvia
Capital
Riga

Facts

First participation
2000 (BrainStorm)

Latvia made its debut in the Eurovision Song Contest in Stockholm in 2000. Brainstorm's 'My Sta'r finished third in a field of 24, one of the strongest showings for a country's first participation in the competition. The country won the Eurovision Song Contest in 2002 and hosted the competition the following year in the capital Riga.

After Latvia's strong debut in the Eurovision Song Contest the country went on to achieve its third top five placing in 2005 however it wasn't all plain sailing as the home team placed 24th in 2003 despite being tipped as one of the ones to watch on the night.
Between 2009 and 2014 Latvia failed to qualify for the Grand Final, even finishing last in three semi-finals on three occasions. However that all changed in 2015 when the national selection was overhauled and Supernova was launched. Aminata won the first edition of Supernova and took Latvia to the Grand Final for the first time since 2008, where she finished in 6th place with Love Injected. In 2016 Justs repeated Aminata's success and qualified for the Grand Final in Stockholm with Heartbeat.


Event
Represented by
Song
PointsRank
Stockholm 2000BrainStormMy Star1363
Copenhagen 2001Arnis MednisToo Much1618
Tallinn 2002Marie NI Wanna1761
Riga 2003F.L.Y.Hello From Mars524
Istanbul 2004Fomins & KleinsDziesma Par Laimi
Semi-Final2317
Kyiv 2005Walter & KazhaThe War Is Not Over
Semi-Final8510
Grand Final1535
Athens 2006CosmosI Hear Your Heart
Grand Final3016
Helsinki 2007Bonaparti.lvQuesta Notte
Semi-Final1685
Grand Final5416
Belgrade 2008Pirates Of The SeaWolves Of The Sea
Grand Final8312
Second Semi-Final866
Moscow 2009Intars BusulisProbka
Second Semi-Final719
Oslo 2010AishaWhat For?
First Semi-Final1117
Düsseldorf 2011MusiqqAngel In Disguise
Second Semi-Final2517
Baku 2012AnmaryBeautiful Song
First Semi-Final1716
Malmö 2013PeRHere We Go
Second Semi-Final1317
Copenhagen 2014AarzemniekiCake To Bake
First Semi-Final3313
Vienna 2015AminataLove Injected
Second Semi-Final1552
Grand Final1866
Stockholm 2016JustsHeartbeat
Grand Final13215
Second Semi-Final1328
Kyiv 2017Triana ParkLine
First Semi-Final2118
Lisbon 2018Laura RizzottoFunny Girl
Second Semi-Final0
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© European Broadcasting Union 2002-2018.All rights reserved. Website by Scrn.
Official Lighting Partner
Osram
Official Partner
The Native
Official Partner
Turismo de Portugal
Official Partner
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Official Airline
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Eurovision, operated by EBU
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