Musiqq represented Latvia in Düsseldorf in 2011
Musiqq represented Latvia in Düsseldorf in 2011 Photo: EBU

20 semi finalists announced in Latvia

It has been reported, by the organising committee that the songs were clicked on 317,132 times, with listeners not only in Latvia, but from all corners of the globe in places such as China, England,Brazil, Vietnam and Puerto Rico.

And the qualifiers are..

A total of 15,279 actual votes were received, but the results of these votes were not binding, as LTV had commissioned a seven member jury to select the final 20 songs. The song titles and details of their composers are:-

  • Wanna Be With You (Music - Kaspars Pudniks, Lyrics - Paul Swan) 
  • Freakin' Out (Music and lyrics - Laura Bicāne) 
  • You Are A Star (Music - Atis Auzāns, Lyrics - Kārlis Streips)
  • Rollin' Up (Music - Jevgeņijs Ustinskovs, Lyrics - Alisa May)
  • Celebration (Music - Edijs Dukurs, Lyrics - Miks Dukurs)
  • Sweet For Me (Music - Miks Dukurs, Lyrics - Miks Dukurs, Georgijs Girbu)
  • Disco Superfly (Music - Ralfs Eilands, Edmunds Rasmanis, Lyrics - Ralfs Eilands)
  • Dancer (Music and lyrics - Artūrs Mangulis)
  • My World (Music and lyrics - Rūta Dūduma)
  • Beautiful Song (Music - Ivars Makstnieks, Lyrics - Rolandiņš)
  • No Limits To Dream (Music - Edgars Beļickis, Edgars Jass, Raitis Aukšmuksts, Lyrics - Maia)
  • For Father (Music - Elmārs Orols, Lyrics - Samanta Tīna)
  • Get It Started (Music - BuGaGa Project, Lyrics - Sandris Vestmanis)
  • I Want You Back (Music - Mārtiņš Grunte, Lyrics - Oskars Maizītis) 
  • Mīlestības Nevar Būt Par Daudz (Music - Artūrs Palkevičs, Lyrics - Guntars Račs) 
  • She's A Queen (Music - Austris Rietums, Lyrics - Līga Markova) 
  • Better World (Music - Valters Gleške, Māris Orehovs, Lyrics - Valters Gleške) 
  • Stars Are My Family (Music - Aivars Rakovskis, Lyrics - Agnese Rakovska) 
  • Music Thief (Music and lyrics - Garijs Poļskis)
  • We Can Change The World (Music and lyrics - Andris Ābelīte)

Artists known on December 1st

The next stage of the compeition is for the seven member jury to hear all of the performers sing their entries live, before making the announcement of the artists themselves on December 1st.

The songs and their artists will then be split in to two groups of 10 for the semi finals, which will take part on 7th and 14th January. Five songs will qualify from each semi final, to be chosen by a mix of 50% jury and 50% Latvian public televote.

The Latvian final Eirodziesma 2012 will take place on 18th February in Ventspils.

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