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Latvia: last two songs reach final

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Latvian TV opted for a three semi-final system this year. In the first two of them, 10 songs were presented and five each made it directly to the final. In the third semi-final tonight, all the non-qualifiers of the first two semi-finals got another chance with two of them being chosen, one by televote and one by a specially formed jury. Altogether, twelve songs will now participate in the big final which will take place in Ventspils next Saturday.

The participants tonight were the following (qualifiers in bold):

  • Dace Upīte - Magnet
  • LieneCandy - Love Is Like An Aeroplane
  • Crazy Dolls - Positively Thinking 
  • Ģirts Zebuliņš & Atis Zviedris - Rough Enough
  • Juris Ludženieks - Beautiful World
  • Sabīne Berezina - Let Me Be
  • Elīna Krastiņa - Look Back At Me Again - Televote winner
  • Ineta Rudzīte & Uldis Timma - Walking On My Tiptoes
  • Ivo Grīsniņš-Grīslis - Cinderella - Jury's favourite
  • Dace Upīte & Nikolajs Puzikovs - It's Not Easy

The running order for the final was also decided and looks like this:

  • Evija Sloka - Don't Stop The Dance 
  • Elīna Krastiņa - Look Back At Me Again
  • Ivo Grīsniņš-Grīslis - Cinderella 
  • Triānas Parks - Upside Down
  • The Secretz - Summer Night
  • Pieneņu Vīns - You Are
  • Jānis Stībelis - Let It Be Me 
  • Oksana Ļepska - Live On!
  • Musiqq - Angel In Disguise 
  • Blitze - Hop
  • D-family - Daylight
  • Lauris Reiniks - Banjo Laura 

The semi-final tonight was hosted by Ugis Joksts & Valters Fridenbergs from the LTV studios in Riga.

Latvia has participated in the Eurovision Song Contest and immediately reached a 3rd place with Brainstorm's My Star. Two years later, the country won the contest with Marie N's I Wanna.

tags Latvia 2011 national selection news Düsseldorf

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