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.