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Listen to the Latvian semi-final songs

Ahead of the national semi-finals of the Latvian preselection, which was recently re-branded Dziesma 2013, the 24 competing songs have been made public (songwriters in brackets, singers have not yet been published):

  • Give Me a Try (written by Ingars Viļums)
  • When You Are With Me (written by Schillebeeckx Raph, Verresen Karen, RF Smith Bruce)
  • Tirpini (written by Alise Ketnere)
  • Here I Am (written by Patrik Öhlund, Madelene Hamberg)
  • I Need A Hero (written by Johnny Andersson (Johnny Sanchez), Michael James Down, Marcus Fernell, Beatrice Eriksson)
  • Fool In Love (written by Jonas Gladnikoff, Camilla Gottschalck, Christina Schilling, Liza Petersen)
  • Hey Hey! (written by Andris Kivičs)
  • The One (written by Jurijs Koškins (Yuri Koshkin), Evilena Protektore)
  • Better Than You (written by Jurijs Koškins (Yuri Koshkin), Evilena Protektore)
  • Here We Go (written by Ralfs Eilands, Arturas Burke)
  • Sad Trumpet (written by Ralfs Eilands, Arturas Burke)
  • Now Or Never (written by Aleksandrs Rjabčuns)
  • Cold Heart (written by Jānis Miltiņš, lyrics– Ieva Sutugova)
  • Good Woman (written by Dominic Okolue (Dominion man))
  • Higher And Higher (written by Christof Straub)
  • One (written by Johnny Andersson, Hitmanic, Michael James Down, Hanif Sabzevari)
  • Love Responder (written by Edgars Viļums)
  • Never Let Me Go (written by Jānis Polis)
  • Let The Night Belong To The Lovers (written by Erik Anjou)
  • Joey (written by Eric Anjou, Peter Svensson)
  • Phoenix Fly (written by Mathias Kallenberger, Andréas Berlin, Filip Lindfors, Anton Malmberg Hård af Segerstad)
  • Love (written by Mārcis Rēdmanis, Lauris Busulis)
  • I Am Who I Am (written by Marta Ritova)
  • Upside Down (written by Filip Lindfors, Bertel Österberg, Kristoffer Eriksson)

The songwriters have time until 14 January to nominate the musicians who will perform their songs in the Latvian national semi-finals - they need to be Latvian citizens or residents of Latvia. But you can already listen to all the songs on the LTV website.

On 8 and 9 February, the 24 entrants will compete against each other in two semi-finals, the winner of which will go forward to the Latvian national final, to be held on 16 February in the city of Ventspils.

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