Latvia’s LTV is following the lead of several other European broadcasters, and has revealed 69 songs online, one of which will win the ticket to Baku next May. Everyone will be able to vote online for one of these songs. They are aiming for their second win, 10 years afrer first tasting success in 2002 in Tallinn.
Latvia has started its selection procedure for Baku by posting 69 songs online. There will be a voting window, running from Thursday 20 October to Tuesday 1 November, in which people can select one song. No performers have been revealed yet. The website link is below.
We are all urged to vote for one of these songs. When you do, you will receive an e-mail confirming your choice.
Once the voting window closes, a panel of seven experts will pick 20 songs to proceed to the next stage of the selection process. The results of the online voting may not reflect the final 20, but will be used as a guide. LTV have a press conference planned for 8 November, which will announce the 20 songs and their writers.
Later, on 1 December, LTV will announce the performers of the songs, who’ll then be assessed by the panel in a series of auditions.
The televised selection process will consist of two semi-finals of 10 songs on 7 and 14 January, with the final in Ventspils on 18 February.
Latvia’s record in Eurovision has wobbled in recent years, last making the Saturday night final in 2008 with Wolves of the sea by Pirates of the sea. My star by Brainstorm achieved a top 3 placing with the début in 2000, and Marie N won with I wanna two years later.