Latvian Broadcaster (LTV) held a press conference to announce the finalists of Latvian National preselection Eirodziesma 2004.
69 songs were submitted to LTV. An international jury selected 10 final entries and 3 backup songs.
The jury consisted of:
– former Eurovision participants – “Skamp” (ESC 2001, Lithuania), “Urban Trad” (ESC 2003, Belguim), Alf Poier (ESC 2003, Austria), “One” (ESC 2002, Cyprus),
– representatives of media – Marius Bratten (Director of ESC 2000, ESC 2002, the Head of Creative Team ESC 2003), Tim Gruhl (journalist, German broadcaster NDR),
– musicians – Ivar Must (author of “Everybody”, ESC 2001 winner song), Rolands Udris (“The Hobbos”, Latvia),
– as well as Alec Matko, the International Coordinator of OGAE, and LTV Eurovision Team.
LTV Eurovision team as well as the jury were surprised for the wide range of musical styles presented in songs.
The songs, their performers and authors are:
“Ready” performed by “4.elements”
Music and lyrics: Lauris Reiniks
“Dziesma par laimi” (The Song about Happiness) by Fomins&Kleins
Lyrics: Guntars Racs
Music: Tomass Kleins
“Like a Star” by Tatjana Timcuka
Lyrics: Olegs Borosnevs
Music: Deniss Timcuks
“Angel's Song” by Kristine Broka & Sanita Zapacka
Lyrics: Kristine Broka
Music: Daiga Rutenberga
“Fly Away With You” by Aija Vitolina
Lyrics and music: Janis Stibelis
“Not That Everyday Girl” by Chilly
Music and lyrics: Martins Freimanis
“Runaway” by “Z-Scars”
Music and lyrics: Andris Kivics
“We Share the Sun” by Johnny Salamander & Meldra
Lyrics: Valters Sprudzs
Music: Janis Guza
“All You Know” by “C-Stones”
Lyrics and music: “C-Stones”
“Let Me Go” by “Rain”
Lyrics and music: Natalija Rjumina
The three backup songs are:
“Disco Ice” by Finally Switched On
“Hush” by Elina Oruba, Sarmite Jerane, Shons Ani
“Come With Me” by Ivars Petersons
Latvian National Final Eirodziesma 2004 will take place on February 28 in Ventspils. The CD compilation with final entries will be released in January.