Walters, one of the Latvian representatives, lost his voice. Ilona Berzina of the Latvian broadcaster LTV said that to esctoday.com moments before the first dress rehearsal of the final.
“All the enthusiasm after yesterday's qualification for the final became a bit too much for him”, Ilona Berzina said. “We do what we can to make sure that he can sing tonight”, she added. Although the Latvian delegation is worried about Walters' voice problems, they are confident that he quickly recovers.
During the dress rehearsal, he tried to sing but hardly managed to sing in tune.
With their performance of The war is not over, the young Latvian duo managed to qualify for the final of this year's Eurovision Song Contest.