LTV, the national broadcaster has announced today that viewers will be able to vote online for their favourite songs at the forthcoming Latvian Eurovision national selection.
For the first time in history of the Latvian Eurovision national selection, it is going to be possible to vote for the songs not only by phone – calling and sending text messages, but also on the official website of LTV. Yet, the decision about the songs proceeding to the final is going to be made by adding up jury vote and the viewers preferences.
The running order at the semi finals is found on LTV’s official website where it is also possible to listen to all 24 songs competing for the Latvian ticket to Copenhagen.
A total of 12 songs will be selected this wekend during the forthcoming Latvian Eurovision 2014- Dziesma semi-finals scheduled to be held at the Palladium in Riga. A total of 24 entries will be bidding to represent Latvia at the 2014 Eurovision Song Contest. 12 entries will compete in each semi-final. The top 6 entries from each semi-final will proceed to the grand final after a jury/public televoting deliberation. The 2014 Latvian national final is scheduled to be held in Ventspils on Saturday 22 February.
The hosts of the semi finals are Nauris Brikmanis and Ēriks Loks. The theme of the contest this year is Made in Latvia since all the songs are penned by Latvian authors.
Dziesma 2014 has been organized by LTV in cooperation with Ventspils town, a loyal supporter for Latvian Eurovision activities for the past 14 years.
Latvia debuted at the Eurovision Song Contest in 2000 with Brainstorm and has won the contest in 2002 with Marie N‘s I wanna, giving the country the chance to successfully host the contest in 2003 in Riga.
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