LTV, the Latvian national broadcaster has confirmed to ESCToday.com that Latvia will most likely join the Eurovision party next year in Vienna. An official confirmation is yet to be made by the broadcaster.
LTV is currently studying various options and formats for selecting the 2015 Latvian Eurovision entry and representative if they are to participate next year at the 2015 Eurovision Song Contest. Discussions are going on regarding the forthcoming Eurovision Song Contest, whilst an official confirmation is yet to be made. More details will be released in due course.The deadline for countries to submit their application to participate at the 2015 Eurovision Song Contest in Vienna has been set to 15 September.
Latvia selected its 2014 Eurovision entry and representative via a national selection. Aarziemnieki won the golden ticket to Copenhagen at the 2014 Latvian national final Dziesma with their entry Bake a cake. Despite a fun loving performance the Latvian band failed to qualify to the grand final in the Danish capital.
So far a total of 18 countries have confirmed their intention to join the Eurovision bandwagon next year in Vienna: Portugal, Greece, FYR Macedonia, Austria, Cyprus, Malta, Switzerland, Sweden, Iceland, Norway, Denmark, Ireland, Germany, Finland, The Netherlands, Lithuania, Belgium and Estonia. Whilst Latvia, Montenegro Belarus have stated that they are most likely to enter the competition next year.
The official list of the 2015 Eurovision participating countries is expected to be released by the EBU by early January.
Latvia debuted at the Eurovision Song Contest in 2000 with Brainstorm‘s My star and has won the event once in 2002 with Marie N‘s I wanna.
The 2015 Eurovision Song Contest is scheduled to be held on 19, 21 and 23 May at the Wiener Stadthalle in Vienna.
Stay tuned to ESCToday.com for the latest news on Latvia and the 2015 Eurovision Song Contest.