Latvia launches quest for a Eurovision entry

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After clearing up the doubts about their participation in Oslo 2010, the Latvian broadcaster has launched a call for songs. The deadline has been set on January 15th and this time only Latvian songwriters and performers are eligible to participate. The national final will take place in Ventspils, on February 27th.

LTV has just started the quest to select a Latvian song for Eurovision 2010. This year's edition of Eirodziesma will see several changes, for instance, the competition is open to songwriters and artists of Latvian citizenship only. Moreover, the 2010 procedure has been shortened to only one show, where a total of 10 acts internally selected by the broadcaster will fight to represent Latvia in Oslo.

The submissions deadline due on January 15th, while the names of the finalists will be made public a few days later. This year's Eirodziesma will be held in Ventspils, on February 27th. The show will feature two parts: in the first one, all 10 hopefuls will compete to qualify to the second part, where the 3 top ranked acts will fight for the honour of representing their country in Oslo. The outcome of the show will be provided by a combination of jury vote and televote at a 50/50 stake.