Walter & Kazha to sing in sign language

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Kārlis Būmeisters and Valters Frīdenbergs, who will be representing Latvia at this year's Eurovision Song Contest, will partly 'sing' their song in sign language. Ilona Berzina of LTV's international relations department, said that to

“The boys want everyone to understand the message of their song, even those who cannot hear it”, Ilona Berzina said. “They both feel very calm and relaxed and they are looking forward to everything that's going to happen in the upcoming week”, she added.

Walter & Kazha, 19 and 17 years old, perform their song The war is not over in a blue stage setting. Although they seemed to be very calm, the vocal presentation of the song still needs some improvement. It's generally accepted and widely known that audio settings for ballads are more difficult to define.

During the press conference, which was also attended by the song's writer and former Latvian Eurovision Song Contest representative Mārtiņ� Freimanis, the boys performed an acoustic version of Fly on the wings of love, which they covered from the Olsen Brothers (Denmark 2000) for their maxi-single. According to Mārtiņ� Freimanis, the Olsen Brothers were charmed of Walters and Kazha's version of their winning song. “In Latvia, some even call them the little Olsons”, Freimanis said.

During the press conference, Mārtiņ� Freimanis told a funny anecdote about a Latvian newspaper that wrote that Walters Kazha would represent the country here in Kyiv, not knowing that Walters and Kazha are in fact two people instead of one.

At the end of the conference, they sang More than words in outstanding quality.

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