Latvian finalists announced

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LTV has announced 20 songs that will take part in the competition for the ticket to Eurovision Song Contest 2007 in Helsinki.

The jury consisting of Eirovizija organization group at LTV (Latvian National Broadcaster), Cosmos (Eurovision Song Contest 2006, Latvia), Wig Wam (Eurovision Song Contest 2005, Norway), Guna Zucika (MTV Baltic), journalist and music critic Sandis Vanzovics, Zdob-si-Zdub (Eurovision Song Contest 2005, Moldova), Andrius Mamontovas (Lithuania) and Mario Galunic (Slovenia) together selected 20 songs out of 106.

The entries for semifinals are: (composers in brackets)

1. The Legends Of Rock'n Roll (RobertWells)-Robert Wells (Sweden)&a Latvian performer
2. Gonki (Races) (Intars Busulis)- Intars Busulis
3. Tomorrow (Kjell Jennstig, Sweden) – Latvian performer (Demo performed by Sandra Oldenstam)
4.My Vow To You (Maris Sloka – Earl J. Dawson) – Klaidonis And Linita
5.Little Bit Of This (Ruta Reinika) – Via Meitenes
6. In Our Life (Ingars Vilums – Iveta Baumane, Ingars Vilums) – Iveta Baumane (Malvine)
7. I Will (Arturs Palkevics (Arthur Nielsen) – Iveta Priede) – Beate (Evita Saukuma)
8. Feels Like Heaven (Anastasija Polipina – Roberto Meloni (Italy) & Stacey (Anastasija Polipina)
9. What A Love Can Do To Me (Gunars Kalnins) – Gunars Kalnins, Jolanda Suvorova
10. Can't Buy Good Lovin (Indra Klimovica, Ieva Rudzite, Antra Lante, Nelli Bubujanca) – Red Bee
11. Always (Lauris Valters) – Enas
12.Close Your Eyes (Valters Fridenbergs) – Aija Andrejeva (Aisa)
13. Take Of Your Mask (Lauris Reiniks) – Lenii (Liene Somase)
14. Bye My Baby, Bye (Martins Freimanis) – Morning After
15. Boys Never Tell They're Sorry (Martins Freimanis) – H2O
16. Dundari Dandari (Igeta Gaike) – Igeta Gaike & Balni
17. Always And For Ever (Arturs Palkevics/Arthur Nielsen) – Roberto Meloni, Italy & Elli U (Elina Usova)
18. Home (Re:Public – Janis Ribens) – Re:Public
19.You Are Losing Me (Marcos Ubeda (Sweden) – Ksenija
20.Trans-European Express (Virginia Barrett (Uk)) – Elli U (Elina Usova)

The submitted entries have been penned by Latvian as well as Estonian, Spanish, Finnish, Swedish and Maltese authors and performed in Latvian, Russian, English,and even without any words. As it appears from the list of semifinalists, there are many names already familiar to Eurovision Song Contest audience, like Lauris Reiniks, Martins Freimanis (represented Latvia in ESC 2003), Robert Wells (Sweden), Marcos Ubeda (written many succesfull ESC and Melodifestivalen (Sweden) songs).

Latvians will select their favourite in two semifinals scheduled on January 27 and February 3 following by the final on February 24.

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