After an Autumn and winter of indecision, LTV, the Latvian Broadcaster, has scaled back their selection procedure for the Eurovision Song Contest. They have announced their national final will, once again, be in Ventspils and, as has become customary, their will be 2 rounds of voting. The first to get the top 3, and then a final round to decide the winner.
The 10 songs that have made the shortlist are listed below and there are some familiar names from Latvian selections gone-by there with the most obvious one being Lauris Reiniks, a member of F.L.Y in 2003.
The Superfinalists are in bold and winner is in yellow! The voting was done on a strange Ice-Skating style system with the points being given like ordinals. There was a tie at the end of the voting and What For won because it won the Televote. The performance is on the right
You can find all of the competing songs at LTV's Eirodziesma Website
|Song||Performer(s)||1st rd||2nd rd||Psn|
|Like a mouse||PeR||20||10|
|Lullaby for my dreammate (diamond lullaby)||Trianas Parks||11||=4|
|What for (only Mr God knows why)||Aisha||3||3||=1|
|Your morning lullaby||Lauris Reiniks||11||=4|
|My religion is freedom||Dons||3||3||=1|
|Digi digi dong||Projekts Konike||11||=4|
|When I close my eyes||H20||17||9|
|Rišti rašti||Kristine Karkla-Purina||12||=7|
|Because I love you||Ivo Grisninš-Grislis||10||6||3|
|Snow in July||Kristina Zaharova||12||=7|
(Source : National Finals Home Page)