Latvia in the Eurovision Song Contest 2005

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Eurovision Song Contest 2005
Country  Latvia
National selection
Selection process National Final
Selection date(s) February 26, 2005
Selected entrant Valters & Kaža
Selected song "The War Is Not Over"
Finals performance
Semi-final result Qualified (10th)
Final result 5th, 153 points
Latvia in the Eurovision Song Contest
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Latvia and Latvijas Televīzija (LTV) held a national final to choose who would represent them in the Eurovision Song Contest 2005. On February 26, 2005, the Latvian public, along with an expert jury, chose Valters & Kaža with "The War Is Not Over" as the 2005 entry. It placed tenth in the semi-final and fifth at the Eurovision Final.

National final[edit]

The Latvian Final was held on February 26 in Ventspils, hosted by Elvis Jansons & Ija Circene. Before the final there were two semi-finals on January 29 and February 5. The winner was chosen in two rounds of televoting - the first to select the top 3 and the second to select the winner. Valters & Kaža won the event with "The War Is Not Over". The song is written and composed by Mārtiņš Freimanis.

Song Singer Points Place
1 "The War Is Not Over" Valters & Kaža 28214 1st
2 "In the Heat of the Night" Ksenija 8308 3rd
3 "Sing it! Swing it!" Agnese & Intars 20318 2nd

At Eurovision[edit]

At Eurovision, "The War Is Not Over" qualified for the final by placing tenth in the semi-final. At the Contest final, it placed fifth with 153 points.

The spokesperson who revealed Latvia's votes for other countries was the 2002 Contest winner and 2003 Contest host Marie N.[1]

Points Awarded by Latvia[2][edit]

Points Awarded to Latvia (Semi-Final)
12 points 10 points 8 points 7 points 6 points
5 points 4 points 3 points 2 points 1 point
Points Awarded to Latvia (Final)
12 points 10 points 8 points 7 points 6 points
5 points 4 points 3 points 2 points 1 point

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Philips, Roel (2005-05-17). "The 39 spokespersons!". ESCToday. Retrieved 2009-04-28. 
  2. ^ Eurovision Song Contest 2005