Latvia in the Eurovision Song Contest 2011

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Eurovision Song Contest 2011
Country  Latvia
National selection
Selection process Eirodziesma 2011
50% Televoting
50% Jury
Selection date(s) Semi-finals:
5 February 2011
12 February 2011
Second Chance:
19 February 2011
Final:
26 February 2011
Selected entrant Musiqq
Selected song "Angel in Disguise"
Finals performance
Semi-final result Failed to qualify (17th)
Latvia in the Eurovision Song Contest
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Latvia participated in the Eurovision Song Contest 2011 in Düsseldorf, Germany, selecting their entry through the national selection Eirodziesma 2011, organised by the Latvian broadcaster Latvijas Televīzija (LTV).

Eirodziesma 2011[edit]

On 6 December, LTV announced that they received a total of 71 songs, slightly less than last year, when 79 entries were sent.[1] A panel of experts will then choose the 20 entries for the selection. The names of the qualifying entries were announced on 14 December.

These are the 20 entries in the semi-finals[2]

The contestants will be divided in 2 semi-finals, to be held on 5 and 12 February. Five will qualify from each of them. As an novelty, an additional challenge round will be held on 19 February with 10 non-qualifying songs from the semi-finals. Two songs will go through the final, one chosen by the public and the other one by the jury.[3]

The national final has been set on 26 February, to be held in Ventspils, featuring a total of 12 songs. Three songs will qualify for the "superfinal", a part of the final. Out of these, the Latvian representative will be chosen. All decisions will be taken by televote and jury vote with a 50% stake each.[3]

Semi-final 1[edit]

Three songs selected through televoting and two through the votes of a jury qualified to the final. The remaining five songs passed to the Second Chance round.[4][5]

Semi-final 1–5 February 2011
Draw Artist Song Lyrics (l) / Music (m) Jury Televotes
01 Blitze "Hop" Mārtiņš Freimanis (m & l) 8 2,275 1
02 Dace Upīte & Nikolajs Puzikovs "It's Not Easy" Māris Elksnis (m), Līga Markova & Dace Upīte (l) 6 801 6
03 D-family "Daylight" Andris Freidenfelds (m & l), Ģirts Lūsis (m & l),
Normunds Jakušonoks (m & l), Valdis Čirksts (l)
2 933 5
04 Ineta Rudzīte & Uldis Timma "Walking On My Tiptoes" Andris Riekstiņš (m), Krišs Riekstiņš (l) 7 345 8
05 Sabīne Berezina "Let Me Be" Ingars Viļums (m & l) 10 233 10
06 Pieneņu vīns "You Are" Jurijs Koškins (m), Evelina Protektore (l) 5 1,376 3
07 Evija Sloka "Don't Stop the Dance" Māris Sloka & Artūrs Palkevičs (m), Guntars Račs (l) 3 1,698 2
08 Jānis Stībelis "Let It Be Me" Jānis Stībelis (m & l) 1 698 7
09 Ģirts Zebuliņš & Flame "Rough Enough" Andris Barons & Atis Zviedris (m), Atis Zviedris (l) 9 288 9
10 Candy "Love Is Like an Aeroplane" Gints Stankevičs (m), Guntars Račs (l) 4 986 4

Semi-final 2[edit]

Three songs qualified through televoting (in gold), and two through the votes of a jury (in silver) to the final. The remaining five songs passed to the Second Chance round.[5][6]

Semi-final 2–12 February 2011
Draw Artist Song Lyrics (l) / Music (m) Jury Televotes
01 Ivo Grīsniņš-Grīslis "Cinderella" Ingars Viļums (m & l) 6 338 10
02 Triānas parks "Upside Down" Agnese Rakovska (m & l) 2 892 4
03 Oksana Ļepska "Live On!" Oksana Ļepska (m), Oļegs Borošņevs (l) 4 879 5
04 Elīna Krastiņa-Grence "Look Back at Me Again" Elīna Krastiņa-Grence (m & l) 9 788 6
05 Musiqq "Angel in Disguise" Marats Ogļezņevs (m & l) 1 1,886 2
06 Juris Ludženieks "Beautiful World" Juris Ludženieks (m & l) 10 403 9
07 Crazy Dolls "Positively Thinking" Aldis Zaļūksnis (m), Mārtiņš Poļakovskis (l) 5 530 7
08 The Secretz "Summer Night" Edgars Viļums (m), Santa Dzalbe (l) 8 901 3
09 Lauris Reiniks "Banjo Laura" Lauris Reiniks (m & l) 3 2,247 1
10 Dace Upīte "Magnet" Kārlis Būmeisters (m), Kārlis Būmeisters & Dace Upīte (l) 7 474 8

Second Chance[edit]

From the 10 losing semi-finalists one song was selected by televoting and one by the votes of a jury to progress to the semi-final.[5][7]

Second Chance - 19 February 2011
Draw Artist Song Lyrics (l) / Music (m) Jury Televotes
01 Dace Upīte "Magnet" Kārlis Būmeisters (m), Kārlis Būmeisters & Dace Upīte (l) 7 81 9
02 Candy "Love Is Like an Aeroplane" Gints Stankevičs (m), Guntars Račs (l) 2 791 2
03 Crazy Dolls "Positively Thinking" Aldis Zaļūksnis (m), Mārtiņš Poļakovskis (l) 3 440 3
04 Ģirts Zebuliņš & Flame "Rough Enough" Andris Barons & Atis Zviedris (m), Atis Zviedris (l) 8 49 10
05 Juris Ludženieks "Beautiful World" Juris Ludženieks (m & l) 6 135 6
06 Sabīne Berezina "Let Me Be" Ingars Viļums (m & l) 9 100 8
07 Elīna Krastiņa-Grence "Look Back At Me Again" Elīna Krastiņa-Grence (m & l) 10 1,311 1
08 Ineta Rudzīte & Uldis Timma "Walking On My Tiptoes" Andris Riekstiņš (m), Krišs Riekstiņš (l) 5 119 7
07 Ivo Grīsniņš-Grīslis "Cinderella" Ingars Viļums (m & l) 1 247 5
10 Dace Upīte & Nikolajs Puzikovs "It's Not Easy" Māris Elksnis (m), Līga Markova & Dace Upīte (l) 4 373 4

Final[edit]

Three songs qualified to the super-final through a joint televoting and jury decision. Triānas parks had been forced to withdraw from the competition due to illness.[8] Points were given out based on placing, e.g. 1 point for 1st place, 2 points for 2nd place etc.[5]

Final - 26 February 2011
Draw Artist Song Lyrics (l) / Music (m) Jury Televotes Total Place
01 Evija Sloka "Don't Stop the Dance" Māris Sloka & Artūrs Palkevičs (m), Guntars Račs (l) 6 1,608 5 11 4
02 Elīna Krastiņa-Grence "Look Back at Me Again" Elīna Krastiņa-Grence (m & l) 10 878 7 17 8
03 Ivo Grīsniņš-Grīslis "Cinderella" Ingars Viļums (m & l) 7 389 10 17 10
04 The Secretz "Summer Night" Edgars Viļums (m), Santa Dzalbe (l) 11 334 11 22 11
05 Pieneņu vīns "You Are" Jurijs Koškins (m), Evelina Protektore (l) 4 2,413 3 7 3
06 Jānis Stībelis "Let It Be Me" Jānis Stībelis (m & l) 3 830 8 11 6
07 Oksana Ļepska "Live On!" Oksana Ļepska (m), Oļegs Borošņevs (l) 8 744 9 17 9
08 Musiqq "Angel in Disguise" Marats Ogļezņevs (m & l) 1 5,942 2 3 2
09 Blitze "Hop" Mārtiņš Freimanis (m & l) 9 1,783 4 13 7
10 D-family "Daylight" Andris Freidenfelds (m & l), Ģirts Lūsis (m & l),
Normunds Jakušonoks (m & l), Valdis Čirksts (l)
5 1,223 6 11 5
11 Lauris Reiniks "Banjo Laura" Lauris Reiniks (m & l) 2 5,988 1 3 1

Super-Final[edit]

Super-Final - 26 February 2011
Draw Artist Song Lyrics (l) / Music (m) Jury Televotes Total Place
01 Lauris Reiniks "Banjo Laura" Lauris Reiniks (m & l) 2 8,495 2 4 2
02 Pieneņu vīns "You Are" Jurijs Koškins (m), Evelina Protektore (l) 3 3,035 3 6 3
03 Musiqq "Angel in Disguise" Marats Ogļezņevs (m & l) 1 12,539 1 2 1

At Eurovision[edit]

Latvia competed in the second half of the second semi-final of the contest, on 12 May. However it was eliminated at the semi final stage ending at 17th place with 25 points.

Points Awarded by Latvia[9][edit]

Points Awarded to Latvia (Semi-Final 2)
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. ^ Hondal, Victor (2010-12-07). "Latvia: 71 songs submitted for Eirodziesma 2011". EscToday.com. Retrieved 2010-12-08. 
  2. ^ http://eirovizija.lv/lat/eirodziesmas-2011-pusfinals/finals/
  3. ^ a b Hondal, Victor (2010-11-16). "Latvia: Eirodziesma 2011 on February 26th". EscToday.com. Retrieved 2010-11-17. 
  4. ^ Schacht, Andreas (2011-02-05). "Latvia: first 5 hopefuls make final". European Broadcasting Union. Retrieved 5 February 2011. 
  5. ^ a b c d ""Eirodziesmas 2011" balsojuma rezultāti". Latvijas Televizija. Retrieved 1 March 2011. 
  6. ^ Schacht, Andreas (2011-02-12). "Latvia: first 5 hopefuls make final". European Broadcasting Union. Retrieved 12 February 2011. 
  7. ^ Schacht, Andreas (2011-02-19). "Latvia: last two songs reach final". European Broadcasting Union. Retrieved 19 February 2011. 
  8. ^ Schacht, Andreas (2011-02-26). "Watch live: Latvia in gear for Düsseldorf!". European Broadcasting Union. Retrieved 26 February 2011. 
  9. ^ Eurovision Song Contest 2008

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