Latvia in the Eurovision Song Contest 2012
|Eurovision Song Contest 2012|
|Selection process||Eirodziesma 2012|
|Selection date(s)||Online Selection:
20 October 2011 -
1 November 2011
7 January 2012
14 January 2012
18 February 2012
|Selected song||"Beautiful Song"|
|Semi-final result||Failed to qualify (16th, 17 points)|
|Latvia in the Eurovision Song Contest|
Latvia participated in the Eurovision Song Contest 2012 in Baku, Azerbaijan. The Latvian entry was selected through an Eirodziesma 2012, a national selection consisting of a web selection, two semi-finals and a final, organised by the Latvian broadcaster LTV. Anmary represented Latvia with the song "Beautiful Song", which failed to qualify from the first semi-final, achieving 16th place with 17 points.
LTV officially opened the submissions period for their national selection Eirodziesma on 1 September 2011. Artists could send up to two songs until 14 October 2011. On 15 October, it was announced that LTV had received a total of 71 songs.
The selection will feature a number of changes in its 2012 running. An internet voting window will take place from 20 October-1 November 2011 on their website, where the names of the performers will not be visible. According to LTV, this is to prevent the public from focusing on the names behind the entries too much.
The final decision will lie in the hands of a seven-member panel which will decide upon the 20 entries to qualify for the semi-finals. The entries and authors will be revealed at a press conference on 8 November 2011, while the performers will be announced on 1 December 2011. The singers will then undergo a live audition, where they will be assessed by the panel. The experts reserve the right to either approve or reject the proposals.
The televised stage of Eirodziesma will consist of two semi-finals, to be aired on 7 and 14 January 2012, featuring 10 songs each. Five songs from each show will proceed to the final, being selected through public voting and televoting at a 50/50 split. The same voting rule will apply in the final, scheduled for 18 February 2012 in Ventspils.
Both semi-finals were held in Marupe, NA studio.
|Draw||Artist||Song||Lyrics (l) / Music (m)|
|1||Atis Ieviņš||"Dancer"||Artūrs Mangulis (m&l)|
|2||Nikolajs Puzikovs||"Mīlestības nevar būt par daudz"||Artūrs Palkevičs (m), Guntars Račs (l)|
|3||Maia||"No Limits To Dream"||Edgars Beļickis (m), Edgars Jass (m), Raitis Aukšmuksts (m), Maia (l)|
|4||Samanta Tīna & Dāvids Kalandija||"I Want You Back"||Mārtiņš Grunte (m), Oskars Maizītis (l)|
|5||Angelina & Alisa May||"Rollin’ Up"||Jevgeņijs Ustinskovs (m), Alisa May (l)|
|6||Laura Bicāne & Romāns Sladzis||"Freakin’ Out"||Laura Bicāne (m&l)|
|7||Paula Dukure||"Celebration"||Edijs Dukurs (m), Miks Dukurs (l)|
|8||Andris Ābelīte||"We Can Change The World"||Andris Ābelīte (m&l)|
|9||Rūta Dūduma||"My World"||Rūta Dūduma (m&l)|
|10||PeR||"Disco Superfly"||Ralfs Eilands (m), Edmunds Rasmanis (m), Ralfs Eilands (l)|
|Draw||Artist||Song||Lyrics (l) / Music (m)|
|1||Miks Dukurs & NBC||"Sweet For Me"||Miks Dukurs (m&l), Georgijs Girbu (l)|
|2||Valters Gleške & Lība Ēce||"Better World"||Valters Gleške (m&l), Māris Orehovs (m)|
|3||The 4||"Get It Started"||BuGaGa Project (m), Sandris Vestmanis (l)|
|4||Anmary||"Beautiful Song"||Ivars Makstnieks (m), Rolandiņš (l)|
|5||Paul Swan||"Wanna Be With You"||Kaspars Pudniks (m), Paul Swan (l)|
|6||Roberts Pētersons||"She’s a Queen"||Austris Rietums (m), Līga Markova (l)|
|7||Samanta Tīna||"For Father"||Elmārs Orols (m), Samanta Tīna (l)|
|8||Elizabete Zagorska||"You Are a Star"||Atis Auzāns (m), Kārlis Streips (l)|
|9||Mad Show Boys||"Music Thief"||Garijs Poļskis (m&l)|
|10||Triānas parks||"Stars Are My Family"||Aivars Rakovskis (m), Agnese Rakovska (l)|
|Draw||Artist||Song||Lyrics (l) / Music (m)||Jury points||Televotes||Total||Place|
|1||Rūta Dūduma||"My World"||Rūta Dūduma (m&l)||74||478||14||4|
|2||Samanta Tīna & Dāvids Kalandija||"I Want You Back"||Mārtiņš Grunte (m), Oskars Maizītis (l)||74||973||16||2|
|3||PeR||"Disco Superfly"||Ralfs Eilands (m&l), Edmunds Rasmanis (m)||65||2394||13||5|
|4||Triānas parks||"Stars Are My Family"||Aivars Rakovskis (m), Agnese Rakovska (l)||55||500||6||9|
|5||Paula Dukure||"Celebration"||Edijs Dukurs (m), Miks Dukurs (l)||69||530||11||6|
|6||Andris Ābelīte||"Pēdējais vārds"||Andris Ābelīte (m), Guntars Račs (l)||66||967||11||6|
|7||Anmary||"Beautiful Song"||Ivars Makstnieks (m), Rolands Ūdris (l)||70||3039||18||1|
|8||Elizabete Zagorska||"You Are a Star"||Atis Auzāns (m), Kārlis Streips (l)||18||297||2||10|
|9||Mad Show Boys||"Music Thief"||Garijs Poļskis (m&l)||34||3081||14||3|
|10||Roberts Pētersons||"She’s a Queen"||Austris Rietums (m), Līga Markova (l)||55||1420||11||6|
|1||Samanta Tīna & Dāvids Kalandija||"I Want You Back"||112||918||2|
|3||Mad Show Boys||"Music Thief"||84||4218||3|
Latvia competed in the first half of the first semi-final (4th on stage), on 22 May 2012, following Greece and preceding the Albania. Latvia received 17 points and placed 16th, thus failing to qualify for the final on 26 May.
- In the Semi-final Latvia came 16th with 17 points: the public awarded Latvia 15th place with 18 points and the jury awarded 18th place with 17 points.
Points awarded to Latvia
|12 points||10 points||8 points||7 points||6 points|
|5 points||4 points||3 points||2 points||1 point|
Points awarded by Latvia
Semi final 1
Points awarded in first semi-final:
Points awarded in the final:
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