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.
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.