Latvia in the Eurovision Song Contest 2013

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Eurovision Song Contest 2013
Country Latvia
National selection
Selection processDziesma 2013
50% jury
50% televoting
Selection date(s)Semi-finals:
8 February 2013
9 February 2013
Final:
16 February 2013
Selected entrantPeR
Selected song"Here We Go"
Finals performance
Semi-final resultFailed to qualify (17th, 13 points)
Latvia in the Eurovision Song Contest
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Latvia participated in the Eurovision Song Contest 2013 in Malmö, Sweden. The Latvian entry was selected through a national selection, consisting of two semi-finals and a final, organised by the Latvian broadcaster Latvijas Televīzija (LTV). PeR represented Latvia with the song "Here We Go", which failed to qualify from the second semi-final of the competition, placing 17th and scoring 13 points.[1][2][3]

Dziesma 2013[edit]

On 19 October 2012, LTV officially announced their selection procedures and opened the submission period, which lasted from 19 October until 30 November.[4] Both national and international composers were invited to submit songs, however the competing artists had to have Latvian citizenship. The format for the selection consisted of two 12 song semifinals held on 8 and 9 February 2013, with six qualifiers from each semifinal proceeding to the final on 16 February 2013.[4]

On 30 November 2012, LTV received a record 122 submissions of which 24 were selected by a professional jury on 11 December 2012.[5][6] The short-listed songs were also available to listen to online in their demo versions with songwriters having until 14 January to nominate the artists who would ultimately perform their songs.[6]

On 15 January 2013, LTV revealed which artists would perform the songs as well as the allocation of the semifinals.[7]

Mārtiņš Meiers, Madara Botmane and Anta Aizupe hosted both the semifinals and the final.[8] Dziesma 2013 was organised in a cooperation with Ventspils City Council and Ventspils Development Agency.[9]

Semi-final 1[edit]

The first semifinal of Dziesma 2013 took place on 8 February 2013 at the Palladium Concert Hall in Riga.[10] The six qualifiers were determined by a 50/50 mix of public televoting and a nine-member jury panel.[10] Liene Candy, Antra Stafecka, Headline, Samanta Tīna, Sabīne Berezina and PeR qualified to the final.[10]

The jury panel for the first semifinal consisted of Aija Strazdiņa, Aija Vītoliņa, Ieva Rozentāle, Lara Bellerose (Belgium), Ģirts Lūsis, Valters Pūce, Jegors Jerohomovičs, Kārlis Auzāns and Jānis Palkavnieks.[9] The jury vote was calculated by having each member of the jury rank each song from first to twelfth. The song that came in first place would get one point, while the song that came in last place would get twelve points. These results were combined with the public vote which ranked the songs based on the number of televotes each entry received. Therefore, the song with the fewest points would achieve first place.[9]

Semifinal 1 – 8 February 2013
Draw Artist Song Lyrics (l) / Music (m) Jury[9] Televote[9] Total Place
Votes Points Votes Points
1 Liene Candy "Higher And Higher" Christof Straub (m & l) 30 1 630 5 6 3
2 Fox Lima "Tirpini" Alise Ketnere (m & l) 63 8 302 12 20 11
3 Dominic Okolue "Good Woman" Dominic Okolue (m & l) 83 11 339 10 21 12
4 Antra Stafecka "When You Are With Me" Schillebeeckx Raph, Verresen Karen, RF Smith Bruce (m & l) 54 5 582 7 12 5
5 Olafs Bergmanis & The Random People "Never Let Me Go" Jānis Polis (m & l) 70 10 420 9 19 9
6 Headline "Love" Mārcis Rēdmanis, Lauris Busulis (m & l) 45 4 532 8 12 6
7 Pieneņu Vīns "Better Than You" Jurijs Koškins (Yuri Koshkin) (m), Evilena Protektore (l) 61 7 593 6 13 7
8 Ivo Grīsniņš Grīslis "Give Me A Try" Ingars Viļums (m & l) 64 9 304 11 20 10
9 Samanta Tīna "I Need A Hero" Johnny Sanchez, Michael James Down (m), Marcus Fernell, Beatrice Eriksson (l) 41 3 1,099 1 4 1
10 Liene Matveja & Baiba Reine "Love Responder" Edgars Viļums (m & l) 93 12 635 4 16 8
11 Sabīne Berezina "Upside Down" Filip Lindfors, Bertel Österberg, Kristoffer Eriksson (m & l) 60 6 669 2 8 4
12 PeR "Sad Trumpet" Ralfs Eilands, Arturas Burke (m & l) 38 2 652 3 5 2

Semi-final 2[edit]

The second semifinal of Dziesma 2013 took place on 9 February 2013 at the Palladium Concert Hall in Riga.[11] The six qualifiers were determined by a 50/50 mix of public televoting and a nine-member jury panel.[11] Ieva Sutugova, Marta Ritova, PeR, Dāvids Kalandija & Dināra, Pieneņu Vīns and Niko qualified to the final.[11]

The jury panel for the second semifinal consisted of Aija Strazdiņa, Aija Vītoliņa, Lara Bellerose (Belgium), Vineta Elksne, Ģirts Lūsis, Valters Frīdenbergs, Anmary, Valters Pūce and Jegors Jerohomovičs.[9] The jury vote was calculated by having each member of the jury rank each song from first to twelfth. The song that came in first place would get one point, while the song that came in last place would get twelve points. These results were combined with the public vote which ranked the songs based on the number of televotes each entry received. Therefore, the song with the fewest points would achieve first place.[9]

Semifinal 2 – 9 February 2013
Draw Artist Song Lyrics (l) / Music (m) Jury[9] Televote[9] Total Place
Votes Points Votes Points
1 Aiwink "Now Or Never" Aleksandrs Rjabčuns (m & l) 82 10 708 7 17 9
2 Ieva Sutugova "Cold Heart" Jānis Miltiņš (m), Ieva Sutugova (l) 55 6 520 8 14 6
3 Marta Ritova "I Am Who I Am" Marta Ritova (m & l) 32 2 980 2 4 2
4 PeR "Here We Go" Ralfs Eilands, Arturas Burke (m & l) 13 1 979 3 4 3
5 Dāvids Kalandija & Dināra "Fool In Love" Jonas Gladnikoff, Camilla Gottschalck, Christina Schilling (m), Liza Petersen (l) 67 8 813 6 14 5
6 Mārtiņš Ruskis & 4 Vēji "Joey" Eric Anjou, Peter Svensson (m & l) 87 11 838 4 15 8
7 Andris Kivičs "Hey! Hey!" Andris Kivičs (m & l) 93 12 246 11 23 12
8 Pieneņu Vīns "The One" Jurijs Koškins (Yuri Koshkin) (m), Evilena Protektore (l) 60 7 819 5 12 4
9 Niko "One" Johnny Andersson, Hitmanic, Michael James Down (m), Hanif Sabzevari Hitmanic (l) 43 3 1,429 1 4 1
10 Framest "Let The Night Belong To The Lovers" Erik Anjou (m & l) 53 5 211 12 17 10
11 Kristīne Šomase "Phoenix Fly" Mathias Kallenberger, Andréas Berlin, Filip Lindfors, Anton Malmberg Hård af Segerstad (m & l) 71 9 449 9 18 11
12 Rūta Dūduma "Here I Am" Patrik Öhlund (m), Madelene Hamberg (l) 46 4 435 10 14 7

Final[edit]

The final of Dziesma 2013 took place on 16 February 2013 at the Juras Varti Theatre House in Ventspils.[8] Six qualifiers from each semifinal completed the 12 song line-up for the final where a 50/50 mix of public televoting and a nine-member jury selected Marta Ritova, Samanta Tina, and PeR (with "Here We Go") as the three super finalists in the first round of voting.[8][1] In the second round of voting, the group PeR with the song "Here We Go" won Dziesma 2013.[1]

Interval acts in the final included 2012 Latvian representative Anmary, 2012 Estonian representative Ott Lepland, Labvēlīgais Tips, DaGamba, Vineta Elksne, Dons and Jānis Stībelis.[1]

The jury panel for the final consisted of Aija Strazdiņa (music video producer), Vineta Elksne (singer and vocal teacher), Ieva Rozentāle (producer of music and culture programs at LTV), Ģirts Lūsis ("Labvēlīgais tips" producer and composer), Sandris Vanzovičs (journalist), Kārlis Auzāns (musician), Jānis Stībelis (musician), Valters Pūce (musician) and Ott Lepland (musician).[9] The jury vote was calculated by having each member of the jury rank each song from first to twelfth. The song that came in first place would get one point, while the song that came in last place would get twelve points. These results were combined with the public vote which ranked the songs based on the number of televotes each entry received. Therefore, the song with the fewest points would achieve first place.[9]

Final – 16 February 2013
Draw Artist Song Jury[9] Televote[9] Total Place
Votes Points Votes Points
1 Niko "One" 92 11 2,576 3 14 6
2 Dāvids Kalandija & Dināra "Fool In Love" 74 9 569 11 20 11
3 Antra Stafecka "When You Are With Me" 42 4 1467 5 9 4
4 PeR "Sad Trumpet" 58 6 467 12 18 10
5 Pieneņu Vīns "The One" 90 10 857 7 17 9
6 Marta Ritova "I Am Who I Am" 28 3 1,958 4 7 3
7 Liene Candy "Higher And Higher" 51 5 713 9 14 7
8 Samanta Tīna "I Need A Hero" 25 2 3,305 2 4 2
9 Ieva Sutugova "Cold Heart" 67 8 843 8 16 8
10 Headline "Love" 64 7 918 6 13 5
11 Sabīne Berezina "Upside Down" 95 12 678 10 22 12
12 PeR "Here We Go" 16 1 3,847 1 2 1

Super Final[edit]

Super Final – 16 February 2013
Draw Artist Song Jury[9] Televote[9] Total Place
Votes Points Votes Points
1 Marta Ritova "I Am Who I Am" 20 2 3,318 3 5 3
2 PeR "Here We Go" 11 1 6,289 1 2 1
3 Samanta Tīna "I Need A Hero" 23 3 6,204 2 5 2

At Eurovision[edit]

PeR at the second semi-final dress rehearsal in Malmö.

Latvia was allocated to compete in the first semi-final on 14 May for a place in the final on 18 May.[12] In the second semifinal, the producers of the show decided that Latvia would open the semi-final and perform 1st, preceding San Marino.[13]

Latvia failed to qualify from the second semi-final of the competition, placing last (17th) and scoring 13 points.[2][3]

Points awarded to Latvia[edit]

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

Points awarded by Latvia[edit]

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b c d Brey, Marco (16 February 2013). "Latvia chooses PeR for Malmö". Eurovision.tv.
  2. ^ a b Leon, Jakov (16 May 2013). "We have ten more finalists!". Eurovision.tv. Retrieved 16 May 2013.
  3. ^ a b c d "Eurovision Song Contest 2013 Semi-Final (2)". Eurovision.tv. 18 May 2013. Retrieved 18 May 2013.
  4. ^ a b Siim, Jarmo (19 October 2012). "Latvia changes selection format for 2013". Eurovision.tv.
  5. ^ Brey, Marco (30 November 2012). "Latvia: Record number of 122 songs submitted". Eurovision.tv.
  6. ^ a b Brey, Marco (11 December 2012). "Listen to the Latvian semi-final songs". Eurovision.tv.
  7. ^ Webb, Glenn (15 January 2013). "Latvia: Line up and songs released for Eirodziesma 2013". Eurovision.tv.
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  11. ^ a b c Roxburgh, Gordon (9 February 2013). "Six more songs through to Latvian final". Eurovision.tv.
  12. ^ Siim, Jarmo (17 January 2013). "Draw results: Who's in which Semi-Final?". Eurovision.tv.
  13. ^ Siim, Jarmo (28 March 2013). "Eurovision 2013: Semi-Final running order revealed". Eurovision.tv.
  14. ^ "Eurovision Song Contest 2013 Grand Final". Eurovision.tv. 18 May 2013. Retrieved 18 May 2013.

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