Valters and Kaža

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Valters and Kaža, sometimes spelt Walters and Kazha was a Latvian duo consisting of Valters Frīdenbergs and Kārlis Būmeisters, who represented their homeland in the 2005 Eurovision Song Contest. The slow ballad-like song "The War Is Not Over", authored by Mārtiņš Freimanis, finished in fifth place, despite having a considerably large lead at some point during the voting.

In the semi-final, which was held two days before the final, Valters and Kaža qualified as tenth. Valters lost his voice at the after-party. At the dress rehearsal, he did not sing during the entire song. He sang at the live final, although they sang one of the final parts one octave lower than they should.

Valters made a solo effort to represent Latvia at the Eurovision Song Contest 2009, but did not make it to the Latvian finals in the town of Ventspils in March.

Valters and Kaža both provided the Latvian commentary for the 2011 Contest. Also, Valters presented the voting results on behalf of Latvia at the 2010 and 2012 Eurovision contests.[1]

"The War Is Not Over" song composer Mārtiņš Freimanis died on 27 January 2011, aged 32.[2]

Valters Frīdenbergs died on 17 October 2018, aged 30.[3]


  1. ^ "Running order for the voting tonight". European Broadcasting Union. Retrieved 26 May 2012. Due to an unknown reason as yet, Georgia did not reveal their votes, leaving only 41 countries voting in total.
  2. ^ "Mūžībā aizgājis Mārtiņš Freimanis" (in Latvian). Diena. 27 January 2011. Retrieved 27 January 2011.
  3. ^ "Умер музыкант Валтерс Фриденбергс". (in Russian). Latvia. Retrieved 17 October 2018.

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Awards and achievements
Preceded by
Fomins & Kleins
with "Dziesma par laimi"
Latvia in the Eurovision Song Contest
Succeeded by
with "I Hear Your Heart"