Valters and Kaža

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Valters and Kaža
OriginLatvia
MembersValters Frīdenbergs
Kārlis Būmeisters

Valters and Kaža, sometimes spelt Walters and Kazha were a Latvian duo consisting of Valters Frīdenbergs and Kārlis Būmeisters. They represented their homeland in the Eurovision Song Contest 2005 with the song "The War Is Not Over", written by Mārtiņš Freimanis. They finished in fifth place with 153 points.

In the semi-final, which was held two days before the final, Valters and Kaža qualified in tenth place. 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]

References[edit]

  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. ^ "In memoriam: Latvian Eurovision singer Valters Fridenbergs has passed away, aged 30". Wiwibloggs. Retrieved 17 May 2019.

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Awards and achievements
Preceded by
Fomins & Kleins
with "Dziesma par laimi"
Latvia in the Eurovision Song Contest
2005
Succeeded by
Cosmos
with "I Hear Your Heart"