Anmary's Beautiful Song wins Latvian final

Anmary's Beautiful Song wins Latvian final
Anmary, winner of Eirodziesma 2012.Photo:LTV
Ventspils, Latvia -

The final of Eirodziesma 2012, the Latvian national final has just ended. After a ten song final, followed by a three song super final, it was Anmary who emerged victorious with Beautiful Song.

The show was hosted by Walter Fridenbergs, Christine Virsnīte and Jolanta Strikaite. As always, the show was held in Ventspils, in the Rio theatre building. There was a distinct oriental flavour to the presentation. Guests from Azerbiajan were also in attendance.

In January, two semi final shows were screened, both of which had ten songs competing.

From each semi final, five songs qualified for the final, resulting in the following line up for tonight:-

  • Ruta Duduma - My World
  • Samanta Tina & Davids Kalandija - I Want You Back
  • Grupa 'PeR' - Disco Superfly
  • Triānas Parks - Stars Are My Family
  • Paula Dukure - Celebration
  • Andris Abelite - We Can Change The World
  • Anmary - Beautiful Song
  • Elizabete Zagorska - You Are A Star
  • Mad Show Boys - Music Thief
  • Roberts Pētersons - She's A Queen

The voting was split 50/50 between the Latvian televoting public and a professional jury.

Special guests

During the interval acts this evening, last year's Latvian representatives Musiqq performed, as did Swiss 2012 entrants Sinplus who performed their entry Unbreakable. There were also performances from the cello trio Da Gamba and from Olga Rajecka.

Marie N, the winner of the 2002 Eurovision Song Contest for Latvia was on the jury. She also returned later to perform a French song.

The three highest scoring songs in the first round, then contested a super final. The lucky three were:-

  • Samanta Tina & Davids Kalandija - I Want You Back (2nd place)
  • Anmary - Beautiful Song (Winner)
  • Mad Show Boys - Music Thief (3rd place)

After Anmary was announced as the winner, a group of dancers from Azerbaijan performed a routine before the winning reprise.

Latvia will perform in the first half of the First Semi-Final of the 2012 Eurovision Song Contest, on Tueday 22nd May in Baku.


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  • Posted on 8/April 2012 at 20:15
    not so beautiful :/ ...maybe they will not go to finals ... report to the moderator
  • Posted on 21/March 2012 at 13:33
    lovely song! I like it! report to the moderator
  • Posted on 17/March 2012 at 00:15
  • Posted on 14/March 2012 at 02:49
    I adore it!!!!!!!!!!!!Greetings from Cyprus!!! report to the moderator
  • Posted on 11/March 2012 at 22:33
    great song <3 a really good choice for Latviaa! kisses from greece! <3 <3 <3 report to the moderator
  • Posted on 10/March 2012 at 05:24
    If this song had completely different lyrics, I would like it much more. Nice sound, good tune...horrible lyrics. report to the moderator
  • Posted on 8/March 2012 at 23:26
    "...Beautiful song is on the radio, is in the TV shows and so on and on
    Beautiful song that everybody knows and everybody loves..."

    I personally like this song very much, it's beautiful and catchy to me.
    Good luck Anmary and Latvia! :) report to the moderator
  • Posted on 7/March 2012 at 18:39
    its not for young eurovision fans.but its very good for me. old eurovision fans who remembers 1995 and beyond will love it. ı adored to this song.12 points from turkey. go latvia. everything is boring for new generation. dont care them. ı dont care where will you finish this contest. but ı will listen this song for years. thats why ı love eurovision so much. it has always good suprises like this. report to the moderator
  • Posted on 5/March 2012 at 15:38
    This song is to boring I don't like it :( It just my opinion report to the moderator
  • Posted on 3/March 2012 at 21:43
    Boring song really. report to the moderator
  • Posted on 29/February 2012 at 16:17
    A catchy song and was my number one for Latvia because I think it's entertaining and funny! (However, I doubt I will reward it with any points) report to the moderator
  • Posted on 29/February 2012 at 15:53
    Not as beautiful as the title may imply... report to the moderator
  • Posted on 25/February 2012 at 12:32
    Scheiße, nicht schön!!


    Malta ist der Größte im Jahr 2012! report to the moderator
  • Posted on 25/February 2012 at 06:44
    Charming Latvia...good song...!! report to the moderator
  • Posted on 24/February 2012 at 22:20
    eurovision song contest is SONG contest and not the CIRCUS contest. so all kids who lisp for mad show boys - put the candy in your mouth and ask mommy to take your to the clowns carnaval.

    beautiful song was the best one this year. good luck! report to the moderator