Aarzemnieki takes the honours in Latvia

Aarzemnieki takes the honours in Latvia
Aarzemnieki winner of Dziesma 2014 Photo: (c) LTV
Ventspils, Latvia -

Tonight Aarzemnieki has been selected to represent Latvia in this year's Eurovision Song Contest with the song Cake To Bake . They saw off the competition from eleven other entrants in the Ventspils Theatre in Ventspils to win the ticket to Copenhagen. The song is composed by Guntis Veilands

Twelve songs initially took to the stage in the Ventspils Theatre, with three of them progressing to a superfinal. The decision in both rounds was reached by a 50/50 combination of jury and televoting, with viewers also able to vote online.

The Participants

(Qualifiers to the superfinal in bold.)

  1. Revelation sung by Ralfs Eilands, Valters Pūce & Nelli Bubujanca
  2. Lights On sung by Markus Riva
  3. Moment And Tomorrow sung by Katrīna Bindere
  4. Pēdējā Vēstule sung by Dons
  5. Stay sung by Samanta Tina
  6. Here I Am Again sung by Niko
  7. Going All The Way sung by MyRadiantU
  8. Saule Riet (Take Away) sung by Olga & Līgo
  9. I Can Breathe sung by Aminata Savadogo
  10. Cake To Bake sung by Aarzemnieki
  11. If I Could (Get Away) sung by Eirošmits
  12. You Are The Reason sung by Katrine Lukins

The Superfinal

(Winner in bold)

  1. Pēdējā Vēstule sung by Dons
  2. Stay sung by Samanta Tina
  3. Cake To Bake sung by Aarzemnieki

Special Guests

  • Last year's winners of Dziesma - the group PeR, who were joined by the Lithuanian singer Jurga.
  • The reunited group Fomins and Kleins who represented Latvia in the 2004 contest.
  • The popular artists Lauris Reiniks and Norman Rutulis.
  • From Estonia, the group Tenfold Rabbit.

If you missed the final, you can watch Dziesma 2014 again via our web.tv player.

Latvia will participate in the First Semi-Final to be held on Tuesday the 6th of May in Copenhagen.


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  • Posted on 13 May 2014 at 06:04
    Love this song! Great tune, fun words, maybe more people should take their advice and chill --- that is "bake a cake"! Definitely one of the best songs for Eurovision 2014!!! (The other is .... Cheesecake!) report to the moderator
  • Posted on 19 March 2014 at 14:00
    A song is simple & very positive. But I don't like this fashion design. report to the moderator
  • Posted on 15 March 2014 at 23:06
    OMG! I don't know what to say. Good luck, our people from abroad. report to the moderator
  • Posted on 5 March 2014 at 21:30
    Is is really CAKE TO BAKE the winner in Latvia?!? OMG, when I read it first, I wished it was a joke. Ok, good message and innocent faces, but please, a song like this in a so wide competition is like having the will to lose. report to the moderator
  • Posted on 27 February 2014 at 03:37
    And please, tell the lady singer to wear a longer dress: that short one does not fit her thick legs! report to the moderator
  • Posted on 27 February 2014 at 03:36
    And also the singers look drunk .... report to the moderator
  • Posted on 27 February 2014 at 03:35
    Eurovision LV: it is not a matter of picking up songs similar to the "classic songs" for ESC. What the majority of us is saying is that the song should be "decent" for a great show like Eurovision. Your entry this year reminds a joke, a cartoon soundtrack, a song that you can sing on the beach after the effect of alcohol...but there is no vocal neither musical quality.
    The song has to grow up not us!!! report to the moderator
  • Posted on 25 February 2014 at 19:28
    I think this song should win an award for the lyrics XD We had Happy Malta last year and now we've got Happy Latvia this year report to the moderator
  • Posted on 25 February 2014 at 19:15
    well.. It's simple song, a bit weird, but not so bad... Maybe not the most memorable song, anyway good luck to Latvia:)) report to the moderator
  • Posted on 25 February 2014 at 04:29
    In a strange way, I love that this won lol. I was rooting for Dons, but hey, might as well make the best of it. They're genuine and clearly having an awesome time. Their happiness makes me silly happy. :D report to the moderator
  • Posted on 24 February 2014 at 19:00
    Song with no message and poor music. It reminds me of Belarus. Terrible and sad. report to the moderator
  • Posted on 24 February 2014 at 08:01
    Well, we see that the competition this year, some of the countries don't take it seriously, but It's all about having fun, even if the song is a stupid one. report to the moderator
  • Posted on 24 February 2014 at 03:29
    Samanta Tina: the real winner. She really deserved to represent Latvia. A TOP 10 with her would be possible.
    Seems that this is the year of cakes! u.u report to the moderator
  • Posted on 23 February 2014 at 19:48
    umm we already have a song about a freaking cheesecake, we certainly don't need another song about a cake... Seriously what is going on with europe? report to the moderator
  • Posted on 23 February 2014 at 17:49
    So, Latvia will bake Belarusian cheesecake at Copenhagen?

    I'm sure that many housewives will be delighted to hear a song about baking cakes. report to the moderator