First six qualifiers through to Latvian Final

First six qualifiers through to Latvian Final
Aminata Savadogo, one of tonight's qualifiers. Photo: LTV
Riga, Latvia -

Tonight the first semi-final of Dziesma 2014 took place in the Palladium concert hall in Riga, Latvia. Twelve songs competed for the right to reach the forthcoming final in Ventspils, but only six could qualify. Who were the lucky ones that were Made In Latvia to proceed to the final?

The decision was reached by a 50/50 combination of a jury vote and televoting. Viewers could vote by phone, SMS and for the first time also by voting online, which viewers around the world could also vote,. The results produced the following six qualifiers (in bold) out of the twelve songs performed this evening.

The programme was presented by Ēriks Loks and Nauris Brikmanis.

The contenders

  1. Dejo Tā sung by DJ Dween & Sabīne Berezina
  2. Bučas sung by Crazy Dolls
  3. I’m Happy sung by Tamara Rutkovska
  4. Here I Am Again sung by Niko
  5. I’ve Got sung by Ivo Grīsniņš Grīslis
  6. Cake To Bake sung by Aarzemnieki
  7. Just Stop sung by Oskars Deigelis
  8. Stay sung by Samanta Tina
  9. Going All The Way sung by MyRadiantU
  10. I Can Breathe sung by Aminata Savadogo
  11. I Need More sung by Dāvis Matskins
  12. Saule Riet (Take Away) sung by Olga & Līgo

As well as the artists competing in the contest, there were various guest artists, including Sinplus who represented Switzerland in the 2012 contest, plus the Dzelzs Vilks, Gapoljeri and diamond hip hop performer Pikaso.

Tomorrow night the second semi-final will take place, and six more songs will qualify, and complete the line-up for the final to be held on the 22nd of February.


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  • Posted on 4 February 2014 at 17:36
    To BogdanESC . If you watch that event, when the voting starts, that page www.eirovizija.lv becomes as a voting tool. you only have to open that page, press on draugiem.lv, facebook or twitter (which you want to use), then like or follow eirovizija page and then the list will appear. choose your favourite song and press "balsot". That's all :) report to the moderator
  • Posted on 4 February 2014 at 03:15
    Hahaha I love Cake To Bake. So pleased to see it going to the final. And the bear on the scooter was just the awesomest thing LOL Dziesma is great this year! report to the moderator
  • Posted on 2 February 2014 at 20:10
    Come on Latvia! Other craps pass to the final! Where are YOU? report to the moderator
  • Posted on 2 February 2014 at 14:26
    Eurovision Lover, they will do the same in 2014 :D Samanta Tina wasn't in top 3 at televoting report to the moderator
  • Posted on 2 February 2014 at 13:58
    I am still disappointed from last years choice. They chose the most awful song they had in the competition and placed the best song 2nd... T.T Samanta Tina was ripped of! report to the moderator
  • Posted on 2 February 2014 at 13:39
    EurovisionLV, but where i can vote? i watched yesterday Dziesma, but i don't know latvian, and i can't find where to vote, help me please :D report to the moderator
  • Posted on 2 February 2014 at 12:59
    Well, guys, I agree with most of you, Samanta has to win. My disappointment is that Samanta was 5th yesterday, she won't be able to win if you won't support her. This year you can vote through internet, so 22nd of February EVERYONE is welcomed to vote at www.eirovizija.lv with your facebook account for Samanta! WE CAN DO IT!!! report to the moderator
  • Posted on 2 February 2014 at 10:36
    I watched Dziesma last night and I can't believe that Samanta or Niko weren't first at televoting. Latvia keep doing that and you would stay at home in the Grand Final ESC 2014 as usual.... PLEASE DON'T DO THE SAME MISTAKE AS LAST YEAR! report to the moderator
  • Posted on 2 February 2014 at 09:28
    Samanta Tina, Nico and MyradiantU are the best ones from this semifinal. Glad they all made it through! report to the moderator
  • Posted on 2 February 2014 at 08:37
    Niko and Aminata my winner report to the moderator
  • Posted on 2 February 2014 at 05:16
    I really like 'I Can Breathe'. Its a grower and the concept of air in the dance & song is creative. How old is the singer? She's so young but so good! report to the moderator
  • Posted on 2 February 2014 at 04:16
    Niko - Here I Am Again, Samanta Tina - Stay and MyRadiantU - Going All The Way, are my favourites from semi-final 1. report to the moderator
  • Posted on 2 February 2014 at 03:41
    Yay, my absolute favourite has made it to the final! Now I really hope it's third time lucky for Samantha Tina this year with her stunning entry "Stay". report to the moderator
  • Posted on 2 February 2014 at 01:48
    I like Nico, but his song is David Lindgren - Shout it out! :/ It's the same!!!!
    I hope Samanta Tina with Stay wins... She really deserved and deservs to represent Latvia! I hope this will be her year!
    Go SAMANTA! ♥ report to the moderator
  • Posted on 1 February 2014 at 23:24
    Hold on.
    Our potential winner will perform tomorrow, in second semi-final.
    #2 performer Katrine Lukins all the way. report to the moderator