Six more songs through to Latvian final

Six more songs through to Latvian final
Dziesma 2013 logo Photo: LTV
Riga, Latvia -

Tonight in the Palladium Concert Hall in Riga, the second semi-final was held to select Latvia's entry for the Eurovision Song Contest. Six more songs made it through to the final on Saturday the 16th of February, to join the six songs that qualified in last night's first semi-final.

The following 12 songs participated in tonight's second semi-final of Dziesma. Qualifiers in bold.

  • Aiwink - Now Or Never
  • Ieva Sutugova - Cold Heart
  • Marta Ritova - I Am Who I Am
  • Grupa PeR - Here We Go
  • Dāvids Kalandija & Dināra - Fool In Love
  • Mārtiņš Ruskis & 4 Vēji - Joey
  • Andris Kivičs - Hey! Hey!
  • Grupa Pieneņu Vīns - The One
  • Niko - One
  • Framest - Let The Night Belong To The Lovers
  • Kristīne Šomase - Phoenix Fly
  • Rūta Dūduma - Here I Am

The voting was determined by a 50/50 mix of public televoting and the nine members of the jury. The programme was presented by Martin Meyer, Madara Botmane and Anta Aizupe.

The six songs that quallified above, join the six songs that qualified from the first semi-final, which were as follows;

  • Liene Candy - Higher And Higher
  • Antra Stafecka - When You Are With Me
  • Headline - Love
  • Samanta Tīna - I Need A Hero
  • Sabīne Berezina - Upside Down
  • Grupa PeR - Sad Trumpet

The final will be held in the city of Venstpils on Saturday the 16th February. A draw to determine the running order of the 12 songs in the final will be held on Tuesday the 12th of February.

Latvia will participate in the first half of Semi-Final Two to be held on Thursday the 16th of May.


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  • Posted on 11/February 2013 at 23:10
    I still can not believe that Tirpini did not even get to their final.....Latvia, why was that. Sometimes you have to look past disappointing performances cos when that song was produced and perfected for the final it would have been great - oh well, I'll have to find it, put it on my ipod and pretend !!! report to the moderator
  • Posted on 11/February 2013 at 04:17
    I’m pleased with the result. As predicted Niko, Marta Ritova and Grupa PeR qualified. I was expecting Kristīne Šomase to qualify as well. report to the moderator
  • Posted on 10/February 2013 at 20:01
    PeR to Malmö with "Here We Go" ! report to the moderator
  • Posted on 10/February 2013 at 12:37
    I hope Niko wins. I liked quite a lot of songs in the comp but it seems not many have got through. I'm stunned that Fox Lima didnt get into the final. I'll be hoping for Niko or maybe Dāvids Kalandija & Dināra and Liene Candy. There are other good songs - but probably not good enough to win a Eurovision final. report to the moderator
  • Posted on 10/February 2013 at 11:19
    PeR with Sad trumpet to Malmo!!! report to the moderator
  • Posted on 10/February 2013 at 07:50
    Another strong selection for Latvia.

    I am very impressed with the Latvian entries this year, and with the right song they should do very well this year.

    Looking forward to the final! report to the moderator
  • Posted on 9/February 2013 at 23:43
  • Posted on 9/February 2013 at 23:30
    Too bad that Now or never & Phoenix Fly are out! :'( There were great songs!!!!
    I'm happy for Niko!!! =) & for Ieva & Marta too! ♥
    GO LATVIA! report to the moderator
  • Posted on 9/February 2013 at 23:29
    Marta Ritova - I Am Who I Am report to the moderator
  • Posted on 9/February 2013 at 23:22
    My two favorite songs are:

    1.Grupa PeR - Sad Trumpet
    2.Liene Candy - Higher And Higher (but the studio version is better than the live one :()



    My real favorite one was Framest:"Let The Love Belong To The Lovers", remembers me The Mamas & The Papas :) report to the moderator
  • Posted on 9/February 2013 at 23:12
    NIKO - One is the best song from Eirodziesma 2013! Braliukas, choose this song :D report to the moderator
  • Posted on 9/February 2013 at 23:08
    Go Niko Go, you have all my support! See you in Malmö! report to the moderator
  • Posted on 9/February 2013 at 23:06
    Dāvids Kalandija & Dināra - Fool In Love best song for me in Latvian final

    Esc fan from Serbia report to the moderator