Six songs through to Latvian final

Six songs through to Latvian final
Logo of Dziesma 2013 Photo: LTV
Riga, Latvia -

Tonight in the Palladium Concert Hall in Riga, the first semi-final of Dziesma was held to select Latvia's entry for the Eurovision Song Contest. Six of the songs made it through to the final to be held on Saturday the 16th of February.

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

  • Liene Candy - Higher And Higher
  • Fox Lima - Tirpini
  • Dominic Okolue - Good Woman
  • Antra Stafecka - When You Are With Me
  • Olafs Bergmanis & The Random People - Never Let Me Go
  • Headline - Love
  • Grupa Pieneņu Vīns - Better Than You
  • Ivo Grīsniņš Grīslis - Give Me A Try
  • Samanta Tīna - I Need A Hero
  • Liene Matveja & Baiba Reine - Love Responder
  • Sabīne Berezina - Upside Down
  • Grupa PeR - Sad Trumpet

The voting was determined by a 50/50 mix of public televoting and the nine members of the jury.

The second semi-final will be staged tomorrow, Saturday the 9th of February also at 20:15 CET, where six more songs will also qualify for the final on Saturday the 16th of February.


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  • Posted on 9 February 2013 at 12:36
    Really pleased with the results. As predicted both Liene Candy and Sabīne Berezina qualified. I was expecting Fox Lima to qualify; however her stage performance may have overshadowed her song. report to the moderator
  • Posted on 9 February 2013 at 12:27
    Samanta Tina was stunning and the song is the bomb! Latvia you have a great chance (ps I normally hate ballads) report to the moderator
  • Posted on 9 February 2013 at 11:18
  • Posted on 9 February 2013 at 09:43
    "Upside Down" got to the final only because of Sabīne Berezina, because she is really popular in Latvia.... But even with that Samanta Tīna got more votes from televoters... and I'm glad about that... report to the moderator
  • Posted on 9 February 2013 at 08:32
    wow, the only Latvian song is out!
    Congrats to latvian people. report to the moderator
  • Posted on 9 February 2013 at 05:25
    Higher and Higher is the best!!!, although ¨Sad Trumpet ¨ & ¨When u are with me¨ are nice too report to the moderator
  • Posted on 9 February 2013 at 00:56
    Wow! I'm happy for Samanta Tina & Liene Candy!!! =)
    Can't believe that Fox Lima is out! :O It wasn't my fav but I was starting to like it!!
    Love responder is out! :( report to the moderator
  • Posted on 9 February 2013 at 00:29
    I'm glad Tirpini is not in final. Cause it's a 100% plagiarism. But i can't remember on wich song. Maybe Italy 1991, maybe Belgium 2004, maybe some song of iranian singer Azam Ali... report to the moderator
  • Posted on 9 February 2013 at 00:06
  • Posted on 9 February 2013 at 00:01
    where is Fox lima??? report to the moderator
  • Posted on 8 February 2013 at 23:06
    I hope they get to the final, Latvian songs in 2012 and 2011 were underrated :) I liked "Beautiful Song" and "Angel in disguise"

    Love you Riga :) report to the moderator
  • Posted on 8 February 2013 at 22:50
    Fox Lima - Tirpini!!!
    :((((((( report to the moderator