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24 songs of Latvian singers that will compete for Eusovision contest

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Baltic news, News from Latvia, BNN.LV, BNN-NEWS.COM, BNN-NEWS.RUA total of 24 songs will compete with one another to be selected on the semi-finals in Riga to then represent Latvia on the Eurovision contest in Copenhagen, Denmark.

Out of 12 songs form each semi-final event, 6 will be selected to be performed in the finals in Ventspils February 22, as reported by organizers.

Eurovision 2014 will take place in Copenhagen, Denmark. Semi-finals are scheduled for May 6 and 8. The finals will be held May 10.

Here is a list of songs and performers who will compete to represent Latvia on Eurovision:

1st semi-finals:

1.’Dejo Tā’ by DJ Dween and Sabīne Berezina. Music by Kaspars Dvinskis, lyrics by Sabīne Berezina and Kaspars Dvinskis.

2.’Bučas’ by Crazy Dolls. Music by Aldis Zaļūksnis (Midis), lyrics by Mārtiņš Poļakovskis (Holis).

3.’I’m happy’ by Tamara Rutkovska. Music and lyrics by Tamara Rutkovska.

4.’Here I am again’ by Niko. Music and lyrics by Vladimirs Koževņikovs (Niko).

5.’I’ve got’ by Ivo Grīsniņš Grīslis. Music and lyrics by Ivo Grīsniņš Grīslis.

6.’Cake to bake’ by Aarzemnieki. Music and lyrics by Guntis Veilands.

7.’Just stop’ by Oskars Deigelis. Music by Ruslans Kuksinovičs and Oskars Deigelis, lyrics by Oskars Deigelis.

8.’Stay’ by Samanta Tīna. Music and lyrics by by Ingars Viļums.

9.’Going All the Way’ by MyRadiantU. Music and lyrics by by Janis Driksna.

10.’I can breathe’ by Aminata Savadogo. Music and lyrics by by Aminata Savadogo.

11.’I need more’ by Dāvis Matskins. Music and lyrics by by Alise Ketnere (Fox Lima).

12.’Saule riet (Take Away)’ by Olga un Līgo. Music by Tomass Kleins, lyrics by Guntars Račs.

2nd semi-finals:

1.’Revelation’ by Ralfs Eilands, Valters Pūce and Nelli Bubujanca. Music by Ralfs Eilands, Valters Pūce and Ansis Grūbe, lyrics by Ralfs Eilands.

2.’You Are The Reason’ by Katrine Lukins. Music by Katrine Lukins and Kārlis Indrišonoks, lyrics by Katrine Lukins.

3.’I need a soul-twin’ by Mad Show Boys. Music and lyrics by Mārtiņš Kits.

4.’Lights on’ by Markus Riva, Music by Gaitis Lazdāns, lyrics by Markus Riva.

5.’Breathe slow’ by Anete Volmane. Music by Edgars Viļums, lyrics by Anete Volmane.

6.’What if it was’ by Rolands Ūdris, Music and lyrics by Rolands Ūdris.

7.’Moment and tomorrow’ by Katrīna Bindere. Music by Edgars Beļickis and Kārlis Auziņš, lyrics by Mikus Frišvelds.

8.’Pa vidu Tu’ by Andris Kivičs. Music and lyrics by Andris Kivičs.

9.’Pēdējā vēstule’ by Dons. Music by Artūrs Šingirejs, lyrics by Ingus Bērziņš.

10.’Is It Possible’ by Sabīne Vidriķe. Music by Edgars Kokorevičs, lyrics by Sabīne Vidriķe.

11.’Pressure’ by Sabīne Berezina. Music and lyrics by Žanna Berezina.

12.’If I Could (Get Away)’ by Eirošmits. Music by Miks Žagars and Roberts Stāds, lyrics by Miks Žagars.

Starting this week, Biļešu Serviss begins selling tickets for the semi-finals in Riga Palladium concert hall for February 1 and 2. Concerts will begin at 21:00 on both these days. Price of one ticket is EUR 7.

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