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The 2013 “Expert” Panel – LATVIA

Every year our “Expert” Panel comes together to judge all entries for the Eurovision Song Contest and they’re back to take apart the 2013 entries and rank them accordingly. While their characters and comments may be wacky, the scores are dead serious. All 13 panelists will comment on the song and rank them accordingly giving it points using a scale …

Interview with Guntars Racs, Latvian artist, songwriter, producer extraordinaire

Guntars Racs is an artist, songwriter, and producer from Latvia and has worked with MicRec Records.  This year, MicRec had a number of their artists perform at the Latvian National Selection Dziesma 2013.  Five of them performed in the finals (Liene Candy,  Marta Ritova, Sabine Berezina, and Antra Stafecka).  ESC United had the opportunity to chat with Guntars. —————————————— ESCUnited: …

The Road to Malmo: Latvia – Interview with PeR

If you saw the finals of Dziesma 2013, you know that the winners, PeR, really wanted this win.  The emotion after they were announced winners was huge!  One thing is for sure is that with all that emotion, PeR will be ready to bring it to the stage in Malmo.  ESC United was lucky enough to chat with the boys …

Latvia says “Here We Go” with PER!

PER and “Here We Go” won Dziesma 2013 tonight.  With two songs in the finals, both of which were fan favorites, it seemed almost a sure shot that PER had the best chance of representing Latvia at Malmo.  Still, many are shocked that early favorite Samanta Tina and “I Need A Hero” will not be representing Latvia. PER was one …

Latvia – Who should win? Cast your vote

    In a few days Latvia is going to choose their 2013 entry. Six songs from two Semi Finals will meet again on Saturday, February 16th and only one of them can be crowned the winner. The last time Latvia qualified for the Finals was in 2008 and since then were constantly placed in the Bottom Three of the …

The Road to Malmo: Latvia; Interview with Liga Robezniece, backup singer of Anmary (2012) and Marie N (2002)

  At ESC UNITED, we aim to highlight all aspects of Eurovision entries.  This includes the many individuals who help behind the spotlight.  We are excited to have chatted with Liga Robezniece, who sang backup for Anmary this past year in Baku, and for the winning entry “I Wanna” from 2002.  This year, Liga was at Dziesma 2013 helping her friend …

Dziesma 2013: Latvia Semi Final One – The 6 Qualifiers

The first Latvian Semi Final took place tonight and 12 songs battled for the six prestigious spots in the Final show. The results are in, check them out and let us know which songs you like the best. Qualifiers in the order they were announced: 1. Antra Stafecka – When you are with me! [vsw id=”ILMw6ad7COc” source=”youtube” width=”425″ height=”344″ autoplay=”no”] 2. …

The Road to Malmo: Latvia; Interview with Erik Anjou and Peter Svensson, composers of Dziesma 2013 entry, “Joey”

Erik Anjou has two songs he has written in Dziesma 2013: “Let The Night Belong To The Lovers” by Framest; and “Joey” by Martins Ruskis & 4 Veji.  “Joey” is co-written by Peter Svensson.   We talk to both of them. ESC UNITED:  Hey guys!  Congratulations on making it to the next stage of Dziesma 2013.  Tell us a bit about yourselves …

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