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1st May 2010, 18:34


Performed by: Musiqq
Lyrics by: Marats Ogļezņevs
Composed by: Marats Ogļezņevs
Language: English


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2nd June 2010, 20:26
Hopefully something similar to Probka again :mrgreen:

2nd June 2010, 21:11
I hope they will stop sending people from the New Wave fest. It doesn't work ... obviously.

23rd June 2010, 09:52
I hope they will stop sending people from the New Wave fest. It doesn't work ... obviously.
yeah I agree :D

24th June 2010, 09:14
But I liked both 2009 & 2010 a lot. :mrgreen:

25th June 2010, 20:22
2010 was among my favorites, but it was an awful stage presentation + dreadful vocals, and it's no wonder it ended on last place. I hope for something fresh and good for Latvia as always though, they are one of the rare countries that are always innovative, and they always send something different. I really respect that.

16th November 2010, 19:09
Latvian public broadcaster LTV have announced the rules and dates for their Eurovision 2011 selection, Eirodziesma. There will be 2 semifinals and a final. The winner and thus representative of Latvia in Düsseldorf will be known on February 26th.
Songs submissions are already open and can be sent in to LTV until December 6th. A panel of experts will then choose the 20 lucky entries to battle for the right to represent Latvia. The names of the qualifying entries will be announced on December 14th.

The contestants will be divided in 2 semifinals, to be held on February 5th and 12th. Five will qualify from each of them. As an important novelty, an additional challenge round will be held on February 19th with 10 non-qualifying songs from the semifinals. Two songs will go through the final, one chosen by the public and the other one by the jury.

The national final has been set on February 26th, to be held in Ventspils, featuring a total of 12 songs. Three songs will qualify for the "superfinal", a part of the final. Out of these, the Latvian representative will be chosen. All decisions will be taken by televote and jury vote with a 50% stake each.

17th November 2010, 16:19
We haven't had Latvian in the contest yet, maybe it's time to learn from neighbor Estonia and just send something unique and quality in native language like Estonia did in 2009 with Urban Symphony.

17th November 2010, 16:58
Correct me if I'm wrong but Fomins & Kleins (2004) "Dziesma par laimi" was in latvian.
It sucked though!!!

But I agree, I'm all for a song in latvian. It's the kind of language you really don't get to hear a lot.

17th November 2010, 17:24
It was in Latvian and it sucked, YES! :lol: I'd like to hear a proper song in it now. ;)

17th November 2010, 17:27
Correct me if I'm wrong but Fomins & Kleins (2004) "Dziesma par laimi" was in latvian.
It sucked though!!!

But I agree, I'm all for a song in latvian. It's the kind of language you really don't get to hear a lot.

Oh I totally forgot about this one, maybe because it was so bad lol :lol:

Well this time around a GOOD latvian entry then ;)

17th November 2010, 17:31
I actually remember I was so happy when a song in Latvian won in 2009 and I liked it, too. :lol: Then it was changed to Russian... xrofl3 That wasn't too bad since we don't get to hear a lot of Russian, either...

17th November 2010, 17:34
I actually remember I was so happy when a song in Latvian won in 2009 and I liked it, too. :lol: Then it was changed to Russian... xrofl3 That wasn't too bad since we don't get to hear a lot of Russian, either...

Oh yeah I remember it was originally in Latvian, but still the final ESC version wasn't.

Well it's true, we have too little Russian aswell. But that song was also pretty bad so haha.

17th November 2010, 23:25
Non-Latvian citizens are allowed. The NF will be hosted in the same venue like last year:
The winner can improve his song until March 10.

18th November 2010, 10:10
I liked the Latvian entry in 2004 :lol:

For me, it was one of the best Latvian entries ever. I guess the taste differs :lol:

18th November 2010, 13:16
I liked the Latvian entry in 2004 :lol:

For me, it was one of the best Latvian entries ever. I guess the taste differs :lol:

I guess :lol:

8th December 2010, 11:37

71 songs have been submitted so far. On December 14 semifinalists will be revealed.

14th December 2010, 16:54
The 20 songs in the Latvian NF: http://eirovizija.lv/lat/eirodziesmas-2011-pusfinals/finals/

14th December 2010, 17:31

Not a single entry in Latvian!? :? :cry:

That sucks!

Last year the best entry was in Latvian;


14th December 2010, 18:49
Lauris Reiniks will win, without any effen doubt! even though his song sucks.

I like Oksana Ļepska and “Pieneņu vīns” and Brainstorm clone "Blitze" :)

14th December 2010, 20:59
The songs:

Beautiful World - Juris Ludzenieks
Look Back At Me Again - Elina Krastina-Grence
Live On! - Oksana Lepska
Banjo Laura - Lauris Reiniks
Upside Down - Agnese Rakovska ("Trianas Parks")
Magnet - Dace Upite
Positively Thinking - "Crazy Dolls"
Angel In Disguise - Marats Ogleznevs, Emils Balceris
Rough Enough - Girts Zebulins, Atis Zviedris (Flame)
Daylight - Kaspars Timanis & "Labveligais Tips" (demo)
Let Me Be - Emils Balceris
Cinderella - Ivo Grisnins - Grislis
It's Not Easy - Dace Upite, Nikolajs Puzikovs
Love Is Like An Aeroplane - Liene Bronusa (Candy)
Don't Stop The Dance - Evija Sloka
Walking On My Tiptoes - Ineta Rudzite, Uldis Timma
Summer Night - "The Secretz"
You Are - "Pienenu vins" (Dandelion Wine)
Let It Be Me - Janis Stibelis
Hop - "Blitze"

15th December 2010, 09:49
Lauris Reiniks-Banjo Laura

This song is sooooooo Fairytale :?

15th December 2010, 12:30
I have heard once all the songs,and i am a bit dissapointed.From all these i prefer the Banjo Laura.

15th December 2010, 14:02
I only listened to Lauris's entry and it's rather "eeek". Hope some of the other songs will be more promising.

18th December 2010, 22:42
Clips are now available in the media section.

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18th December 2010, 22:56
My top-2 (I don't have more faves):
1. Blitze
2. Oksana Lepska

27th January 2011, 16:14
OMG, Martins Freimans died at the age of 33. He represented Latvia in 2003 with F.L.Y. and "Hello from Mars" returning to the contest in 2005 as a songwriter (The war is not over).
He also wrote songs for the 2009 & 2010 NF and his song 'Hop' has been selected for the semi finals of the 2011 national selection, where it will be performed by Blitze.
He died of complications following an influenza infection.

I totally remember him and am very shocked about this news :(

27th January 2011, 17:29
Rest in peace :(...

27th January 2011, 18:02

So sad news this days :(

27th January 2011, 18:28
influenza, who dies of influenca at that age? That's something that may kill older people so that just really really sucks..I'm listening to "Hello from Mars" right now...makes me sad :(

27th January 2011, 19:18
What is wrong with the esc artists these days!! :(

27th January 2011, 23:52
This is really sad, my thoughts go out to his loved ones and family, may he rest in peace. I really hope this "trend" of young Eurovision connected singers dying will not continue, it's very depressing :/

influenza, who dies of influenca at that age? That's something that may kill older people so that just really really sucks..I'm listening to "Hello from Mars" right now...makes me sad :(

It depends on the sort of influenza and what caused it or/and if he got some other pre-illnesses like heart problem, HIV or whatever... in those cases influenza can kill even a young person.

28th January 2011, 00:16
Influenza kills even younger people. Basically it can kill anyone at any age esp if it causes pneumonia (which has quite high mortality rate).
I've just recovered from that disease and I must say that it seems nothing special... until you get it. I knew at least 2 people who died from influenza in their 30's. Both had children etc.
What can I say, care about your health ;)
Personally I think that Latvia 2005 was their best entry. My condolences *hugs*

28th January 2011, 11:11
So sad news..
Sincere condolences from Lithuania :(

28th January 2011, 13:38
Very bad song at Latvian section this year!
I only like "Banjo Laura" very good song
Banjo Laura - Lauris Reiniks
Other 3 songs that I like are: Magnet - Dace Upite; Angel In Disguise - Marats Ogleznevs, Emils Balceris and It's Not Easy - Dace Upite, Nikolajs Puzikovs

RIP Martins :(

5th February 2011, 01:49
Semi #1

Time: 20:20CET

Webcast: http://vefire.ru/channel/LTV1/

20th February 2011, 11:27
can someone explain why dace upite and magnet is not in the latvian final? :confused:

20th February 2011, 11:33
I'm so pleased Banjo Laura gets the pimp slot. I love the song and performance!

20th February 2011, 12:47
"Banjo Laura" is by far the best song in the NF

20th February 2011, 15:02
Banjo Laura has to win! Love it :p

20th February 2011, 19:02
I think its definitely the televote winner next Saturday!

23rd February 2011, 16:49
Triana Parks has withdrawn due to illness and will not be replaced so only 11 acts will perform on Saturday

SOURCE (http://escdaily.com/articles/13587)

26th February 2011, 02:34
Latvian final


Time: 20:20CET

Webcast #1: http://www.eurovision.tv/esctv/future?program=26133
Webcast #2: http://vefire.ru/channel/LTV1

26th February 2011, 22:00
Watching the NF, some decent songs, i have a feeling though the banjo song is going to win...

26th February 2011, 22:04
Hmm, it really is a nice NF. Surprised no one's watching.

26th February 2011, 22:41
Superfinal: Pienenu Vins, Lauris Reiniks, Musiqq

26th February 2011, 22:49
As I already said, Lauris will probably win this. Though Musicqq is my favorite out of those three.

26th February 2011, 23:12
Gooooooooo Musiqq - Angel In Disguise I love that song, I hope it wins! xcheer

26th February 2011, 23:32
I thought the entire time the male host looks so familiar now I know why, he represented latvia in 05....they're singing their song...dedicted to their friend Martin who passed away a few weeks ago...that's sad

26th February 2011, 23:43
It's the only wise choice of today! Great! Musiqq FTW

26th February 2011, 23:48
YAY! xcheer My favourite won goooo Musiqq - Angel In Disguise! xcheer

26th February 2011, 23:49
Um, the chorus has a really nice beat but the rest is kinda mediocre. I can feel a bit of "Action"'s beat, actually. :lol: 8 points.

26th February 2011, 23:53
i like it.

26th February 2011, 23:53
I quite like this :)
7 pts.

27th February 2011, 00:02
Itīs not my cup of tea. But the best choice of the evening.

27th February 2011, 00:07
A typical Musiqq song. I like it. And of course i`m not speaking from fan point of view. I am seing Latvia in the final now. Great choice and another 12 points from me for tonight.

27th February 2011, 00:13
I like it but not great

27th February 2011, 00:34
It's ok, 5 points from me, Good Luck!

27th February 2011, 00:47
5p from me as well..nice,not more than that though

27th February 2011, 00:51
I don't really like it. And I wasn't really impressed with the songs in this NF. At least Latvia won't be last this year.

27th February 2011, 00:54
Latvian entry

Lazy Baba
27th February 2011, 01:28
Love it! 12 points

27th February 2011, 02:05
the lead singer has a great voice.. love the backing track.. it's very clippity cloppity..still wonderful.. i dont like the clothes though..if you do not want to be the recipient of a barbara dex award.. a visit to a stylist should be top of your list of things to do before dusseldorf..

27th February 2011, 02:08
That my friends, is what I consider to be a killer intro. I LOVE it. I LOVE it. I hope Latvia will be in the Finals this year.

27th February 2011, 02:46
Lauris was better
This is fine too

27th February 2011, 04:42
All I have to say is thank the heavens that the banjo will stay in Latvia! :lol:

I actually quite like this but they need to sort out their English cause some of the pronunciation detracts from the song (at least for me).

27th February 2011, 06:37
Latvia? Did you want to make it to the final? guess not. Где лаурис!?

27th February 2011, 06:59
I love it, 10 points from me.

27th February 2011, 07:24
Ouch. Worst entry I've heard so far. 1 point.

27th February 2011, 09:36
This song should be totally re-arranged into alternative rock. It has a great guitar somewhere in there that indicates its potentials. I seriously believe it could be a great alternative rock song but instead we have this mediocre "clippity cloppity" (good one thms ;)) song.

27th February 2011, 09:43
Its not bad,
7 points from me.

27th February 2011, 09:47
forgettable,I loved more What for...but this is nice too....when the guys stand up in the final and dance they remember me of Madcon's dance in Oslo while the flashmob but I don't know why...I must listen more :)

27th February 2011, 10:09
nothing special .. 4 pts from me

27th February 2011, 10:28
Horrible! 0 points

27th February 2011, 10:29
My number 2 so far

27th February 2011, 10:30
My number 2 so far

27th February 2011, 10:51
This thread is so short :? haha, anyway...This is awesome :mrgreen: 8 points from me, and it's gone quite high into my ranking now!

27th February 2011, 10:53
I like it. Good voices, interesting and catchy song, it will do well :)

27th February 2011, 11:56
This is definately in my top 3 so far! An excellent choice. Wasn't sure if I liked the rapping part but because the lead singer harmonised with him, I thought the overallfeel was great. Beautiful edgy voice. Love it!

27th February 2011, 12:24
Good start, but the refrain is disapointing.
What is all this fuzz about Angels this year?
7 pts

27th February 2011, 12:25
Very nice song ! 6 points :D

27th February 2011, 14:07
I like this song more and more. It's a radio song. I hope Latvia will do good in this year.

27th February 2011, 14:44
I was enjoying the song,and gonna give it 8 points.....and then the second guy started doing a dodgy 'rap',so now they can only have 5 points from me.
Please lose the rap part of the song !!

27th February 2011, 14:49
It's not bad at all. 4 pts

27th February 2011, 14:52
Not bad, quite good. But still I feel like if the song was a bit more up-tempo it would be a lot better.

27th February 2011, 17:39
It's a pleasant surprise. I adore music and the intro!
If it was in latvian and without rap (which, imo, doesn't have any sense in this song and doesn't make it more dynamic) I'd give it 10. Now it's only...8 pts:D

27th February 2011, 17:50
After last year lament by latvian female Moses Aisha this one sounds much better, but.........another one americanized song. Not interest for me!
This will stay in semi!!!!

28th February 2011, 00:19
Brilliant! It's really catchy! :D

28th February 2011, 01:03
well nice intro with the guitar but thats bout it , nothing special ,and the chorus is quite annoying tbh


28th February 2011, 11:55
Very nice song.12 points

28th February 2011, 20:13
My number 1! 12 points from Bulgaria!

1st March 2011, 02:20
hmmm not bad, but quite forgettable. Still better than most Latvian entries till the date though... 2 points

1st March 2011, 14:53
6 pts. Nice song.

1st March 2011, 14:55
I don't like it at all. Among the weakest songs selected so far

1 point

4th March 2011, 22:40
7 points from me!

4th March 2011, 23:28
12 points from me. I love it. I cant remember when I loved an Latvian entry for the last time. Good luck Latvia who you'll qualify

4th March 2011, 23:31
I was enjoying the song,and gonna give it 8 points.....and then the second guy started doing a dodgy 'rap',so now they can only have 5 points from me.
Please lose the rap part of the song !!

100% in agreement

5th March 2011, 14:36
Not my style... but I do give it a 6 though. Interesting voice.

5th March 2011, 18:07
I really love this song!

6th March 2011, 18:53
This song is really starting to grow on me. I hope it gets in the final.

8th March 2011, 15:27
love it, it's so....easy on the ears :D
one of my favourites this year, hope it does well in the finals ;)

btw, rap part really should go, it's "out of date" and unnecessary

9th March 2011, 10:31
I don't like the smile on the singers face! I think that kind of a smile cost The Netherlands points in 2004:


9th March 2011, 18:13
There will be the same stage presentation on ESC, same costumes, just different costumes on backing vocalists.

9th March 2011, 20:01
10 pts from me... I love this song, so sweet and catchy too. Think that it can do really well in this year's ESC.

14th March 2011, 17:25
Vote for your favourite in the Eurovision Knockout:

Heat 4: Denmark vs. Latvia vs. Hungary
Heat 5: Ireland vs. San Marino vs. Greece


thanks guys!

14th March 2011, 18:02
I like the song, even if the live version on the Latvian NF wasnīt performed so good.

17th March 2011, 04:41
Really quite good. I realy like the chorus, not too big on the verse or the bridge, but the chorus is enough to give it 7 points.

17th March 2011, 10:48
This is among my favs this year :)

17th March 2011, 14:58
History information for Latvia in Eurovision: http://www.eurovisionvideo.net/country.php?code=lv

17th March 2011, 21:55
7 points. It's good but has some bad parts in it. Hopefully they'll qualify.

19th March 2011, 16:35
hate this song.

19th March 2011, 16:39
I am liking this and wish I had scored it higher originally. However the 'rapper' reminds me too much of Milhouse from the Simpsons for comfort.

Someone also needs to coach the lead singer about how head movements come across on TV especially in close up. At times he looks like he's having a fit!

20th March 2011, 10:19
This song is way too underrated, it could do much better...

20th March 2011, 10:44
I loving it more and more, i really believe it is going to qualify

25th March 2011, 15:16
Very good song, sadly it's underrated. I don't like the female backing singer though... her voice doesn't fit. I still hope it qualifies.

25th March 2011, 16:05
I'm really in love with this song! Can't stop listening to it

4th April 2011, 14:34
I like very much this song! It's catchy, voices are good, lyrics are nice. Latvia has a good chance to catch the Final, after the big failure in last year. Angel in Disguise is a top10 song! ;)

7th April 2011, 08:20
I really like the chorus of this song but i'm not fond of the verse or the bridge. I gave it 6 points but I think it could be a good surprise the big day if they improve a little bit the live performance, it could easily be a Top10 song

8th April 2011, 00:13
I'm glad they fixed the pronunciation of "luscious" in the final version of their song, it bugged me a little! :lol:

8th April 2011, 16:58
xheart xheart xheart can't stop listening to it!!! amazing!!!

9th April 2011, 15:00
Still too ordinary and flat for me. Not too terrible, but flat

9th April 2011, 15:36
I'm glad they fixed the pronunciation of "luscious" in the final version of their song, it bugged me a little! :lol:

Whilst they were at it I wish they'd dropped the Milhouse rapper and changed the line 'Stare me with candy eyes' into proper English.

Still like it tho'

9th April 2011, 17:18

Meh, it's boring... It's become very popular to pretty much make a music video of your performance on stage. :shock:

9th April 2011, 19:11
Boooooringgggggggggggggggggggggggggggg to death

9th April 2011, 20:04
Boooooringgggggggggggggggggggggggggggg to death

noooooooooo Nikolaaa....I enjoy it very much!!!! :D it's interesting ;)

9th April 2011, 21:19
noooooooooo Nikolaaa....I enjoy it very much!!!! :D it's interesting ;)

No it's not :lol:

9th April 2011, 22:57
I love the fact that they didn`t change for Eurovision. They are still the same Musiqq from like 1 year ago. Well done and the video is very modern and with great effects. I like it.

Well done, Latvia ;)

10th April 2011, 00:19
No it's not :lol:

Yes it is :lol:

10th April 2011, 01:47
Yes it is :lol:

No it's not :lol:

15th April 2011, 23:38

16th April 2011, 00:29
I like this entry, it's definitely one of the better ones this year. The biggest problem is that it doesn't really go anywhere and somehow balance on the fine line on being kinda bland, but I think it's still a pretty decent pop song. Also it's nice to have something without that tacky key-change and other schlager inspired stuff.

Latvia is the only country imo that deserves to qualify. Lithuania's entry is just pure tacky-ness and Estonia's is just meh. But I'm afraid both juries and viewers will chose the tacky typical entries over this.

16th April 2011, 11:02
I definitely like this song and I believe it will surprise many!

16th April 2011, 19:15
Beautiful song.
I like it very much.
Don't think that this song is boring..

16th April 2011, 19:35
Beautiful song.
I like it very much.
Don't think that this song is boring..

I agree. It`s not boring, it`s something new and non-inspired of swedish schlagers that start to become boring IMO.
This song is kinda different and it has some real music in it (for a change).

16th April 2011, 19:43
personally i don't have anything against this song to qualifay and to hit TOP15 or even TOP10.

17th April 2011, 09:33
Iīm very surprised, that this song has so many fans. I heard it so many times and itīs not my cup of tea.

17th April 2011, 11:58
I really like it! In my top 10!!!

20th April 2011, 15:36
Iīm very surprised, that this song has so many fans. I heard it so many times and itīs not my cup of tea.

Agree from word to word. I totally dislike it as well.

20th April 2011, 18:42
I really like this song; nothing more, nothing less. Too bad that they are in the stronger semi-final, but I think they will qualify.

21st April 2011, 00:56
This song recently came on my radar, starting to really like it now, it's very credible imo. Good job Latvia

21st April 2011, 09:24
Although I'm still disappointed that "Banjo Laura" did not make it, I've started to like this song more and more over the past weeks. It's even one of the songs I press "repeat" on CD player more often than not. :shock: As for the "rap part": I tend to overhear it, so it can't destroy the rest of the song for me. :lol:

22nd April 2011, 10:48
The song would be nice, but the performance is far from the outstanding

28th April 2011, 00:17
Good luck Latvia! Not getting any votes from me, too dull for my taste but this one is tough to predict. My prediction is that Latvia is just going to miss the final ending up 11 - 13th place.

1st May 2011, 11:02
I don't get why everybody likes it. That dated Rap part is anoying! It won't qualify!

4th May 2011, 23:01
The rehearsal was a little bit boring. Nothing special. Why should this song qualify????

4th May 2011, 23:52




Angus Young's guitar ;)

5th May 2011, 03:22
Great vocal performance but yeah, something about this makes it forgettable.

5th May 2011, 09:57
I find this song just very easy to listen too and very catchy.

Think this will be a surprise qualifier.

5th May 2011, 11:08
I find this song very iritating as well as the performers. I totally dislike it. And the rehearsals didn't change my opinion. Just boring and a piece of "nothing". Should fail, and it will be deserved.

5th May 2011, 19:31
Though I like this song very much, I must admitt that it will stay at the semi :?

5th May 2011, 20:27
Very nice performance... Has to reach the final

7th May 2011, 23:31
So Good and positive song, Listen and listen - the more I like:)
Best to you! Hope to see this song in the final!

Greetings from Estonia!

12th May 2011, 08:15
Go Latvia! Angel in Disguise..I love this song! Of course I'm not sure about your passing, but again good luck!

12th May 2011, 23:14

12th May 2011, 23:18
Pity it didn't qualify...

Wasted 0.64€ on that :lol:

12th May 2011, 23:27
Poor Latvia... I discovered your song tonight, and it was really good. :(

12th May 2011, 23:38
I also liked this song...

12th May 2011, 23:42
I always had this song high so I'm really sad for them now...

13th May 2011, 01:04
I like the song and originally thought they would qualify but after all of the performances were done, it just didn't leave a lasting impression.

13th May 2011, 01:13
Another great song underrated :(

13th May 2011, 03:51
I knew this would be too bland to qualify in the end. ;)

13th May 2011, 03:58
They were great, too bad

13th May 2011, 08:39
I still like this song a lot but guess it's just not "esc" enough

13th May 2011, 09:33
I didnīt like this song and I didnīt like the performance and the voice yesterday. But thatīs my personally taste. Sorry, Latvia.

13th May 2011, 09:36
So unffair that didnt make it.:(

13th May 2011, 12:46
I so like it :(

13th May 2011, 13:02
I am not surprised.

13th May 2011, 14:39

Hahaha :D:D Agreeing :D

13th May 2011, 15:27
I liked this. Nice.

14th May 2011, 04:46
I was really hoping they would qualify, they performed very well. Their rehearsals were really good and they had the perfect draw. The biggest grower for me, it's now my #10 of the year.

They certainly get my award for "The Coolest Song of ESC 2011".

14th May 2011, 08:07
I really love this song, not a winner, but it should have been at least in final

17th May 2011, 20:02
This is the song, I thought had the coolest vibe in the whole competition. I agree they should at least have made it to the final.

17th May 2011, 20:10
This song has definitely grown on me, one of my favourites now. Wish it had made it to the final! :(

1st April 2013, 18:18
This was among my favourite songs that year :( I'm listening to it again and it's definitely one of the biggest injustices of 2011.

6th May 2013, 16:48
I'm listening to this again today! :lol: Deserved final at least :(

11th September 2018, 19:37
Another song that lost by being actually delivered to the Eurovision stage. The act comes across very amateurish, a non-event with cheap costumes. Pink bow ties and fedoras belong to the children's TV. The fade out was sang out of tune as well.