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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: ESC UNITED voters like Samanta Tina the best

The Latvian National Final is tonight and if it were up to the ESCUNITED readers, Samanta Tina would become the next Latvian representative. 35% of the votes went to “I need a hero” securing Samanta a healthy lead over Grupa PeR’s “Here we go” which received 17% of the votes, so a significant difference there. The only other song that …

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 …

The Road to Malmo: Latvia; Interview with Camilla Gottschalck, composer of Dziesma 2013 entry, “Fool In Love”

Camilla Gottschalck is no stranger to National Selections for Eurovision.  She has co-written songs like Nikki Kavanagh’s “Falling” (Ireland 2011); Melissa Canta’s “Sueños rotos” (Spain 2011); and Hera Bjork’s “Someday” (Denmark 2009).  She is at it again this year at Dziesma 2013 with “Fool in Love” by Davids Kalandija & Dinara.  We learn more. ESC UNITED:  Hello Camilla.  Congratulations on making …

The Road to Malmo: Latvia; Interview with Raph Schillebeeckx, composer of Dziesma 2013 entry, “When You’re With Me”

Sylvie Heyse is the songplugger and publisher of Raph Schillebeeckx, one of the writers of the song “When You’re With Me,” performed by Antra Stafecka.  Raph has written music for acts such as Selah Sue and Monrose.  Now he’s prepping for Dziesma 2013.  Sylvie gave us the inside scoop.   ESC UNITED:  Hello!  Congratulations to your team for making it …

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