Lettonie 2000

Latvia was represented by Brainstorm, with the song ‘ »My Star« , at the 2000 Eurovision Song Contest which took place on 13 May in Stockholm. « My Star » was chosen as the Latvian entry at the national final, Eirodziesma, on 26 February and marked Latvia’s Eurovision debut, some years after fellow Baltic nations Estonia and Lithuania.

Final

Eirodziesma was held at the studios of broadcaster LTV in Riga, hosted by Dita Torstere. Ten songs took part with the winner being chosen nominally by a mix of an « expert » jury and televoting, although the split was approximately 93:7 in favour of the jury. All songs but one were performed in English.[1]

Eirodziesma – 26 February 2000
Draw Artist Song Votes Place
1 Marija Naumova « For You My Friends » 114 2
2 Yana Kay « Waterfall » 81 6
3 Jānis Stībelis « I Will Return » 62 8
4 Dace Pūce, Aigars Grāvers & Nataradža « Tāda zeme » 67 7
5 Arnis Mednis « Everyday in Circle » 82 5
6 Madara Celma « Close to You » 49 10
7 Brainstorm « My Star«  147 1
8 Linda Leen « Let’s Go Insane » 108 4
9 Agnese « Knowing Love and Loss » 51 9
10 Yana Kay « Set My Heart on Fire » 109 3

At Eurovision

On the night of the final Brainstorm performed 21st in the running order, after Finland and before Turkey. Renārs Kaupers was the lead singer. « My Star » received 136 points (including maximum 12s from Belgium, Estonia, Finland and Norway), placing Latvia third of the 24 entries. The 12 points from the Latvian televote were awarded to contest winners Denmark.[2]

Points awarded to Latvia
12 points 10 points 8 points 7 points 6 points
5 points 4 points 3 points 2 points 1 point

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