Lettonie 2006

Latvia’s entry to the Eurovision Song Contest 2006 was chosen in a final called Eirodziesma, which was held on March 11 following 2 semi-finals in February. The winning entry was the song I Hear Your Heart by the group Cosmos. The song is written by Molly-Ann Leikin & Guntars Račs and composed by Reinis Sējāns & Andris Sējāns. Gimmicks employed by the band on the night (aside from the unusual a cappella) included a rudimentary automaton who danced with the group and a heart-shaped helium balloon that was released from one of the singers’ pockets at the end.

Cosmos is a group of six young Latvian performers who sing a cappella. They are Jānis Šipkēvics, Andris Sējans, Juris Lisenko, Jānis Ozols, Jānis Strazdiņš and Reinis Sējāns joining in 2004. Their first album sold 12,000 copies and reaching gold status as well as gaining the title of the best pop-album in Latvia of 2003. They were also triumphant in winning the third international song contest « New Wave 2004. » In 2005, Cosmos released their second album « Pa un Par », presenting 16 tracks of Latvian and international songs, as wells as original compositions.

Latvia automatically qualified for the final due to the 2005 performance of Valters and Kazha, and finished 16th with 30 points.

Result of National Final

Position Song Singer Points Place
1 « I Hear Your Heart«  Cosmos 27,740 1st
2 « Say It Is » Marts Kristiāns Kalniņš & Melo-Mania 23,948 2nd
3 « I’m Alone » Jenny May 10,925 3rd

At Eurovision

Points Awarded by Latvia

Points Awarded to Latvia (Final)
12 points 10 points 8 points 7 points 6 points
5 points 4 points 3 points 2 points 1 point

See also