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Latvia and Latvijas Televīzija (LTV) held a national final to choose who would represent them in the Eurovision Song Contest 2005. On February 26, 2005, the Latvian public, along with an expert jury, chose Valters & Kaža with « The War Is Not Over » as the 2005 entry. It placed tenth in the semi-final and fifth at the Eurovision Final.

National final

The Latvian Final was held on February 26 in Ventspils, hosted by Elvis Jansons & Ija Circene. Before the final there were two semi-finals on January 29 and February 5. The winner was chosen in two rounds of televoting – the first to select the top 3 and the second to select the winner. Valters & Kaža won the event with « The War Is Not Over« . The song is written and composed by Mārtiņš Freimanis.

Song Singer Points Place
1 « The War Is Not Over«  Valters & Kaža 28214 1st
2 « In the Heat of the Night » Ksenija 8308 3rd
3 « Sing it! Swing it! » Agnese & Intars 20318 2nd

At Eurovision

At Eurovision, « The War Is Not Over » qualified for the final by placing tenth in the semi-final. At the Contest final, it placed fifth with 153 points.

The spokesperson who revealed Latvia’s votes for other countries was the 2002 Contest winner and 2003 Contest host Marie N.[1]

Points Awarded by Latvia[2]

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

References

  1. ^ Philips, Roel (2005-05-17). « The 39 spokespersons! ». ESCToday. Retrieved 2009-04-28. 
  2. ^ Eurovision Song Contest 2005