PRESS RELEASE (RIGA, LATVIA) – Ēriks Loks and Nauris Brikmanis are the hosts of „Dziesma 2014”. On February 1 and 2, twenty-four songs penned by the Latvian authors with the moto „MADE IN LATVIA” enter the competition for the ticket to Eurovision Song Contest in Copenhagen, Denmark. For the second year the semi-finals are held in the concert hall “Palladium” with standing audience. This format was appreciated by the performers and the musicians.

Three atractive and charming men are selected to host the events. Currently, only two of the are revealed – DJ and event host Ēriks Loks and the actor of improvisation theatre Nauris Brikmanis. The third host will be presented in the final show in Ventspils.

“Songs created by the Latvian musicians only are participating in the contest this year. The Latvian produce has an incredible power which has to be noticed and noted. Getting inspired by that power is the prerequisite to win Eurovision Song Contest in Denmark. The shows this year are going to inspire the participants and everyone in Latvia to find the spark for daring and grand challenges…” says Zane Gargažina, the director of National Selection for Eurovision Song Contest.

By means of jury and televote, 6 songs out of 12 from each semi-final will be selected to proceed to the final taking place on February 22 in Ventspils. The 24 songs are available at www.eirovizija.lv. Both semi-finals and the final show as well as the Eurovision Song Contest will be broadcast at LTV1 and at ltv.lv website.

Latvian Television is hosting the national selection for Eurovision Song Contest in collaboration with Ventspils City which provides invaluable support which is essential to Latvian musicians and the society.