Latvia in the Eurovision Song Contest 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.

Eurovision Song Contest 2000
Country Latvia
National selection
Selection processEirodziesma 2000
Selection date(s)26 February 2000
Selected entrantBrainstorm
Selected song"My Star"
Selected songwriter(s)Renārs Kaupers
Finals performance
Final result3rd, 136 points
Latvia in the Eurovision Song Contest
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Before EurovisionEdit

Eirodziesma 2000Edit

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]

Final – 26 February 2000
Draw Artist Song Points 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 and Arnis Heidermanis "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 EurovisionEdit

On the night of the final Brainstorm performed 21st in the running order, following Finland and preceding Turkey. Renārs Kaupers was the lead singer. At the close of voting, "My Star" received 136 points, placing Latvia third of the 24 entries.[2] The 12 points from the Latvian televote were awarded to contest winners Denmark.[3]

VotingEdit

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ ESC National Finals database 2000
  2. ^ "Final of Stockholm 2000". European Broadcasting Union. Archived from the original on 10 April 2021. Retrieved 10 April 2021.
  3. ^ ESC History - Latvia 2000
  4. ^ a b "Results of the Final of Stockholm 2000". European Broadcasting Union. Archived from the original on 10 April 2021. Retrieved 10 April 2021.