Eurovision 2021

#JESC21: Latvia’s Junior Eurovision Story

On the lead up to the 2021 Junior Eurovision Song Contest, which is been held in Paris, we are looking back at all the countries to have participated in the Contest and their histories – past and present. Today we look at Latvia’s story.

Latvia debuted at the 2003 Junior Eurovision Song Contest, in Copenhagen, Denmark. Dzintars Čīča participated with “Tu esi vasarā”, finishing in 9th place (their best position) and 37 points.

Video: YouTube/EBU

Mārtiņš Tālbergs & C-Stones Juniors represented Latvia at the 2004 Junior Eurovision Song Contest, in Lillehammer, Norway. They participated with “Balts vai melns”, finishing in 17th and last place, 3 points.

Video: YouTube/EBU

Kids4Rock represented Latvia at the 2005 Junior Eurovision Song Contest, in Hasselt, Belgium. They participated with “Es esmu maza, jauka meitene”, finishing in 11th place and 50 points.

Video: YouTube/EBU

After a five year wait, Latvia returned to the 2010 Junior Eurovision Song Contest, in Minsk, Belarus. Šarlote Lēnmane & Sea Stones participated with “Viva la Dance”, finishing in 10th place and 51 points.

Video: YouTube/EBU

Amanda Bašmakova represented Latvia at the 2011 Junior Eurovision Song Contest, in Yerevan, Armenia – their final participation to date. She participated with “Moondog”, finishing in 13th and last place, with 31 points.

Video: YouTube/EBU

We will be back on Monday with Norway’s Junior Eurovision story. Let us know what you think about Latvia and the Junior Eurovision Song Contest – either in the comments below or on our FACEBOOK and TWITTER pages.

Author: Richard Taylor

Source: Eurovision Ireland

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