Pre-Contest Vote 2014: Latvia

Evening all, and welcome to the second summary article in ESC Views’ Pre-Contest Vote 2014! If you haven’t heard about it and how this entire system will work, feel free to click this fabulous link to take you to the ‘Launch Page’ of the competition. As we manage to compile more and more of these articles, they will be added to the Launch Page, so you can freely hop between all competing 37 entries! Right, shall we get onto the next country?

Latvia's flag in our snazzy little logo :)
Latvia’s flag in our snazzy little logo 🙂

This is how we’re running this series of articles in which we’re going to cover all 37 entries for this year:

  • We’re going to take on these articles in the running order for 2014 (Armenia is first, Latvia is second etc). We’ll do two articles a day.
  • We’ll refer back to the Song Presentation or NF Review of the song. We’ll provide you with the video so you can have a listen (if you haven’t managed to listen to it yet…which is highly unlikely!)
  • We’ll also give you a few words from both of us while giving the song a score out of 12.
  • Finally, there’ll be a poll below for you guys to vote and give us your points on the song!

Got it? 🙂

Following Rory’s article about Armenia earlier, I’m moving on to Latvia, who will sing second in the first semi-final. Latvia selected their 2014 entry through their annual national final Dziesma, which culminated in a victory for Aarzemnieki with the song “Cake to Bake” – amusingly, one of two cake-related songs in this year’s contest.

If you read our NF Review of Dziesma 2014, you’ll know that “Saule Riet” should have won. That is all.

Our opinions:

Rory – I find Cake To Bake diabolical! Seriously Latvia, you picked this?! Score: 0 points out of 12.

James – “Cake To Bake” has grown on me a little since it won Dziesma, but it’s still among my least favourites of the year. Nauseatingly contrived at times. And it’s not “Saule Riet” so therefore no. Score: 2 points out of 12.

So now that you know what we think of the Latvian song, what do you think of it? Tell us by voting in the poll!


Did you vote? Well by the end of this series, we’ll know how many of you fans love/like/hate Latvia’s song! In the meantime, though, stay tuned to ESC Views, for tomorrow Rory will be posting Estonia and I shall be doing the same for Sweden!

If you’d like to share your opinions on Latvia’s song, please feel free to comment below or vote in the poll!

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