Latvia’s selection process for Slavianski Bazaar 2018, “Slāvu Bazārs Rīgā – 2018” will take place on February 17 in Riga.
Latvia has launched their search for their participants in the 2018 edition of Slavianski Bazaar, this July in Vitebsk, Belarus. Singers aged between 7 and 12 years, as well as those aged between 18 and 31 years old are invited to take part in the selection process for the Children’s and International Pop Song Performers Contest.
As part of the final at the Splendid Palace in Riga, singers will have to perform two songs, the rules for the songs are as follows:
- One song must be written and composed by a Latvian composer
- The other song can be in any language and written by any nationality
Singers wishing to take part in the Latvian selection process have until February 7 to submit their application to the following address;
Last year over 200 singers applied to represent Latvia at both the International Pop Song Performers Contest and the Children’s Contest in Belarus. In total 90 people made it through to the live final in Riga, which lasted for over seven hours.
Latvia has a mixed record at the contest having finished within the top five of the International Pop Song Performer’s competition just once. Samanta Tina finished second in the competition in 2012, since participating in Slavianski Bazaar, Samanta has tried to represent Latvia and Lithuania at the Eurovision Song Contest. In 2017 Latvia failed to qualify from the semi-finals for the final of the International Pop Song Performer’s Contest.
Source: Slāvu Bazārs Rīgā