Saturday, February 22, 2014

Latvia - Cake To Bake - Aarzemnieki

13 - 33 pts in semi 1
Cake To Bake by Aarzemnieki  won the Latvian national final Eirovīzijas Dziesmu Konkurss 2014. The song is written by Guntis Veilands.Aarzemnieki is a band fronted by Joran Šteinhauer.
You can listen to all the Latvian contestants here at LTV. Cake To Bake is here.
A new version has been recorded for the Eurovision 2CD and promo.
The song is in English but the Cep Cep Kuku bits are Latvian for Bake Bake Cake.
A promo cds is issued, it has the Eurovision and karaoke versions.
Another promo item is a USB stick with audio, video, photos and Latvia information.
promo cds

Aarzemnieki USB
Cake To Bake - Eurovision version
- on the official Copenhagen 2CD
Cake To bake - Karaoke
- on the official karaoke album, digital release
- both on promo cds
Cake To Bake - Dough Mix version (first version)
- soundcloud and LTV website

More Latvia
Latvia's early Eurovision years were top, but they haven't been able to leave their mark on Eurovision in recent years. The last five entries didn't make it to the final. Intars Busulis (2009), Aisha (2010), Musiqq (2011), Anmary (2012) and PeR all finished in the bottom of their semi.
Still, Latvia have some interesting records and first to their name. They were the first to intruduce sign language to their entry (2004's The War Is Not Over) and also the first to send an acapella song (Cosmos' I Hear You Heart in 2006). The also sent the only song ever to mention Johnny Logan in the lyrics (2012).
2004 entry Dziesma Par Laimi by Fomins and Kliens holds the record for most language versions recorded by original artist. With 9 officially released versions they beat Vicky Leandros (L'Amour Est Bleu) and Nicole's who both have 7 to their name.

Links and sources
Aarzemnieki FB, Website and Soundcloud
Thanks to Jean-François
LTV Eurovision pages

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