Latvia sends Musiqq – "Angel in Disguise"
Continuing on with the theme set by Ukraine’s “Angel” and Cyprus’s “San Aggelos S’agapisa (I Loved You Like an Angel)”, Latvia also chose a heavenly theme for their representative to Germany this year: “Angel in Disguise” by Musiqq.
Musiqq, formed by Marats Ogļezņevs and Emīls Balceris, formed back in 2009 and had a hit album last year back in Latvia. They beat ten other songs to get the ticket to Düsseldorf, including “Banjo Laura” by Eurovision alum Lauris Reiniks and the disco-tinged “You Are” by Pieneņu Vīns (Dandelion Wine).
Compared to Latvia’s offerings from 2009 and 2010, “Angel in Disguise” is a marked improvement. For the past two years, the nation’s come in last place in their respective semifinal, and they haven’t made it into the Top Ten since 2005. Will Musiqq make it out of the Semis? It’s tough to tell at this point, but it’s entirely within the realm of possibility. At the very least, they can likely leave their last-place days behind them, as there are definitely weaker entries in their division.