Here we go with the songs of the second semi. And here we go with another happy Latvian entry of a sort that had problems imposing itself lately.
PeR - Here We Go (Latvia 2013)
Being the first song in a semi final is always a tough job. If you have a good song, you open the party and set the tone for the rest of the show but chances are also that the voting audience will forget you before the telephone lines open.
Latvia would have the odds against them as they have not been in a final since 2008, but I must admit the bouncy and jaunty boys of PeR win me over every time I hear this entry.
The chorus might be silly, but it's also infectious and effective. The silly toy saxophone solo sticks in your ear. And the lads are almost energetic enough to be labeled a Baltic light version of Jedward.
Yes, I hope so. The second semi is weaker than the first one, and Latvia would deserve to be back in the final. Not least because of the good mood they share.
My grade: 3/5