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Wednesday, March 26, 2014

Semi 1: 02 Latvia

Those poor Latvians would really deserve a little bit of happiness now that they have failed to qualify for the final on five consecutive occasions. But perhaps they could cheer themselves up with some cake instead?

Aarzemnieki - Cake To Bake (Latvia 2014)

Latvia hasn't just missed out - they have failed miserably, ending last in their semi no less than three times out of these five attempts. And at a first look, it doesn't look promising for Copenhagen either.

This ode to the art of cake baking is pleasant but very simple. A bit too simple to particularly impress anyone. But then again - it has loads and loads of likeability and that is a thing that should never be sniffed at.

Before the three minutes are over, you are very likely to find yourself in your happiest mood, wearing your widest smile, singing along to the imbecile lyrics and feeling very good indeed.

No. Sorry to spoil the party but this will not qualify. Latvia has pulled this trick off in the past: with the aid of a happy and likeable preview clip they make us believe the song is a stronger contender than it really is. But I reserve the right to like it anyway.

My grade: 2/5

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