Latvia has begun it’s selection process for Eurovision 2012 and has published all 70 entries on its Eiroziesma site for people to vote. The public vote will not be final, but will form only a recommendation. A panel of seven judges will then select what it thinks are the best 20 songs to proceed to the semi-finals.
The chosen 20 entries will be revealed on November 8th, whilst the identity of the performers will be delayed until December 1st.
The singers will then undergo a live audition, where they will be assessed by a panel of experts, who possess the power to either approve or reject the act.
The televised stage of Eirodziesma will consist of two semifinals, to be aired on January 7th and 14th, featuring 10 songs each. Five songs from each show will proceed to the final by a process of jury and televoting, which is split 50/50. The final is scheduled for February 18th.