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Latvia - Sarlote & Sea Stones - Viva La Dance (impression of first rehearsal)

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Sarlote Lenmane, who will represent Latvia at the 2010 Junior Eurovision Song Contest, is 12 years old and she comes from Riga.

She studies singing from the age of 9 at the vocal studio Rigas Akmentini, taught by Liva Bondare.

Sarlote is the winner of the music festival Majowa Nutka in Poland and Euro Pop contest Berliner Perle in Germany.

Laura Luse, Emils Kalenda, Liva Zvirgzdina, Elvis Liede will help her with the backing vocals in Minsk. They are from the pop group Juras Akmentini (Sea Stones) from the city of Ventspils.

This year the vocal studio celebrates their 15th birthday. There are more than 50 participants at the age from 3 to 20.

Who helped with the song?

Arturs Palkkevics, the co-composer of the song, graduated from the Daugavpils music college in 1994, studied the speciality of the choir conductor and piano.

The active musical career in the field of the arrangement and production started in 2001.

Arturs works together with such musicians as Raimonds Pauls, Guntars Racs, Arnis Mednis and many famous rock groups.

The lyricist of the song is Guntars Racs, who's writter over 500 songs - 200 written together with the multi-million selling composer Raimonds Pauls.

He's also co-wrote songs with Molly Ann Leikin (who's written songs for Cher, Tina Turner, Anne Murray, Placido Domingo and Billy Preston) as well as Ainars Virga, Tomass Kleins, Janis Lusens etc). And he has released over 30 award winning songs and albums.

He's also produced music for artists like the former Eurovision Song Contest participants Brainstorm and Fomins & Kleins.

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