Prior to the 2019 contest, Latvia had participated in the Eurovision Song Contest nineteen times since its first entry in 2000. Latvia won the contest once in 2002 with the song “I Wanna” performed by Marie N. Following the introduction of semi-finals for the 2004, Latvia was able to qualify to compete in the final between 2005 and 2008. Between 2009 and 2014, the nation had failed to qualify to the final for six consecutive years. In the 2015 contest, Latvia managed to qualify to the final with the song “Love Injected” performed by Aminata, which placed 6th in the final, scoring 186 points, giving them their best placing since 2005. In 2018, Latvia was represented by Laura Rizzotto and the song “Funny Girl”, but the country did not qualify for the final and finished twelfth in the second semi-final with 106 points.