Musiqq is a duo from Latvia, Marats Ogļezņevs and Emīls Balceris. They formed a band in 2009 when Marat, (formerly the coordinator and musician in the now defunct band, Device) saw the charisma of young Emil who was brought to sudden stardom by the show Latvian Talents 2007. The pair decided to pool their creative resources and work together. In 2010 their band Musiqq released its first album featuring songs in a variety of styles including hip-hop, pop and R’n’B. Their early songs are still very popular in Latvia and are frequently played on national radio. In February 2011 the duo won the selection contest for Eurovision and became Latvia’s representatives in Düsseldorf.