The Eurovision Song Contest 2003 was the 48th edition of the Eurovision Song Contest. It took place in Riga, Latvia. It was the first time Latvia had hosted the contest – only 3 years after the country had made its debut. Organised by the European Broadcasting Union (EBU) and host broadcaster Latvijas Televīzija (LTV), the contest was held at the Skonto Hall, with the final on 24 May 2003. It was the first Eurovision Song Contest held in a Baltic language-speaking country.