Preparations are well underway for the Latvian selection, with Supernova now in its fifth year since its beginnings in 2015. The competition has grown from strength to strength with unique compositions, sleek modern production and the help of some quirky nods to the international fanbases following the contest across the internet (we still miss your antics, Riga Beaver).
Now, LTV has confirmed some further details of this year’s competition, with Dagmārai Legantei and Ketija Šēnberga holding the hosting reins this year. The semi-finals of the competition will be held on January 26th and February 2nd, with the final being held two weeks later on February 16th (joining eight other Eurovision shows on this day!).
We now also know the split of artists in each semi-final of the competition, with the acts performing as thus;
- Aivo Oskis – Somebody’s Got My Lover
- Alekss Silvērs – Fireworks
- Edgars Kreilis – Cherry Absinthe
- Elza Rozentāle – You Came on Tiptoe
- Kris & Oz – Midnight Streets
- Laime Pilnīga – Awe
- Līga Rīdere – Būšu tepat
- Samanta Tīna – Cutting the Wire
- Adriana Miglāne – Scared of Love
- Carousel – That Night
- Double Faced Eels – Fire
- Dziļi Violets ft. Kozmens – Tautasdziesma
- Kristiāna – Remedy
- Laika Upe – Listen to the Way That I Breathe
- Markus Riva – You Make Me So Crazy
- Peress – Smaragdi un pelni
Four acts from each semi-final will qualify to the final through a combination of jury and televoting before the same system will decide Latvia’s entrant for Eurovision 2019 in the final.
Latvia will be hoping to return to the Eurovision final in 2019 after two consecutive non-qualifications, first with Triana Park’s “Line” in 2017 and Laura Rizzotto’s “Funny Girl” in 2018.
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