During the morning show Pieci rīti of “Latvijas Radio 5 – Pieci.lv the running order of the Latvian national final of  Supenova was revealed

The running order of the Supernova 2019 final has as following:
1. Markus Riva
2. Edgars Kreilis
3. Aivo Oskis 
4. “Double Faced Eels”
5. “Dziļi violets feat. Kozmens”
6. “Laime pilnīga
7. Samanta Tīna
8. “Carousel”

This year, jury has decided not to award any wildcards to the final. In collaboration with entertainment center Alfa, for the final show it will also be possible to vote via Overly app. JSC Alfa will also award a special prize of 500 euros to the winners of this vote.

THIS YEAR’S CHANGES

The national broadcaster has introduced significant changes in Supernova 2019. The age limit for interested performers, songwriters and acts falls, as even aged 16 will be allowed to take part in the national selection. A second change to be introduced is the kind of song they are seeking this year. Objective of this year’s selection is to spot a “radio hit” for the 64th Eurovision Song Contest . Therefore the evaluation of the 83 submitted songs was held by a jury formed by representatives of the most popular Latvian radio stations. Furthermore, the national broadcaster this year implemented more strict criteria during evaluating the songs.  All submitted songs should be professionally recorded and expressing the song writer’s ideas and philosophy.

Latvia in Eurovision 

Latvia joined the Eurovision family back  in 2000. The country on its debut participation, with Brainstorm finished in 3rd place with the song My Star. It didn’t take long for Latvia to win the contest, since in  2002, with Marie N’s I Wanna the Baltic country was crowned winner.

Latvia only participated in 2002 thanks to the withdrawal of Portugal from the contest, as Latvia’s poor result in 2001 had relegated them from the 2002 contest. From 2009 to 2014 Latvia met disappointing results as it failed to qualify to the Grand final. In 2015 achieved its best results the latest year with Animata and her Love Injected which ended in 6th place.  In the latest edition  the country was represented by Laura Rizzotto with her song Funny girl which finished 12th in the semi final failing to qualify to the final .