The Latvian national broadcaster, LTV, revealed the dates on which the country’s Eurovision national selection process of  Supernova 2019 will unfold in order to determine its Eurovision 2019 act.

2019 edition of Supernova, Latvia’s process to select its Eurovision entry, will see a total of 16 participants compete in 4 shows that will unfold the following dates:

  • 1st semi final – January 26
  • 2nd semi final – February 2
  • 3rd semi final – February 9
  • Final – February 16

According to the process, 6 acts will compete in each semi final round, while only 2 of them will qualify to the final. However, LTV reserves the right to pick two more acts from those who were eliminated and qualify additionally to the final.

The 16 participants of  Supernova 2019, are:

  1. Adriana Miglāne  –  “Scared of Love”
  2. Aivo Oskis – “Somebody’s Got My Lover”
  3. Alekss Silvērs – “Fireworks”
  4. Carousel – “That Night”
  5. Double Faced Eels – “Fire”
  6. Dziļi Violets feat. Kozmens – “Tautasdziesma”
  7. Edgars Kreilis – “Fire”
  8. Elza Rozentāle – “You Came on Tiptoe”
  9. Kris & Oz – “Midnight Streets”
  10. Kristiāna Bumbiere – “Remedy”
  11. Kristīne Pastare “Smaragdi Un Pelni
  12. Laika Upe – “Listen to the Way that I Breathe”
  13. Laime Pilnīga “Awe”
  14. Līga Rīdere – “Būšu tepat”
  15. Markus Riva – “You Make Me So Crazy”
  16. Samanta Tīna – “Cutting the Wire”

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 .

 Stay tuned on the INFE Network for more news on the Latvian national selection of Supernova 2019 and updates on the forthcoming Eurovision Song Contest in Tel Aviv.