Following the success of the first run of the show this year, the Latvian broadcaster, LTV, has decided to continue with the format that brought them to the Eurovision Song Contest final for the first time since 2008. The remarkable good placing  in the final after a row of failures in the contest is something that the LTV officials couldn’t ignore.

The song submissions period is open until the beginning of November .Artists can apply through the application page on the Supernova website.The top 20 songs will then be chosen to progress in the competition, and they will be announced at the beginning of December. There will be two preparation shows that will be shown in January, with live shows running each Sunday in February.

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Latvia has participated in the Eurovision Song Contest 16 times since making its debut at the contest in 2000, where the group Brainstorm finished third with the song “My Star”. The country’s only Eurovision victory was in 2002, when Marie N won with the song “I Wanna“, defeating Malta by 12 points.Latvia did not participate in the final from 2009 to 2014, when they failed to qualify from the semi-finals for six consecutive years

In 2015, the country qualified for the final for the first time since 2008 with Aminata and the song “Love Injected”. In the final she finished sixth, Latvia’s fourth top 10 placement and best result in the contest since 2005.

Stay tuned on the INFE Network to get to know more about this year’s Latvian national selection for Eurovision 2016.