Latvia: Supernova’s 9 competing entries revealed
The Latvian national broadcaster, LTV, revealed the 9 finalists of the country’s national final, Supernova set to take place on February 8,2020.
Just a few days after the first 26 candidate entries were revealed , LTV, moved on to determining the nine acts that will compete in the upcoming Supernova 2020 national final. The nine acts to compete for the golden ticket to Rotterdam are:
- ANNNA – “Polyester”
- Bad Habits – “Sail With You”
- DRIKSNA – “Stay”
- Edgars Kreilis – “Tridymite”
- Katrīna Bindere – “I Will Break Your Heart”
- Katrīna Dimanta – “Heart Beats”
- Miks Dukurs – “I’m Falling For You”
- Samanta Tīna – “Still Breathing”
- Seleste – “Like Me”
Although Markus Riva was expected to be among the finalist the final list of 9 acts didn’t include him. On the contrary we see Katrīna Dimanta, who represented Latvia in Eurovision 2014 as member of Aarzemnieki with the song “Cake to Bake”. Samanta Tina is making her 6th attempt on the national final while Miks Dukurs, is another veteran with five past participations. Edgars Kreilis has been taking part in the last three editions of Supernova.
The Eurovision Story so far
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 2018 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 .
In 2019 Supernova winner Carousel represented the countey in Tel Aviv with their entry That night. The song didn’t make it to the final marking Latvia’s third successive failure to qualify to the final.