Latvia: Present at the next edition of the Eurovision Song Contest in Rotterdam

Latvia: Present at the next edition of the Eurovision Song Contest in Rotterdam

The Latvian national broadcaster, has confirmed that Latvia will compete at the next edition of the Eurovision Song Contest in the Netherlands in May 2020.

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According to ESCToday LRT has confirmed that Latvia will be joining the party in Rotterdam next year and will participate in the 65th edition of Eurovision. Latvia will be sticking with its tradional national selection format of Supernova. Thus LRT, opened the submission period for acts interested to represent the country in the next Eurovision. All application must be sent in by November 20, 2019 . Interested acts can find more details on the national selection and the application form on the official Supernova websiteSupernova nationa final is scheduled for February 8, 2020.

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.

Angelo D.

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