After three nights of Supernova pre-selection shows it’s time for Latvia to decide upon its representative to Stockholm. Four acts will compete to win the right to represent the Baltic nation in Sweden.

During the first two heats and last week’s semi-final, the jury and public decided who is going to compete tonight, however in tonight’s final it’s in the hands of the public to select its hopeful for Eurovision.

The show broadcasted on LTV will be hosted by Ketija Šēnberga and Toms Grēviņš while the popular mascot, beaver is expected to feature in different parts of the show.

Tonight’s line-up
1. Catalepsia – Damnation
2. MyRadiantUWe Will Be Stars
3. Justs – Heartbeat
4. Marta RitovaNot From This World

The show starting at 20:25 CET can be followed by clicking here


Edward Montebello
February 28, 20167:24 pm

Welcome to this live blog… tonight Latvia decides during the Supernova final! The show will start very soon.


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February 28, 20167:25 pm

You can tell us your thoughts via twitter escxtra or on facebook/escXtra


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February 28, 20167:27 pm

The Supernova final kicked-off and the hosts Ketija Šēnberga and Toms Grēviņš welcomed us in English… Wow and yes they mentioned the beaver!


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February 28, 20167:30 pm

A preview of tonight’s finalists. Remember the four finalists who are in contention to win the ticket to Stockholm went through a heat and a semi-final.


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February 28, 20167:33 pm

No doubt that Justs is the hot favourite tonight. The question is by what margin he is going to win tonight!


Edward Montebello
February 28, 20167:37 pm

And we’re off for the first act… some info on the group Catalepsia


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February 28, 20167:39 pm

It’s seems there is a long feature on every act. Of course just four songs for a two hour show!


Edward Montebello
February 28, 20167:39 pm

Ok first song is on now!


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February 28, 20167:42 pm

1. Catalepsia – Damnation

A hard rock anthem which reminds of Slovakia’s effort in 2012. Certainly not my taste but am sure the hard metal rock lovers would love this one. I must admit that the vocals are strong.


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February 28, 20167:43 pm

Catalepsia singing Damnation


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February 28, 20167:45 pm

Though tonight’s final will be decided by 100% tele-voting, a panel of judges are still giving their thoughts about the finalists.


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February 28, 20167:47 pm

A warm applause for the next song… it’s Justs


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February 28, 20167:48 pm

First promo break and yes the beaver is here!


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February 28, 20167:49 pm

First appearance of the beaver… how many more?


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February 28, 20167:51 pm

The beaver teaching us how to do a snowflake!


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February 28, 20167:56 pm


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February 28, 20168:02 pm

2. MyRadiantU – We Will Be Stars

The duo MyRadiantU are singing a decent song. Very easy to listen and simple, however the lyrics are a bit cheesy. The duo’s vocals are very good and they connect well with the camera. The steadicam shots are used too many often.


Edward Montebello
February 28, 20168:04 pm

MyRadiantU singing We Will Be Stars



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February 28, 20168:11 pm

Is it pretty obvious that Justs is going to win Supernova? No chance of a photo finish in Latvia tonight!



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February 28, 20168:12 pm

Time for the hot favourite, Justs!


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February 28, 20168:15 pm

3. Justs – Heartbeat

You don’t change an excellent recipe that worked. Justs is clad in the same outfit he appeared in the previous shows and his facial expression are unchanged. His vocals are top notch. The song is very modern and I can see this one hitting the airwaves. No doubt he is the winner and can achieve a good result in Stockholm.


Edward Montebello
February 28, 20168:16 pm

Justs singing Heartbeat


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February 28, 20168:17 pm

A very warm applause by the live audience. I can’t see any song beating Justs!


Edward Montebello
February 28, 20168:21 pm

Lithuanian star Donny Montell mentioned by one of the commentators. Latvian is a language I understand!


Edward Montebello
February 28, 20168:26 pm

The Riga Beaver should entertain Justs press conference in Stockholm…. just saying


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February 28, 20168:28 pm

The Beaver is dancing with a reggae tune… a Bob Marley wannabe?


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February 28, 20168:30 pm

Time for the last finalist


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February 28, 20168:36 pm

4. Marta Ritova – Not From This World

Marta is alone playing the piano while singing this classic/modern ballad. The butterfly sign in the background is highly recognizable. There is some good light work going on. The song changes the tempo several times and this got me lost. Still an acceptable applause from the audience.


Edward Montebello
February 28, 20168:38 pm

Marta Ritova singing Not From This World


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February 28, 20168:44 pm

Time for a recap as the tele-voting lines are open


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February 28, 20168:51 pm

The first interval act by Bandmaster is now on


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February 28, 20168:55 pm

Another recap for the tele-viewers.


Edward Montebello
February 28, 20169:06 pm

More talking by the DJs… still no sign of a result. A 2 hour show for just 4 songs. Just pick Justs… just saying!


Edward Montebello
February 28, 20169:08 pm

Another recap…. the viewers memory is refreshed for the third time!


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February 28, 20169:10 pm

Time for last year’s hero Aminata singing Fighter


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February 28, 20169:14 pm

Latvian goddess Aminata


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February 28, 20169:16 pm

Another ad break… Beaver time?


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February 28, 20169:17 pm

And yes there he is


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February 28, 20169:19 pm

The Beaver is singing Let It Go from Frozen… don’t let him go… possibly his last appearance in this year’s Supernova


Edward Montebello
February 28, 20169:20 pm

Ok not the perfect vocals from the Beaver but we love him!


Edward Montebello
February 28, 20169:24 pm

Results are going to be out soon.


Edward Montebello
February 28, 20169:26 pm

Justs just won a cheque of 2000 euro. What else is he going to win?


Edward Montebello
February 28, 20169:27 pm

Final comments by the expert jury who had no say in tonight’s outcome.


Edward Montebello
February 28, 20169:28 pm

The winner is…


Edward Montebello
February 28, 20169:29 pm

Justs


Edward Montebello
February 28, 20169:33 pm

Justs won a convincing victory with Aminata going to Eurovision again as a songwriter.


Edward Montebello
February 28, 20169:33 pm

Good night and keep your heart beating for Eurovision!

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