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Latvia reveals running order for 17-act Supernova semi-final

Next weekend, LTV will host the semi-final of Supernova 2022, Latvia’s national selection for the Eurovision Song Contest. In anticipation of the event, the broadcaster has now revealed the running order for the show in which at least ten acts will qualify for the final on February 12.

The running order

The ten finalists will be determined by a 50/50 combination of jury voting and public voting via SMS and telephone votes. The jury and LTV then have the option to select an eleventh finalist as a wildcard although this is not compulsory. The running order will be as follows:

1Citi ZēniEat Your Salad
2Miks DukursFirst Love
3Linda RušeniecePay My Own Bills
4Elīna GluzunovaEs pabiju tur
6Patriks PetersonCan’t Get You Outta My Head
7Mēs Jūs MīlamRich Itch
9Miks GalvanovskisI’m Just A Sinner
10Markus RivaIf You’re Gonna Love Me
11The Coco’nutsIn And Out Of The Dark
12AminataI’m Letting You Go
13Bermuda DivstūrisBAD
14Beatrise HeislereOn The Way Home
16BujānsHe, She, You & Me
17InspoA Happy Place

History of Supernova

LTV created Supernova in 2015 after six consecutive non-qualifications for Latvia at the Eurovision Song Contest, stretching back to 2009. On three of those occasions, the Baltic nation had placed last in their respective semi-final. Nevertheless, the creation of Supernova immediately had a desired effect as Aminata’s “Love Injected” earned Latvia a 6th place finish in the final of Eurovision 2015, their best result since the 5th place achieved by Walters and Kazha in 2005. The success continued a year later with Justs’ “Heartbeat” giving Latvia a second consecutive grand final appearance.

Unfortunately, the Eurovision success of Supernova has since waned and Latvia has not made a Eurovision grand final since 2016. Last year, Samanta Tīna was internally selected as a result of the 2020 contest’s cancellation. However, “The Moon is Rising” placed 17th and last in Rotterdam.

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