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:
|1||Citi Zēni||Eat Your Salad|
|2||Miks Dukurs||First Love|
|3||Linda Rušeniece||Pay My Own Bills|
|4||Elīna Gluzunova||Es pabiju tur|
|6||Patriks Peterson||Can’t Get You Outta My Head|
|7||Mēs Jūs Mīlam||Rich Itch|
|9||Miks Galvanovskis||I’m Just A Sinner|
|10||Markus Riva||If You’re Gonna Love Me|
|11||The Coco’nuts||In And Out Of The Dark|
|12||Aminata||I’m Letting You Go|
|14||Beatrise Heislere||On The Way Home|
|16||Bujāns||He, She, You & Me|
|17||Inspo||A 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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