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Citi Zēni wins Supernova 2022 and will represent Latvia in Eurovision!

It was (and is) a night full of national finals, and Latvia is one of them! Tonight, the Baltic country selected its Eurovision entry through its national final Supernova, and the winner is Citi Zēni with Eat Your Salad! They will be flying the Latvian flag in Turin on May 10th in the first Semi-Final of the Eurovision Song Contest.

Full voting and results

NOTE: This article will get updated as the full results are revealed. As of now, the jury points have not been revealed, but will be added to the article as soon as they are.

The winner was determined by a professional jury and a televote, with the vote split being 50/50. Unlike other broadcasters who announce the jury members prior to the show, LTV will reveal the members of the jury after Eurovision 2022. The jury will include representatives of the Latvian music industry, event industry, and television, as well as foreign professionals.

After an exciting evening, here are the full results of tonight’s show:

EntryTelevoteJury
1Citi Zēni – Eat Your Salad25.82%1st
2Aminata – I’m Letting You Go13.65%2nd
3Bujāns – He, She, You & Me 15.41%8th
4Miks Galvanovskis – I’m Just A Sinner9.71%4th
5Elina Gluzunova – Es Pabiju Tur1.9%3rd
6Bermudu Divstūris – Bad12.3%10th
7Mēs Jūs Milam – Rich Itch12.27%9th
8Inspo – A Happy Place3.49%7th
9Bills Raum – Plans2.16%6th
10Linda Ruseniece – Pay My Own Bills2.07%5th
11Miks Dukurs – First Love1.25%11th

After the release of the full results, it can be seen that “Eat Your Salad” got first place with both the televote and the juries! In total, they received 50566 votes from the public. “He, She, You and Me” was second in the televote and received 38924 votes!

About Supernova

Latvia’s national final started in 2015, which immediately brought them one of their most successful entries to date: Aminata’s “Love Injected”. It has been used to select their representative and song ever since, with the exception of 2021, when Samanta Tina was internally selected to represent Latvia again after the cancellation of the contest in 2020.

It was revealed that 130 songs had been submitted to Supernova this year. Notable entries included Aminata’s comeback song “I’m Letting You Go” (which you also predicted as the winner!), and our winner Citi Zēni’s “Eat Your Salad” with an opening lyric that went pretty viral. Aminata also had to perform from home because she tested positive for COVID-19 days before the semi-final.

Latvia at Eurovision 2021

Samanta Tina, a veteran of Supernova, finally got her chance to go to Eurovision last year when she won the selection with “Still Breathing”. However, with the cancellation of the contest, it turned out to not be her year after all. Thankfully, LTV internally selected her for the 2021 contest and began the search for her 2021 entry last summer.

Samanta and her team wrote 11 potential entries during her songwriting camp. In the process she consulted former Latvian Eurovision representatives Aminata (2015) and Kārlis Būmeistars (Valters & Kaža, 2005).” She released her Eurovision 2021 entry “The Moon Is Rising” back in March, as part of a series of special programming from LTVThe video went on to attract controversy from conservatives in Latvia.

Unfortunately, the song failed to qualify from its semi-final in Rotterdam, placing 17th with 14 points.

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Bente van Leijden

I have watched Eurovision every year since 2009, and have become actively involved in the fan culture since 2016! My favourite genre in Eurovision tends to be rock, but I am not opposed to pop songs or ballads at all. If the song is good, I will like it :) As an Amsterdam native, I am very lucky to visit Eurovision in Concert each year. In 2021, I was even lucky enough to attend 5 Eurovision shows in Rotterdam!

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