As Eurovision season is slowly starting up again, more and more countries are releasing statements on their national finals for 2023. The next in line is Latvia, who taught us this year that being green is hot (and cool)!
Latvia´s national broadcaster LTV has announced that this year 121 songs have been submitted to their national final Supernova. Although no news has been reported on the format of this year´s edition, we know that the lucky participants will be announced in January 2023. Before that, a jury formed by LTV will assess each song. The criteria´s are:
- vocal abilities
- previous and future achievements in the music industry
- the opportunities and potential of the song and the contestant to compete in the international pop music market
- and compliance with modern market trends
This year, Supernova was held in the capital of Latvia, Riga. After the semi-final, 10 acts proceeded to the final on the 12th of February. Short after it was releaved that another act also went to the final with a wildcard, due to technical issues with his performance. The final result was divided equally between a jury and a televote.
Latvia at Eurovision 2022
This year Latvia was represented by Citi Zēni, a six-person band who are all vegatarians. The message of their song ´Eat Your Salad´ was quite clear: ¨eat your salad, save the planet, being green is sexy as….¨
Citi Zēni gained many admirers from all over Europe, being very active on social media, for example covering all the songs in their repspective Semi-Final. Eventually, they ended up in 14th place in the first Semi-Final with 55 points.
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