supernova 2018 all acts wiwi jury

Latvia’s Supernova 2018 may be taking the award for longest selection of the year, y’all! It was back in October that we first heard the entries during the public jury. Since then, we’ve had insider juries, live auditions and even more judging!

At the start of December, we learned the names of the 21 acts who had made the semi-finals. And over the last few weeks, the final versions of these songs have slowly come online.

All 21 are now finally available, either on YouTube or on Spotify. So we have to ask y’all: who’s your favourite?

You can let us know your thoughts in our poll. You can find links to all the songs and vote below:

Supernova 2018 — Semi-Finalists

Remember, you can vote for as many of your favourites as you’d like — but only ONCE. Make that vote count and don’t regret it!

Poll: Who is your favourite to win Supernova 2018?

Of course, don’t forget to let us know who you votes as your favourites in the comments section below as well! We’ll update the poll results as we get closer to the first semi-final of Supernova on February 3.

You can also check out all the thoughts of the Wiwi Jury so far. They’re already eight songs in to the selection and they’re not holding back!

Read more Latvia Eurovision news here

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115 Comments on "Poll: What are your favourite songs in Latvia’s Supernova 2018?"

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Liga
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I voted for Kris & Oz — Morning Flight!!! Awesome song

Agneta
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Kris&Oz good one!?

Lera
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I listened to all the songs)) I think Markus Riva has the most interesting song, so I vote for him 🙂

Marty
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https://djmonsuun.net has the answer to which song that should be Number 1 🙂

AngieP
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My personal favourites here are:
“You Are My World”
“Younger Days”
“Lovers Bliss“
“This Time”

“Esamiba” is a good song, but not my favourite. I must say though that it has sth mysterious and has a different sound. it stands out for sure.

Mila
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This time – I love this song,
my vote for Markus Riva 🙂

Selena
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I’m for Markus Riva. The song is really very beautiful. I’m thinking this is the most suitable song for Eurovision.

Agris
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I’m not surprised about the large aid Markus!He had several times been selections.
I also love this song This time!!!To lucky Markus Riva!

Alex
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Obviously something is wrong here. When I first checked the poll, like an hour after it was published, it already had a considerable amount of votes and Markus Riva was nowhere near the top. “Esamiba” was the clear favourite.

It’s also weird to me that this post has more than 100 comments already, and so many Markus fan girls/boys.

Colin
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“When I first checked the poll, like an hour after it was published, it already had a considerable amount of votes and Markus Riva was nowhere near the top.”

Actually, he was second, after Esamiba. Then, it escalated quickly for him to get such a huge margin. Fans massively vote based on his name. I am not a big fan of his song, but I guess it’s okay.

Veronika
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I’m glad that Markus Riva leads the poll, this is my favorite singer. Good luck!

blondboybc
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If Markus Riva could not win last couple times with arguably better songs, why this time? Voted for Esamiba. Gorgeous Latvian song. Peace.

Nelly St
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I liked the song of Markus Riva – this time! very cool !!! He must go to Eurovision THIS TIME and no one else!

Robyn Gallagher
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I love Markus Riva and he deserves a shot at Eurovision. But not with “This Time”. “I’ll Never Let You Go” would have been a better choice, but with lyrics that aren’t so creepy and stalkery. 2019, though?

Colin
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I agree. Markus Riva has charisma and the voice. He was my favorite to win in 2015, even if Aminata was great too. In following years, he kind of makes a “Brooke Borg effect” with each of his songs being the weaker rehash of the previous one. He needs to take a step back, make a layered creative process and come-up with something that will make him shine at ESC, because he needs to do it one day. This Time is a middle of the road song, mostly getting points for Mr. Riva’s charisma.

Briekimchi
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Really great selection in Supernova this year. Hard to pick a winner. I think any one of Markus Riva, Edgars Kreilis or Katrine Lukins would have a great chance of getting to the Eurovision Grand Final with their songs.

There are about five other songs that I personally like but do not see winning such as Kris And Oz or Lauris Valters and some hyped-songs that I think Latvia should avoid like Madara’s, Agnese Stengrevics’ and Laura Rizzotto’s.

Regardless, this is one of the national selections to watch, this year!

Zolipop
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I truly loved 12 of their songs, and as 11 did not make it to this stage, I have one clear winner before my eyes: Intoxicating Caramel. There are plenty of other good songs (and 3 really, really horrible), so I guess Latvia could finish high on my toplist anyway, but I want so much intoxicating scent to send wild flashes right in my prudence <3

RaimisLV
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Ahahahaha. Markus Riva is not winning. Not saying song is bad. This might be his best song so far. But there are far better songs out there.

Just me
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I think after these spambots that voted for Riva, twitter bots, who will spam in Russian to vote for this guy and asking on Facebook to vote for him, he should be disqualfied from the Supernova.

brennan
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I’m being contrarian again but Just Fine and Sunset are my faves and I hope they make it to the final… of supernova

Héctor
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While I think this year’s Supernova is worse than the past year’s ones, there are some songs I like: 1. Sudden Lights – “Just Fine” (9/10). I absolutely love this. I love these kind of songs and their meaning, and this isn’t an exception. I hope it could be longer and not just 2.31. I’m also in love whit “Eyes”, another Sudden Lights songs that didn’t make the cut. I wish “Just Fine” reachs the final and goes to Lisbon, thought that’s really difficult. 2. MADARA — “Esamiba” (7.25/10). The hot favourite here and I undestand why. It creates a… Read more »
Weißbrot
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YES! found someone who has ”Just Fine” as their favourite. NICE! 😀

Mizna
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This poll is literally preposterous. Also, i’m sure all these Markus Riva’s stans in the comments are coming from the same IP address lol. Stay pressed that Madara is going to win, though!

Jo
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No way Esamiba will lose here… Best song for ESC since Calm After the Storm, imo.

Jo
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This poll is being violated, just saying.

Meester
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I heard “This Time” on the radio a couple of weeks ago, and have been listening to it non-stop since then! I truly hope he wins and we see him perform this awesome song in ESC.
Greetings from the Netherlands.
#TeamMarkus 🙂

Liza
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I vote for Markus Riva 🙂
I hope that he will win!

Kris
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Who in their right minds is voting for Markus Riva over Katrine lukins?

She clearly has the better electro-pop song

Linda13
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It’s not surprising that there are so many votes for Markus Riva, because the track is very cool, who has a rumor immediately appreciates, has a big fan base and is always active! Therefore, there is nothing to be surprised. I wish that the effort is finally justified! Markus Riva believe that he will represent Latvia at the Eurovision Song Contest! Good luck!

Kate
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I completely agree with Linda13

Gobio
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Ok, WHERE did Markus Riva share this poll?

Marina
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If he shared this poll, it would not be 100 votes, but 148,000 🙂

Jane Tomas
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#TeamMarkus ?????? Only Markus Riva!

Weißbrot
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Yeah over 900 votes doesn’t seem unrealistic at all lol. I don’t really believe that Markus could ever win this poll… Especially not with such a huge gap to place 2. I just think, that these results are dumb and can’t possibly be true….

Marina
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Markus Riva has 148 000 followers in the Instagram!
People l?ve his songs! People vote for him 🙂
https://www.instagram.com/markusriva/

Weißbrot
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I never said otherwise! I knew, that his song is among the favorites but these votes are so unrealistically one-sided, that it’s a little suspicious.

Marina
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People love his songs

Arseniy
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Markus Riva – samij lu4shij pevec v mire!!

Glue’pizza
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Vy ošibajetes’, sudar’.

Arseniy
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Markus Riva ????? ?????? ?????? ????? ? ????!

Marta
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Yes, Markus Riva ! ! ! ! ! ! ! ! !

Jay31
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Markus Riva is the best!! Hope to see you in Lisbon.

Purple Mask
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My honest opinion:
Markus Riva could win Supernova, but…
MADARA could win the whole of Eurovision with “Esamiba” – this is truly very special!
Oh what a decision for Latvia.

Romeo
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ahahahha

she can not win Supernova, let alone Eurovision

Purple Mask
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Why not?

Purple Mask
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Also.. A shout-out to Katrine Lukins, who I think wrote “Running Red Lights” herself? I really like her, and wish her all the best. 🙂

Jessica Newthon
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VOTE FOR MARKUS RIVA

Alex
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I voted for Laura. #FunnyGirlSquad

Pauli
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Well that’s weird – Markus gets 70 votes per 3 minutes.

Jessica Newthon
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Because people like him 🙂

Pauli
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Because freaking bots are voting for him

Jessica Newthon
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LOL

he has thousands of fans in different countries!

Pauli
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Nope, he got fans mostly in Russia, Belarus and Ukraine. These 3 countries ain’t much.
I love that you’re trying to make me silent and change my mind. Well, i’ll let you know that this Russian guy WONT win the Supernova, because everyone knows how bad he is, plus he should take a break and instead represent Russia at the ESC.

Jessica Newthon
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look at his instagram, facebook and twitter – ha has fans around the world. he lived in NY. it’s envy

Marina
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Pauli, why do you say that he is a Russian guy?
He is a Latvian!

Aardvark
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No bots, those are real people. And why don’t you stop changing your usernames here and stick to one. The one you used previously “The Felix”.

Kocin
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It’s definitely one of these four, Markus Riva, Laura Rizzotto, MADARA or Katrine Lukins, that’s gonna win the Supernova 2018. The rest I simply cannot see being on the ESC stage. Sorry Edgars, hopefully you’ll have a better song and, for the first time ever, gramatically correct lyrics that don’t screw over the song(!!) next year.

Marta
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Markus Riva has a beautiful song 🙂

@esc_latvia
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Voted for Funny Girl. The best of the best. Has to win. And Esam?ba is too overrated, You Are My World is pretty overrated too. ??

The Felix
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The main problem with Markus’s is that he NEVER advertise himself on media in Latvian or English, but only Russian, and then he wishes to be the 1st at the Supernova. Like why? Most of the Latvians doesn’t even know he exists. ?

Jessica Newthon
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lol what?
he has a lot of latvian songs.
his song entered the top 15 best songs of Latvia and tomorrow morning he will receive an award. Shut up:)

To Jessica Newton
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I’m a Swedish – Latvian guy born in Riga. I asked alot of my friends, what do you think about Markus Riva aka Mikelis Laksa. Most of them said “who the f. is he?” Same situation is that his Latvian songs are so outdated and sound like Russian average ballads, no one listens to them. Plus check out Latvian Spotify Top 50 and Latvian Radio’s after the Supernova – No Markus Rivas.
Plus what kind of avard he’s gonna recieve? If that’s another Russian crap award, i’m out.

Jessica Newthon
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it doesn’t make him a bad singer. he can sing, can make a great show

The Felix
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His Live is so bad that even juries doesn’t want him win. Check out his Live song “Lights On”

Jessica Newthon
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NO! Chek out his latest songs! He can sing well.
Good Luck, Markus!

Aardvark
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Haha, nice try “The Felix” at changing your name and pretending to be some Swedish guy. The picture next to your name clearly shows you’re “The Felix”. EVERYONE in Latvia knows who Markus Riva is. He even hosted the X Factor for god’s sake.. clearly you’re jealous of his superior looks, intelligence and songwriting talent. Why don’t you spend some more time on building your own character instead of spouting hate and envy. Do you also happen to be that guy called “MusicMzZ” on youtube who was raving for the trashy Triana Park who got last place? Your music taste… Read more »
lmaoooo
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lmao Markus won’t win. Like 0% chance xDD get over it

Marta
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I”m agree with Jessica

Paul D.
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Also, Markus Riva’s horde could be a little more discrete

Akmens
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Sorry, Markus Riva fangirls, but no! I still think his best year was 2015, and this year it’s just not wow or anything in particular!

Favorites for me are Esam?ba, 100 Roses, You Are My World and 1000 Roses, which seems particularly sweet for me. The best option would still be Esam?ba – there’s originality, talent, possible wow factor and a chance to finally showcase some Latvian in a more tasteful fassion than in 2004.

Antonio Domino
Guest

hello, i’m a guy.
he is the best

Jack
Guest

Markus Riva is clearly superior in this selection. His song is Billboard Top 40 material and would surely do really well at Eurovision. Latvia should be proud to have him as their entry. If you don’t hear it, you should probably get your ears checked.

spalchaaa
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We’re all going to be checking our ears after his live performance, for sure.

Paul D.
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Only Esamiba

The Felix
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Let me guess: Markus Riva just bought a f ton of bots just to be 1st at this top. I’ve always hated his dirty metods to get a ticket for the ESC.

P.s. #FunnyGirlSquad

Antonio Domino
Guest

you’re so stupid

The Felix
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No, you are, Markus, you are!

Jerusalem 2019
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Why Markus is winning the poll?? His song isn’t even good. o.O Esamiba for the win!

Amor
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Guys, there is no contest esamiba is the winner. Madara Uchiha for the win!

Jeremy
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This Time – is definitely the most beautiful song in Latvia

lmaoooo
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the most horrible*

Michael
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Dodiet jau iesp?ju
smags darbs, labi dar?ts

Samanta
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The best show will do Markus Riva. He’s a professional!!

Vlada
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Markus Riva!
lab?k? dziesma, balsojiet par vi?u

Samanta
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The best show will do Markus Riva. He’s a professional!

Glue’pizza
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Samanta Tîna is it you?

Samanta
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The best show will do Markus Riva. He’s a profeccional