Latvia: Liene Greifane and Edgars Kreilis qualify from first semi-final of Supernova 2018

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Latvia’s Supernova returns for another year. But this year, it’s bigger than ever, with new hosts, a new stage and a new timeslot!

And in tonight’s first semi-final, seven acts took to the stage, competing for the first two spots in the final. At the end of the show, the two acts who made it through were Liene Greifane and Edgars Kreilis

Supernova 2018 — Qualifiers

Liene Greifane – “Walk the Talk”

Edgars Kreilis – “Younger Days”

Our readers poll nearly got it right, too. In the poll, the top two were Edgars and Agnese Stengrevics. One of out two ain’t that bad, y’all!

The results were decided by a 50/50 split of audience votes and the jury. The audience votes were made up of televotes, online voting and Spotify streams. That’s a whole lot of maths in there, y’all!

It’s not quite the end of the road yet for the five acts who didn’t make it. There’s still one spot available in the final, which will be selected by the jury after all three semi-finals. It’s a 1-in-15 shot at making it. May the odds be in that acts’ favour!

You can watch all of tonight’s performances by clicking on the song title:

Supernova 2018 — First Semi-Final Running Order

  1. Katrina Gupalo & The Black Birds — “Intoxicating Caramel“
  2. Rahu the Fool — “Oh, Longriver“
  3. DVINES — “More Than Meets The Eye”
  4. Agnese Stengrevics — “You Are My World”
  5. Sudden Lights — “Just Fine“
  6. Edgars Kreilis — “Younger Days”
  7. Liene Greifaune — “Walk the Talk”

Tonight’s show opened up with a real highlight of a Supernova medley. Justs, Triana Park and finally Aminata all reprised their winning Supernova entries. Did we hear the next winner tonight, though?

Unfortunately, in the changes to Supernova, we have to say goodbye to one old favourite. Yes, the Riga Beaver was nowhere to be seen!

Next week’s semi-final will see two of the big favourites taking part. Our Wiwi Jury winner, MADARA, as well as our reader poll winner Markus Riva both are involved. Also competing will be Hypnotic, In My Head, Ritvars, Monta and Riga Reggae.

What do you think of tonight’s Supernova? Do you think the rights acts qualified, or should another have made it through? Let us know all your thoughts in the comments section below!

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