Latvia: Laura Rizotto and Lauris Valters qualify from final heat of Supernova 2018


After a week where spreadsheets caused controversy – and Markus Riva returned to the competition – the heats of Latvia’s Supernova 2018 drew to a close tonight, with the third and final semi-final.

Seven acts took to the stage, all hoping to get one of two spots up for the grabs in the final. In the end, it was Laura Rizotto and Lauris Valters came out on top of the competition, leaving the other five semi-finalists in the dust.

Laura Rizotto – “Funny Girl”

Lauris Valters  – “Lovers Bliss”

In our pre-competition Wiwi Jury the two acts fared very differently: Laura was our runner-up with an admirable 7.46/10, whereas Lauris ranked significantly further down the table, making it onto the leaderboard with a distinctly average 5.29/10.

Our readers are likely to be both pleased and disappointed by tonight’s turn of events. When we asked you who should win Supernova 2018, Laura placed in the top five, taking fourth place with 5.18% of all votes cast.

Unfortunately, Lauris was actually your least favourite of all 21 acts in Supernova 2018, placing bottom of the pile with only 0.44% of all votes cast.


  1. Jenny May – “Soledad”
  2. Ed Rallidae – “What I Had With You”
  3. Katrine Lukins – “Running Red Lights”
  4. Lauris Valters – “Lovers Bliss”
  5. MIONIA – “You”
  6. Kris & Oz – “Morning Flight”
  7. Laura Rizzotto – “Funny Girl”

Tonight’s qualifiers join Liene Greifane, Edgars Kreilis, MADARA, Ritvars and Markus Riva in the Supernova 2018 final. The show takes place next Saturday, as Latvia’s search for its Eurovision 2018 act comes to a close.

What do you think of tonight’s qualifiers? Who do you now think will win Supernova 2018? Let us know all your thoughts in the comments section below!

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