Latvia: Laura Rizzotto wins Supernova 2018 with “Funny Girl”


Supernova, the Latvian national grand final was held in Riga tonight. After an exciting competition, it was Laura Rizzotto who, after delivering a memorable and sultry performance, came, saw and took the trophy.

21 songs started their journey in hopes of becoming Triana Park’s successor. After a brutal cull in the semi-finals, only eight songs remained, including fan favourites MADARA, Marcus Riva and  the winner, Laura Rizzotto.

After all eight songs had finished performing, it was a combination of jury and public votes that decided the winner of Supernova 2018. As reported before, the public vote is a mix of web voting, Spotify streams and good ol’ televoting.

And the results were clear. Laura Rizzotto proudly raised the trophy and will represent Latvia in Lisbon come May with the song “Funny Girl”.

Wiwibloggs readers agree. Earlier in the week we asked readers who should win Supernova 2018. Laura placed 2nd in the poll, with 27.29% of the total vote.

Sudden Lights came second and the ultimate fan favorite from our poll, MADARA finished a respectable 3rd place.

Supernova 2018 – running order

  1. Sudden Lights – “Just Fine”
  2. Ritvars – “Who’s Counting?”
  3. MADARA – “Esamiba”
  4. Liene Greifane – “Walk the Talk”
  5. Lauris Valters – “Lovers Bliss”
  6. Edgars Kreilis – “Younger Days”
  7. Laura Rizzotto – “Funny Girl”
  8. Markus Riva – “This Time”

Are you happy with Latvia’s choice? Do you think that Laura Rizzotto will qualify from the semi-finals? What was your choice? Please let us know in the comments below!