Latvia has upped its game for Eurovision 2015 with a new selection process called “Supernova”. After several months of closed-door decisions, 123 song submissions and several shortlists, Latvia has today revealed the 20 artists who are competing in the first edition, as well as their songs. R.I.P. Dziesma.

Latvia’s “Supernova”: The 20 Acts and Songs

Antra Stafecka – “It’s the Night
Ornella – “Angel
Katrina Bindere – “Run to You
Aminata – “Love Injected
Markus Riva – “Take Me Down
Gunars Gaumigs – “Life Lines
Atis Ievins – “Catfish
Minta – “Nefelibata
Martins Ruskis & Ginta Krievkalna – “Debesis
Rihards Berzens – “Your Eyes”
Euphony – “Home
Signe – “Sweet Girl
Dima Milenin ft. Kamilla – “Colours of Love
Linda Kaukule – “Save our Love
Lana Svilpe – “Lions
Katrina Ciruls – “Bass
Framest – “Ziema
The Stones – “Free Your Mind
Elektro Folk – “Dieva Deli
Riga Metro – “High Heels

“Supernova” Rules and Dates

Supernova will take place in Riga and will consist of five  shows leading up to the final on 22 February 2015. The twenty songs will be cut down to ten, then the third show on the 2nd February will showcase the final ten songs and performers with no eliminations. In the next two shows there will be eliminations. The decision will be made by a professonal panel and the public, and only 4 songs will qualify for the final. During the competition, the jury can reinstate an eliminated song if they believe the song has potential with another artist who is still part of the competition. In that case the jury will replace the competing song with the eliminated one. That’s crazy, y’all!

“The Jury”

This year’s jury is a filled with well-known names like Kaspars Roga, who was the drummer for Latvia’s representative Brainstorm in 2000. Other jurors include Guntars Racs, one of the most popular musicians and composers in the country, and Dons, who participated in last year’s Dziesma and came second. Ieva Kerevica, a singer and vocal coach, rounds the panel.

You can follow all of our Latvia Eurovision news here.

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Titaniumsparrow
Titaniumsparrow
5 years ago

I feel like “Love Injected” with a little tweeking could be a fantastic entry. But this is Latvia and they don’t have he best track record for choosing a solid entry.

Just being honest
Just being honest
5 years ago

I really liked Aminata last year even though her stage attire was horrendous. Hope she wins this year!

Kenny
Kenny
5 years ago

The links are dead

Calvin
Calvin
5 years ago

No Samanta Tina 🙁

Tiziano
Tiziano
5 years ago

The problem in the Latvian selection is that even the best song ever composed would be accepted to compete, but the Latvians will always choose the worst entry in their national final. It is almost mathematically sure, since we all have seen what incredible entries they had in the two past editions… and then? what did they decide to send?

Moroccan
Moroccan
5 years ago

The problem with Latvia is that they always choose bad or not-so-good songs out of great songs in their NF. I hope they’ll make the right choice this time, Latvia really needs to make it to the final this year!! Good luck.

Dhani
5 years ago

i think latvia will advance to the final this year in vienna. and finally no samanta tina or dons

Alex
Alex
5 years ago

Welcome back, Markus Riva!