After the auditions in late November, Latvia’s LTV has just released the trailer for Supernova 2016. Included in the short video are millisecond snippets of the twenty acts that have made it to the final shows. Using our detective skills (and our very fast pause-button pressing skills) we have scoured the snippets for clues as to who will be participating this year. And we’ve discovered some familiar faces…
We included Markus in our 2016 Latvia wishlist, in which you chose him as your favourite with over a third of all votes cast. This will be Markus’ third participation in Latvia’s national final – and after coming second last year (to no other than Miss Aminata Savadogo), he’s already the big favourite to fly the Latvian colours in Stockholm come May.
After taking a year off from Eurovision to compete in The Voice Lithuania, Latvia’s biggest diva is back in town. After finishing 3rd once and 2nd twice in the 2012, 2013 and 2014 national finals – as well as finishing second in our Latvia wishlist poll – could 2016 be Samanta’s year?
Whilst Madara has competed in the Latvian national final for Junior Eurovision, this year she debuts at Supernova. It is likely that she will compete with the song “You and I,” a recently uploaded drum & bass number clocking in at 2:50.
Last year’s third place finishers, ElectroFolk, will also be returning to the competition. They have confirmed that they will be singing the song “Miracle Drums”, turning down the crazy from their previous entry with an uplifting, drum-based ballad.
Do you recognise any of the other acts in the trailer? Could any of these artists continue Latvia’s qualification streak? Comment in the box below!