After years of semi-final misery, Latvia’s Eurovision hopes have finally been revived thanks to Aminata’s 6th place finish and a new national selection era of Supernova. Now in its second year, Latvia is hoping to continue the momentum.
Tonight 10 participants competed in the first heat of Supernova 2016 and some of them really brought it. Once all the votes had been counted and verified, Justs and Catalepsia qualified as the top two on tonight’s show. They were joined by Ivo Grisninš Grislis and Marta Grigale after they were selected by the juries. Congratulations!
Supernova 2016 Heat One Participants
Paula Dukure – “Look in the Mirror”
ElectroFolk – “Miracle Drums”
Ruta Duduma – “Being a Friend”
Ivo Grisninš Grislis – “We Are the Light”
Sabine Berezina – “My Inspiration”
Edvards Grieze – “New Day”
Marta Grigale – “Choices”
Catalepsia – “Damnation”
Samanta Tina – “We Live For Love”
Justs – “Heartbeat”
The voting process was unchanged from last year’s competition. All the participants faced the televoting public and international viewers via social media. And of course, it just wouldn’t be complete without the much anticipated return of Riga Beaver entertaining us all during the ad breaks, where he performed to last year’s Supernova finalist songs.
Next week’s second heat sees the other 10 participants sing it out for the remaining 4 semi-final places.
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