supernova 2017 acts

Get ready for beaver! Latvia’s Supernova 2017 kicks off next Sunday, with the first of two heats taking place. 11 of the 22 acts will compete for just four spots in the semi-final. Amongst the acts competing in the first heat is Crime Sea. Amongst their members is former Supernova finalist, MNTHA!

As always in Supernova, two of the songs will be put through by public choice. The other two will be chosen by the jury once the public votes are made clear. This year the public vote is slightly different, too. Spotify streams will be counted in the votes, meaning a “chart-friendly” song may stand a better chance.

So, we want to know who your favourite is for the first heat! You can listen to all 11 acts below, then vote in our poll. The usual rules apply: you can vote for as many of the acts as you’d like. You can only vote ONCE though — so make that vote count!

Supernova 2017 — First Heat

Linda Leen — “Who Is In Charge”

Katrina Cirule – “Blood Runs Quicker”

Anna Zankovska – “Rage Love”

Lauris Valters – “Magic Years”

Edgars Kreilis – “We Are Angels”

First Question – “Naked”

Miks Dukurs – “Spiritual Priest”

Pikaso – “U (Can Keep Your Cools)”

Crime Sea — “Escape”

Franco Franco – “Up”

Rock’n’Berries – “Feel the Love”

Make sure to let us know who your favourite is in the comments section as well. The poll will close shortly before the show begins. Check back for the results and also for our Supernova 2017 Wiwi Jury which starts this week!

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best onions
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best onions

Naked is the best and most original song in Supernova this year. Definitely deserves to go to ESC!

George
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George

Marcus must win the whole Supernova!!! 2017 is his year.

Marina Z
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Marina Z

I don’t like anyone from this list, so I’m looking forward to the second part, and my favorite Markus Riva. I am delighted with his songs “Dinamite”!

Gustavs
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Gustavs

Markus will be the one!

Akmens
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Akmens

So, I’ve been accumulating results from the YouTube tops for the past month. Here be the results. 1. Toms Kalderauskis – “We Won’t Back Down” – 175 points 2. Laura Lo & Chris Oak – “Little Weird” – 134 pts 3. Markus Riva – “Dynamite” – 133 pts 4. My Radiant You – “All I Know” – 124 pts 5. Triana Park – “Line” – 114 pts 6. Katr?na C?rule – “Blood Runs Quicker” – 113 pts 7. The HiQ – “Tayo ot lyubvi” – 81 pts 8. Up – “One by One” – 77 pts 9. Edgars Kreilis –… Read more »

Charlie
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Charlie

I do not like this top 10. There are more interesting songs in the second round like The Ludvig or My radiant You.

AngieP
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AngieP

The second heat is much stronger than this. As for the songs, with no particular reason, I am obsessed with “Spiritual priest”, it’s stuck in my head. Ok, now let’s try to be objective. Apart from “Spiritual priest” I like ROCK’N’BERRIES. It’s a good song, with a catchy sound, happy and it makes you want to dance (at least me everytime I listen to it). If I had to choose two other songs I would pick CRIME SEA and “Who’s in charge”. I’m not a fan of “Escape” but while I was listening to the song, I though that it… Read more »

Polegend Godgarina
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Polegend Godgarina

Nah I take it back, Dynamite is actually good, it would do for the contest, but I prefer Katrina.

Polegend Godgarina
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Polegend Godgarina

Markus Riva’s song is your typical radio filler that the Estonian selection is so full of, I hope the Latvians don’t choose him just because he’s the biggest star.

cheesecake
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cheesecake

Edgars’ “We Are Angels” was the only one I would download.

Ulrik
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Ulrik

Franco Franco

mocosuburbian
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mocosuburbian

1) Katrina Cirule oh my god wow would be my favorite in the whole competition if it wins which it won’t but ayy
2) Franco Franco
3) Crime Sea–I value the fact that MNTHA has returned

Purple Mask
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Purple Mask

Ooo – I like so many of these! 🙂
Loving Supernova this year. If anyone has a spare ticket to Latvia, let me know. x

eurovision6
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eurovision6

So they seriously put Markus Riva, Laura Lo & Chris Oak, Triana Park and My Radiant You in the same semifinal.. wtf. Predicting a landslide victory for Katrina Cirule in this one.. only decent song here.

Colin
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Colin

I’ve heard these songs only once, but I am quite surprised by the result.

‘Blood Runs Quicker’ seams like a standard pop song.

‘Escape’ is quite mystical and trippy, so I like it.

‘Up’ is the most repetitive song ever, even for ESC standards.

‘Magic Years’ is quite relaxing and cute.

‘Spiritual Priest’ has the worst case of good verses and weak chorus.

‘Rage Love’ is interesting, although it builds up for too long.

‘Who’s in charge’ is quite well written, although the instrumental could have been shorter.

Reo
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Reo

Crime Sea and Lauris Valters are my favorite from the first heat. Good luck!

Héctor
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Héctor

Triana Park to Kyiv. It’s the only song I really like from this year’s Supernova, there are other good songs that are easy to listen but ‘Line’ stands out.

Latvian
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Latvian

overall, my personal faves from this heat are Crime Sea and First Question, from the second heat I like Triana Park, The Ludvig, Laura Lo and MyRadiantU

Latvian
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Latvian

Crime Sea, Katrina Cirule, Edgars Kreilis and Franco Franco will be the ones who will qualify.

Second heat is much stronger – there are 3 definite qualifiers – Markus Riva, The Ludvig and Miks Galvanovskis, and then Toms Kalderauskis, Triana Park and Lauro Lo will fight for the 4th spot.

Tho there might be exception and Miks Galvanovskis may not qualify – if Markus and The Ludvig will get 1st and 2nd place in televoting + Spotify, and Miks gets 3rd, jury might not choose him. (or if Markus is 3rd, jury might leave him behind)

Adam
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Adam

Linda Leen and Anna do it for me best. Fingers crossed for the two!!

Isaac Visser
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Isaac Visser

Lol gotta be Triana Parks to Kyiv

(J)ESC Fanatic
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(J)ESC Fanatic

I like “Spiritual Priest”.

Polegend Godgarina
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Polegend Godgarina

But lemme listen to all of these (I had already heard a few). 1. God Runs Quicker – a wig-snatching bopT. We NEED it at the contest. 9/10 2. Magic Years – serving GarageBand realness but the melody is chill, almost funny. 7.5/10 3. Escape – I can see the idea behind it, but maybe it’s too ~tumblr~ for the contest. 6/10 4. Rage Love – the verses are messy with that random rap but the chorus is cute. 5.5/10 5. Feel the Love – harmless song, left me without an opinion from how basic it is. 4.5/10 6. We… Read more »

Polegend Godgarina
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Polegend Godgarina

Blood Runs Quicker. That song snatched my weave.
Also I want that Spiritual Priest mess to qualify for the kiis.

D
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D

Crime Sea
Katrina Cirule
Franco Franco
First Question

By far the weaker heat, I only liked three of the songs. Crime Sea is the best of the bunch.

Kelerele
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Kelerele

Well, the poll just allows one but actually it will be 4 winners. So even I’ve just vote for Linda Leen (it’s weird to see this type for music for Eurovision, and the lyrics seems cool), the other three would be Pikaso, Crime Sea and Franco Franco (if this one goes to Eurovision, expect A LOT of Spanish people making jokes, not only for the name of the group but the title itself).

The only thing left is the “real” one counting – the live version of the songs. Good luck to all of them.

Evy
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Evy

Nevermind, Markus must win the whole Supernova!

Jani
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Jani

The Second heat is alot stronger IMO only 1 song from this heat is in my top eight

Alex
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Alex

Anna Zankovska and Katr?na C?rule

Nvm
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Nvm

This heat seems to be quite weak… oh no, this means that many good songs from the second heat won’t qualify for the semi-final.

Thomas
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Thomas

Personally I hope Anna can get through. Her song is great!

eve
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eve

FML all my faves are in the second heat, I’m gonna die

Karlia
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Karlia

Crime sea is the best and Mntha is a real contender to represent Latvia in Ukraine am from Latvia and i will be behind Crime sea.

Tom
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Tom

Judging by the acts in this heat, the second heat is a lot stronger and more difficult to pick, who will go through.

escJack UK
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escJack UK

First voter lol 😀