Latvia’s search for its next Eurovision act officially got underway tonight, as Supernova returned for its third year.
Tonight’s first heat saw eleven acts competing for just four slots in the semi final. For the first time, Spotify streams have been counted alongside the public vote as well — even if that has caused some concern in the last 24 hours.
Differing from previous years, the jury and public qualifiers were not separately revealed. Lauris Valters, Linda Leen, Franco Franco and Miks Dukurs qualified to the semi final. The remaining seven acts — including our poll winner Katrina Cirule — were sent home.
The Riga Beaver was also on hand during the commercial breaks to keep us entertained. This week, the Beaver gave us more of his talents, including some painting and rapping!
Supernova 2017 — Qualifiers
Lauris Valters — “Magic Years”
Linda Leen — “Who Is In Charge”
Franco Franco — “Up”
Miks Dukurs — “Spiritual Priest”
Supernova 2017 — Eliminated Acts
- Katrina Cirule — “Blood Runs Quicker”
- Anna Zankovska — “Rage Love”
- Edgars Kreilis — “We Are Angels”
- Crime Sea — “Escape”
- Rock’n’Berries — “Feel the Love”
- First Question — “Naked”
- Pikaso — “U (Can Keep Your Cools)”
Supernova continues next week with the remaining 11 acts taking part. Amongst them are former finalists, Markus Riva and My Radiant You. Make sure to check back throughout the week for further polls and the Wiwi Jury’s take on all the songs!
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