supernova 2017 acts

Supernova 2017 kicked off last night, with eleven acts competing to be Latvia’s next Eurovision hopeful. They were whittled down to just four remaining to go through to the semi finals. It’s a brutal process — and they’re doing it all over again this week! Eleven more acts will compete in the second of the two heats, with another four spots up for grabs. This week sees the return of former finalists, My Radiant You as well as Markus Riva!

As always, two acts will go through via the public vote (and Spotify streams) and two from the jury. But it’s who y’all want to go through that we’re interested in now!

Who is your favourite act in the second heat? You can find and listen to all 11 acts below, then vote in our poll. Standard 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 — Second Heat

Katrine Lukins — “Silhouette”

UP — “One by One”

Laura Lo & Chris Oak — “Little Weird”

Santa Danelevica — “Your Breath”

The Ludvig — “I’m In Love With You”

Miks Galvanovskis — “Runaway”

Toms Kalderausksis — “We Won’t Back Down”

Markus Riva — “Dynamite”

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=b2W-Fltivw8

Triana Park — “Line”

My Radiant You — “All I Know”

The HiQ — “Taju ot lyubvi”

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 on Sunday. Check back for the results, whilst our Wiwi Jury continues this week, looking at this week’s songs.

Follow all of our Latvia Eurovision news here

Vote in more of our 2017 polls here

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AngieP
AngieP
3 years ago

@Polegend Godgarina thank you for the correction. I didn’t know that.

Sigita
Sigita
3 years ago

Ha-ha-ha, some fans of the narcissist are worried about the success of THE LUDVIG! 😉 …and some other competitors are even spreading lies it’s possible to buy Spotify streams, without Spotify recognizing it.:)))

Zanda
Zanda
3 years ago

DYNAMITE!!! Amazing song!

cheesecake
cheesecake
3 years ago

I’ve never been a Markus Riva fan, but this year he should probably win it all.
But I also liked The HIQ and Toms.

Rich
Rich
3 years ago

The HiQ and Laura Lo & Chris Oak are very good also, together with Triana Park and My Radiant You are my personal top picks. So close to call.

Eirovision.ger
Eirovision.ger
3 years ago

DYNAMITE!Maybe this year will finally be his year since there aren’t many good songs in supernova this year.? Greetings from Germany!!!

Irina
Irina
3 years ago

Dinamite Dinamite Dinamite Dinamite
I love this!!!
I love Markus Riva!
Why there no lyric video?
https://youtu.be/ja3VaIdNurw

Rich
Rich
3 years ago

Triana Park or My Radiant You are my personal picks and are the most original and the most current and fresh.

Markus Riva is good but the sound is way too predictable in my opinion.

SANDY
SANDY
3 years ago

Inspired by upcoming national finals, there’s Markus Riva’s latest entry into the Latvian national final called Dynamite, which is definitely a song to watch. With his experience, and a catchy pop entry, Riva could finally win the national final and represent Latvia at Eurovision 2017.

Bjorn
Bjorn
3 years ago

This semi shows that Latvia has great new music talents:

Santa – The Ludvig – HiQ

eurovision6
eurovision6
3 years ago

Im hoping for Markus Riva, Laura Lo & Chris Oak, Triana Park and My Radiant You to pass.. although im fearing The Ludvig will go through with his awful song similar to the overrated entry from Cyprus in 2015..

Unofficial Månsters Association
Unofficial Månsters Association
3 years ago

I don’t get the hype around Markus’ song, and for me, I think it’s meh, though “Dynamite” is a bit better than the other entries he had before. I believe his live performance will not be good, and his pronunciation isn’t that good either, like Annaah mentioned. But I’m not the one who gets to make up all the results and predict everything right, so he may end up advancing to the final, based on how many people seem to love or appreciate “Dynamite”. In particular, my favorite from this heat and the whole national selection this year is Toms… Read more »

mocosuburbian
mocosuburbian
3 years ago

this semi is filled with narcissists & extremely overhyped entries
i am convinced that the purity of my radiant you’s folksy pop will triumph over markus riva’s bland attractiveness as did navi over provokatsiya etc. etc. etc.
i would support the ludvig but yikes that spotify rigging is not cool

No no no no NO!!
No no no no NO!!
3 years ago

Not Markus, I’m begging you! Nooo! It’s his worst song in three years of Supernova. He is cute, I get it but you must be deaf to like that song. Ohh my God! Please no, Latvia! Choosing him you are going to fall back to the “Dziesma” standards. Noooo!

Poet
Poet
3 years ago

I have a feeling that these 4 will qualify:

*The Ludvig
*Santa Denevlevica
*Triana Park
*HiQ

Galaxy
Galaxy
3 years ago

Markus Riva!!!!

Polegend Godgarina
Polegend Godgarina
3 years ago

@ ya – poor your ears.

There’s some Markus Riva stan who keeps posting from different names and he ain’t even sleek enough to change e-mail address sometimes, what a mess, what a kii, what a cackle.

ya
ya
3 years ago

Did The Ludvig do anything horrible in the past and that’s why people here is bashing him? lol I see nothing wrong either with his voice or his song, which I personally really like.

Did he buy streams? I don’t know, but what I’m sure about is that I found his song like a week ago and have been replaying it non-stop.

Frank
Frank
3 years ago

I really want to see in final Markus and Linda! Of course, Markus – winner!

Agnatha
Agnatha
3 years ago

Hmm, Ludvig and Miks bought plays.
Terrible songs

But I think, that Markus with “Dynamite” would represent Latvia! Dramatic song sounds better than others

George
George
3 years ago

Markus will make greatest show!

Marco
Marco
3 years ago

Hope Markus will flop!

zoolander
zoolander
3 years ago

I actually see Markus not qualifying. The Jury will never vote for him and that means he must be in the 2 televote slots. And those could be taken by Triana park, Radiant You and Ludvig. Hordes of schoolgirls will be spending their parents money voting for Ludvig. Markus only hope is if Putin himself votes for him from Chinese IP addresses.

voxtaylor
voxtaylor
3 years ago

The HiQ is by FAR my favorite. One by One is pretty cool too, but not quite as good. None of the others really stand out to me haha. When it comes to these Wiwibloggs polls I feel like my favorites are always on the bottom! My favorite in the Ukranian selection was dead last, I was so surprised! xD

Polegend Godgarina
Polegend Godgarina
3 years ago

@ AngieP – Tayu ot lyubvi is sung in Russian, not Latvian, and Katrine Lukins doesn’t have a good voice at all. She’s struggling to heat those notes… in falsetto! That’s probably why she bought 1,300 fake streams.

Miumiu
Miumiu
3 years ago

Triana Park, Santa Danelevica, Laura Lo and Chris Oak should definitely go through and for the fourth place should be a tie between The Ludvig and Toms Kalderauskis.

Colin
Colin
3 years ago

@Hayley – Polls mean squat when it comes to actual results. According to the previous poll, Katrina Cirule with ‘Blood Runs Quicker’ should have won in a landslide and ‘Magic Years’ was near the bottom. Who knows, maybe Santa easily passes this one.

Annaah
Annaah
3 years ago

My favorite is My RadiantU and Triana Park.
Markus pronunciation is terrible and I doubt that it will change!
This semi is interesting, can be surprises!

Karlis Zarins
Karlis Zarins
3 years ago

People are voting for Markus Riva just because of his looks. He can’t sing live and thats what matters. Triana Park all the way!

AngieP
AngieP
3 years ago

“Silhouette” screams “Eurovision”. It’s the classic Eurovision ballad. I like the voice and it can be good live. Like it. “One by One” starts well, the chorus is alright, but then it’s a bit flat for me. The voice is beautiful and it stands out. Like it. “Little Weird” is a little weird. The voices are good, but it’s flat and forgettable. “Your Breath” is and interesting song. It starts as a ballad, then there’s a bit, I like the change. The bridge is also really good It elevates it. Great voice. Like it. “I’m In Love With You” has… Read more »

Marina
Marina
3 years ago

I really like the song “Dynamite”. It’s fine!
I hope that Markus Riva win and represent Latvia at the Eurovision in Kiev!

Alise
Alise
3 years ago

My top:
1.Markus Riva — “Dynamite”
2.Triana Park — “Line”
3.My Radiant You — “All I Know”

Hayley
Hayley
3 years ago

Am I the only one who REALLY wants Santa Danelevica to go through? One of my favourite songs from ALL the national finals so far and to see it in 10th in the semi poll is a tad disheartening…

Héctor
Héctor
3 years ago

This semi is stronger! Triana Park should win it all.

Raul
Raul
3 years ago

TrIana Park. Or Up. But of they Take Triana they Will Get a top 10.

Denis
Denis
3 years ago

Look! People vote for Markus. It means that they like him!

LATVIA, WAKE UP! Support Markus Riva!!!

Paul D.
Paul D.
3 years ago

Anything but Markus Riva. Thank you 😀

Richard
Richard
3 years ago

When I saw the list of participants in semifinal 1 and 2, I thought…WHY? Why there are so many good songs in the second, but none in the first? I’m so sad… But first I have to see live performance. Probably all 4 qualifiers from semi 2 will also get to superfinal. So…. These are six contestants who could go trough. Laura Lo & Chris Oak — “Little Weird” The Ludvig — “I’m In Love With You” Toms Kalderauskis — “We Won’t Back Down” Markus Riva — “Dynamite” Triana Park — “Line” My Radiant You — “All I Know” Markus… Read more »

KennyESC
KennyESC
3 years ago

Where can I watch it?

Kate
Kate
3 years ago

One of the favorite, who for me has to go exactly in Supernova and represent his country – Markus Riva! A very strong song! All in their own good, but I give my voice for Markus Riva!!!!!

Nvm
Nvm
3 years ago

I voted for 6 songs (for the first one I struggled to even find a fourth song that I would like to go further).
Out of these 6, I’d especially like to see UP, Toms and Triana Park in the final.

Evy
Evy
3 years ago

Definitely Markus. He should win the whole Supernova.

Chris
Chris
3 years ago

Absolute candidate to win them all – Markus Riva! I think the song should be seen! I wish the best of luck!

Anna
Anna
3 years ago

Markus Riva – in it there is a thirst to overcome this level and represent their country at the Eurovision Song Contest! Smart voice and charisma Dynamite song not bad !

Lora
Lora
3 years ago

OMG!
Markus Riva the best! His song better for Eurovision!

Harry Larsson
Harry Larsson
3 years ago

I mean, if Latvia wanna qualify, they should stick to their electronic guns and send Triana Parks

Agnese
Agnese
3 years ago

LUDVIG AND MIKS – FLOP! HAHAHA
STOP! They bought streams at spotify. Very very bad participants

me-me-me-me-meeh
me-me-me-me-meeh
3 years ago

People who says that The Ludvig is talentless, listen to his live cover of Ordinary People.

People who say he is buying views and streams – it was trending in Latvia on youtube and it’s added to multiple playlist by dream-pop/chill music promoters.

me-me-me-me-meeh
me-me-me-me-meeh
3 years ago

Markus is trash.

I want Triana Park, The Ludvig, Laura Lo and MyRadiantU to qualify.

The qualifiers probably will be Markus Riva, Miks Galvanovskis, The Ludvig and Triana Park, tho I’m hoping that Markus and Miks won’t qualify and that they are cheating with their Spotify streams (especially Miks).

Bloby
Bloby
3 years ago

Hate people voting for Markus just because he’s Markus. I would have been okay with sending him last year, but his this year song is not all that good and he should not go through.