National finals are brutal — especially for acs that fall at the first hurdle. Twenty-two acts started in the running to become Latvia’s next Eurovision hopeful. Now, we have just eight semi-finalists left in Supernova 2017, after tonight’s second heat sent four more acts through. Last year’s finalists My Radiant You were declared the winners of the heat, winning both the jury and televoting.
In the semi-finals they’ll join tonight’s other qualifiers: Triana Park, who brought a neon-filled party to the stage, and Santa Danelevica and The Ludvig.
Ahead of tonight’s show, you voted Markus Riva as your favourite to qualify. Unfortunately, he didn’t make it through to the next round, going out at the earliest stage yet of Supernova — ouch! We’re confident the setback is only temporary — he has too many fans to fret!
As always, Riga Beaver was on hand to entertain us during the ad breaks. This week he told us how to rhyme berries in a poetry lesson. Not only that, he can make hand fans from paper! What a clever beaver.
Supernova 2017 — Second Heat Qualifiers
My Radiant You — “All I Know”
Triana Park — “Line”
The Ludvig — “I’m In Love With You”
Santa Danelevica — “Your Breath”
Supernova 2017 — Eliminated Acts
- Katrine Lukins — “Silhouette“
- Markus Riva — “Dynamite“
- Toms Kalderauskis — “We Won’t Back Down“
- UP — “One By One“
- Miks Galvanovskis — “Runaway“
- The HiQ — “Taju ot lyubvi“
- Laura Lo & Chris Oak — “Little Weird“
Supernova continues next week with the Semi Final. Tonight’s four qualifiers will be joined by the four acts who made it through last week: Franco Franco, Lauris Valters, Linda Leen and Miks Dukurs.
Are you happy with tonight’s qualifiers? Let us know your thoughts in the comments section below!