supernova 2018 first semi final edgars liene

Latvia’s Supernova returns for another year. But this year, it’s bigger than ever, with new hosts, a new stage and a new timeslot!

And in tonight’s first semi-final, seven acts took to the stage, competing for the first two spots in the final. At the end of the show, the two acts who made it through were Liene Greifane and Edgars Kreilis

Supernova 2018 — Qualifiers

Liene Greifane – “Walk the Talk”

Edgars Kreilis – “Younger Days”

Our readers poll nearly got it right, too. In the poll, the top two were Edgars and Agnese Stengrevics. One of out two ain’t that bad, y’all!

The results were decided by a 50/50 split of audience votes and the jury. The audience votes were made up of televotes, online voting and Spotify streams. That’s a whole lot of maths in there, y’all!

It’s not quite the end of the road yet for the five acts who didn’t make it. There’s still one spot available in the final, which will be selected by the jury after all three semi-finals. It’s a 1-in-15 shot at making it. May the odds be in that acts’ favour!

You can watch all of tonight’s performances by clicking on the song title:

Supernova 2018 — First Semi-Final Running Order

  1. Katrina Gupalo & The Black Birds — “Intoxicating Caramel“
  2. Rahu the Fool — “Oh, Longriver“
  3. DVINES — “More Than Meets The Eye”
  4. Agnese Stengrevics — “You Are My World”
  5. Sudden Lights — “Just Fine“
  6. Edgars Kreilis — “Younger Days”
  7. Liene Greifaune — “Walk the Talk”

Tonight’s show opened up with a real highlight of a Supernova medley. Justs, Triana Park and finally Aminata all reprised their winning Supernova entries. Did we hear the next winner tonight, though?

Unfortunately, in the changes to Supernova, we have to say goodbye to one old favourite. Yes, the Riga Beaver was nowhere to be seen!

Next week’s semi-final will see two of the big favourites taking part. Our Wiwi Jury winner, MADARA, as well as our reader poll winner Markus Riva both are involved. Also competing will be Hypnotic, In My Head, Ritvars, Monta and Riga Reggae.

What do you think of tonight’s Supernova? Do you think the rights acts qualified, or should another have made it through? Let us know all your thoughts in the comments section below!

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AngieP
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AngieP

I liked both performances. Liene and Edgars were the best last night! The others were just bland.

Eva
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Eva

But how about that beginning of the show? It was spectacular! All three Supernova winners. I got goosebumps

Vanessa
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Vanessa

Edgars is the best one so far. Hoping Sudden Lights are going to get the wildcard

HELP
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HELP

Wiwibloggs, please help, Latvians are hating Madara, but they love Liene. 🙁

esc_latvia
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esc_latvia

I can only agree with these results. I knew that Younger Days would qualify and Edgars totally deserved it. Liene had a great show and amazing vocals. That’s why she won the semi final and qualified. These two slayed! I prefered DVINES over Liene, but I think it’s allright. Pretty much deserved. And I’m happy that You Are My World didn’t make it and I knew she wouldn’t. Her live was pretty bad, the staging made me cringe. Latvians didn’t like her at all. She’s probably at the bottom. I actually thought Sudden Lights would qualify, but the live was… Read more »

Doctor
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Doctor

Latvian people taste and comments are very “interesting”… really differs from other European countries 🙂 is this a reason why Latvia can’t achieve some spot in Eurovision finals?

Doctor
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Doctor

Looks wiwi blog people delete some unwanted comments here…. My previous comment was deleted 🙂 Looks there are some censorship..? Bad…

Mark
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Mark

Thank God Edgar… ??????

Purple Mask
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Purple Mask

So I watched this heat back after transmission.
I was surprised that Sudden Lights didn’t qualify; their performance was of a high quality. Also, that “Intoxicating Caramel” song was legendary! 🙂
Great show from Lativa this year. Long may it continue.

Poet
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Poet

Well, next week’s Supernova will be a big one.

Mike Soto
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Mike Soto

And I sure hope Adbreak Beaver shows up for it!

Briekimchi
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Briekimchi

DVINEs and Agnese should have gotten through in my opinion.

Mark
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Mark

Yes

eurana
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eurana

Riga Beaver was nowhere to be seen???? Noooooooo!!!! Bring him back !!! Supernova will never be the same again :- ( ””””

Sabrina
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Sabrina

I knew that “Intoxicating Caramel” wouldn’t move forward, but I’m so happy that the live performance was as weird, adorable, sexy, confusing and weird one more time as I was expecting from the studio version! Can’t wait to know more about Katrina’s work.

The qualified acts are decent, but I think they won’t be real contenders on the final. Justs/Agnese/Aminata’s combined performance was great.

Héctor
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Héctor

I don’t get why Leine Greifaune has qualified. They were just average at best. The song is a bit crappy. I hope Sudden Lights get the jury spot.

brennan
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brennan

i have a theory that rigas bebrs screen time corresponds directly with latvia’s success in eurovision

Josh Kennon
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Josh Kennon

Laying eyes upon those first semi-final acts — their visuals, vocals (WAY more auto-tune than I thought), and staging just did NOT line up with what I expected (ESPECIALLY the first three — YEESH) — So sad for Agnese — hers was my #2 favorite in the pre-selections/semis (behind a song that didn’t even MAKE it t the semis) — but her nerves/voice let her down — and Sudden Lights MIGHT have actually gone through, but it took the lead singer two-thirds of the song to start emoting in the face and getting less stiff, but by then there just… Read more »

Gobio
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Gobio

Sudden Lights were AMAZING! How on Earth haven’t they qualified? Yet Liene have? The only song in this heat that really had some quality.
Still some hope for that Wildcard…

Eva
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Eva

Probably jury saved her because she’s tohe most famous from all of these in Latvia. 🙁
Just fine was really magical

Joel
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Joel

Russians, please stop ruining our contest! Liene was definitely not Latvian choice. Latvians would see in the Final Agnese and Sudden Lights.

brunowskii
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brunowskii

Supernova is by far this year’s best NF

Allexco
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Allexco

Its about damn time someone said that thank you very much?:-)

Polyna
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Polyna

> Yes, the Riga Beaver was nowhere to be seen!

God, this is a horrible mistake, I prayed that BIEBER disappears, not Beaver…

But at least he won’t distract people from Q U E E N M A D A R A next week.

Henry
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Henry

Happy with the qualifiers, but the most amazing part was the winners singing again, Aminata was just mesmerizing, she needs to come back and win it all.

Axel
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Axel

Everyone, who wonders how she get the first of the semi. The answer is Russians. So, if you really want to help next week the Madara, we should really unite and use the free internet voting. That’s the only way how to beat the Liene and Markus.

Rubinstein
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Rubinstein

That’s a stupid statement. She won because from all the artists performing in the 1st semi-final she had the biggest following on social media, respectively – the biggest amount of potential voters. Leave your nationalistic bs for something else.

Axel
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Axel

hi there! Her fanbase are Russians, that’s it.

toms
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toms

why are her fanbase Russians, isn’t she Latvian?

hai
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hai

Because she lives in Moscow

SLY
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SLY

Oh yes! That medley was supercool!

Penguin
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Penguin

Awful results, just awful. Let’s hope no surprises happen next week.

Frifri
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Frifri

Edgars Balins & Toms Grevins both hated that Liene Greifane made it, just like me.. and most of us :D, no way in hell it won televote. Sudden Lights should have made it.

Zolex
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Zolex

Younger Days to ESC 2018! 🙂

Kocin
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Kocin

Liene Greif?ne slayed! Good luck..
Edgars should seriously do a revamp of his song and at least make the lyrics 100% gramatically correct. Like, RIGHT NOW.