supernova 2018 split results semi finals

On Saturday, eight acts will take to the stage in the final of Latvia’s Supernova 2018. And as the public selection process comes to a close — after starting back in October — broadcaster LTV has revealed the split results from the semi-finals.

It’s been a year of changes for Supernova and this is no different. We’ve usually found out the results of the Supernova semi-finals after the contest is over. But now, LTV have given us a little more insight as to who might be a contender in the final.

Supernova 2018: Semi-Final One

The first semi-final saw Edgars Kreilis and Liene Greifane qualify. The public, however, were much more keen on Sudden Lights: the band placed first in the public vote, but only 4th with the jury.

Edgars finished second with both public and jury. Liene, meanwhile, topped the jury vote but crucially came 3rd with the public — putting both acts narrowly ahead of Sudden Lights.

Public Vote Results: 1. Sudden Lights 2. Edgars Kreilis 3. Liene Greifane 4. Katrina Gupalo & The Black Birds 5. DVINES 6. Agnese Stengrevics 7. Rahu the Fool

Jury Results: 1. Liene Greifane 2. Edgars Kreilis 3. DVINES 4. Sudden Lights 5. Katrina Gupalo & The Black Birds 6. Rahu the Fool 7. Agnese Stengrevics

Overall Results: 1. Liene Greifane 2. Edgars Kreilis 3. Sudden Lights 4. DVINES 5. Katrina Gupalo & The Black Birds 6. Rahu the Fool 7. Agnese Stengrevics

Supernova 2018: Semi-Final Two

As has already been revealed, the second semi-final saw the voting go a little wrong. Initially, MADARA and Ritvars were announced as qualifiers. Soon, however, it was revealed that actually, Markus Riva should have qualified.

The details are now clearer, with Markus winning the public vote, but struggling with the jury; on the other side, Ritvars won the jury vote, but struggled with the public. MADARA’s “Esamiba” finished second on both, allowing her to win the semi-final, with the two men behind.

Public Vote Results: 1. Markus Riva 2. MADARA 3. Riga Reggae 4. Ritvars 5. Hypnotic 6. Monta 7. In My Head

Jury Results: 1. Ritvars 2. MADARA 3. Markus Riva 4. Riga Reggae 5. In My Head 6. Hypnotic 7. Monta

Overall Results: 1. MADARA 2. Markus Riva 3. Ritvars 4. Riga Reggae 5. Hypnotic 6. In My Head 7. Monta

Supernova 2018: Semi-Final Three

The only semi-final with a clear winner. Latvian-Brazilian beauty Laura Rizzotto may be staking her claim to win Supernova early, as she was the only act to top both public and jury votes.

Behind her is a much more confusing group: Lauris Valters made it, but appears to have qualified on a jury-weighted tie-break with Kris & Oz. Lauris only placed 4th with the public, but 2nd with the jury; Kris & Oz, meanwhile, 2nd with the public, but 4th with the jury. Tense times!

Public Vote Results: 1. Laura Rizzotto 2. Kris & Oz 3. Ed Rallidae 4. Lauris Valters 5. Katrine Lukins 6. Jenny May 7. MIONIA

Jury Results: 1. Laura Rizzotto 2. Lauris Valters 3. MIONIA 4. Kris & Oz 5. Ed Rallidae 6. Katrine Lukins 7. Jenny May

Overall Results: 1. Laura Rizzotto 2. Lauris Valters 3. Kris & Oz 4. Ed Rallidae 5. MIONIA 6. Katrine Lukins 7. Jenny May

Supernova 2018: Wildcard

Supernova 2018 was only meant to have 7 finalists anyway, but we’ll see 8 on Saturday. Despite the voting mistake in Semi-Final Two producing another finalist, the jury’s wildcard remains in place.

Looking at the split results, obvious wildcard winners would either be Sudden Lights or Kris & Oz. But could an act like Riga Reggae even sneak their way in? We’ll find out tomorrow, February 20, when the wildcard is revealed.

What do you think of the Supernova 2018 semi-final splits? Do you think that Laura could be a lock for the next Latvian act? Could Markus Riva or MADARA still take the Supernova crown? Let us know all your thoughts in the comments section!

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Poet
Poet
2 years ago

A girl is going to win Latvia’s Supernova this year. That is the only certain thing.

Purple Mask
Purple Mask
2 years ago
Reply to  Poet

A woman.

Aki
Aki
2 years ago

Madara will stand out but Laura will not, becouse she has another boring typical Eurosong! Please be original and send Madara!

Mark
Mark
2 years ago

They need Edgars to win. Keeping with them theme of previous winners, cool and modern.

lasse braun
lasse braun
2 years ago

if sudden lights gets the wildcard we have a new game!

LINDE ROTTIERS
LINDE ROTTIERS
2 years ago
Reply to  lasse braun

Suddenly there was Sudden Lights ….. go Sudden Lights <3

Eva
Eva
2 years ago
Reply to  lasse braun

They got it! 🙂

Edinho
Edinho
2 years ago

Can’t see anyone else but Laura or Madara representing Latvia.

Calum Macleod
Calum Macleod
2 years ago

If Laura wins, I will still be very pleased. She absolutely slayed live in the semi and I know she could do well in Lisbon.

Briekimchi
Briekimchi
2 years ago

Agnese came last? How?
I am so happy for Kris And Oz, my favourites of this selection. I hope they can get the wildcard!

Edmund
Edmund
2 years ago
Reply to  Briekimchi

Yeah I am surprised she came last too. I don’t think there was anything wrong with the performance. Perhaps the vocals but I would still push her through instead of Walk the Talk.

Briekimchi
Briekimchi
2 years ago
Reply to  Edmund

The jury even had her below Rahu…just how?

Joe
Joe
2 years ago

OK I kinda dig Laura, but she’s much less of a safe bet than Madara. Laura has a chance to get lost, I don’t think Madara is as risky because she’d definitely stand out. Pull through, Latvia!
All I really ask is that Elina sings for Estonia and Madara sings for Latvia. That’s it. The rest I hope don’t suck, but those two are the only ones I’m seriously pushing for.

Edmund
Edmund
2 years ago
Reply to  Joe

Madara does have a big potential song however the lack of experience on stage might come and bite her and her chances of doing well. She was quite nervous in her first performance which makes me wonder if she can pull a great vocal performance in Lisbon under much more pressure. She is just a Latvian girl after all. Wish her so much luck as i do like the song.
I would prefer Laura only because it is a safer pick to have a great performance in Lisbon. But will see

Joe
Joe
2 years ago
Reply to  Edmund

Valid points. I could see some nervousness in Madara as well, but her song and voice could put her over. Plus, she has a gimmick (the cello) that sets her apart more than Laura. But Laura’s song is neat. And hey, like I said before, what matters is that it’s a song the country is proud of.

Jo
Jo
2 years ago
Reply to  Edmund

She has time to prepare herself. Remember Blanche? Also, the performance wasn’t any disaster.

Edmund
Edmund
2 years ago
Reply to  Jo

Blanche really had a special song that was a winning material. I personally think the whole performance wasn’t that good but she did look less awkward on stage by the final.
Madara could either be very good or very bad considering its simplicity and comparison to Salvadors song. I personally think it is not really much comparable however different audience might think otherwise and not vote because of that.

Joe
Joe
2 years ago
Reply to  Edmund

I was going to compare Madara to Blanche! They’re very similar in terms of demeanor.

LINDE ROTTIERS
LINDE ROTTIERS
2 years ago
Reply to  Edmund

But her voice was always perfect.

Poet
Poet
2 years ago

This appears to be one of the best Eurovision national finals this year. A small country can put an amazing list of 8 great songs together. Well done!

Linde Rottiers
Linde Rottiers
2 years ago
Reply to  Poet

There are only 2 ready for Lisbon. Sudden Lights and Ritvars

Purple Mask
Purple Mask
2 years ago

This is great. I’m happy for Laura. Also, congratulations on Latvia’s LTV for their transparency. Now if only we could have the same from the BBC in the UK? One day.

AzeriChico
AzeriChico
2 years ago

So Laura is going to win it seems. Well, that’s an amazing song and the semifinal performance was incredible. But my favourite is Esamiiiba. 🙁

Edmund
Edmund
2 years ago

Laura will surely win Juries vote in final. However I wouldn’t write down Madara as she has the most streamed song on Spotify whereas Laura’s song is 4th amongst the finalists.
I wish Laura or Madara the win and I am pretty sure one of these artists will represent Latvia.

Joe
Joe
2 years ago
Reply to  Edmund

Madara currently being second for juries and televotes puts her in first overall (sound familiar?) so hopefully that could carry over for the final. Laura seems to be a fun entry too, but Madara would get them to the final no questions asked. But maybe Laura could too! Who knows. I’d be happy either way (though seriously, choose Madara).

Edmund
Edmund
2 years ago
Reply to  Joe

You never know how the televote will favor one of these artists. Spotify for sure Madara has it in the bag however here in Latvia after Laura’s performance there has been hype around this entry which would favor Laura in televote over Madara. You never know how much Markus Rivas fans will vote for him too.

Joe
Joe
2 years ago
Reply to  Edmund

Truthfully, like I said before, either would make me happier than Markus.

eurovision6
eurovision6
2 years ago

Id be fine with Laura or Edgars

Sabrina
Sabrina
2 years ago

I’m happy for Laura and sad for Madara at the same time.

Jo
Jo
2 years ago

Seriously?! Ritvars beat Madara with the jury. What a joke…

Briekimchi
Briekimchi
2 years ago
Reply to  Jo

Why is that a joke? I know which one I prefer. 😉

Jo
Jo
2 years ago
Reply to  Briekimchi

I guess his fingers really did their best.

Héctor
Héctor
2 years ago

Sudden Lights should be the wildcard! Love “Just Fine”! I thought the jury was going to love them and the televote be indiferent, but it was the other way round… They are the obvious choice!

eric
eric
2 years ago

esc freak – ”Laura wasn’t in the live auditions because she lives in the US and she couldn’t go to Latvia.” I’m so tired of these ”I live in USA now” that have special treatment, just because European countries think they will bring the best music. The same with Ivy from Germany, she is German living in USA and she said that she was called to participate. What? I thought the singers must submit to enter in Unser Lied. And Ivy said if she will be last in ESC, is no problem, she will always have USA, she has contracts… Read more »

Currikitaum
2 years ago

LOL at the Laura haters. Her song is the only one in the whole Supernova that sounds like a 2016-2018 song (The Weeknd, anyone?), and she also delivered in her performance. I rooted for her since I first listened to all the tracks in this NF and I’m glad you are all discovering her now. She would be an amazing choice for Latvia.

Frifri
Frifri
2 years ago
Reply to  Currikitaum

When i listened to all 60 songs back in (October?) Funny Girl was the only song a actually really liked. When she wasn’t invited to auditions i was like ‘what the hell?’, so shes my fave as well,but i thought Esamiba was more special, but her live wasn’t that good. Bookies don’t like Esamiba, it seems, they prefer ‘Funny Girl’. But yes, haters gonna hate, lovers gonna love.

Frifri
Frifri
2 years ago

The only thing i know for sure is that Sudden Lights needs to get the wildcard.

lasse braun
lasse braun
2 years ago
Reply to  Frifri

yeah!
and if that happens hopefully we have a new favorite in the ring!
this song is one of this rare ESC masterpieces.

Kris
Kris
2 years ago

There is something I quite don’t understand! Why this sudden Laura hype??
She was not even in the 2nd round of the mall audition at first but apparently was in the finalists announcement!
Then her YouTube video had over 200k views and only about 400 likes at some point in time!!

Now people are being all Laura gotta win , Laura gotta win!! Her live was good and all but it’s just a regular I can talk on music entry!! There is something quite disturbing here!!

imogen
imogen
2 years ago
Reply to  Kris

during the mall auditions she was in america, so they let her audition via skype i think

Linde Rottiers
Linde Rottiers
2 years ago
Reply to  imogen

Because she is the favorite of Supernova. And Sudden Lights is robbed two weeks and two days of promotion. Sudden lights has a VERY strong song and brought it perfectly. Why do you think there is a wild card? They put Sudden Lights in the underdog position.

Linde Rottiers
Linde Rottiers
2 years ago
Reply to  imogen

Laura Rizotto is the favorite of Supernova. And Sudden Lights is robbed two weeks and two days of promotion. Sudden lights has a VERY strong song and brought it perfectly. Why do you think there is a wild card? They put Sudden Lights in the underdog position.

Polyna
Polyna
2 years ago
Reply to  Kris

> Why this sudden Laura hype

Yeah, seriously. Nobody cared about her till about… last Saturday? Now everybody thinks she’s the second coming of Aminata.

esc_latvia
esc_latvia
2 years ago

Come on, get those 12 points ready, because Laura will go to Lisbon. ?

Linde Rottiers
Linde Rottiers
2 years ago
Reply to  esc_latvia

Because she is the favorite of Supernova. And Sudden Lights is robbed two weeks and two days of promotion. Sudden lights has a VERY strong song and brought it perfectly. Why do you think there is a wild card? They put Sudden Lights in the underdog position.

Eva
Eva
2 years ago

HOOOW? How Sudden Lights didn’t qualify? They have to get the wildcard

Hi
Hi
2 years ago

Idk, when Esamiba qualified, Bookmakers rated Latvia from 28 to 31, but when Laura qualified, then Latvia placed up to 21 and the rating is still growing.
Well, i guess, this is NOT the Madara’s year.

Jo
Jo
2 years ago
Reply to  Hi

And that matters because…

Kris
Kris
2 years ago
Reply to  Jo

Because after the split reveal Latvia has dropped to 23

Jo
Jo
2 years ago
Reply to  Kris

Why do the bookies matter now?

Kris
Kris
2 years ago
Reply to  Jo

It tells which acts people are willing to put money on and hence will be willing to use their money to vote for!
Odds are a good predictor for televote but since ESC is 50% jury …. not that great at predicting the final result

esc freak
esc freak
2 years ago

MESS! I don’t understand how two great tracks, “1000 Roses” and “Running Red Lights” did so poorly. Also, what kind of mistake was that which made them think Ritvars qualified instead of Markus?
Send Laura/Madara and I’ll forgive you.

Robyn Gallagher
Admin
2 years ago
Reply to  esc freak

Apparently in the spreadsheet they were using to calculate the voting, the Ritvars total also included the Riga Reggae points, so his total was higher than it should have been.

esc freak
esc freak
2 years ago

Oh I see. Thanks for explaining.

YoungsterJoey
YoungsterJoey
2 years ago
Reply to  esc freak

1000 Roses and Running Red Lights aren’t great. Dreadful. Doesn’t stand out.

Roy Moreno
Roy Moreno
2 years ago

A bit scared now to see that Madara finished 2nd with both the juries and the televote…
Latvia better pick her for Eurovision

Jo
Jo
2 years ago
Reply to  Roy Moreno

I’m now feeling that they will send Laura and crash in the semis.

Polegend Godgarina
Polegend Godgarina
2 years ago

Laura’s song is so overrated. She’s basically talking over a track that isn’t even interesting, original or catchy. Esamiba or go home.

Polyna
Polyna
2 years ago

True. Laura wasn’t even in an initial shortlist and didn’t participate in live auditions AFAIK, so I dunno why she’s even allowed to compete. Fan pressure? Corruption? WTF’s happening?

And it seems that Esamiba, with such bad televote and jury scores, doesn’t have any chance now. Bleh.

esc freak
esc freak
2 years ago
Reply to  Polyna

Laura wasn’t in the live auditions because she lives in the US and she couldn’t go to Latvia.

Felix
Felix
2 years ago
Reply to  esc freak

Why are you lying? Of course she was! Watch the Supernova’s 2nd semi!

esc freak
esc freak
2 years ago
Reply to  Felix

First of all, she was in the 3rd semi, not the 2nd. Second of all, I am talking about the live auditions that took place in November 2017.

Polyna
Polyna
2 years ago
Reply to  esc freak

OK, but don’t you think that’s massively unfair to the other participants? Rest of them had to actually prove that they can make a good performance, meanwhile she’s got a free pass.

For comparison, in Belarus and Romania if anybody couldn’t go to the live autitions, they would be simply not considered.

esc freak
esc freak
2 years ago
Reply to  Polyna

Valid point.

i'm not a funny girl
i'm not a funny girl
2 years ago

Well is clear Laura will win and Latvia will crash on Semifinals again because you will MADARA escape.

D
D
2 years ago

Why does the jury get a wildcard when the jury vote already trumps the public vote lmao

yeet
yeet
2 years ago
Reply to  D

ikr, makes no sense

NickC
NickC
2 years ago

I love Madara, I think it is a very bold entry- and God knows ESC needs these type of entries- but if you watch all entries in succession, or in a recap, it becomes obvious Laura will win this.

Kuna
Kuna
2 years ago

I don’t think it’s Riga Reggae. If it was, then half of the final would just be the third semifinal, so that wouldn’t be fair

Roxy
Roxy
2 years ago

It’s MADARA or no one!

John Moynahan
John Moynahan
2 years ago

It’s not looking great for Madara if she could only finish 2nd with both jury and televote in her semi-final

Josh Kennon
Josh Kennon
2 years ago

I’m not sure it even matters anymore — Latvia has just made a complete implosion of this selection with amazingly overwrought or just bad staging, bad wardrobe choices, and shaky vocals….Laura and MADARA (and MAYBE Markus) are their only hopes of making the Grand Final — their saving grace is that we just don’t know most of the selections in the second semi still (song OR artist) so there’s still chances others countries’ acts won’t stand up against whoever Latvia sends…

Polyna
Polyna
2 years ago

Juries put queen MADARA *second*? Did they overdose Riga Black Balsam, or what?

Agrael
Agrael
2 years ago

I hope Madara or Laura wins. Please don’t vote for Markus, his song is so bad for Eurovision…

Felix
Felix
2 years ago
Reply to  Agrael

You can vote for Laura at the Supernova homepage, when they’ll say “Balsosana sakas.” It’s for free afterall.
I’m scared that Markus Riva with his Russian army will try to win the entire contest. In 2015. he was so close to win the Supernova.

Polegend Godgarina
Polegend Godgarina
2 years ago
Reply to  Felix

Actually he should win Supernova sometime so that he goes to Eurovision, crashes in the semi, and never gets another chance.

Felix
Felix
2 years ago

Nah, i want him to break the record of attempts to represent a country in ESC. 😀

Polegend Godgarina
Polegend Godgarina
2 years ago
Reply to  Felix

Aiste Pilvelyte and Ruta Sciogolevaite from Lithuania will stay unbothered.

Gobio
Gobio
2 years ago

As I said Sudden Lights were ROBBED.

Gobio
Gobio
2 years ago
Reply to  Gobio

And Liene Greifane First? Are they deaf or bribed?

Joel
Joel
2 years ago

MARKUS RIVA IS THE FIRST? WHAT? He’s so bad! Let me guess – Russians and teenage girls voted for him.

Robyn Gallagher
Admin
2 years ago
Reply to  Joel

A vote from a teenage girl is just as valid as a vote from a middle-aged Eurovision fan.

Joel
Joel
2 years ago

Don’t mind me, but Markus Riva is pretty hated in Latvia. Only his supporters are Russians and teenage girls who just dream to be with him. And that makes a pretty huge audition.
Thank god, in the last semi there’ll be Televotes+Spotify+Internet votes AND Jury votes, that will make Markus to not represent Latvia in the ESC.

Mark
Mark
2 years ago
Reply to  Joel

Nothing against Markus, but I’ve never liked any of his songs.

Weißbrot
Weißbrot
2 years ago

Oh my god, I’m so angry right now… Sudden lights were first in the public vote and didn’t go through? Seriously juries… Fck you.

Erasmus
Erasmus
2 years ago

Wow Agnese, Monta and Katrine all floped

Mark
Mark
2 years ago
Reply to  Erasmus

They didn’t give good performances.