Latvia Supernova 2018 finalists poll

From 63, to 21, to just 8. Supernova 2018 comes to a close this weekend on February 24, as the search for Latvia’s Eurovision 2018 act reaching its end.

And ahead of the final, we want to know one last time — who do you think should win Supernova 2018?

Before we get to our poll, however, there’s more news from LTV. Sudden Lights have received the jury wildcard, securing them a second chance in the final. As revealed in the semi-final splits yesterday, the band actually won the first semi-final public vote.

Will this reprieve only boost their support with the public? We’ll see on Saturday. The split results certainly revealed that Laura Rizzotto could also be in line for a good result, winning public and jury votes in her semi-final.

Or could it be Markus Riva — who won our pre-contest poll — or the Wiwi Jury winner, MADARA, who’ll represent Latvia? You can let us know who you think will win below, in our poll. You’ll find links to all eight semi-final performances as well, with the running order also now confirmed:

Supernova 2018 — Runnung Order

  1. Sudden Lights — “Just Fine”
  2. Ritvars — “Who’s Counting”
  3. MADARA — “Esamiba”
  4. Liene Greifane — “Walk the Talk”
  5. Lauris Valters — “Lovers Bliss”
  6. Edgars Kreilis — “Younger Days”
  7. Laura Rizzotto — “Funny Girl”
  8. Markus Riva — “This Time”

Those are the eight songs on offer. As always, our poll will allow you to vote for as many of the acts as you like. But you can only vote ONCE, so make sure it counts y’all!

Poll: Who should win the final of Latvia’s Supernova 2018

We’ll close the poll just before the final on Saturday. Make sure to let us know who you voted for as well, down in the comments section.

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DINA
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DINA

Markus!!!GO,GO,GO!!!He is the best!Good luck!

Elly
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Elly

I am Latvian and I want Madara to represent my country. This year Latvia turns 100, so it would be nice to represent our country with this beautiful song in our unique language, I would be really proud and it does not matter in which place we will be in the end of contest.

Azente
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Azente

Agree ?

brunowskii
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brunowskii

Markus obviously!!!!
Or Laura…. go Brasil!!!!!!
No Madara at all…

Felix
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Felix

Again, Markus Riva’s trolls in action. -_-

Marina
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Marina

Markus Riva has the most beautiful song, and he is the best 🙂

LINDA
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LINDA

Please.Latvia!Markus,Markus,Markus!!!This time-my favorite song!
I know all the words of the head!

IVO
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IVO

Esam?ba-NO!!!SO DEPRESSIVE SONG!!!
Don’t want to hear it!

George
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George

Only Markus!!!He has earned it a long time ago!!!

Solveiga
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Solveiga

The Eurovision semi-finals were already many girls the same…
Latvia vote for the guys. Markus, Edgars.GO, GO!!!

DINA
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DINA

Laura song is for me too much oldschool…Sudden Lights-quite a good song, but not performance.Madara is a good choice too but this year maybe no…Markus with growth most experience and really convincing performance.Good luck!

AGR
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AGR

Markus Riva, Madara, Laura Rizzotto! Good Luck!
Other than the background…

Laura
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Laura

Strong candidates:Markus,Laura,Madara!!!
Very like Markus song, convincing performance!Laura good vocal, no song…
Madara peculiar, but bad vocal live.Good luck ,Markus!!!

Sandra
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Sandra

Markus Nr.1.Good luck!Laura good,but Madara no!

Dansk
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Dansk

There are good options here, Latvia!

Laura Rizzotto – Madara – Sudden Lights will work for me.

Héctor
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Héctor

Sudden Lights , of course. If not Madara or Edgar Kreilis.

up!
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up!

Madara. By all means. In any case.

AngieP
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AngieP

This year, Latvia’s selection has some pretty good songs. Overall, I think it’s a weak selection. Most songs are fine, so I’ll try to imagine which one could have more of an impact on stage. Having said that, I’ll route for “Funny Girl”, “Esamiba” and “Lovers Bliss”.

Lol
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Lol

Weird comment. Overall there are good songs but it is a weak selection. How does that make sense?

Anna
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Anna

Madara is magic, but depends on how the live performance will go and how the backvocals are changed.
Laura is great and has a good radio hit, but maybe will not stand out so much in Lisbon.
Sudden lights are trendy, but not sure either if they will get noticed in the big competition.
Hard decision. Let’s see the live performances.

frenchbaguette
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frenchbaguette

MADARAAAAAAA that’s it 🙂

Weißbrot
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Weißbrot

I want Madara or Sudden lights. These two Songs were in my top 3 from the beginning and I think either of them would be a great choice… Laura…well, okay. It’s good, if Latvia doesn’t send my two favourites they can choose her. But please… not Markus Riva. I’m so tired of his ridiculoulsy generic parody of a swedish song, it’s so bad. You can say goodbye to the final if you choose him.

Colin
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Colin

We think alike on this topic as well.

1. MADARA
2. Sudden Lights
3. Laura Rizzotto
4. Liene Grifane
5. Edgars Kreilis
6. Markus Riva
7. Lauris Valters
8. Ritvars

My top 5 songs from 63 pre-selection songs:

1. Esamiba
2. Baltic
3. Take Me Home
4. Just Fine
5. Funny Girl

Amor
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Amor

If they don’t choose Esamiba, I lose all hope for this year. Please, PLEASE LATVIA choose Esamiba.

Lukas
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Lukas

I’ve got a question about Baltic National finals this year. All 3 countries more or less have a TOP 2, in which one song is kinda radio-friendly, and the other one is an “alternative” – something completely different. In Eesti laul, it looks like “La Forza” will win over “Home”, in Supernova people favor “Esamiba” over “Funny Girl”. So why in Eurovizijos atranka international spectators would better get “1 2 3”, and not “When We’re Old”, or “More Than You Know” or “Fire Fountain”? What is an X factor that makes these songs different and, I’m gonna say, worse?

Colin
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Colin

Personally, “When We’re Old” is my favorite, and miles ahead of “1,2,3”, but I don’t know about the other spectators.

TRO
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TRO

Sudden Lights is gold!! It is the only song from Supernova that can really stand out and gives a good result to Latvia

Sabrina
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Sabrina

Laura or Madara. Those have been my favorites since day one (along with Running Red Lights) and I think both of them can give a good result to Latvia. But I believe it’s way easier to find the next “Funny Girl” then to find the next “Esamiba” and this should be on the voters’ minds.

x
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x

just dont send Esamiba because it’s way too overrated and sucks

eurovision6
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eurovision6

Agree, all other songs in the top 5 with the poll would be better

Briekimchi
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Briekimchi

I hate Sudden Lights. I find it so flat and dreary. Similarly, am not feeling any magic from Madara.
I like Ritvars but obviously, now know that he does not have enough support so I guess, Laura is the best choice!

Linde Rottiers
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Linde Rottiers

Laura is boring . I am already tired of it
Sudden Lights has VERY strong lyris and they brought it perfectly. Laura her song is not finished ( jury words) and my opinion is she has to work on her breathing. You hear her breathing.

Edinho
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Edinho

Glad that Sudden Lights made it.
Majority wants Madara to win which is fine and I think the song is good too but something bugs me that it won’t do as well as everyone expects.
Laura would be my go to pick despite not having the best song of the Supernova, however I feel like it will do well in the actual contest.

Linde Rottiers
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Linde Rottiers

Laura is boring . I am already tired of it
Sudden Lights has VERY strong lyris and they brought it perfectly. Laura her song is not finished ( jury words) and my opinion is she has to work on her breathing. You hear her breathing.

Linde Rottiers
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Linde Rottiers

sorrie wrong place 🙂

lasse braun
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lasse braun

sudden lights have the best quality song! a song jewel! i am not surprised when they are the winner. madara is a good choice too but this year maybe the wrong choice because there is elina from estonia and 2 acts like this are 1 too much. third good option is edgar because the song is fine pop but the singer is not on justs level. laura song is for me too much oldschool – not catchy – no pop – good musik of course but nothing special but is seems her fanbase is very strong – if that win… Read more »

Linde Rottiers
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Linde Rottiers

Latvia pleaaaaasse go for quality. Sudden Lights is the only one ( plus Ritvars but he is outsider) that’s ready for Lissabon and they have the strongest song. <3

Timo1962FI
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Timo1962FI

Laura! Her live performance was just stunning.

Roxy
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Roxy

Btw, MADARA’s backing vocalists sound weird in her semi final performance. It’d be better if she change them for more harmonious chorus.

Gobio
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Gobio

Sudden Lights Yesss!
For me it’s them, Esamiba and Funny Girl.

Polegend Godgarina
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Polegend Godgarina

Madara should be the blatant choice if they want to qualify.

Roelof Meesters
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Roelof Meesters

Since Agnese Stengrevics is out (and finished last!!!) Idk Who I want to win.

Marc
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Marc

Sudden Lights FTW <3 <3

Linde Rottiers
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Linde Rottiers

SUDDEN LIGHTS <3

Hrvatska
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Hrvatska

Madara Esamiba

lv
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lv

My top 3 performs as the first three acts ?

Poet
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Poet

This year Latvia has stepped up it’s game.

This will be a girl’s year. Madara or Laura Rizzotto it is! Good luck!

Janek
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Janek

Esam?ba/Funny Girl/Just Fine or bust

Colin
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Colin

Great news for Sudden Lights!

My top 3 – MADARA, Sudden Lights, Laura Rizzotto

Latvia has a lot of potential this year!

Troy
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Troy

None of the above. Sorry 🙁

Jo
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Jo

For me it’s clear. Madara or nothing. Anything else is a bomb.

Roxy
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Roxy

Totally agree! If MADARA wins Supernova, she would directly dash into my Top 3.

Roo
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Roo

Laura is the best of a bad bunch. If esamiba wins I hope Latvia doesn’t qualify.

Mark
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Mark

Edgars in the best of a bad bunch.

Not really, Edgars is quality and all the rest ain’t good.

Catriona Colville
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Catriona Colville

Why do you hope they don’t qualify if Esamiba wins?

Bumbblebee
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Bumbblebee

Thank God Sudden Lights are in the final, they should have been there already instead of wannabe latvian superstar Greif?ne

Mizna
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Mizna

Madara or bust

Mark
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Mark

Edgars or bust

Jayy R
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Jayy R

Laura or bust 🙂

lv
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lv

Sudden Lights or bust

Escphbelgium
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Escphbelgium

Markus Riva or bust

Asdfg.
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Asdfg.

My mother or bust

Frifri
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Frifri

Trump or bust