Three semi-finals and a spreadsheet mix-up later, we’re finally at the final of Latvia’s Supernova 2018. We asked you earlier in the week who your favourite was to fly the Latvian flag in Lisbon.
Now, with over 2,290 votes cast in total, we have your winner. It’s MADARA, with her entry “Esamiba”!
MADARA may have only come in second with the public in her semi-final, but that’s clearly not stopping her fans from supporting the song.
The track, which touches on how to live life to the full, has been touted by some as a real chance for Eurovision success for Latvia. MADARA received 750 votes, just under 33% of the total.
But not too far behind is Laura Rizzotto. Born in Rio de Janeiro, to Latvian parents, this international beauty has burst on to the Supernova scene with a real shot at winning. She took 625 votes, just 125 less than MADARA.
Laura topped both the jury and public vote in her semi-final, something that no other finalist achieved. Will she have the same success in the final?
There’s a big gap between Laura and the act finishing third, Markus Riva. Markus was your favourite going in to this year’s Supernova, but after avoiding what seemed to be his elimination, is confidence in his chances waning?
Poll Results: Who should win Supernova 2018?
- MADARA — “Esamiba” 32.75%: (750 votes)
- Laura Rizzotto — “Funny Girl”: 27.29% (625 votes)
- Markus Riva — “This Time”: 14.76% (338 votes)
- Edgars Kreilis — “Younger Days”: 10.31% (236 votes)
- Sudden Lights — “Just Fine”: 9.52% (218 votes)
- Liene Greifane — “Walk the Talk”: 2.53% (58 votes)
- Ritvars — “Who’s Counting”: 1.57% (36 votes)
- Lauris Valters — “Lovers Bliss”: 1.27% (29 votes)
Tonight’s final will see all eight acts perform again, before a combination of jury and public vote decides the winner. The public vote is made of Spotify streams, web voting and a public vote.
The show airs live from 20:30 CET tonight, and can be streamed here. Let us know who you want to see win in the comments below!