Supernova season is well and truly underway now in Latvia. The selection – back for its fifth year – has withheld down the numbers to just 33 songs. Now, broadcaster LTV has published videos from last week’s private selection session for all to see.
With it, the “people’s jury” has also launched for a second year, allowing everyone to have their say on Latvia’s potential Eurovision entry.
Supernova 2019: Entries
There’s some familiar names – as well as quite a few newcomers – amongst the competing acts.
Two Supernova stalwarts feature amongst the 33 entries. Markus Riva returns for a fifth consecutive attempt, with “You Make Me So Crazy”.
Also back (after a year out) is Samanta Tina. She enters with “Cutting the Wire”. Can she finally make it to Eurovision?
Other returnees from previous years include Kris & Oz, Miks Galvanovskis, Miks Dukurs and Edgars Kreilis. Edgars’ return comes with the news that his entry for 2018 – “Younger Days” – topped the pre-selection voting with both the jury and public last year. In the end, he only could finish 6th overall at Supernova.
Will he be able to top the voting with “Fire” this year?
Other notable names in the list include Double Faced Eels…whose entry is also called “Fire”. Well-known rock band Laime Pilniga make their Supernova debut as well with “Awe”.
You can watch all the Supernova 2019 prospective entries through the playlist below:
Supernova 2019: Playlist
You can have your say on the songs through the People’s Jury. You can vote on each song by signing in with a social media account on the LTV website. The results of this will help LTV inform their decision on which 16 songs will move forward to the Supernova semi-finals.
The semi-finalists will be announced very soon too: December 5. The selected artists will then have time to prepare for the first semi-final in late January.
Which entries do you like the sound of so far? Do you think there’s an early Eurovision winner amongst the entries? Let us know all your thoughts in the comments below!