Last week Latvian broadcaster LTV released the 33 songs that made the first cut in Supernova 2019. It was certainly a diverse group, with some old favourites mixed in with an eclectic group of newcomers.
The public has been able to have their say now through the online People’s Vote. Combining the public opinion with that of the jury, LTV have now announced the 16 songs that qualified for the Supernova 2019 semi-finals. But who’s made it? But most importantly, who is your favourite?
LTV has not yet confirmed the dates for the two semi-finals and grand final of Supernova, but the broadcaster earlier indicated that the national final would begin sometime in January and conclude sometime in February.
Supernova 2019: Competing acts
Unsurprisingly, Markus Riva and Samanta Tina — perhaps the most prolific Latvian national finalists — have both made the cut. Markus will be performing “You Make Me So Crazy”, whilst Samanta performs “Cutting the Wire”.
As well as “Fireworks”, the line-up also includes two songs titled “Fire” — one by Double Faced Eels, the other by Edgars Kreillis. Fuego!
Some of the more unique acts have failed to progress though. ATOM’s “Alligator” had no bite, whilst Waterflower won’t “Grow” any further in the contest. Spare a thought for Miks Galvanovskis too, who has had both his songs knocked out at this stage.
One act also progressing is Dzili Violets, who promise to bring something a bit different with “Tautasdziesma”. And if one of the singers sounds familiar…there might be a hint of a certain Beaver on the stage…
You can see the full list of the competing acts below. You can also vote in our Supernova 2019 poll, and have your say on who your favourite is at this early stage. You can only vote once though, so make sure it counts!
- Adriana Miglane – “Scared of Love”
- Aivo Oskis – “Somebody’s Got My Lover”
- Alekss Silvers – “Fireworks“
- Carousel – “That Night”
- Double Faced Eels – “Fire”
- Dzili Violets – “Tautasdziesma“
- Edgars Kreilis – “Fire”
- Elza Rozentale – “You Came on Tiptoe”
- Kris & Oz – “Midnight Streets”
- Kristiana Bumbiere – “Remedy”
- Kristīne Pastare – “Smaragdi un pelni”
- Laika Upe – “Listen to the Way that I Breathe”
- Laime Pilniga – “Awe”
- Līga Rīdere – “Busu Tepat”
- Markus Riva – “You Make Me So Crazy”
- Samanta Tina – “Cutting the Wire”
Who’s your favourite act in Supernova 2019? Let us know who you voted for in the comments below!