While France and Malta selected their acts last night for Eurovision 2019, Latvia got started with the first semi-final of Supernova 2019. Four of the eight competing acts — Laime Pilnīga, Edgars Kreilis, Aivo Oskis and Samanta Tīna — qualified for the grand final on 16 February.
The qualifiers were decided by a combination of televote and a jury made up of music experts DJ Rudd, Linda Leen, Ralfs Eilands and Artis Dvarionas.
At this stage, scores have not been made public. All Supernova has revealed is who the four qualifiers are.
Aivo Oskis – “Somebody’s Got My Lover”
Edgars Kreilis – “Cherry Absinthe”
Laime Pilnīga – “Awe”
Samanta Tīna – “Cutting the Wire”
Sadly missing out on the next stage were Kris & Oz with “Midnight Streets”, Alekss Silvērs with “Fireworks”, Līga Rīdere with “Būšu tepat” and Elza Rozentāle with “You Came on Tiptoe”.
Last night’s four qualifiers will go on to compete in the grand final of Supernova 2019 on 16 February. There will will be joined by the four qualifiers from semi-final two, due to take place next Saturday.
Supernova 2019 – Semi-final one competing acts
- Kris & Oz – “Midnight Streets”
- Alekss Silvērs “Fireworks”
- Līga Rīdere – “Būšu tepat”
- Laime Pilnīga – “Awe”
- Edgars Kreilis – “Cherry Absinthe”
- Elza Rozentāle – “You Came on Tiptoe”
- Aivo Oskis – “Somebody’s Got My Lover”
- Samanta Tīna – “Cutting the Wire”
What do you think? Are you happy with the four qualifiers? Who would you like to see represent Latvia at Eurovision 2019? Tell us what you think in the comments section below!