On Saturday Latvia’s Supernova decided on the final four acts to qualify for the final, which takes place on 16 February. And this morning LTV took those names, added them with the qualifiers from the first semi, and announced the precise running order of the grand final.

Supernova stalwart Markus Riva will have viewers at the TV and ready to watch on time: The X Factor host has the honour of opening the show. Laime Pilnīga — the winners of the first show — will perform in 6th position, while Carousel — the winners of the second semi — perform last.

And it’s bad news for fans of Adriana Miglāne and other eliminated favourites. Producers have announced that they will not award a wildcard this year, despite the fact they reserved the option to do so on Saturday evening.

As producers wave them goodbye, we wish them the best of luck next year.

“Supernova 2019” running order

  1. Markus Riva – You Make Me So Crazy
  2. Edgars Kreilis – Cherry Absinthe
  3. Aivo Oskis – Somebody’s Got My Lover
  4. “Double Faced Eels” – Fire
  5. “Dziļi violets feat. Kozmens” – Tautasdziesma
  6. “Laime pilnīga” – Awe
  7. Samanta Tīna – Cutting the Wire
  8. “Carousel” – That Night

Latvia will choose their ESC song on 16 February. It’s the fifth time it will be chosen via the “Supernova” contest. Last year Latvia didn’t make it through to the finals with Laura Rizzoto’s “Funny Girl”

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xmynameis
xmynameis
1 year ago

I have a feeling that Tautasdziesma will win, but wow what a dreadful final. No matter what they’ll choose they better pray for a miracle if they want to qualify.

Sabrina
Sabrina
1 year ago

Quite a weird move to put Markus, Edgars and Aivo back to back. Björkman won’t be able to sleep if he sees it!

Mr. Vanilla Bean
Mr. Vanilla Bean
1 year ago
Reply to  Sabrina

Ashes to ashes…

Loin dici
Loin dici
1 year ago

…and dust tu dust…

Skiwalko
Skiwalko
1 year ago

Carousel has the biggest potential, but I cannot decide, whether it’s going to stand out or be overshadowed by others. Would they create a sensual world on stage, or leave it plain and not remarkable? Would they be the only “calm” song in the semi (Finland 2017)? What running order would they get (2nd would be quite possible)? Anyway, I wish Latvia the best and we’ll see.

Jo.
Jo.
1 year ago

Nothing was worthy for a wildcard anyway.
It seems that they want Carousel to win, and I can’t blame them since it’s the only act where I can see a glimpse of qualification.

ESCFan2009
ESCFan2009
1 year ago

Edgars second? Death spot? Tbh, I am a bit scared… But Carousel are also good, I woudn’t mind seeing them winning…

Roelof Meesters
Roelof Meesters
1 year ago

Its That Night or Cherry Absinthe For me, i couldn’t care less about the others, but Carousel and Edgars are both very good, but the Running order severely cut Edgars’ chances.

Jo.
Jo.
1 year ago

If he can’t beat his opponents in a field of only 8 songs, then he is not a contender. Running order is irrelevant here.

Roelof Meesters
Roelof Meesters
1 year ago
Reply to  Jo.

Sure, but it’s not like performing 2nd does him Any benefits. Performing 8th would have been better, and I think that he isn’t that clear of a winner, he could use all the help he can get.

Eri
Eri
1 year ago

Not good first three male pop singers, with similar kind of songs. They will suffer because of this.

up!
up!
1 year ago

I’d like to see Cherry Absinthe or Fire winning… I can’t connect with the rest at all…

Mr. Vanilla Bean
Mr. Vanilla Bean
1 year ago

I mean, if there’s a year where Latvia might as well give in and send Markus Riva, it’s probably this one. Musically, there is literally nothing to gain from this selection and at least he’s fun to look at and might stop trying if finally chosen.

Tomás davitt
Tomás davitt
1 year ago

Even on his deathbed, Markus riva be trying to enter supernova

HBau
HBau
1 year ago

Hadn’t listened to any Supernova songs this year until now, after being warned off. For me this isn’t an impressive mix, so that was probably appropriate. I don’t see any of them as probable qualifiers, but of the bunch the one I’d most like to be on the Eurovision 2019 CD is probably… Fire.

TransUnicorm
TransUnicorm
1 year ago

Carousel is miles away better than any songs in this selection, it’s giving me Netherlands 2014 vibes

Padim
Padim
1 year ago

To be honest, I used to dislike every single Markus’ song. But he did great job performing this one and really stood out in my opinion, so I’m rooting for Markus this year. But I like carousel and edgars as well.

Polegend Godgarina
1 year ago

never have i seen a selection more dire than this in my life…..

Colin
Colin
1 year ago

Moldova makes Latvia look like Sanremo.

Loin dici
Loin dici
1 year ago

The Belarusian live auditions, Polegend, you should see them now.

Polegend Godgarina
1 year ago
Reply to  Loin dici

Mariah Gregory is the Eurovision 2019 winner, I disagrih!

I't's
I't's
1 year ago

What about Denmark this year?

Mr. Vanilla Bean
Mr. Vanilla Bean
1 year ago
Reply to  I't's

Denmark has one tiny ray of light called “Love is Forever”. It’s kind of the Danish way. In a really awful selection, they manage to choose the one song that is incredibly simple yet charming enough to get them a good result.

Isa
Isa
1 year ago

I think Denmark has a very good selection this year. 🙂

Mr. Vanilla Bean
Mr. Vanilla Bean
1 year ago
Reply to  Isa

Aww. Bless your heart. 😉

Polegend Godgarina
1 year ago
Reply to  I't's

You can listen to the Danish songs without getting bored. With Latvia, you’re found sleeping halfway through the first song.

Jo.
Jo.
1 year ago

Iceland 2018.

Rockfan
Rockfan
1 year ago

Double Faces Eeels please 🙂 They are just pure musical perfection, in all ways

Poet
Poet
1 year ago

A great order.

3 strong songs in this final:
Carousel, Laime Pilniga and Samanta Tina. Good luck to either of them. Having said that, we all secretly know who will win out of the trio!

I't's
I't's
1 year ago
Reply to  Poet

tbh anyone could still win. I don’t think the semi final winners reflect the final result.

Briekimchi
Briekimchi
1 year ago
Reply to  Poet

Literally those are the three songs I like least!

Colin
Colin
1 year ago

Fire and Cherry Absinthe are the only two good songs here, so I hope Latvia does the right thing and pick one of them.

Héctor
Héctor
1 year ago
Reply to  Colin

Agree.

Luuk
Luuk
1 year ago

Let’s pray for Double Faced Eels to save Latvia

Gio
Gio
1 year ago

Carousel is their only hope for the final in my opinion. Because all the others would stand no chance with Eurovision jury and I don’t see any of them doing very well with televoting either. So, Latvia choose wisely.

Loin dici
Loin dici
1 year ago

I’m afraid performing after Samanta Tina can lessen Carousel’s chances, unless they’re a popular vote. Things are also not looking good for Aivo, Markus and Edgars since the three dancebeat boys will be stacked in the first half and possibly cancel each other.

Loin dici
Loin dici
1 year ago
Reply to  Loin dici

Another interesting notion: ‘You Make Me So Crazy’, ‘Cherry Absinthe’ and ‘Somebody’s Got My Lover’ were all going to be sung in A sharp minor (A#m) so this is going to be DANGEROUS.

Aline
Aline
1 year ago

Ok they just ruined Markus’ chances and he has the best song in this selection in my opinion..

Briekimchi
Briekimchi
1 year ago
Reply to  Aline

One less down arrow for you because Riva might have the best entry left. 😉

Mr. Vanilla Bean
Mr. Vanilla Bean
1 year ago
Reply to  Briekimchi

I’m gonna join you guy for the downvotes. Markus Riva for the win. 😛