Latvia has chosen their winner of national final Supernova 2019. This year it will be the duo Carousel who won both the jury vote and televote with their country-folk song “That Night”.
Carousel previously won the second semi-final of Supernova and looked to be a strong contender coming into the grand final. While Carousel had been the jury favourite in the semi, the public favoured Markus Riva. However, this changed at the national final, with Carousel earning support from both groups.
Second place went to Supernova regular Markus Riva who gave a brilliant performance in the Supernova final of his song “You Make Me So Crazy”. The Final of Supernova was hosted by Dagmara Legante and Ketija Senberga in the Riga Film Studio venue.
A big surprise of the evening was Samanta Tīna finishing seventh. Going into the grand final, the “Cutting the Wire” singer had been a big favourite favourite.
Edgars Kreilis — who had topped the wiwibloggs readers poll — placed sixth with his entry “Cherry Absinthe”.
Latvia’s Supernova 2019 – grand final results
- Carousel – “That Night”
- Markus Riva – “You make me so crazy”
- Laime Pilnīga – “Awe”
- Double Faced Eels – “Fire”
- Dziļi Violets feat. Kozmens – “Tautasdziesma”
- Edgars Kreilis – “Cherry Absinthe”
- Samanta Tina – “Cutting the wire”
- Aivo Oskis – “Somebody’s got my lover”
The winner was decided by a combination of televoting and a jury made up of music experts DJ Rudd, Linda Leen, Artis Dvarionas and the head of Universal Music Group Baltic region, Petri Mannonen from Finland.
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