After weeks of speculation about the future of its popular national selection format, LTV officially announced on Thursday that Supernova will return for a sixth edition in 2020.

Supernova 2020 — The key points

The submission window opens today, 10 October. The deadline for entries is in just over one month’s time on 20 November.

The Latvian song for Rotterdam will be chosen on Saturday 8 February 2020. No further information has been provided regarding the series, which raises the possibility that the number of episodes could be slashed down to just one one-shot final.

The 2020 rules allow for foreign participants to take part as a producer or member of a band. However, they can’t take a lead singer role.

“We didn’t know for a long time what destiny is awaited for Supernova’s sixth season. By the end of August, the interest in the competition and application procedure had been greater than that previous seasons, so we expect more quality applications. At the moment we still can’t  officially reveal how the finalists will be selected, but we know for sure that the final of the competition will be live February 8”, says contest producer Ilze Jansone.

Latvia at Eurovision 2019

In 2019, Latvia participated in Eurovision 2019 with “Last Night” performed by Carousel, the winners of Supernova five. They finished 15th in the second semi-final with 50 points, bringing the Baltic country’s current streak of non-qualifications to three.

Who would you love to see in the next series of Supernova? Is this finally Markus Riva’s year? Maybe Samanta Tina has a chance? Let us know in the comments below.

Follow all of our Latvia Eurovision 2020 news.

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Jo.
Jo.
11 months ago

very bland selection, in terms of average qualify of the songs,
and when they have something interesting they just send another whatever non-qualifier act instead

ESCFan2009
ESCFan2009
11 months ago

Edgars Kreilis. Thank you.

Tajikistan
Tajikistan
11 months ago

It’s sad how in 2015-17 it was one of the most loved national finals, yet it’s fallen to this level where nobody cares about it anymore

Azaad
Azaad
11 months ago
Reply to  Tajikistan

Triana Park coming 41st out of 42 probably led to the disillusionment

Peters
Peters
11 months ago

Where the hell are those big Latvian artists? Nobody wants to do it? Is it that difficult to have an internal selection to find an suitable artist for them?

Josh
Josh
11 months ago

Why are they still doing this?! They should’ve just done an internal selection instead!

Tom
Tom
11 months ago
Reply to  Josh

They have “soldi”

uzhas
uzhas
11 months ago
Reply to  Josh

They are doing this because it’s a platform for young artists to break out and gain some audience, as well as it gives job for a lot of people in television/media

I am not from Poland
I am not from Poland
11 months ago
Reply to  Josh

Supernova is not just to choose Eurovision entry, it is also a platform for new artists to break out on Latvian stage. For example, after participating in Supernova, Sudden Lights got invited as a warm up act for Brainstorm and gained recognition and from nobody they become popular band in Latvia. It also develops technology use in Latvian television, as there are not a lot of events like this hosted by LTV. ESC fans seem to be very narrow minded and do not realize that, even if it is a national selection for Eurovision, it is not just about Eurovision.… Read more »

brunowskii
brunowskii
11 months ago

I just hope that in the last years latvians have learnt what not to choose…

Polegend Godgarina
Polegend Godgarina
11 months ago

probably the most snubbed nf from the fandom and rightfully so.

Joe
Joe
11 months ago

Still sad Esamiba wasn’t picked. That and La forza in the same year would’ve been incredible.

Jo.
Jo.
11 months ago
Reply to  Joe

I’m gonna be bold and say that Latvia could have won a semifinal with Esamiba, since semi 2 in 2018 was bland as hell.

Levioosa
Levioosa
11 months ago

Carousel participated with “That Night”, not “Last Night” 😀

Polegend Godgarina
Polegend Godgarina
11 months ago
Reply to  Levioosa

the fact that it took 25 comments for someone to notice i-

Trash KAN
Trash KAN
11 months ago
Reply to  Levioosa

Wow, is that song the most forgettable song for this year’s contest or what.

Colin
Colin
11 months ago

I hope they will have a list of songs for public rating soon, like in last two years. That would be fun!

Anski
Anski
11 months ago

The only downside of Supernova has been choosing the wrong winner. They have had strong entries.

Mr. Vanilla Bean
Mr. Vanilla Bean
11 months ago

A round of cherry absinth for everybody, please.

John
John
11 months ago

Bring back Markus Riva

Tom
Tom
11 months ago
Reply to  John

Yesss i am readyyyyy

Erasmus
Erasmus
11 months ago

there are rumours that there is 44 participating countries!
So Bulgaria back + 1 who could it be?

Nikki
Nikki
11 months ago
Reply to  Erasmus

Maybe Russia kneeled and promised the EBU to be nice with Ukraine if they let Kazakhstan in.

And please, read it as a joke.

Erasmus
Erasmus
11 months ago
Reply to  Erasmus

well it’s not exactly the most reliable source but it was published on escnation, it was later deleted… 😀

Paul
Paul
11 months ago
Reply to  Erasmus

What about Morocco??

Erasmus
Erasmus
11 months ago
Reply to  Paul

true, but would they return not so sure, I’m kind of betting money on (if it’s true) a country that already said no but will return anyway(Slovakia or Luxembourg)

KESC
KESC
11 months ago
Reply to  Erasmus

It would most probably be either Slovakia, Luxembourg or Turkey. Let’s hope to reach the 44 at least once.

Tom
Tom
11 months ago
Reply to  KESC

I don’t think our Slovak broadcaster will go to ESC ( But u never know!) Maybe some artist payed for participation like Twiins did back in 2011 but i don’t think there will be 44 countries. EBU said that they hasnt got any plans to invide Kazachstan, and Andorra, Luxembourg, Turkey, Monaco and Bosna wildraw. If i don’t count Ukraine, Bulgaria still dont confirm participation! Maybe Marocco or Slovakia but i don’t think so they will come or Lichtenstain and Vatican? What about these countries ?

Erasmus
Erasmus
11 months ago
Reply to  Tom

No way for Vatican(like ever) and Liechtenstein isn’t EBU member so probably not

Fionn
Fionn
11 months ago
Reply to  Erasmus

It might not be Bulgaria it could be +2 different countries. I really hope it’s Kazakhstan and Morocco. Slovakia would be good too

Polegend Godgarina
Polegend Godgarina
11 months ago
Reply to  Erasmus

not y’all being so gullible….. it’ll be either 42 or 43 if bulgaria finds a sponsor lmfao

daniel
daniel
11 months ago

I’m here for it!
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Latvian
Latvian
11 months ago

#teampatrisha

KESC
KESC
11 months ago

Finally!! Glad that they will be in Rotterdam. I really hope they can reach the final next year.

So, now, we have 39 confirmed countries (counting Russia)
Still waiting for Hungary, Moldova, Armenia, Bulgaria and a final decision from Turkey.

Jake
Jake
11 months ago
Reply to  KESC

Turkey is out. Bulgaria 99%, too. Only Hungary, Armenia and Moldova are the only remaining countries that still need to confirm, but they are 99.99% in.

KESC
KESC
11 months ago
Reply to  Jake

Hmm, I am not that sure, especially about Bulgaria.
Turkey won’t probably participate, but TRT has not still officially confirmed anything. It was said that the participation in the contest would be discussed in the parliament in October. However, it is not known if this counts for the 2020 edition or the upcoming ones.

If Bulgaria does not participate due to financial reasons, I will just laugh cause even countries like Moldova, San Marino, Montenegro etc manage to participate.

Erasmus
Erasmus
11 months ago
Reply to  KESC

true, but Bulgaria is in debt, like Bosnia…

Erasmus
Erasmus
11 months ago
Reply to  Jake

Nope I think Bulgaria will return, Turkey is 99% out, but there is no final say..

Docs
Docs
11 months ago
Reply to  KESC

Russia’s head of delegation said that they will start preparations for 2020 soon, so they will be in for sure:
https://eurovoix.com/2019/10/06/russia-channel-one-to-begin-eurovision-2020-preparations-soon/