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.
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