Very soon, Latvian broadcaster LTV will announce the acts who will compete in the grand final of Supernova 2020. From a shortlist of 26, only eight acts will make it to the grand final on 8 February. But do YouTube views of the Supernova contenders give clues as to who will make the cut?

Last month, the 26 acts performed their songs at a live presentation. The Supernova selection jury will assess the songs and the live audition performances but they will also consider YouTube views. So what do the YouTube view counts tell us?

Topping the list is Samanta Tīna. The Supernova regular has over 41,200 views for her entry “Still Breathing”. Also of note, the Samanta’s official music video for the song has clocked up over 40,600 views.

The second most popular video goes to an artist with previous Eurovision experience. Katrīna Dimanta was part of the folk group Aarzemnieki who had a “Cake to Bake” in 2014. Now solo, Katrīna has over 27,500 views for her upbeat jazzy song “Heart Beats”.

And it wouldn’t be Supernova without Markus Riva. The Latvian star is back for another go with “Impossible”. His performance video has over 26,600 views, while the lyric video has over 48,000 views.

In fourth place is ANNNA with her quirky song “Polyester”. Her fun look at the consequences of fast fashion has over 26,600 views. While in fifth place is Madara, whose peaceful song “Māras zeme” has over 23,700 views.

Rounding out the top eight is Edgars Kreilis with over 19,800 views for “Tridymite”, Bad Habits with over 19,500 views for “Sail With You” and Antra Stafecka & Atis Ieviņš who have 17,180 views for”Coming Over”.

Supernova 2020 – YouTube views

  1. Samanta Tīna – “Still Breathing” (41,227 views)
  2. Katrīna Dimanta – “Heart Beats” (27,549 views)
  3. Markus Riva – “Impossible” (26,697 views)
  4. ANNNA – “Polyester” (26,680 views)
  5. Madara – “Māras zeme” (23,722 views)
  6. Edgars Kreilis – “Tridymite” (19,813 views)
  7. Bad Habits – “Sail With You” (19,525 views)
  8. Antra Stafecka & Atis Ieviņš – “Coming Over” (17,180 views)
  9. Alekss Silvers – “Again” (16,808 views)
  10. Alise Haijama – “Me Me Song” (15,479 views)
  11. Elizabete Gaile – “For You” (14,705 views)
  12. Miks Dukurs – “I’m Falling For You” (14,620 views)
  13. Annemarija Moiseja – “Undo” (14,492 views)
  14. Rūta Ķergalve – “Izgaismots” (13,907 views)
  15. Sabīne Blūma Blūmane – “Beauty Will Save the World” (13,487 views)
  16. Signe & Jānis – “Inner Light” (13,247 views)
  17. Katrīna Bindere – “I Will Break Your Heart” (13,095 views)
  18. Laika Upe – “All My Roads” (12,992 views)
  19. Seleste – “Like Me” (11,570 views)
  20. Maia – “Make It Real” (11,494 views)
  21. DRIKSNA – “Stay” (11,145 views)
  22. Aivo Oskis – “Dive Deep” (11,045 views)
  23. Līva – “Not That Important To You” (10,893 views)
  24. Shanti – “Voices In My Mind” (10,795 views)
  25. Toms Kalderauskis – “Be My Truth” (10,655 views)
  26. Audiokvartāls – “Connection” (10,083 views)

Poll results: What are your favourite performances from the Supernova 2020 live auditions?

Wiwibloggs readers had similar favourites. Earlier we asked you to vote for your favourite performances from the live auditions.

This time it was Markus Riva who topped the list. His song “Impossible” picked up 527 votes — almost one-quarter of the overall vote.

Samanta Tīna was also a popular favourite. She was second with 388 votes for “Still Breathing” — 18.32% of the vote.

2018 fan favourite Madara is just as popular this year. Her song “Māras Zeme” had 244 votes or 11.52% of the total. In fourth place was Katrīna Dimanta whose “Heart Beats” picked up 168 votes or 7.93% of the total.

In fifth place is Edgars Kreilis with 150 votes for “Tridymite” (7.08%) and in sixth is ANNNA with 70 votes for  “Polyester” (3.31%).

In seventh place is an act who didn’t feature in the YouTube top eight. Rūta Ķergalve earned 63 votes for her song “Izgaismots” (2.97%), while in eighth place, Miks Dukurs got 52 votes for “I’m Falling For You” (2.46%).

  1. Markus Riva – “Impossible” 24.88% (527 votes)
  2. Samanta Tīna – “Still Breathing” 18.32% (388 votes)
  3. Madara – “Māras Zeme” 11.52% (244 votes)
  4. Katrīna Dimanta – “Heart Beats” 7.93% (168 votes)
  5. Edgars Kreilis – “Tridymite” 7.08% (150 votes)
  6. ANNNA – “Polyester” 3.31% (70 votes)
  7. Rūta Ķergalve – “Izgaismots” 2.97% (63 votes)
  8. Miks Dukurs – “I’m Falling For You” 2.46% (52 votes)
  9. Katrīna Bindere – “I Will Break Your Heart” 2.22% (47 votes)
  10. Alise Haijama – “Me Me Song” 2.17% (46 votes)
  11. Antra Stafecka & Atis Ieviņš – “Coming Over” 2.17% (46 votes)
  12. Bad Habits – “Sail With You” 2.17% (46 votes)
  13. Elizabete Gaile – “For You” 1.84% (39 votes)
  14. Alekss Silvers – “Again” 1.37% (29 votes)
  15. Driksna – “Stay” 1.27% (27 votes)
  16. Annemarija Moiseja – “Undo” 0.99% (21 votes)
  17. Laika Upe – “All My Roads” 0.94% (20 votes)
  18. Maia – “Make It Real” 0.94% (20 votes)
  19. Aivo Oskis – “Dive Deep” 0.9% (19 votes)
  20. AudiokvartāLs – “Connection” 0.9% (19 votes)
  21. Toms Kalderauskis – “Be My Truth” 0.85% (18 votes)
  22. Seleste – “Like Me” 0.8% (17 votes)
  23. Signe & Jānis – “Inner Light” 0.76% (16 votes)
  24. Shanti – “Voices In My Mind” 0.47% (10 votes)
  25. Sabīne Blūma Blūmane – “Beauty Will Save the World” 0.42% (9 votes)
  26. Līva – “Not That Important to You” 0.33% (7 votes)

What do you think? Who should make the final eight of Supernova 2020? Tell us your favourites below!

Read more Latvia Eurovision 2020 news here

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Lolla
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Lolla

Annna! Avantgarde dance!

Purple Mask
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Purple Mask

Oh dear. This did not go too well for Wiwi fans in the actual selection process. Awkward.

ESCFan2009
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ESCFan2009

I need Edgars “The Mic” Kreilis in Rotterdam <3 <3 <3

FalconR
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FalconR

The LTV has already published the finalists and madara and Markus Riva are not in

Kris
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Kris

I want for you and polyester to qualify !!
Still Breathing, Tridymite and Coming over are also decent

Not feeling this song of Madara as much as Esamiba

Joe
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Joe

Send Madara. Don’t be dumb.

Pineaple
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Pineaple

Sorry to be controversial but I cannot stand Samanta’s song. The whole beat drop is just so annoying to my ears. My personal favourites are Miks Dukurs and Edgars Kreilis. I wouldnt be against Markus Riva either. They’d be my picks to win. 🙂

Mendi
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Mendi

I am with you on this one. Such a messy song and I can’t even called it a song, couple of basic lines and she with awkward movements and yet agains fails to match outfit to song. She does it all the time. I think last year those jeans……..

Sabrina
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Sabrina

The Wiwi poll final would be better than the Youtube views. I hope Supernova doesn’t sleep on Miks and Ruta. I assume my other favorites (Madara and Samanta) will be there no matter what happens.

Apple
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Apple

Madara NEEDS to represent Latvia. I feel like she could give us a one-of-a-kind experience on stage, and luckily the selection this year is kinda weak so she can totally make it

Briekimchi
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Briekimchi

Nah. Those viewing figures are (overall) still too small to tell you anything more than who has the most fans (regardless of song).

Emma
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Emma

I’ll be rooting for ANNNA, Samanta, Ruta & Kristina!

Tom
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Tom

We need Madara in Rotterdam

bryn collins
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bryn collins

I really hope samanta or annna will win