On 8 February, nine acts will compete in the grand final of Latvia’s national selection Supernova 2020. The line-up includes national final regulars, a former Eurovision singer as well as newcomers — but who should get the ticket to Rotterdam?

Listen to the songs from the nine finalists below and vote for your favourites. Remember, you can vote for as many acts as you like but you can only vote once — so choose wisely!

Supernova 2020 – Grand Finalists

ANNNA – “Polyester”

ANNNA is an Amsterdam-based singer and producer. Her songs cover topics such as “sustainability, burnouts and badass businesswomen”. “Polyester” touches on the topic of fast fashion and “its devastating environmental impact.”

Bad Habits – “Sail with You”

Folk-rock band Bad Habits make their Supernova debut. Their song “Sail With You” was inspired by the grandfather of frontman Mārtiņš Balodis. It draws on the elder’s stories of “war, life and love”.

DRIKSNA – “Stay”

Jānis Driksna may be best known as the frontman of three-time national finalist My Radiant You. He’s now going solo with the song “Stay”. The song is about “the one thing that neither time nor distance can erase from your heart.”

Edgars Kreilis – “Tridymite”

This is the fourth consecutive Supernova appearance for Edgars. His song uses the crystal tridymite to symbolise “the unknown and inexplicable formula of love.” Edgars is also a contestant on the current series of The Voice of Lithuania.

Katrīna Bindere – “I Will Break Your Heart”

Katrīna Bindere last competed in Supernova 2015 but didn’t make it out of the heats. Since then, she has worked on her vocal skills and returned with “I Will Break Your Heart”, which is said to explore “the dark side of mad love and passionate feelings.”

Katrīna Dimanta – “Heart Beats”

Katrīna Dimanta might be a familiar face from Eurovision 2014. She was the violinist and backing singer for Aarzemnieki’s performance of “Cake to Bake”. But Katrīna is an accomplished musician and songwriter in her own right. “Heart Beats” tells the story of a woman catching feelings when she unexpectedly meets an old love.

Miks Dukurs – “I’m Falling for You”

Supernova regular Miks Dukurs makes his sixth appearance in the contest. The singer-songwriter has “I’m Falling For You”, which simply “tells the story of love that never ends, and feelings that extend far beyond this world.”

Samanta Tīna – “Still Breathing”

Samanta Tīna has previously competed in the Latvian national final six times. She returns with “Still Breathing”, which explores the pressures of being a woman in the modern world.

Seleste – “Like Me”

Seventeen-year-old student Seleste was given the wildcard entry into the grand final, to support upcoming artists. “Like Me” is the first song she has ever written, and “encourages [her] not to be afraid to fall out of the grey mass and show her personality and strangeness.”

Who should win the grand final of Latvia’s Supernova 2020?

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A Hungarian ESC Fan who root for Samanta so much.

IF SAMANTA TINA WILL NOT WIN, LATVIA WILL FOREVER BE MY LAST IN ESC 2020…

Florian Christoph
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Florian Christoph

Shame Bad Habits are so underrated. Real stand out. Really authentic. Great voice. Interesting song, changing things up in the middle part.

bozovich
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bozovich

Im sure Latvia will qualify, but just with Samanta T?na.

babushkaLazareva
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babushkaLazareva

voted for Edgars but this Tina woman with awful accent will win

Héctor
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Héctor

Samanta Tina, Miks Dukurs or Edgars Kreilis

Joe
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Joe

Samanta Tina the best!

Cyxcy
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Cyxcy

I bet on Edgars, Katrina Bindere or Seleste (in the order you want). These are the three that stand out a little bit from the crowd, but I’m not particularly enthusiastic about the songs.

Anita
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Anita

Samanta or Annna

Erasmus
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Erasmus

Only Edgars. Really don’t like Samanta unfortunately.

Tom
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Tom

Edgars, Katrina Dimanta, Samanta,Bad Habits one of them or Latvia is out once again …..however i look back to previous years of Supernova and jury and televote mostly voted for something what looks good on TV, Laura Rizzoto, Carousel look good on TV in latvia, so i am curious who will win

Sabrina
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Sabrina

Considering they axed my two favorite options (Ruta and Madara), there’s a huge silver lining in the fact they still have plenty of options to pick something I enjoy. Though I believe Latvia’s strongest choices to qualify would be Samanta (who I actually think will win) and Miks (his vocals can wow juries both in Supernova and Eurovision).

Katariina
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Katariina

Edgars is the only one who can manage a qualification. Every other one is an easy NQ. Samanta wouldn’t be a frontrunner if it was a different singer performing that song.

Logical Person
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Logical Person

Samanta / ANNNA.

No other choice.

Whisker
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Whisker

My favorites are “Tridymite” and “I will break your heart” and “Polyester”.

Roelof Meesters
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Roelof Meesters

Samanta Tina should finally make it to ESC. Her song isn’t the best, but she completely sells the song. Performing a drop like that and making it interesting is difficult, but she manages it. All the other songs have absolutely no chance to make it to the final.

Loin dici
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I’m in for Miks or ANNNA or Samanta.

uzhas
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uzhas

Those were auditions, of course the sound mixing will be better in the final of Supernova.

Kris
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Kris

Why is Elizabeth Gaile with for you not here , and some dire songs are ??

Serafina
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Serafina

Polyester is definitely the most memorable but… Idk lol these are all either bad or generic anyways so might as well take a risk and send it to the contest.

Ashton Schier
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Ashton Schier

Am I the only one who loves Polyester, everyone be dragging it in the comments

sieu
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sieu

I think ”Polyester” has potential with a good revamp it could qualify for the final in May.

uzhas
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uzhas

everyone are always talking REVAMP REVAMP REVAMP, but for Supernova they revamp their songs for only like 2% of the times

George
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George

Revamps pretty much never happen at Eurovision… so useless.

NickC
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NickC

Miks or Katrina for me.

What About Mars
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What About Mars

Polyester deserves to win it. With the right staging, she may become a dark horse in Eurovision itself.

Chicofromnorth
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Chicofromnorth

Oh people.. you all are forgetting that those videos are just from auditions, and most of the songs are still demos. I’m sure that the final will surprise you a lot.

Azaad
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Azaad

Good. The problem with the tracks was that a lot of them sounded really under produced- if they were just demos to showcase vocals more than that’s reassuring.

What About Mars
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What About Mars

I don’t think Still Breathing will have a final version given that Samanta Tina already released a music video for it.

uzhas
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uzhas

It wasn’t really the case last year. Only Samanta and Edgars improved their entries in 2019, the rest remained almost the same as in auditions

noone
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noone

I don´t know… None of them is strong enough, they are all lackluster. Samanta Tina forgot a chorus and melody, I like her and the vibe, but something is really off. I would send Seleste, it´s a good song and with a revamp and staging it could work.

Briekimchi
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Briekimchi

Afraid Miks is the only one of these that has a chance of qualifying from an ESC SF.
Most of the others could be very realistic last places. Wow.

Mr Vanilla Bean
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Mr Vanilla Bean

How bad were the others that didn’t qualify? I’m even missing something mediocre like “Cherry Absinth” from last year. I suppose it doesn’t matter who they are not going to qualify with here. But please don’t pick to Polyester woman, she’s the worst of the worst. Downright scary. Markus Riva should have been picked simply for showing up every year.

Leo
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Leo

Actually I really liked Voices in my mind by Shanti. No idea why they picked all of this above her.

Ashton Schier
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Ashton Schier

I love Polyester, it’s such a vibe even tho its nothing special vocally

Katariina
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Katariina

There were better songs that didn’t qualify. I don’t know who chose these finalists.

emeej
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emeej

I think Seleste is quite underrated but Samanta Tina is clearly the winner.. I dont really like Edgars song this year

Colin
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Colin

If they want to qualify, Samanta, *maybe* Edgars or Miks. If they want to provide a listenable filler in the semi, take your pick.

uzhas
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uzhas

Edgars would have 0% chance to quality, it is so forgettable

zzz
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zzz

I personally like “TRIDYMITE” the most. Although I could see why “STILL BREATHING” could be the favorite, it’s quite unique decent song. I kinda also “I’M FALLING FOR YOU”, very good vocals while for some this song could be too boring, I personally like it. “POLYESTER” I do not like, that’s not a good choice.
So to sum up, I would choose:
1. “TRIDYMITE”
2. “STILL BREATHING” or “I’M FALLING FOR YOU”.
I think that any of these three songs would be decent in Eurovision.