In just over two weeks’ time, on February 8, Latvia will decide its act for Rotterdam at the grand final of Supernova 2020. Now broadcaster LTV has taken the next step in preparation for the national final. The show producer and co-host have now drawn the running order for the show. Newcomer Seleste opens, while veteran Samanta Tīna will close the line-up.

After Seleste opens the show with “Like Me”, she will be followed by former My Radiant You frontman DRIKSNA who will have “Stay”. In third place is Katrīna Bindere with “I Will Break Your Heart”, then after her is Supernova regular Edgars Kreilis with “Tridymite”.

Former Aarzemnieki singer Katrīna Dimanta has “Heart Beats” in fifth position, with Miks Dukurs after her with “I’m Falling For You”. At the bottom end of the line-up,  fan favourite ANNNA will perform seventh with “Polyester”, with folk-rock band Bad Habits is eighth with “Sail With You”. Closing the show is Supernova veteran Samanta Tīna who will perform “Still Breathing” list.

In a show with only nine acts, running order isn’t necessarily vital to a song’s success. However, in the past two years — when Supernova has used an eight-song grand final — the winners performed seventh in 2018 and eighth in 2019.

This could suggest that the running order may give Samanta Tīna an advantage. But with her Aminata-written song and currently topping the wiwibloggs readers’ poll, it seems Samanta is poised to deliver a strong result regardless of where she performs.

Supernova 2020 – running order

  1. Seleste – “Like Me”
  2. DRIKSNA – “Stay”
  3. Katrīna Bindere – “I Will Break Your Heart”
  4. Edgars Kreilis – “Tridymite”
  5. Katrīna Dimanta – “Heart Beats”
  6. Miks Dukurs – “I’m Falling For You”
  7. ANNNA – “Polyester”
  8. Bad Habits – “Sail With You”
  9. Samanta Tīna – “Still Breathing”

Meet the Supernova 2020 hosts

LTV has also confirmed the show hosts for Supernova 2020. Returning will by the dynamic duo of Toms Grēviņš and Ketija Šēnberga. The pair last hosted together in 2017, though Ketija was also part of the hosting team last year.

Popular Latvian vlogger Beta Beidz (aka Beate Bērziņa) will debut as part of the Supernova family. She will host a discussion show which will screen right after the main show.

What do you think? Who would you like to see win Supernova 2020? Tell us your thoughts below!

Read more Latvia Eurovision 2020 news here

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Gatis
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Gatis

I want reaction video about This year supernova… I can’t wait it.

Ashton Schier
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Ashton Schier

I would say that this is Samanta Tina’s to lose, but that’s what I thought about Elvana so I’m not so sure. I’m a bit worried for her tbh

Anita Mann
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Anita Mann

Bad Habits will win this, mark my words.

Rasmus
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Rasmus

I hope Samantha Tina wins:)

Colin
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Colin

I agree. I am totally *rooting* for Samanta, but this is Latvia and they rarely go for obvious fan-favorites. It will probably be Bad Habits or Katrina Dimanta. Hope I’m wrong, but I predict that.

Poet
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Poet

Interesting draw. It almost looks like the order goes from the weakest link to the winner.

Samanta Tina to win – she has the most potential to not only qualify for the big Eurovision final, but also reach Top 10.

ESerbiaC_fun
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ESerbiaC_fun

My favorite is ANNNA, very cool song, interesting vocal, simple styling, No roots vibe…

Mr Vanilla Bean
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Mr Vanilla Bean

They really need a tenth act that is listenable if they wanna be anywhere other than last in their semi final. Import Aiste with some Aminata wolf song before it is too late.

Polegend Godgarina
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after all someone needs to miss out on the grand final, the two of us won’t mourn for latvia at least

Ashton Schier
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Ashton Schier

I think Samanta Tina would qualify. She gives me Hvala Ne vibes.

Latvian
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Latvian

(aka Be?te B?rzi?a) would be the correct form

Tajikistan
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Tajikistan

Don’t think the website supports input from Baltic languages sadly

uzhas
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uzhas

what Latvian meant is that they have written Beatei Berzinai, which is the dative case of her name. The correct form is Beate Berzina. They have also misspelled Aminata.