This year it was quality over quantity with just nine acts competing in the stand-alone grand final of Supernova 2020. And in the end, Samanta Tīna won with her song “Still Breathing”. She will go on to represent Latvia at Eurovision 2020 in Rotterdam.
It was sixth time lucky for Samanta Tīna. After trying at five previous editions of the Latvian national final, she finally won over Latvian viewers with “Still Breathing”.
The song is an ode to life as a modern woman, balancing the demands of work, family and personal life. Samanta was joined on stage by three backing singers wearing black leotards accessorised with head visors and pink bottles of household cleaner.
“Still Breathing” was co-written by Aminata Savadogo who represented Latvia in 2015 with “Love Injection”. She also co-write Latvia’s 2016 song “Heartbeat”.
Second place went to former Aarzemnieki Katrīna Dimanta. She wooed audiences with her saucy song “Heart Beats”. Third place went to ANNNA and her commentary on fast fashion, “Polyester”.
Edgars Kreilis finished seventh, but he was wearing a memento of Eurovision 2016. He wore the white moto jacket that Donny Montell had worn as part of his “I’ve Been Waiting For This Night” wardrobe in Stockholm. Donny is currently Edgars coach on The Voice of Lithuania.
Supernova 2020 – Results
- Samanta Tīna – “Still Breathing”
- Katrīna Dimanta – “Heart Beats”
- ANNNA -“Polyester”
- Miks Dukurs – “I’m Falling for You”
- Bad Habits – “Sail with You”
- Seleste – “Like Me”
- Edgars Kreilis – “Tridymite”
- Katrīna Bindere – “I Will Break Your Heart”
- DRIKSNA – “Stay”
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