The lineup of Latvia’s Supernova 2022 is complete. Miks Galvanovskis has earned a placed in the contest by winning the Supernova wildcard entry. He will compete with his song “I’m Just a Sinner”.
The broadcaster shared the good news social media, congratulating Miks as the 17th contestant in the 2022 lineup.
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Ten acts faced the wildcard vote, including 2020 runner-up — and former Aarzemnieki member — Katrīna Dimanta. The 10 wildcard songs were uploaded to LTV’s website and the acts faced an online public vote from 10 to 14 January.
But in the end, it was Miks Galvanovskis and his swaggy rock song “I’m Just a Sinner” that won the wildcard.
The including searing guitar along with Miks’ rock ‘n’ roll growl and soul-infused backing vocals. The entry joins the growing list from rock acts that seem to have been inspired by Måneskin’s win and are bringing the sound of guitars to national final season.
Supernova 2022: Competing artists and songs
- Aminata – “I’m Letting You Go”
- Beatrise Heislere – “On the way home”
- Bermudu Divstūris – “Bad”
- Bujāns – “He, She, You & Me”
- Citi Zēni – “Eat Your Salad”
- Elīna Gluzunova – “Es pabiju tur”
- Inspo – “A Happy Place”
- KATŌ – “Promises”
- Linda Rušeniece – “Pay My Own Bills”
- Markus Riva – “If You’re Gonna Love Me”
- Mēs Jūs Mīlam – “Rich Itch”
- Miks Dukurs – “First Love”
- Miks Galvanovskis – “I’m Just a Sinner”
- Patriks Peterson – “Can’t Get You Outta My Head”
- RAUM – “Plans”
- The Coco’nuts – “In and out of the dark”
- Zelma – “How”
The confirmed lineup of 17 entries will compete in the Supernova semi-final on 5 February. The lineup includes Eurovision 2015 star Aminata, Eurovision 2011 act Bermudu Divstūris (aka Musiqq), BUJĀNS (featuring Eurovision 2009 singer Intars Busulis and 2006 singer Reinis Sējāns), and Mēs Jūs Mīlam including former PeR member Ralfs Eilands.
Supernova regular Markus Riva is also back. The singer submitted a song to Latvia’s national selection every year between 2014 and 2020, achieving varying degrees of success. Will he finally achieve his dream in 2022?
The semi-final of Supernova 2022 is due to take place on 5 February, with the grand final scheduled on 12 February.
What do you think? Are you happy with the final lineup of Supernova 2022? Who would you like to see represent Latvia in Turin? Sound off in the comments section below!