Latvia are continuing on their path to selecting a representative for Eurovision 2022. The semi-final of their selection show Supernova 2022 has now been completed, with ten of the 17 competing acts making it through to next week’s grand final.

These ten acts were: Citi Zēni, Linda Rušeniece, Elīna Gluzunova, RAUM, Mēs Jūs Mīlam, Miks Galvanovskis, Aminata, Bermudu Divstūris, BUJĀNS and Inspo.

The Supernova 2022 semi-final result was determined by a 50/50 split between the scores of a professional jury and the votes from the public at home.

Eurovision 2015 star Aminata was not present in the studio following a positive Covid-19 test. She performed her entry via video link from home.

Supernova 2022 Semi-Final Qualifiers

Citi Zēni – “Eat Your Salad”

Linda Rušeniece – “Pay My Own Bills”

Elīna Gluzunova – “Es pabiju tur”

RAUM – “Plans”

Mēs Jūs Mīlam – “Rich Itch”

Miks Galvanovskis – “I’m Just a Sinner”

Aminata – “I’m Letting You Go”

Bermudu Divstūris – “Bad”

BUJĀNS – “He, She, You & Me”

Inspo – “A Happy Place”

Supernova 2022 Semi-Final Non-Qualifiers

The Supernova 2022 semi-final was hosted by Ketija Šēnberga and Lauris Reiniks. Lauris represented Latvia at Eurovision in 2003 as part of F.L.Y., singing “Hello From Mars”.

The ten qualifiers will now head to the grand final next Saturday 12 February. There, Latvia will select its representative for Eurovision 2022 in Turin this May.

What do you make of the Supernova 2022 semi-final results? Which was your standout act of the night? Let us know your thoughts in the comments below!

@wiwibloggs_official There’ll be a #vegan revolution across Europe if #Latvia selects this for #Eurovision 🥗 🇱🇻 #EatYourSalad #CitiZēni #Supernova ♬ Eat Your Salad – Citi Zēni

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Oy oy
Oy oy
11 months ago

I’m usually not a big fan of ballads in Eurovision, with a few exceptions. Aminata’s ballad might be such an exception. It made a big impression on me hearing it for the first time. Would like to see her in Turin!

Roro31
Roro31
11 months ago

finally, a very good Latvian selection (but it’s going to be like in 2019 where they’re going to choose the worst song)… I’m talking about the Bujans. I hope the jury will shoot them because if they put them forward, we know that the televote will then do its job and they will win and that would be a big mistake!! my favorites are in order: 1. Aminata (very good voice, she can work miracles in Turin I say!!) 2. Citi Zeni (the song is so fun it’s so good!! I think the live is perfect and they meet the… Read more »

Stian F
Stian F
11 months ago

Omg….. This is a joke right? No final for Latvia this year, no matter who they choose…

Kaija
Kaija
11 months ago
Reply to  Stian F

And which of the non-qualifiers, in your mind, would have worked the magic and qualified in Eurovision?

Frisian esc
Frisian esc
11 months ago

He, she, you & me is the biggest eurovision 2008 throwback i’ve ever seen.

Briekimchi
Briekimchi
11 months ago

There’s just…too many joke acts here.
I mean, I can appreciate a good joke act but this many? And it’s not like there’s an abundance of quality to balance that out. So many of my favourites got eliminated.

Honestly, part of me hopes Aminata wins just because of how AWESOME she was in performing her song from home instead of sending in her music video. What a queen.

Polegend Godgarina
Polegend Godgarina
11 months ago

raum in the final, i’m so happy <3

vetrina
vetrina
11 months ago

Aminata has an amazing voice but her song is such a downgrade from ‘Love Injected’.

Héctor
Héctor
11 months ago

So sad to see Mik Dukurs eliminated, I honestly think his voice and his classic rock ballad were more than enough to get him through. There are a lot of irrelevant qualifiers.

On the other hand, I’m glad to see Inspo and RAUM qualifying. Inspo must win this edition!! Pure emotion and nostalgia, she has a very special voice.

And both “A Happy Place” and “Plans” are songs I would listen even if they weren’t related to Eurovision. Something that don’t happen that much tbh…

RumahDara
RumahDara
11 months ago

Bermudu has really interesting voice but the somg didn’t justify it. What a waste.

Mendi
Mendi
11 months ago
Reply to  RumahDara

I though performance was hilarious, considering the trashiness of the lyrics. It almost looked like Classy/Sassy trash and I sort of can’t stop watching it ha

zveyoyo
zveyoyo
11 months ago
Reply to  RumahDara

If you enjoy the voices, you’d be surprised to know that both mains singers of the band already represented Latvia in Eurovision once as Musiqq

Stefan
Stefan
11 months ago

WOW! What a great show i just watched! TBH I was amazed how great all the songs turned to live performances! Latvia delivered a great variety of styles, a lot of promising newcomers and veterans. BUJANS – my only big NO! Pls Latvia be wise! RICH ICH is my new song du jour 😀

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RJonuss
RJonuss
11 months ago

None of them is even qualifiers for final! Sooooo we end with Latvia here right now! ?

Anna Banana
Anna Banana
11 months ago

why do people like the salad song?? it’s such a 2000s joke entry, just a big no. now how the song contest is developing towards quality we get songs like that. I am kind of disappointed with this year already.

Mendi
Mendi
11 months ago
Reply to  Anna Banana

I am with you on this one. Everyone is trashing ‘Bad’ but at least they just want to get drunk and high and want to be with her tonight. Citi Zeni go straight for p…y/salad

Eurovision fan
Eurovision fan
11 months ago

Just for the fact, Bujans won the televoting with more than 16%, while 3 other acts share nearly the same amount of points with about 11% including Citi Zeni. I know what happened in Spain, but I genuinely want jury to tank Bujans in the final. Latvians have lost their mind.

SomebodySomewhere
SomebodySomewhere
11 months ago
Reply to  Eurovision fan

Where did you find these results? Would like to check them as well

Stefan
Stefan
11 months ago
Reply to  Eurovision fan

It was not the final result! They just showed the votes at the moment as a teaser – See? Vote for your favs! The final score is not published yet.

Mendi
Mendi
11 months ago
Reply to  Eurovision fan

I hope that won’t be the case in the Final. Sejans looked completely lost on the stage. Looked liked he either forgot moves or his trousers were to big and looked completely baffled as to what is going on! If it wouldn’t be for Busulis, it would be a complete disaster.

Kaija
Kaija
11 months ago
Reply to  Eurovision fan

There is a reason why they brought back the juries (there was no jury vote in 2020) – to make sure BUJANS or Bermudu Divsturis don’t win. Both of those actas are viewer magnets, I bet viewing figures were higher than ever for Supernova.

willchrisiam
willchrisiam
11 months ago

Aminata, if you’re reading this (one can always hope), please give this song another revamp! It could be sooooo magical. The potential is there and it’s really close but ultimately it falls flat. It needs more ear candy sprinkled throughout and a bigger climax. The last chorus needs a new melodic line. It shouldn’t come back down so fast and it sounds like when you decide to give up on something midway of doing it. I wish I could have been in the studio when they were making this song. It’s incredible but unfinished. You either go for a haunting… Read more »

Poet
Poet
11 months ago
Reply to  willchrisiam

I agree. Aminata, it has great potential, but not without a solid revamp. It just needs something that takes it put of flatness. The slowness works well in the song, but quite early on it’s just repeat and repeat. Pleeeease – just 2-3 cuts will do it justice.

Sabrina
Sabrina
11 months ago

By the expression in Markus Riva’s face during the qualifiers announcement, I guess he may be over with his Eurovision dream. He was REALLY upset. But the truth is that he didn’t deserved, his song was arguably the least interesting in the competition.

Purple Mask
Purple Mask
11 months ago
Reply to  Sabrina

Oh no! Poor Markus.

Sabrina
Sabrina
11 months ago

It was a fun show, I feel I made the right choice to stick with this one tonight. We still don’t know how much Aminata can elevate her song on a proper stage (though with the flu and from her living room, she was already impressive), which will keep the mistery about who will win. “Eat Your Salad” was highly entertaining, INSPOO was even lovelier than on the studio version and RAUM and Linda were fun to watch. I believe The COCO’NUTS also deserved to qualify. And then there was Beatrise’s case: great vocals, good song, but the lack of… Read more »

Alex
Alex
11 months ago

so many bad songs, can’t believe the salad song qualified lol

I fear that this ESC edition will have many joke songs.

Purple Mask
Purple Mask
11 months ago

So basically, Aminata sang at home whilst ill and was still awesome enough to qualify. Bravo. The rest of us musicians are not worthy. 😀
Astonishing.

Purple Mask
Purple Mask
11 months ago
Reply to  Purple Mask

I just got a downvote for praising Aminata. Go figure.

Volcano
Volcano
11 months ago
Reply to  Purple Mask

Because sounds ironic

Purple Mask
Purple Mask
11 months ago
Reply to  Volcano

Oh. Oops. Irony was not intended.

Briekimchi
Briekimchi
11 months ago
Reply to  Purple Mask

Don’t worry so much about downvotes. They round themselves out eventually. :3

aksel kankaanranta's husband
aksel kankaanranta's husband
11 months ago

RAUM FOR THE WIN

Dime
Dime
11 months ago

The whole competition here is meh.

OY.
OY.
11 months ago

If someone wants to know – Busulis (Bujans) is more popular between local Russians than Markus, that’s why he was so high. Also, Bermudu divsturis songs were played in January antiv*x protests, so they really support them.

Jo.
Jo.
11 months ago

girl was sick but still slayed…mad respect!

Joe
Joe
11 months ago

This could still be a year with a LOT of returning artists. Aminata stands a good chance of winning this, any number of acts (particularly Elina) could come back for Estonia, Mahmood is a not unlikely comeback for Italy, Ieva is a favorite in Lithuania…normally I’m reluctant to embrace acts coming back versus giving new artists a chance, but they all happen to have very good songs so I’m not complaining if they do.

Adnama
Adnama
11 months ago
Reply to  Joe

Elinas new song is indifferent and the staging was awful. Girl deserves much better.

And now watch this comment gettting downvoted, even if she hurt herself in that MESS for a performance lol.
Ah eurovision fandom.

Last edited 11 months ago by Adnama
Martin
11 months ago
Reply to  Joe

Only Mahmood & Aminata stand a chance. Lithuania it’s either Monika Liu or Lolita Zero and Estonia Stefan or Ott Lepland.

Nicomro
Nicomro
11 months ago
Reply to  Martin

Well Ott would be a returning artist ^^

Last edited 11 months ago by Nicomro
Martin
11 months ago
Reply to  Nicomro

You’re right, since he didn’t mention it I forgot myself yeah haha, he more likely be the one returning instead of Elina ^^

Adnama
Adnama
11 months ago

Aminata is incredible, her voice is fantastic but her song is boring with a weak melody that will probably fail to qualify. No televoter is going to pick up the phone for that.
Id prefer her not to go to Turin than see her failing to qualify because shes an incredible artist and 2015 was amazing.

Roelof M
Roelof M
11 months ago

Aminata was fantastic. Performing like that while sick is very impressive. Unfortunately, her song isn’t nearly as strong as her 2015 entry, and I don’t think it would stand out much in Turin. Citi Zeni would absolutely stand out, and I think they would have a pretty great shot at qualifiying if the jury doesn’t completely destroy them (which they quite likely might). If we go for fun, jokey- entries, Eat Your Sallad is far more entertaining than the mess from Moldova. They might get in eachother’s way tho, as they’re both in the same half of the same semi.

ESCFanGA
ESCFanGA
11 months ago
Reply to  Roelof M

If Citi Zeni does go to Eurovision they have to do something regarding the song’s problematic lyrics

ESCFanGA
ESCFanGA
11 months ago
Reply to  ESCFanGA

Never mind I just watched their performance and they seem to have figured out how to resolve that problem.

Kosey
Kosey
11 months ago

So thrilled that RAUM and Inspo made it through. Pop-punk is severely underepresented this season and RAUM does it really well. And Inspo was so dark and lovely, and the last 30 seconds is so unexpected and wonderful.

Martin
11 months ago

Citi needs to win Latvia please send them

Eurovision fan
Eurovision fan
11 months ago

Citi Zeni – fantastic performance! Latvia nearly always picks wrong song, hopefully they do it right this time.

Nils
Nils
11 months ago
Reply to  Eurovision fan

Agree. I still I have no clue why ‘That Night’ was disliked by so many on here.

Nicomro
Nicomro
11 months ago

I’m addicted to Ritch Itch studio, and i juste had a great great Time with their performance. Rooting for them haha
The kind of joke act that eventually is good xD

Edward
Edward
11 months ago

Citi Z?ni really brought the song to life. I’m still not a fan of the song but it is a televote magnet.

Lucianna
Lucianna
11 months ago

Citi Z?ni – “Eat Your Salad” for the win!!!What a fun performance

Edward
Edward
11 months ago

Great production in Supernova this year. Some weird qualifiers though. Really hope we can see Aminata in the final performing live.

Idksmth
Idksmth
11 months ago

I wish Patriks and The Coconuts qualified instead of El?na and RAUM as they felt more original and overall just better performer imo. But if BUJ?NS win, I will oficially cancel my country.

Pedro
Pedro
11 months ago
Reply to  Idksmth

Patriks had a questionable live and many expected a staging similar to his music video. Instead, he wad just walking by on stage, doing nothing remarkable and his singing was not his best. I understand his NQ.
On the other hand Elina was classy, the only song in Latvian on the selection, and backed by a well known composer. It had all on her favour (even though she was one of the least voted when the pre-results came in).
There’s still hope to send something remarkable from Latvia!