Fifteen Fourteen acts will sing in the Latvian national final, Supernova 2023. But only one can win and represent their country at Eurovision in Liverpool.

We want to know who your favourite is. Let us know by voting in our poll below.

Supernova 2023 contestants

A number of this year’s competitors have already appeared at Supernova before. Most notably Justs, who won Supernova 2016 and went to Eurovision with his song “Heartbeat”. He is back in 2023 and will be performing his new ballad “Strangers”, hoping to make it to Eurovision for the second time and to better his 15th place finish in the grand final from 2016.

Markus Riva is also back once again and will compete with his pop banger “Forever”. This is the ninth time that Riva has attempted to represent Lativa at Eurovision.

Fans will also remember RAUM and Inspo from last year’s Supernova. Meanwhile, Sudden Lights placed second at Supernova 2018.

Initially, fifteen acts were scheduled to take part in the competition. Unfortunately, Saule was disqualified due to his song having been performed before 1 September 2022.

Poll: Who should win Latvia’s Supernova 2023?

Out of the fourteen acts who remain, who do you think should win Supernova 2023 and book their place at Eurovision 2023 in Liverpool? All this year’s competing Supernova entries are under the poll for a quick reminder.

You can vote for as many of the acts as you want. But you can only vote once!

24. AVĒNIJA – “You Said”

ADRIANA MIGLĀNE – “Like I Wanna”

ALISE HAIJIMA – “Tricky”

ARTŪRS HATTI – “Love Vibes”

AVÉI – “Let Me Go” 

INSPO – “Sway”

JUSTS – “Strangers”

KATRINE MILLER – “Beaten Down”

LUĪZE – “You To Hold Me”

MARKUS RIVA – “Forever”

PATRISHA – “Hush”

RAUM – “Fake Love”

SUDDEN LIGHTS – “Aijā”

TOMS KALDERAUSKIS – “When It All Falls”

Supernova 2023: Show details

The semi-final will take place on 4 February 2023. Here, the 14 acts will compete and the top ten entries will qualify to the Supernova grand final based on a combination of jury and public votes.

The final, to be held on 12 February 2023, will select the Latvian entry for Eurovision 2023 in Liverpool.

State your case! Who is your favourite? Let us know who you voted for and why in the comments below.

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Panna
Panna
5 days ago

Sudden Lights will release a music video and finalized version of the song on Friday.
Not sure if there will be any major changes in the song, or just small edits, will see soon.

Ritoli
Ritoli
6 days ago

JUSTS is so handsome but the song is so bad, it’s disappointing. This year is just awful so far!

Kosey
Kosey
6 days ago

Latvia has some really good options this year. I’d be pleased for INSPO to make it, they were a better choice last year so it would be good to see them get it this year. I also enjoy Sudden Lights and RAUM, and also have a massive soft spot for Arturs Hatti. Yes, it lends heavily from classic pop songs, but they were classic for a reason and he does it really well.

Briekimchi
Briekimchi
6 days ago

It has to be Inspo or Sudden Lights tbh. Anything else is just a huge white flag when it comes to a 100% televoting ESC semi.

Zanoni
Zanoni
6 days ago

Inspo, Sudden Lights and Luize have songs among my favorite of the season so far. Big drop off after that for me. I think I’m leaning toward the wonderful dynamism of “Sway.”

Nikita Zhukov
Nikita Zhukov
6 days ago

Voted for Inspo
Markus has had better entries imo, 2019 was his year to win
I still hope he makes it to Eurovision one day, but it’s not likely to happen in 2023
Appreciate the hard work tho

Karl
Karl
6 days ago

Why is Latvia always so ashamed of their language?

It’s also not like like they’re great at enunciating in English either, yet it’s the only language they use in the songs for Supernova.

Like straight up, I even thought Samanta Tina was singing in Latvian in parts of her songs.

Nicomro
Nicomro
6 days ago
Reply to  Karl

I agree ! Songs in the native language are back in the spotlight since 2017 i would Say ! Estonian is Always appreciated in GF, Monika brought black lithuanian with success last year, hopefully in 2024 we have some Latvian (: there is no reason it couldnt work. And even though they dont send it to ESC, i agree that some language diversity in your NF should be mandatory

Karl
Karl
6 days ago
Reply to  Nicomro

They probably think that if they sing in English they will be perceived as more Western. I’ve noticed that the Baltic countries are obsessed about how the West perceives them, and in the case of Estonia they even want to try to be seen as a Nordic county even though it’s decidedly Baltic in every sense and not Nordic whatsoever. Maybe it’s an ex-Soviet trauma thing. I actually thing their denying their own culture and language actually does the opposite of what they intend. They just come off as trying too hard to come off as something they’re not, and… Read more »

Panna
Panna
6 days ago
Reply to  Karl

You are reading way too much into it. Latvia and Lithuania are very patriotic, proud of their languages and traditions. The only thing they are trying to get rid of is everything Russian – the language will not be taught in schools anymore (even children from Russian speaking families will have to learn all subjects in Latvian), banning everything pro-Kreml*n, tearing down USSR monuments etc. As I said before, the issue is that not enough good songs in their native languages or with traditional elements get submitted to their selections. Monika Liu changed that for Lithuania last year, just have… Read more »

Panna
Panna
6 days ago
Reply to  Karl

The problem is that not a lot of good songs in Latvian get submitted to Supernova. Someone will scream “but Ruta Kergalve submitted a good song”, except it was not any better than any of the 14 songs selected.

Karl
Karl
6 days ago
Reply to  Panna

Except at least for diversity’s sake they should have included it instead of one of the bad ones in English.

My point exactly.

Eurovision fan
Eurovision fan
6 days ago
Reply to  Karl

The first artist is thought of was Madara XD

John
6 days ago
Reply to  Karl

Esamiba by Madara in 2018 was beautiful.

Nicomro
Nicomro
6 days ago

Sudden Lights with aija is so good 😀

Vivian
Vivian
6 days ago

I’m Team Patrisha to be honest. That song has some really good staging potential

Eurovision fan
Eurovision fan
6 days ago

Sway

Colin
Colin
6 days ago

Raum is my winner here, but I also like Sudden Lights, Patrisha, and Inspo. This selection might not have immediate heavy-hitters, but thinking about it, I could see these four as sleeper hits. The kind fans write off at first, but end-up growing on people and finishing 14th in the contest, surpassing all previous assumptions.

Pat
Pat
6 days ago

24.Avenija is soooo underrated! Wishing them the best but also hoping for Sudden Lights or Luize!

Sol Stevia
Sol Stevia
6 days ago

Poor NF. Nothing sticks out.

Now to copy and paste this comment on the DMGP post.

Vigo
Vigo
6 days ago

As a Latvian I’d be happy with Inspo, Sudden Lights, Luize or Patrisha winning, anyone else and I am fuming.

The Voice of Reason
The Voice of Reason
6 days ago

It’s so tricky! Tricky tricky tricky!!!

Panna
Panna
6 days ago

I predict it will be Sudden Lights winning. They have had a great year in 2022 – they have 5 nominations in main music awards ceremony in Latvia, they have two songs in the TOP 15 “Music Bank” song of the year contest thing (I don’t know how to explain), which will take place this Saturday, when all the artists will perform their songs live and viewers can vote for the best song of the year. So all in all, they have been one of the top artists in Latvia in 2022. Inspo would also be a good option. This… Read more »

Dani
Dani
6 days ago

Inspo is by far my favourite act, it combines many things I enjoy.

Tibor
Tibor
6 days ago

The best choice would probably be either Inspo or Sudden Lights. Personally, I also really like 24.Avenija, but I’m not sure how they would do at Eurovision. Patrisha would also be a good option for Eurovision, but personally I prefer the others, although she’s not far behind. I would also be okay with Markus Riva finally making it, but he needs a very convincing vocal performance, and even then I’m not sure how well he would actually do compared to the other ones, we don’t live in a Eurovision world anymore, where mainstream dance pop is the risk free choice.

Ria NL
Ria NL
6 days ago

I hope for Luize