Photos: LTV/@lauris_viksne

The time has come for Latvia to begin the process of selecting its act for Eurovision 2024. On Saturday night, 15 artists competed in the semi-final of Supernova 2024, all hoping to secure a spot in next week’s grand final. But in the end, only ten of them made it through.

The show was hosted by Lauris Reiniks and Ketija Šēnberga.

Supernova 2024 semi-final

Results

Both a jury and the public were involved in determining the results. Out of the 15 acts, the ten to advance to the grand final were:

  • Alekss Silvers – “For the Show”
  • Saint Levića – “Tick Tock”
  • Papīra Lidmašīnas – “Mind Breaker”
  • Avéi – “Mine”
  • Ecto – “Outsider”
  • Dons – “Hollow”
  • Katrīna Gupalo – “The Cat’s Song”
  • Funkinbiz – “Na Chystu Vodu”
  • Vēstulēs – “Kur?”
  • Edvards Strazdiņš – “Rock n’ Roll Supernova”

Running order

  1. Agnese Rakovska – “AI”
  2. Patrīcija Spale – “Heaven’s Raining Down on Me”
  3. B/H – “Amsterdam”
  4. Alekss Silvers – “For the Show”
  5. Jar of Kings – “Wildfire”
  6. Saint Levića – “Tick Tock”
  7. Sasha Sil – “Love is a Language”
  8. Papīra Lidmašīnas – “Mind Breaker”
  9. Avéi – “Mine”
  10. Ecto – “Outsider”
  11. Dons – “Hollow”
  12. Katrīna Gupalo – “The Cat’s Song”
  13. Funkinbiz – “Na Chystu Vodu”
  14. Vēstulēs – “Kur?”
  15. Edvards Strazdiņš – “Rock n’ Roll Supernova”

Who stood out to you from the semi-final? Has an obvious winner emerged after tonight’s show? Let us know in the comments below.

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lasse braun
lasse braun
14 days ago

before the semi-final we had an almost 100% winner in dons – after this semi-final we have something of a mexican standoff with the cat song,ver? and hollow involved. i read a lot everywhere on monday and it could be that mister dons will be lee van cleef at the end of this shootout if some developments in latvia continue like this… vestules is somewhat surprisingly leading the way in spotify streams and has had tons of positive feedback everywhere – lots of people also talked about the beautiful cat song – vestules stage show was brilliant every second –… Read more »

Film4o
Film4o
15 days ago

I love these- Dons – “Hollow”, Ecto – “Outsider”, Saint Levi?a – “Tick Tock”

Brobb
Brobb
16 days ago

Cat-trina for the win!!!

Chris
Chris
16 days ago

Dons will win it. Hollow it’s an amazing song in both the English and Latvian versions. I really love the latvian version.
Does he need to improve the staging? Yes, he does. Yes he has to do something different in order to get the best possible outcome in the competition and even to achieve a top 10 placement. But the song is strong and he can effortlessly advance in the final.

The Voice of Reason
The Voice of Reason
16 days ago
Reply to  Chris

I expected his voice to be more impactful. Certainly his staging needs to improve.

For me, Katr?na Gupalo has the edge based on live vocals and staging alone. I can imagine a strong televote result for the Cat’s Song but not so much for Hollow.

Chris
Chris
16 days ago

The cat song was a nice catchy song but her perfomance last night was yelling joke entry.

Anonymous91
Anonymous91
16 days ago

Dons oozing Ed Kowalczyk moments of pure greatness!!!!!! Hollow is such a great ballad

Zanoni
Zanoni
16 days ago

I can’t picture “kur?” going to Eurovision, but it is a gem and the performance was everything I hoped for.

Zisk
Zisk
16 days ago

We need to talk about Alekss Silver’s absolutely flawless vocal performance on a song that has no business having that kind of vocal performance on it.

The Voice of Reason
The Voice of Reason
16 days ago
Reply to  Zisk

Agreed! All he now needs is to dance more. Would be more than happy if Latvia sent him and i’d vote for him because I actually listened to the song more than once!

The Voice of Reason
The Voice of Reason
17 days ago

Dons was a major disappointment.

Katrina? She exceeded my expectations and more!

Kosey
Kosey
17 days ago

I absolutely loved ECTO’s performance, really pleased he made it through to the final!

ESC Serg
ESC Serg
17 days ago

Looking at qualifiers and where they were in the running order, Latvians have even more goldfish memory than Norwegians 🙂

Bucket
Bucket
16 days ago
Reply to  ESC Serg

The showed televote results briefly and Funkinbiz, who performed 13th, was last by a margin, which means most likely the juries saved them. Don’t think it was the fault of the running order.

ESC Serg
ESC Serg
16 days ago
Reply to  Bucket

Oh, good point. I didn’t see this

The Voice of Reason
The Voice of Reason
17 days ago

Katrina gave us the best staging and vocals in my humble opinion.

PLEASE send her!!

Bucket
Bucket
17 days ago

Vestules were wonderful!
Dons needs to start the staging from scratch, this won’t do it in Eurovision

The Voice of Reason
The Voice of Reason
17 days ago
Reply to  Bucket

Totally agreed.

Efthymios
Efthymios
17 days ago

meow

Elizabeth
Elizabeth
17 days ago

Original flavor rock n’ roll is a fun entry for genre diversity, but i dont think it can win

Elizabeth
Elizabeth
17 days ago

Kur? was nice. Not much else to say about it though

Elizabeth
Elizabeth
17 days ago

Funkinbiz is a nice vibe, but i wonder if it’s too low key for the final?

Elizabeth
Elizabeth
17 days ago

If I had a nickle for every song about being a cat in this national final season, I’d have ten cents. Which isn’t a lot, but it’s weird that it happened twice.

The Voice of Reason
The Voice of Reason
17 days ago
Reply to  Elizabeth

I swear it’s happened three times that cats have been mentioned? Latvia, Germany and Croatia (Rim Tim Tagi Dim)

Elizabeth
Elizabeth
17 days ago

Rim Tim Tagi Dim mentions cats but it isnt about cats which is why I didn’t vring it up here. That one is about moving away from home (specifically in the context of young people feeling like they dont have a future if they stay in croatia).

The Voice of Reason
The Voice of Reason
17 days ago

Oh my god!

Katr?na Gupalo just won with that performance!

The Voice of Reason
The Voice of Reason
17 days ago

Great voice Dons, but your staging was weak!

Elizabeth
Elizabeth
17 days ago

Dons has an amazing voice, but I dont think I get the hype. I’m not seeing this at eurovision as a performance.

The Voice of Reason
The Voice of Reason
17 days ago
Reply to  Elizabeth

Yeah it’s an overhyped song!

The Voice of Reason
The Voice of Reason
17 days ago

Dons next!

Elizabeth
Elizabeth
17 days ago

Avéi is relying too hard on those dancers to bring the energy. It’s a good show but it could be great if I really felt her part

The Voice of Reason
The Voice of Reason
17 days ago
Reply to  Elizabeth

At least she can sing!

Elizabeth
Elizabeth
17 days ago

Mindbreaker was an entertaining stage show. I think it might snag a qualification if the folks who loved Eat Your Salad are voting

Elizabeth
Elizabeth
17 days ago

Saint Levi?a is not a very good rapper, but she is a great singer. Im not sure why she didnt duet with someone to do that part.

Elizabeth
Elizabeth
17 days ago

Alekss Silvers is my favorite personally

The Voice of Reason
The Voice of Reason
17 days ago

ALREADY better stagings than last year!