Supernova 2024 exploded onto our screens on Saturday night. Ten acts competed for the coveted crown, but ultimately Latvia choose Dons to be their representative at Eurovision in May.

He’ll now head to Malmö with the song “Hollow”.

Supernova 2024: Grand final

Results

The winner of Supernova 2024 was determined by combined votes from both a jury and the public at home. At the end of the show, the top three were revealed:

  1. Dons – “Hollow”
  2. Vēstulēs – “Kur?”
  3. Katrīna Gupalo – “The Cat’s Song”

 

Running Order

  1. Vēstulēs – “Kur?”
  2. Avéi – “Mine”
  3. Papīra Lidmašīnas – “Mind Breaker”
  4. Katrīna Gupalo – “The Cat’s Song”
  5. Ecto – “Outsider”
  6. Dons – “Hollow”
  7. Saint Levića – “Tick-Tock”
  8. Edvards Strazdiņš – “Rock n’ Roll Supernova”
  9. Funkinbiz – “Na Chystu Vodu”
  10. Alekss Silvers – “For the Show”

Has Latvia chosen wisely? How do you think the country will fare at Eurovision? Let us know all your thoughts in the comments below.

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MaxESC
MaxESC
14 days ago

Nice ballad. One of the writers is Liam Geddes who lost out to Dustin the Turkey in the 2008 Irish Eurosong?????

Voice_Of_Reason
Voice_Of_Reason
16 days ago

Is it good? Yes. Does it make me feel wow? No. Will it get my vote? No

Jessica Folcker
Jessica Folcker
17 days ago

No disrespect, but he reminds me of that creep from Poltergeist 2…

Rory
Rory
17 days ago

Looks like another DQ for Latvia this year

Thanos
Thanos
17 days ago

A good voice and a solid yet rather unimaginative ballad. I like it yet I expect a bit more.
Could this finally break Latvia’s non-qualification streak?

Jenny
Jenny
17 days ago

If this can manage to qualify it will probably finished decently high in the final; it is one of the few jury friendly songs we have so far

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

There’s an interestingly low lack of ballads or slow moving songs this year. I wonder if there’ll be a massive difference in the televoting and jury results this year? Could the ballads stand out and hence we get a victory from one of them? This will nodoubt help both Latvia and France this year!

blueeyed
blueeyed
17 days ago

I think it’s a good song but I wouldn’t listen to it everyday in my car while I drive to work.

Chris
Chris
17 days ago

Boring.

Aiga
Aiga
17 days ago

Dons’s voice is amazing. Dons is one of Latvia’s greatest artists. I’m proud of him! ??As a latvian, I very well know how Europe is voting/ is going to vote. A lot of people who know ESC never take Latvia as a serious competitor, because we mainly haven’t got very good performances. So many think that Latvia is not a competition. And I think many have this kind of thinking that our country always will be bad and no one considers us for their own vote. That’s so weird to hear after semi-final draw, everyone can say which semi is… Read more »

Stephanie
Stephanie
17 days ago

It’s not the best entry so far, but it’s certainly not the worst either.

Anonymous91
Anonymous91
17 days ago
Reply to  Stephanie

its the worst song of this contest so far

in a 100% televote semi, you need to pick something televote friendly or else better not compete

Jamie
Jamie
17 days ago
Reply to  Anonymous91

Yet Alika – Bridges qualified with ease. “Televote friendly” is a myth. Even a power ballad can be televote friendly, not everyone vibes with unfunny troll acts.

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

But then in the final she TANKED hard. The juries had to save her.

uhhhhhhh
uhhhhhhh
16 days ago

In what world is 8th place tanking hard? ?

Musiclover
17 days ago

I love this. 10/10

Anonymous91
Anonymous91
17 days ago
Reply to  Musiclover

hypocrite much, we never like snooze ballads, stay in your role pls

latvia never deserve to qualify again, ever since robbing he, she, you and me in 2022 supernova

Emily
Emily
17 days ago

I think this was the obvious choice from Latvia. Not the biggest fan of the song myself, but I really like Dons voice!

Jessica Folcker
Jessica Folcker
17 days ago

Bathroom break song…

Kobe
Kobe
17 days ago

I’m sorry to say but i find it all a bit dull.

Anonymous91
Anonymous91
17 days ago

another NQ for Latvia, boring

poe-tay-toe-chips
poe-tay-toe-chips
17 days ago

Well, this song definitely gives me the vibe of final in a singing contest. But in a SONG contest, not so far. I really like his voice and I think he can sing, but the song itself is pretty unremarkable. I think his voice deserves something better and more interesting than this to showcase it.

The Voice of Reason
The Voice of Reason
17 days ago

I needs a revamp

lasse braun
lasse braun
18 days ago

vestules’ masterful piece of music would have been the real deal for latvia,but latvia missed this golden opportunity!
i am very sad about this.

vetrina
vetrina
18 days ago

Yawn!

Nils
Nils
18 days ago

I’d love Latvia to finally qualify again, but unfortunately Dons’s song doesn’t seal the deal. This could either be a borderline qualifier – or it will be yet another unlucky NQ for Latvia.

ANDREW BROWN
ANDREW BROWN
18 days ago

This is a quality song. If Europe decides it wants a ballad to win this year Dons is a front runner

Anonymous91
Anonymous91
17 days ago
Reply to  ANDREW BROWN

we never want ballads to win again, ever since that duncan loser

Ricooric
Ricooric
17 days ago
Reply to  Anonymous91

Why so hateful in all your reactions? Is your life so bad that you need to hate online?

Sometimes
Sometimes
17 days ago
Reply to  Ricooric

I wonder that too, i have noticed for longest time that every comment he makes is toxic and hateful, might be a troll to be honest.

Anonymous91
Anonymous91
17 days ago
Reply to  Ricooric

not all my reactions though

Croatia has my love, for Baby Lasagna and the masterpiece ballad from Boris Stok

Lithuania i can be quite positive about too, solid selections there last few years now

The Voice of Reason
The Voice of Reason
17 days ago
Reply to  ANDREW BROWN

Latvia or France

Luke A
Luke A
18 days ago

Really Disappointed with this result Katrina should have one, the cat song was the most fun and would have qualified this I can see barley scraping into final

The Voice of Reason
The Voice of Reason
17 days ago
Reply to  Luke A

Agreed.

Ari
Ari
18 days ago

LOL sorry about that, wrong article

Ari
Ari
18 days ago

Thank you Sanremo gods. Italy will never send bad stuff to Eurovison.

Ari
Ari
18 days ago

Angelina, make it be Angelina.

Ari
Ari
18 days ago

Well there we go. Bye bye dream. 5th is particularly sad because Geolier is still there.

Ari
Ari
18 days ago
Reply to  Ari

I think Irama is less bothered by this than me lol

Zanoni
Zanoni
18 days ago

Their top three was my top three, just in a different order. Close enough for me. Dons will be a borderline qualifier, I’m guessing.

Of all the national final artists I’ve encountered for the first time this year, Vestules are probably the act I’m most curious to hear new music from. They’re so young and promising!

dodo
dodo
17 days ago
Reply to  Zanoni

They really are!

CatcoolH
CatcoolH
18 days ago

If they can translate it well to the stage (I fully trust that he’ll sing well), he could be a borderline qualifier and then get a decent amount of jury points in the final.

Marcin
Marcin
18 days ago

No one wants to win this year

Archie
Archie
18 days ago
Reply to  Marcin

Sweden does. They want to win every year, actually.

Musiclover
17 days ago
Reply to  Archie

Like Ukraine…

Jorg
Jorg
18 days ago

Great selection Latvia! Don’s, V?stules and the Cats song were slthe strongest song this year. Don’s has the most potential on the main stage.

Latvia typically plays it gradually so I expect some performance enhancements that lifts Don’s song in the final. Well done, Latvia – you should be very proud of this year’s choice!

I expect Top 10 in the final.

Maria
Maria
18 days ago

Good voice, but in my opinion it is the same as Slimaine for France, the something special isn’t there.

Anna Karenina
Anna Karenina
18 days ago

Oh so this song is this year’s overrated fanw4nk? Just like Latvia last year. This song is not bad, but it’s generic as they come. I don’t see this qualifying. Sorry.

Bucket
Bucket
18 days ago
Reply to  Anna Karenina

This has completely different target audience and fans than Sudden Lights

Gosh
Gosh
18 days ago

It sounds and looks good, it catches me and i like it. But somehow the song itself is not original. Teddy Swims is trendy now, I understand that.

Antananarivo
Antananarivo
18 days ago

Latvia 7/12

Heyey
Heyey
18 days ago

The most obvious choice for Latvia, but I’m afraid this song might not be strong enough to qualify for the Grand Final, which makes me quite sad, because they really deserved to qualify last year with Aij?..

lol
lol
18 days ago

another year another NQ

Carl
Carl
18 days ago

Welcome back to the final Latvia!?Hollow is amazing!

Anonymous91
Anonymous91
17 days ago
Reply to  Carl

more like last place in semi vibes, lmao

Iván el Conquistador
Iván el Conquistador
18 days ago

I liked Katrina more because I like quirky songs but it’s obvious Dons was going to be the winner but I am not mad. He better give it all in Malmö.

BadWoolfGirl
BadWoolfGirl
18 days ago

Doesn’t happen often, but my number one favorite song for the national final actually wins the national final and go to Eurovision. I think dons had competed in supernova before, and now he’s finally going to Eurovision.

Purple Mask
Purple Mask
18 days ago

Congratulations Latvia, you chose my favourite song do far this year! If this is choreographed like it is in the video, it will be a contender. As it is at the moment, it is stale and a bit uninteresting. The song is very powerful, and Dons has a great voice, but it needs more emotional context to work at ESC. Bravo on the choice though.

Matthew
Matthew
18 days ago

Latvia playing it safe. Not usually a recipe for a good result.

Bucket
Bucket
18 days ago
Reply to  Matthew

Not playing safe did not work either, so there is nothing to lose lol

Eurovision fan
Eurovision fan
18 days ago
Reply to  Matthew

Latvia not playing safe never worked for them.

Eve
Eve
18 days ago

Congrats Latvia!

Teddi
Teddi
18 days ago

Another song from Latvia that will go nowhere. Zzz.

Bejba
Bejba
18 days ago

This is so generic and boring.

NoMoreEscAddicted
NoMoreEscAddicted
18 days ago

He has such an interesting voice, nice song, he could do very well imo, congrats and good luck Latvia!

DutchTurkk
DutchTurkk
18 days ago

Welcome back to the grand final Latvia! Amazing choice!

Leo M
Leo M
18 days ago

Welcome back to the final Latvia. Great song and a hell of a voice, can really feel the emotion coming through. Glad they changed and staging and styling from the semi final. No gimmicks, just Dons amazing voice and brilliant song.

Jamie
Jamie
18 days ago

Needs as strong of a staging as the song and there’s your final, Latvia

Sometimes
Sometimes
18 days ago

Such a great choice, well done Latvia! Could be top10 in the final.

Alex
Alex
18 days ago

Dons’ song here is better than the one he placed 2nd with years ago, and he has one hell of a voice. But I was mesmerized by “kur”, even if “Hollow” is probably the safer bet of an entry for qualifying.

Eurovision fan
Eurovision fan
18 days ago

Very strong entry and solid qualifier in my books. It’s gonna do something at ESC.