Eurovision 2016 Guide: Latvia

Eurovision 2016 Latvia

Latvia have competed 16 times at Eurovision since their 2000 debut. It was two years later in 2002 that Latvia won the Contest for the first time with Marie N’s ‘I Wanna’. Since the introduction of the semi-finals in 2004, Latvia qualified for the final between 2005 and 2008, however from 2009 and 2014, Latvia failed to qualify to the final for six consecutive years. This bad streak was shirked in 2015 by Aminata’s ‘Love Injected’ which finished in sixth place.

Aminata Eurovision 2016 Latvia

                       Aminata was the Latvian entry in 2015, but who will win SuperNova 2016?

Latvian selection show Supernova returns for its second year in 2016 and will be broadcast by Latvijas Televīzija (LTV). The competition will consist of four live shows- two heats, a semi final and a final. This will kick off on 7 February, concluding with the final on 28 February 2016.

As well as these competitive shows there will be two introductory shows on 17 and 24 January that will cover the background preparation processes and performer auditions that occurred prior to the competition as well as announce the competing artists.

10 acts will compete in each of the heats, and four from each will advance to the semi final. From the semi final, four will advance to the final. Firstly the two acts with the most votes from the public will advance to the next stage, followed by the two acts chosen by the jury panel. In the final the public alone will decide the winner.

The twenty competing artists and songs were announced in full on 31st January and are as follows:

Heat 1-

Advanced:

Marta Grigale – Choices 

Ivo Grīsniņš – Grīslis We Are The Light

Catalepsia – Damnation 

Justs – Heartbeat 

Eliminated:

Paula Dukure – Look In The Mirror

Elektro Folk – Miracle Drums 

Rūta Dūduma – Being A Friend

Sabīne Berezina – My Inspiration 

Edvards Grieze – New Day 

Samanta Tīna – We Live For Love 

Heat 2-

Advanced:
Samanta Tīna – The Love Is Forever

Markus Riva – I Can

MyRadiantU – We Will Be Stars

Marta Ritova – Not From This World

Eliminated:
Madara Grēgere -You And I
Crow Mother – Demons
Mārtiņš Ruskis- Still Holding Stars
DVINES- Set It On Fire
Miks Dukurs- Paradise
Iluta Alsberga- On Hold

Semi Final

Advanced:

Catalepsia – Damnation 

Justs – Heartbeat 

MyRadiantU – We Will Be Stars

Marta Ritova – Not From This World

Eliminated:

Samanta Tīna – The Love Is Forever

Markus Riva – I Can

Marta Grigale – Choices 

Ivo Grīsniņš – Grīslis We Are The Light

Who is your favourite? Vote in our poll below:

 

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