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Latvia: Supernova artists and songs announced

A total of 20 artists and songs will compete at Supernova 2016 for the chance to represent Latvia at the forthcoming Eurovision Song Contest

Tonight, the Latvian broadcaster LTV has announced the twenty artists and songs that will compete at Supernova 2016; the national selection which Latvia will once again use to select their Eurovision Song Contest entry. The acts and songs are as follows:




Catalepsia Damnation Erwin Franz, Juris Kreilis
Crow Mother Demons Jānis Andžāns
Dvines Set it on fire Martins Makreckis, Anastasija Drozdoviča, Jekaterina Drozdoviča
Edvards Grieze New day Pāvels Fomkins
ElectroFolk Miracle dreams Ainārs Majors, D. Majore
Iluta Alsberga On Hold Jānis Stībelis, Iluta Alsberga
Ivo Grīsniņš Grīslis We are the light Ingars Viļums
Justs Heartbeat Aminata Savadogo
Madara Grēgere You and I Madara Grēgere
Markus Riva I Can Miķelis Ļaksa, Edgars Jass
Marta Grigale Choices Marta Grigale
Marta Ritova Not from this world Marta Cipe
Mārtiņš Ruskis Still holding stars Mārtiņš Ruskis, A. Veide
Miks Dukurs Paradise Miks Dukurs, Edmunds Rasmanis
MyRadiantU We will be stars Janis Driksna
Paula Dukure Look in the mirror Paula Dukure
Rūta Dūduma Being a friend Jānis Ķirsis, Annija Zahovska, Ginta Krievkalna
Sabīne Berezina My inspiration Sabīne Berezina
Samanta Tīna The love is forever Samanta Poļakova, V. Petrovs
Samanta Tīna We live for love T. Kleins, K. Hauptmane

Supernova 2015 finalists Markus Riva and ElectroFolk are once again competing for flying the Latvian flag in Stockholm. Aminata Savadogo, last year’s Latvian participant is once again competing in this year’s Supernova but as a songwriter for Justs’ “Heartbeat”. Aminata provided one of Latvia’s best results at Eurovision, achieving an impressive 6th place with 186 points with her self-penned song “Love Injected”.

The first heat of Supernova 2016 will take place on 7th February were 10 songs will compete for a place in the semi-final.

You can watch Markus Riva’s, ElectroFolk’s and Aminata’s Supernova 2015 performances below

Markus Riva – “Take me down”


ElectroFolk – “Sundance”


Aminata – “Love Injected”


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