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The allocation of the artists into the two heats of Supernova 2017 have been announced by LTV, as the competition gets underway on Sunday.

LTV the Latvian national broadcaster has announced the allocation of the artists competing in Supernova. The format of Supernova is the same as in previous years with two artists being selected by the public to go through to the semi final, the jury will then save a further two songs in that heat to go through as well.

It also of note that Latvia announced late last year that Supernova would be the first selection to incorporate the music streaming service Spotify as a method of voting in the competition. Spotify has never been used before to assist in selecting a countries participant for the Eurovision Song Contest.

Heat One – February 5:

  • Anna Zankovska – “Rage Love”
  • Crime Sea – “Escape”
  • Edgars Kreilis – “We Are Angels”
  • First Question – “Naked”
  • Franco Franco – “Up”
  • Katrīna Cīrule – “Blood Runs Quicker”
  • Lauris Valters – “Magic Years”
  • Linda Leen – “Who is in Charge”
  • Miks Dukurs – “Spiritual Priest” 
  • Pikaso – “U (can keep your cools)”
  • Rock’n’Berries – “Feel the Love”

Heat Two – February 12:

  • Katrine Lukins – “Silhouette”
  • Laura Lo – “Little Weird”
  • Markus Riva – “Dynamite”
  • Miks Galvanovskis – “Runaway”
  • My Radiant You – “All I Know”
  • Santa Daņeļeviča – “Your Breath”
  • The HiQ – “Taju Ot Lyubvi”
  • The Ludvig – “I’m in Love With You” 
  • Toms Kalderauskis – “We Won’t Back Down”
  • Triānas parks – “Line”
  • UP – “One by One”

Source: LTV

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Latvia debuted in the Eurovision Song Contest in 2000, being the last of the Baltic nations to join the contest. On their debut Brainstorm finished 3rd overall with the song “My Star”. It was in 2002 that Latvia won the contest, with Marie N taking a surprise victory with the song “I Wanna”. Latvia onl participated in 2002 thanks to the withdrawal of Portugal from that year’s contest. Latvia struggled in to the contest after 2002 failing to qualify for the final for six years between 2009 and 2014. In the past two years Latvia has finished 6th in the final and 15th in the final.

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