Latvia has confirmed its participation in Eurovision 2020, with an open call for songs to compete in Supernova 2020.
Latvia will select their participant for the Eurovision Song Contest 2020 on February 8, with Supernova continuing as the nations selection process. Currently LTV has confirmed that a televised final will take place, however further details of the format of the 2020 selection process are still to be determined.
Acts interested in participating in the Latvian selection have until November 20 to submit their entries to LTV. Foreign composers and acts are allowed to compete in the Latvian selection, foreign singers must be part of a group with Latvians. Full rules can be found on the LSM website.
Latvia was represented by the group Carousel at Eurovision 2019. They performed the song “That Night” and finished 15th in their semi-final with a total of 50 points. Latvia’s highest points came in the form of 12 points from the Lithuanian televote.
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 in 3rd place with the song “My Star”. Latvia won the contest for the first and only time in 2002, with Marie N’s “I Wanna”. Latvia only participated in 2002 thanks to the withdrawal of Portugal from the contest, as Latvia’s poor result in 2001 had relegated them from the 2002 contest. Latvia struggled in to the contest after 2002, failing to qualify for the final for six years between 2009 and 2014. In 2015 and 2016 Latvia has finished 6th and 15th in the final respectively.