Twenty six songs will compete in this year’s edition of Supernova, Latvia’s selection show for the Eurovision Song Contest.
Latvian broadcaster LTV has revealed the 26 artists and songs that will compete in Supernova 2020, after receiving a record 126 entries in total. This year the broadcaster have also gone for a different approach to the national final. In previous years, they would hold multiple semi-finals to whittle down the line-up to just 8 competing in the Grand Final. However, this year they will only have one Grand Final show, with the final 8 being determined by a jury panel. They will also take into consideration how the songs are being judged on the official YouTube uploads.
The twenty-six competing artists are:
- Elizabeth Gaile – For You
- Liva – Not That Important To You
- Annemarija Moiseja – Undo
- Celeste – Like Me
- Rūta Ķergalve – Izgaismots (Illuminated)
- Laika Upe – All My Roads
- Audiokvartāls – Connection
- Toms Kalderauskis – Be My Truth
- Markus Riva – Impossible
- Katrīna Bindere – I Will Break Your Heart
- Shanti – Voices In My Mind
- Madara – Māras zeme (Mara’s land)
- Samanta Tīna – Still Breathing
- Sabīne Blūma-Blūmane – Beauty Will Save The World
- Maia – Make It Real
- Edgars Kreilis – Tridymite
- Katrīna Dimanta – Heart Beats
- Antra Stafecka un Atis Ieviņš – Coming Over
- Aivo Oskis – Dive Deep
- Bad Habits – Sail With You
- ANNNA – Polyester
- Alise Haijima – Me Me Song
- DRIKSNA – Stay
- Miks Dukurs – I’m Falling For You
- Alekss Silvers – Again
- Signe and Janis – Inner Light
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.