Nine acts will compete to represent Latvia at the 2020 Eurovision Song Contest.
LTV has revealed the nine acts who have been chosen to compete in the final of Supernova 2020. Last week the broadcaster revealed the twenty six artists who had made it to the shortlist round, with a judging panel then assessing the twenty six to select the final nine.
The judging panel were not only assessing the songs themselves but also taking into account the reaction to each of the songs on YouTube. Samanta Tina is currently the most viewed artist with 40,000 views followed by Katrīna Dimanta. The least viewed artist are Audiokvartāls with just over 10,000 views.
The twenty-six artists are (qualifiers in bold):
- 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.