LTV has revealed it will hold a national selection ahead of next year’s Eurovision Song Contest.
LTV has revealed via Twitter that the broadcaster will be returning to a national final to select the nation’s Eurovision act for the 2022 Eurovision Song Contest in Italy. More details will be announced soon according to the Tweet from the official account which responded to concern about a lack of news from LTV:
there is really no cause for concern. The selection will be! Information about the application will be published soon.
@MrBalins, satraukumam tiešām nav iemesla. Atlase būs! Informāciju par pieteikšanos publicēsim drīzumā.
— LTV Supernova (@LTV_Supernova) August 30, 2021
Since 2015 LTV has used “Supernova” as their selection show for the Eurovision Song Contest. Prior to this LTV held a variety of selections with different formats and names. It is not known if the Supernova brand will continue and if any changes will be made to the show’s format.
Between its debut in 2000 and 2020, Latvia had used a televised national selection every year to select both its song and act for the Eurovision Song Contest. Following the cancellation of the 2020 contest, LTV decided to break from this tradition and internally select Samanta Tīna ahead of the 2021 contest. Samanta finished last in her Semi-Final scoring 14 points, Latvia has failed to make a Grand Final since 2016.
Source:LTV | Image source: EBU/THOMAS
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 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.