LTV will officially commence its search for Eurovision 2022 on Thursday with the opening of the Supernova submissions window.
The submissions window for Supernova 2022 will open at 11:00 CET+1 on October 7, with Latvia starting its search for Eurovision. Singers and songwriters aged 16 and over can compete in Supernova, with foreign songwriters also able to compete if they contribute one-third or less of the song.
Song submissions will remain open until December 7 at 11:59 CET+1. After all, submissions have been received a jury formed of representatives of the main radio stations in Latvia will assess the songs, they will only be informed of the song title, not the singer. Between 16 and 24 singers will be selected by the jury to part in the competition.
Supernova is likely to return to at least three shows in length, with two semi-finals and a Grand Final. The exact format of the show will be announced in January. The final of Supernova is set to be held in February.
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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 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.