Latvian broadcaster LTV has revealed that 130 songs were submitted for Supernova 2022, its National Final for Eurovision. This is the highest number of submissions ever for Supernova. LTV’s head of Children’s, Youth and Entertainment Programmes Agnese Strause-Kubliņa said that the songs also are more varied in genre than ever.
What we know about Supernova 2022
LTV first confirmed the return of the National Final format in August. The submission window for Supernova 2022 opened October 7 and closed December 7. Entered songs could be written by foreign songwriters, as long as they are no more than one-third of the writing team. A jury selected by LTV will now select what entries will make it to Supernova. The final list of entries will be announced in January, with the National Final taking place in February. The winner will represent Latvia at the 2022 Eurovision Song Contest in Turin.
Latvia’s Eurovision Journey
Latvia made their Eurovision debut in 2000, finishing 3rd with “My Star” by Brainstorm. They have performed at every contest since and managed to win in 2002. Marie N sang “I Wanna,” scoring 176 points and bringing Eurovision to Riga in the process. Latvia also managed to finish in the top 10 two more times, in 2005 and 2015. Latvia’s most recent entry on the Eurovision stage was Samanta Tīna, who performed “The Moon Is Rising.” The song failed to qualify, finishing 17th in its semi-final.
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News Source: LTV
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