We are only a few days into 2022, and the news is coming in quickly. Today, it’s Latvia’s turn. After revealing they have received 130 songs for Supernova 2022, they have now revealed the 16 semi-finalists that will be competing to be Latvia’s representative in Turin. The Semi-Final is due to take place on February 5, with the final taking place a week later on February 12.
Returnees amongst in the mix of artists participating
Amongst those who are competing in this year’s competition is Aminata; who managed to give Latvia their best result in the competition in 2010’s with her entry “Love Injected” which placed 6th in Vienna. Another person who’s also competing in the competition is Markus Riva, who has participated in the Latvian Eurovision selection since 2014.
The competing artists and the name of their entries are detailed below. You are able to listen to the songs participating in the link right here.
|Aminata||“I’m Letting You Go”|
|Beatrise Heislere||“On The Way Home”|
|BUJĀNS||“He, She, You & Me”|
|Citi Zēni||“Eat Your Salad”|
|Elīna Gluzunova||“Es Pabiju Tur”|
|Inspo||“A Happy Place”|
|Linda Rušeniece||“Pay My Own Bills”|
|Markus Riva||“If You’re Gonna Love Me”|
|Mēs Jūs Mīlam||“Ritch Itch”|
|Miks Dukurs||“First Love”|
|Patriks Peterson||“Can’t Get You Outta My Head”|
|The Coco’Nuts||“In and Out of the Dark”|
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 selected what entries will make it to Supernova.
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.
Are you excited for Supernova 2022? Who would you like to see perform for Latvia at the Eurovision Song Contest? Let us know in the comments below or on social media. Don’t forget to follow ‘THAT Eurovision Site’ over at Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram.
News Source: LTV
Photo Source: LTV