Latvian broadcaster LTV have revealed the full results of their national final Supernova. This follows a few days after the final, which was won by Citi Zēni with their song “Eat Your Salad.” Citi Zēni managed to win both the jury and the televote.
Full results of Supernova
The Supernova voting system uses the points format also seen at Eurovision. This means that the top 10 get points, starting at 12 points, then 10, then 8 through 1. The full results of Supernova are as follows:
|Result||Artist||Song||Jury||Public||# of votes||Total|
|1||Citi Zēni||Eat Your Salad||12||12||50,566||24|
|2||Aminata||I’m Letting You Go||10||8||30,983||18|
|3||Bujāns||He, She, You & Me||3||10||38,924||13|
|4||Miks Galvanovskis||I’m Just A Sinner||7||5||16,060||12|
|5||Elīna Gluzunova||Es pabiju tur||8||3||3,572||11|
|6||Mēs Jūs Mīlam||Rich Itch||1||7||26,692||8|
|8||Inspo||A Happy Place||4||4||6,432||8|
|10||Linda Rušeniece||Pay My Own Bills||6||1||3,394||7|
|11||Miks Dukurs||First Love||0||0||2,116||0|
What went down in the Supernova Final
Saturday was the final of Supernova, Latvia’s national selection for Eurovision. The songs in the final were the qualifiers from the semi-final last week, which saw 17 songs perform. Besides the 10 qualifiers, Miks Dukurs got a wildcard due to technical issues in the semi-final that affected his performance. The 17 songs were selected from a record breaking 130 entries submitted to broadcaster LTV. LTV revealed that a total of 206,491 votes were cast, a new record. Although we now have detailed results, we will have to wait for further information on the jury. LTV has stated that the jury composition will be revealed after the Eurovision Song Contest in May. Latvia’s representatives Citi Zēni have been drawn in the first half of the first semi-final 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.
What do you think of the detailed results? Do any placements surprise you? And do you think Citi Zēni will see similar success at Eurovision? As always, let us know what you think getting involved in the comments below. Also, be sure to follow ‘That Eurovision Site’ on Facebook, Instagram and Twitter for more information about Latvia’s Eurovision journey this year!
News Source: LTV
Photo Source: Lauris Viksne / LTV