Latvia’s national broadcaster LTV has revealed the 15 semi-finalists competing to be the next Latvian representative at Eurovision 2023 in Liverpool. The country will return to using Supernova as a national selection method for this year’s Contest.
15 artists competing to be Latvia’s Eurovision 2023 representative
The competing artists and their entry for this year are as follows:
|Artist||Entry||Music and Lyrics|
|24. Avēnija||“You Said”||Kārlis Grīnbergs and Ernests Vīgners|
|Adriana Miglāne||“Like I Wanna”||Adriana Miglāne, Darren Michaels and Martin Älenmark|
|Alise Haijima||“Tricky”||Alise Haijima|
|Artūrs Hatti||“Love Vibes”||Agnese Rozniece, Matīss Repsis, Karlīne Anna Ērgle, Toms Kalderauskis, Baiba Ozoliņa|
|Avéi||“Let Me Go”||Music -Raitis Aukšmuksts and Ieva Kudlāne |
Lyrics – Daniela Brilovska, Ieva Kudlāne and Raitis Aukšmukst
|Inspo||“Sway”||Music – Aivars Lietaunieks |
Lyrics – Nadīna Stirniniece and Aivars Lietaunieks
|Justs||“Stranger”||Music – Justs Sirmais, Weronika Maria Gabryelczyk and Uku Moldau|
Lyrics – Justs Sirmais and Weronika Maria Gabryelczyk
|Katrīne Millere||“Beaten Down”||Katrīne Millere and Andris Lūkins|
|Luīze||“You To Hold Me”||Luīze Vītola|
|Markus Riva||“Forever”||Markus Ruva|
|Patrisha||“Hush”||Music – Patrīcija Ksenija Cuprijanoviča, Krists Indrišonoks, Nanna Prip Pedersen, Rūdolfs Budze |
Lyrics – Krists Indrišonoks, Nanna Prip Pedersen, Rūdolfs Budze, Jūlijs Melngailis
|Raum||“Fake Love”||Music – Reinis Straume, Daniel Levi Viinalass and Jānis Jačmenkins |
Lyrics – Reinis Straume and Daniel Levi Viinalass
|Saule||“Finally Happy”||Music – Krišjānis Suntažs and Rolands Priverts|
Lyrics – Krišjānis Suntažs
|Sudden Lights||“Aijā“||Music – Andrejs Reinis Zitmanis, Kārlis Vārtiņš, Kārlis Matīss Zitmanis and Mārtiņš Matīss Zemītis |
Lyrics – Andrejs Reinis Zitmanis
|Toms Kalderauskis||“When It All Falls”||Music – Julianna Tīruma and Toms Kalderauskis |
Lyrics – Julianna Tīrum
You are now able to listen to the entries competing in this year’s competition right here.
Latvia will once again use Supernova to select its Eurovision 2023 representative for Liverpool. This year’s show will be hosted by Ketija Šēnberga and Lauris Reiniks. The Semi-Finals will take place on the 4th of February, with the final taking place a week later.
Latvia’s Eurovision 2023 representative will be selected by a mixture of Jury Vote and SMS/Televote.
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 Citi Zeni, who performed “Eat Your Salad”. The song failed to qualify from the semi-final, finishing 14th with 55 points.
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News Source: LTV
Photo Credit: EBU / Sarah Louise Bennett