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#LATVIA: Details of Supernova 2018

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#LATVIA: Details of Supernova 2018

Latvian broadcaster LTV has announced more details of its selection process for Lisbon. As in previous years, ‘Supernova’ will be the vehicle, and we know the 21 participating songs. We’ll get more details of the format soon, but here’s the list:

Agnese Stengrevics “You Are My World” Helvijs Stengrevics, Agnese Stengrevics
DVINES “More Than Meets the Eye” DVINES, Pēteris Pāšs, Andris Strazds, Kaspars Ansons
Ed Rallidae “What I Had with You” Aminata Savidogo, Kaspars Ansons
Edgars Kreilis “Younger Days” Edgars Kreilis, Kaspars Ansons
Hypnotic “Pray” Sabīne Geiba, Beatrise Heislere, Ruslans Kuksinovičs
In My Head “Sunset” Evija Smagare, Armands Varslavāns, Rūdolfs Iļķēns
Jenny May “Soledad” (Loneliness) Maija Stuģe, Martin Karl Hägglund, Martin Björn Hanzén, Tim Erik Åström, Michael Javier Hernan Barraza Alfaro
Katrīna Gupalo and The Black Birds “Intoxicating Caramel” Katrīna Gupalo
Katrine Lukins “Running Red Lights” Katrine Lukins, Andris Lūkins, Kaspars Ansons
Kris & Oz “Morning Flight” Artūrs Osipovs, Kristīne Morina, Kristīne Sisējeva, Aleksandrs Solovjovs
Laura Rizzotto “Funny Girl” Laura Rizzotto
Lauris Valters “Lovers Bliss” Lauris Valters, Reinis Briģis
Liene Greifāne “Walk the Talk” Liene Greifāne, Ylva Persson, Linda Persson, Roeland Ruijsch
MADARA “Esamība” (Existence) Madara Fogelmane
Markus Riva “This Time” Markus Riva, Kaspars Ansons, Edgars Krastiņš, Quincy Thompson
MIONIA “You” Maija Līcīte
Monta “1000 Roses” Monta Ķimene
Rahu the Fool “Oh Longriver” Pēteris Narubins, Rahu the Fool
Riga Reggae “Stop the War U2” Horens Stalbe, Vladimirs Eglītis, Mārtiņš Burkevics, Renarts Braufmanis
Ritvars “Who’s Counting?” Rihards Lībietis, Mārcis Vasiļevskis, Toms Lisments, Kristīne Pleša, Erna Daugaviete, Toms Kursītis, Mārtiņš Miļevskis, Dāvis Bindemanis, Sabīne Žuga
Sudden Lights “Just Fine” Andrejs Reinis Zitmanis, Kārlis Matīss Zitmanis, Mārtiņš Matīss Zemītis, Kārlis Vārtiņš

The stand out name in this list is Aminata Savidogo. She’s co-written ‘What I had with you’. As you may know, the format in 2017 was two semi-finals, an eight-song final and four-song super-final.

Do you have a favourite artist or writer from this list? Do you think Latvia has what it takes to make the Grand Final in Lisbon?

Latvia has been participating since 2000, and managed to win at the third attempt in 2002 in Tallinn.

Supernova 2017 selected progressive band Triana Park for Kyiv. Here’s their performance at Supernova.

 

Author: John Stanton

Source: Eurovision Ireland, LTV

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