Just when you thought Latvia’s Supernova 2022 was ready to bake, broadcaster Latvijas Televīzija (LTV) added more ingredients to their national selection cake, including Aarzemnieki’s Katrīna Dimanta.
16 acts were already selected by jurors to participate in a Semi-Final on February 5, 2022, but today LTV threw in an extra twist – a 17th act will be picked by online voters from a list of ten artists nominated.
Online voters have the opportunity to listen to and vote for their favorite song HERE from the ten jury picked artists during the next four days, with the winner being announced on January 15, 2022. That winner will then be entered into Supernova 2022 alongside the list of acts announced earlier this year.
The ten artists nominated are:
- Antra Stafecka and Atis Ieviņš – “Call the Lights”
- Dārta Stepanova – “Brīnumzeme”
- Edvards Strazdiņš – “Open Road”
- Katrīna Dimanta – “My Voice”
- Marta Ritova – “Let Me Go”
- Mārtiņš Strods – “One More Time”
- Miks Galvanovskis – “I’m Just A Sinner”
- Rihards Bērziņš – “1+1”
- Tētis – “Labākie vārdi”
- Toms Kalderauskis – “Naked smile”
Latvia fans will recognize a few names from this list, particularly Katrīna Dimanta, who was part of Latvia’s Eurovision 2014 entry “Cake to Bake,” by the group Aarzemnieki.
Antra Stafeck, Miks Galvanovskis, and Toms Kalderauskis are also prior national selection entrants who are back for another crack at Eurovision.
Whoever Latvia picks, the pressure will be on to break a non-qualification for the Grand Final streak. Though Samanta Tina had a vocal cult following, “The Moon is Rising” came in 17th and last place in Semi-Final 2 at Eurovision 2021.
Latvia’s last Grand Final qualifier is Justs’s “Heartbeat,” which came in 15th at Eurovision 2016. Marie N’s Eurovision 2002 winner “I Wanna” remains the Baltic nation’s best result to date.