Supernova 2018 – More details revealed!

As we approach the beginning of Latvia’s “Supernova” contest, to find their representative at the Eurovision Song Contest, more information has been revealed on the official page by the broadcaster LTV

The first semi final will take place on Saturday 3rd February, with two other semi final’s on 10th and 17th February and a Grand Final on Saturday 24th February.

At each semi final, 7 artists will perform and two will be chosen to progress to the final. The qualifiers will be decided by a mix that includes  calls, messages and Spotify streams.  In a new rule, only one call and one message will be counted from each telephone number.

The line up for the first semi final will look like this

There has also been a change of hosts for Supernova, with Ketija Šēnberga and Toms Grēviņš, who had been presenting the show since it’s inception in 2014 being replaced by Dagmara Legante and Justs Sirmais, who himself won Supernova in 2016 and went on to represent Latvia in the Eurovision Song Contest in Stockholm, finishing 15th.

Toms and  comedian, journalist and Eurovision enthusiast Edgars Bāliņš will be hosting an “alternative” show “LSM.LV alternative live” where the armchair enthusiasts will be able to interract with the studio and  there will be special guests who will also add their opinions on the entries.

The final change that has been announced is that the shows will now be broadcast from the Riga Motion Pictures Studio, instead of the LTV Studios which were used in the past. Tickets for the first semi final are available here

Over the coming weeks, Joe and Anne from ESCBubble will be publishing interviews with the artists appearing in “Supernova” this year, ahead of their trip to the final! As we did last year, on the weekend of the grand final, we will bring you all the news and action from Riga as the city gears up for what promises to be the most ambitious and enjoyable contest to date!!

Triana Park represented Latvia at the Eurovision Song Contest in Kyiv last May but somehow failed to qualify for the final, watch their performance in the first semi final below

 

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