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It’s almost time for LTV’s ‘Supernova’ - the national selection show which decides who gets to represent Latvia at the Eurovision Song Contest in Turin later this year. Here’s all you need to know…

📺 TUNE IN: Latvia’s Supernova final will begin just after 20:00 CET on Saturday 12 February. It will stream live on LTV1, for those able to access it.

Supernova finalists:

📺 Watch: Miks Dukurs – First Love

Miks Dukurs – First Love

Music: Miks Dukurs
Lyrics: Miks Dukurs

Singer-songwriter Miks Dukurs has appeared in Supernova on two previous occasions: 2017 and 2019.

His most recent album, 33, received wide critical acclaim.

📺 Watch: Raum – Plans

Raum – Plans

Music: Reinis Straume / Arnis Račinskis
Lyrics: Reinis Straume / Arnis Račinskis

Musician and songwriter RAUM, real name Reinis Straume, is the first Latvian performer to sign a contract with Warner Music Baltics and already has three smash singles to his name.

📺 Watch: Linda Rušeniece – Pay My Own Bills

Linda Rušeniece – Pay My Own Bills

Music: Rūdolfs Ozols / Ralfs Eilands / Valters Sprūdžs
Lyrics: Ralfs Eilands / Valters Sprūdžs

Singer Linda Rušeniece has spent the last six years in the Netherlands composing music, but returns to Latvia to pursue her solo career and work on a debut album.

She’s inspired by artists such as Joss Stone and Beyoncé, and has provided backing vocals for legendary Latvian group Brainstorm.

📺 Watch: Bermudu Divstūris – Bad

Bermudu Divstūris – Bad

Music: Marats Ogļezņevs
Lyrics: Marats Ogļezņevs

Bermudu Divstūris was founded by two cousins… Biceps and Triceps. They won ‘Music Record of the Year Award’ at the Golden Microphone Awards 2014 in the category ‘Best Dance Music Album’. They promise to bring the party.

📺 Watch: Miks Galvanovskis – I’m Just A Sinner

Miks Galvanovskis – I’m Just A Sinner

Music: Marats Ogļezņevs
Lyrics: Marats Ogļezņevs

Miks Galvanovskis was in the band Ne citu rīt’ before launching a solo career in 2016, and competing in Supernova 2017.

📺 Watch: Bujāns – He, She, You & Me

Bujāns – He, She, You & Me

Music: Reinis Sējāns / Intars Busulis
Lyrics: Marts Pujāts / Jānis Šipkēvics

Bujāns describe themselves as ‘a world-class duet that sounds almost like a band’. Their YouTube channel has notched up over 1.3 million views in just over two years.

📺 Watch: Elīna Gluzunova – Es Pabiju Tur

Elīna Gluzunova – Es Pabiju Tur

Music: Jānis Šipkēvics Jr
Lyrics: Marts Pujāts

Elīna gained wide domestic recognition by winning X Factor (Latvia) in 2019. In the Summer of 2020 she released her debut single Holiday.

📺 Watch: Citi Zēni – Eat Your Salad

Citi Zēni – Eat Your Salad

Music: Roberts Memmēns
Lyrics: Jānis Pētersons / Dagnis Roziņš / Jānis Jačmenkins (JJ Lush)

Citi Zēni roughly translates as ‘Other Boys’ and those other boys describe themselves as a ‘6-piece musical act from Eastern Europe, trading in alternative unicorn pop.’

The song is called Eat Your Salad… which isn’t the only thing on the menu.

📺 Watch: Inspo – A Happy Place

Inspo – A Happy Place

Music: Inspo
Lyrics: Nadīna Stirniniece

Inspo plays with musical genres and emphasises the creation of an atmospheric mood within their indie/rock stylings. In October 2021, the band released their first EP: Space Between.

📺 Watch: Mēs Jūs Mīlam – Rich Itch

Mēs Jūs Mīlam – Rich Itch

Music: Rūdolfs Ozols / Ralfs Eilands / Valters Sprūdžs
Lyrics: Ralfs Eilands / Valters Sprūdžs

Mēs Jūs Mīlam translates as: ‘We Love You’. The band is the work of two pals Kaspar Breidak and Ralph Eyland.

📺 Watch: Aminata – I’m Letting You Go

Aminata – I’m Letting You Go

Music: Aminata Savadogo
Lyrics: Aminata Savadogo

She’s back! Aminata represented Latvia in the Eurovision Song Contest in 2015, finishing 6th with the self-composed, fan favourite Love Injected. She went on to write the 2016 Latvian entry Heartbeat, which finished 15th.

So there we have it! Give the entries a listen over on the official Supernova website and let us know what you think via the official Eurovision Song Contest YouTube, Instagram, TikTok, Twitter and Facebook channels.

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