The second heat took place on 12 February 2017. Four entries qualified to the semi-final. The eleven competing entries first faced a public vote where the top two songs will advance. An additional two qualifiers selected from the remaining eight entries by the jury.
|Participant||Song Title||Public Vote|
|7||Santa Daņeļeviča||“Your Breath”||Advanced|
|9||My Radiant You||“All I Know”||Advanced|
|10||The Ludvig||“I’m In Love With You”||Advanced|
|3||Toms Kalderauskis||“We Won’t Back Down”||Eliminated|
|4||UP||“One by One”||Eliminated|
|6||The HiQ||“Taju ot lyubvi”||Eliminated|
|8||Laura & Chris||“Little Weird”||Eliminated|
DID YOU KNOW?
Prior to the 2017 Contest, Latvia had participated in the Eurovision Song Contest seventeen times since its first entry in 2000. Latvia won the contest once in 2002 with the song “I Wanna” performed by Marie N. Following the introduction of semi-finals for the 2004 contest, Latvia was able to qualify to compete in the final between 2005 and 2008. Between 2009 and 2014, the nation had failed to qualify to the final for six consecutive years. In the 2015 contest, Latvia managed to qualify to the final with the song “Love Injected” performed by Aminata, which placed 6th in the final, scoring 186 points, giving them their best placing since 2005. In 2016, Latvia managed to qualify to the final and place 15th with the song “Heartbeat” performed by Justs.
The Latvian national broadcaster, Latvijas Televīzija (LTV), broadcasts the event within Latvia and organises the selection process for the nation’s entry. Latvia has selected their entries for the Eurovision Song Contest through a national final. Since their debut in 2000 until 2012, LTV had organised the selection show Eirodziesma. In a response to the nation’s failure to qualify to the final at Eurovision since 2008, between 2013 and 2014, the competition was rebranded and retooled as Dziesma. However, after failing to produce successful entries those two years, LTV developed the Supernova national final in order to select their 2015 entry. The competition produced two Latvian entries in 2015 and 2016 that managed to qualify the nation to the final of the Eurovision Song Contest. In 2017, LTV announced that the Supernova format would return once again to select the Latvian entry. (source: wikipedia.org)