LATVIA – Today, the 16 semi-finalists and their songs were revealed in a list posted deep within the LTV website, and two names will be very familiar to Eurovision fans. The songs are available for streaming on-demand on the LTV website, which can be accessed here.
Latvia has had a less-than-ideal Eurovision experience since 2017, and the pressure is on to qualify in Turin this May. Earlier in December, LTV announced that they had received a record-breaking 130 submissions for Supernova 2022, raising hopes that a hidden gem might be among them.
Aminata will compete in the Latvian pre-selection for the third time, having previously competed in 2014 with the song “I Can Breathe.” Her second attempt, “Love Injected,” in 2015, would take her to Eurovision the following year, where she finished sixth overall. She is the fourth most successful Eurovision artist, trailing only Walters and Kazha’s “The War Is Not Over” (2005), Brainstorm’s “My Star” (2000), and winner Marie N’s “I Wanna” (2002).
Markus Riva, who has competed in the Supernova selection eight times, is also a familiar face. His most successful attempts were in 2015, when his song “Take Me Down” finished second to Aminata, and in 2019 when he finished second to eventual winners Carousel once more. It remains to be seen whether this is Markus’ year!
LTV has confirmed that the national final will be divided into two rounds: a semi-final on February 5th and a grand final on February 12th. The show’s format and structure are still unknown, but will most likely be revealed later this month.
Markus Riva – “If You’re Gonna Love Me”
Aminata – “I’m Letting You Go”
BUJĀNS – “He, She, You & Me”
Citi Zēni – “Eat Your Salad”
Inspo – “A Happy Place”
Miks Dukurs – “First Love”
Beatrise Heislere – “On the way home”
KATŌ – “Promises”
Elīna Gluzunova – “Es pabiju tur”
Mēs Jūs Mīlam – “Rich Itch”
Linda Rušeniece – “Pay My Own Bills”
RAUM – “Plans”
Zelma – “How”
Patriks Peterson – “Can’t Get You Outta My Head”
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