Latvia started Supernova 2016 preparations

After a successful Eurovision year, broadcaster LTV are sticking to the formula from last year, with a second series of Supernova being used to select Latvia’s 2016 entry, hoping for an even better result in next year’s contest in Stockholm, Sweden.

As with last year, Supernova will be the method which Latvia will use to select their representative at the 61st Eurovision Song Contest. It will be broadcast every Sunday in February, with the grand final taking place on Sunday the 28th of February, when the Latvian entry for Stockholm will be decided by a mix of jury and public voting.

Latvian citizens can submit songs until Sunday the 1st of November, after which a professional jury will choose a final 20, who will be revealed in two documentaries to be shown towards the end of January.

Latvia in Eurovision Song Contest

Latvia has participated in the Eurovision Song Contest 16 times since making its debut at the contest in 2000, where the group Brainstorm finished third with the song My Star. The country’s only Eurovision victory was in 2002, when Marie N won with the song I Wanna, defeating Malta by 12 points. Latvia is the second former Soviet country to win the contest. The 2003 contest was held in the Latvian capital, Riga.

Last year the country qualified for the final for the first time since 2008 with Animata and the song Love Injected. In the final she finished sixth, Latvia’s fourth top 10 placement and best result in the contest since 2005.

Below you can watch Animate performing her song in last year’s Eurovision Song Contest:

Source: EuroVisionary,, Wikipedia
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