Today, the Latvian broadcaster released more information regarding its 2022 national final.
Supernova will return this year, after a one year break. The show will consist of one semifinal and one final. At the semifinal a total of 17 songs will compete. The 16 songs were selected by a jury and were released on the official site of the national final (hear the songs here). The 17th song will be selected by an online voting. The songs that placed 17th-26th in the initial selection of the entries will get a second chance. The voting of these entries will start on January 10th and will conclude on January 14th. The semifinal is set to take place on February 5 and the final on February 12.
- Aminata – I’m Letting You Go
- Beatrise Heislere – On The Way Home
- Bermudu Divstūris – BAD
- BUJĀNS – He, She, You & Me
- Citi Zēni – Eat Your Salad
- COCO’NUTS – In And Out Of The Dark
- Elīna Gluzunova – Es pabiju tur
- Inspo – A Happy Place
- KATŌ – Promises
- Linda Rušeniece – Pay My Own Bills
- Markus Riva – If You’re Gonna Love Me
- Mēs Jūs Mīlam – Rich Itch
- Miks Dukurs – First Love
- Patriks Peterson – Can’t Get You Outta My Head
- RAUM – Plans
- Zelma – How
A number of artists are returning to the national final. Two artists are veterans on the national final having participate multiple times. Miks Dukurs has participated an astonishing 12 times in the past and Markus Rica 7 times. Both have never won, but that doesn’t stop them from trying! It is also noteworthy that Beatrise Heislere will return after participating at Supernova back in 2018.
Two more artists return, having also represented Latvia at the Eurovision. Bermudu Divstūris won the Latvian national final back in 2011 under the name Musiqq. Their song “Angel In Disguise” placed 17th at the semifinal.
Aminata has also represented Latvia at Eurovision. She won Supernova in 2015 with her song “Love Injected”. Her entry not only qualified for the final, but also placed 6th with 186 points!
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