Latvia 2022: Citi Zēni Wins Supernova 2022!

Photo By: LRT

The next Latvian representative has been selected!

Supernova returned this year, after a one year break. The show consisted of one semifinal and one final. At the semifinal a total of 17 songs competed. 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 was selected by an online voting. The songs that placed 17th-26th in the initial selection of the entries got a second chance. The voting of these entries concluded on January 14th. The winner of the wildcard was Miks Galvanovskis with “I’m Just A Sinner”.

Originally, ten acts qualified for the final of the show. However, it was announced that Miks Dukurs will compete in the final, after some technical issues were reported during his semifinal performance. There was some issues that affected his sound quality according to LTV. His qualification in the final came after the broadcaster evaluated his rehearsal and his semifinal performance.

At the end of the night Citi Zēni won the national final with their song “Eat Your Salad”.

Citi Zēni – “Eat Your Salad”

Citi Zēni, which means “Other Boys”, is Latvian band that consist of six members: Jānis Pētersons (vocals), Dagnis Roziņš (vocals, saxophone), Reinis Višķeris (keyboards), Krišjānis Ozols (guitar), Roberts Memmēns (bass) and Toms Kagainis (drums). Their debut album was released in 2021.

Don’t forget to listen to our variety of playlists including the “Supernova 2022”!

Latvia in ESC 2021

In 2021, Latvia selected Samanta Tīna and her song “The Moon Is Rising”. The entry didn’t make it to the final after placing 17th with 14 points.

What do you think about the artists? What do you think about the national final? Let us know in the comments below!

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