Latvia reveals audition tapes for Supernova 2019!

The Eurovision selection process is well and truly underway in Latvia, with the nation’s broadcaster revealing the 33 participants and their audition tapes.

Last week, the Latvian national broadcaster LTV held the second round of auditions for the upcoming edition of Supernova, the selection process the nation uses to select their Eurovision entrant. A total of 33 artists and groups took part in the auditions, including a few familiar faces. At a later date, the artists that will compete in the semi-finals will be announced.

Here is the full list of participants from the second audition round:

  • Waterflower  – “Grow”
  • Ēriks Balodis – “I know you know”
  • Kristiāna Bumbiere – “Remedy”
  • Līga Rīdere – “Būšu tepat” (I’ll be there right now)
  • Roberts Ķimenis – “Over”
  • ATIS – “She’s on fire”
  • Miks Dukurs – “Life”
  • Kristīne Pastare (Peress) – “Smaragdi un pelni” (Emeralds and ashes)
  • Markus Riva – “You make me so crazy”
  • Dziļi Violets feat. Kozmens – “Tautasdziesma” (Folk song)
  • Miks Galvanovskis – “Fake”
  • Adriana Miglāne – “Scared of love”
  • MARTA – “Grow Down”
  • Carousel – “That Night”
  • Elza Rozentāle – “You came on tiptoe”
  • ATOM – “Alligator”
  • Miks Galvanovskis – “Shattered”
  • Ivo Grīsniņš Grīslis – “Free Your Mind”
  • LIIVA – “Don’t Need Nobody Like You”
  • Alekss Silvērs – “Fireworks”
  • Edgars Kreilis – “Fire”
  • Kris & Oz – “Midnight streets”
  • August Valdis – “Candy like rain”
  • Audiokvartāls – “Tu man pajautā” (You ask me)
  • Laika upe – “Listen to the way that I breathe”
  • Jeļena Matule  – “With you”
  • Double Faced Eels – “Fire”
  • Kristīne Šomase  – “Harmony”
  • Aivo Oskis – “Somebody’s got my lover”
  • Laime pilnīga – “Awe”
  • Roberts Memmēns – “Feel”
  • MONTA – “Eye of the Beholder”;

Some of the notable names within the list are Markus Riva who has consistently participated in the Latvian national selections, but has not yet made it to Eurovision – maybe this will be his year? The list also includes familiar names Samanta Tina, Miks Dukurs and Edgars Kreilis.

Aminata has also returned as a songwriter, having written the song ‘Fireworks’ for Alekss Silvērs.

You can watch the 33 audition videos here.

This year the People’s Jury is returning to help select the semi-finalists. On the LTV website, fans can vote for or against an entry. Voting will close on the 30th of November at 11:00 CET.

Stay tuned for more news from Latvia!

Photo by Lauris Vīksne