Latvia’s public broadcaster, LTV, reported in a statement that 28 songs had qualified to the next phase of the national final of Supernova.
Of the 126 songs the public channel received, the jury comprised of country music experts limited them to 28 and went to the next phase.
The jury consisted of:
Agnese Cimuška – Executive Director of the Latvian Music Development Society
Aiga Leitholde – Music Judge
Liena Grīna – Executive Director of the Latvian Association of Performers and Producters
Sabīne Brice – Marketing Director of Universal Music Latvia
Ilze Jansone – Producer of Supernova
Inese Saulāja – Warner Music Latvia Personnel Management and Development Specialist
Kaspars Zaviļeiskis – Music journalist
Jānis Žilde – Musician and presenter
Kaspars Mauriņš – Social Media Manager of Latvijas Radio 2
Rūdolfs Švēde – Program Manager of Radio Tev
Emīls Kazakovs – Program Manager of Kurzemes Radio
Toms Grēviņš – DJ at Piecei.lv
Artis Dvarionas – Radio SWH producer and singer
Aleksis Vilciņš – Presenter at Pieci.lv
Edgars Bāliņš – Wiwibloggs columnist and social media manager at Delfi.lv
Petri Mannonen – Head of Universal Music Finland and the Baltics
Martti Vuorinen – Universal Music A&R Artist
Pēteris Krievkalns – Creative Director of Supernova
The jury only listened to the songs without knowing the artists behind them. This week, they are expected to drop further, while the number of songs that will compete in the country’s national final remains unknown.
At the same time, the channel is keeping its cards closed, as it has not provided information on whether they will be semi-final, and what Supernova 2020 will look like. All we know so far is that the final will take place on February 8th.
The songs that will compete in the country’s national final will be released in January.
This year will be the 6th year that Supernova will take place with a generally moderate attendance at the competition. Aminata’s 2015 participation in Vienna (1st edition of Supernova) stands out, with the Baltic country taking the 6th place, making it the best country in the decade.
In 2019 Latvia was represented by the band Carousel with the song “That night” which failed to win the gold ticket for = the grand final, after taking the 15th place with 50 points in the semifinal.