A total of 121 songs have been submitted for the national selection of Latvia , with one of them being in the Eurovision Song Contest 2023. The number of songs submitted for Supernova has decreased by nine compared to those from 2022.
Agnese Štrause-Kubliņa , editorial director of LTV entertainment programs says:
We feel happy that the artists appreciate “Supernova” and want to represent Latvia at the Eurovision Song Contest. This year’s high viewing figures for “Supernova” and Eurovision prove that the public sympathizes with the musicians and wants to actively participate in the process of choosing the winner.
The inclusion of songs and performers for Supernova will be determined by a jury selected by LTV. Evaluating song structure, originality, message, as well as the ability of the song and contestant to compete in the international pop music market. The performer’s vocal abilities, personality and past achievements in the music industry, and potential for future achievements.
Supernova 2023 participants are expected to be revealed in January , with the national selection taking place in February . The number of shows and the exact format of Supernova 2023 have yet to be announced.
For security reasons, again this year LTV will reveal the names of the jury representatives only after the international Eurovision Song Contest in May. The jury includes representatives of the Latvian music and television industry, as well as foreign professionals.
Citi Zēni represented Latvia at the Eurovision Song Contest 2022 in Turin, Italy. With their song “Eat Your Salad” , they finished in 14th place in the semi-final.
Stay tuned to Eurovision Fun for all the news about Latvia’s participation in Eurovision 2023!