Supernova (Latvian TV series)

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Supernova
Latvia - Supernova.jpg
Genre Music, entertainment, reality television
Presented by Ketija Šēnberga (2015–2017)
Toms Grēviņš (2015–2017)
Justs Sirmais (2018–)
Dagmāra Legante (2018–)
Judges Kaspars Roga (2015–2017)
Guntars Račs (2015–)
Ieva Kerēvica (2015–2016)
Dons (2015; 2017–)
Intars Busulis (2016-)
DJ Rudd (2017–)
Country of origin Latvia
Original language(s) Latvian
No. of series 3
No. of episodes 15
Release
Original network Latvijas Televīzija (LTV)
Original release 18 January 2015 (2015-01-18) – present
External links
Website

Supernova is a Latvian music entertainment show created by the Latvian broadcaster, LTV. It is currently used as the Latvian national selection for the Eurovision Song Contest.

Supernova began airing in 2015, replacing the previous short-lived Latvian national selection Dziesma. Its first winner, Aminata Savadogo went on to bring Latvia to the finals for the first time since 2008, earning Latvia their best placing since 2005, and their fourth best placing ever.

Winners[edit]

Year Song Artist Final Points Semi Points
2015 "Love Injected" Aminata 6 186 2 155
2016 "Heartbeat" Justs 15 132 8 132
2017 "Line" Triana Park Did not qualify 18 21
2018 "Funny Girl" Laura Rizzotto

Seasons[edit]

Supernova 2015[edit]

Supernova 2015 consisted of two introduction shows, two heats, a semi-final, and a final. The introduction shows took place on 18 and 25 January 2015, the heats on 1 and 8 February 2015, the semi-final on 15 February 2015, and the final on 22 February 2015.[1][2][3] The season started out with twenty competitors; however, only four made it to the final, where Aminata and her song "Love Injected" was declared the winner. A mix of jury voting and voting from the public decided the qualifiers of the heats and semi-finals; however, only voting from the public decided the winner of the final.[4][5]

Draw Artist Song Votes Total Place
Internet Televote
1 Aminata "Love Injected" 8319 14017 22336 1
2 MNTHA "Nefelibata" 3010 7352 10362 4
3 ElektroFolk "Sundance" 2803 7971 10774 3
4 Markus Riva "Take Me Down" 5818 9932 15750 2

Supernova 2016[edit]

Supernova 2016 consisted of two introduction shows, two heats, a semi-final, and a final. The introduction shows took place on 24 and 31 January 2016, the heats on 7 and 14 February 2016, the semi-final on 21 February 2016, and the final on 28 February 2016, the competing artists and their songs were revealed during the second introduction show.[6][7] The season started out with twenty competitors; however, only four made it to the final, where Justs and his song "Heartbeat" was declared the winner. A mix of jury voting and voting from the public decided the qualifiers of the heats and semi-finals; however, only voting from the public decided the winner of the final.[8]

Draw Artist Song Votes Total Place
Internet Televote
1 Catalepsia "Damnation" 5393 13521 18914 2
2 MyRadiantU "We Will Be Stars" 2432 4219 6651 3
3 Justs "Heartbeat" 8995 11730 20725 1
4 Marta Ritova "Not From This World" 1869 3172 5041 4

Supernova 2017[edit]

Supernova 2017 consisted of two introduction shows, two heats, a semi-final, and a final. The introduction shows took place on 22 and 29 January 2017, the heats on 5 and 12 February 2017, the semi-final on 19 February 2017, and the final on 26 February 2017,[9][10] the competing artists and their songs were revealed on 13 January 2017.[11][12] The season started out with twenty-two competitors; however, only four made it to the final, where Triana Park and their song "Line" were declared the winners. A mix of jury voting and voting from the public decided the qualifiers of the heats and semi-finals; however, only voting from the public decided the winner of the final.

Draw Artist Song Public Vote[13] Place
Online Televote/SMS Spotify streams Total
1 Santa Daņeļeviča "Your Breath" 9.29% 13.71% 15.83% 12.94% 4
2 The Ludvig "I'm in Love With You" 15.24% 12.76% 28.95% 18.98% 2
3 My Radiant You "All I Know" 14.73% 15.66% 19.15% 16.52% 3
4 Triana Park "Line" 60.74% 57.87% 36.07% 51.56% 1

Supernova 2018[edit]

Supernova 2018 consisted of two introductory shows and four competition shows. Twenty-one artists competed in this season, which consisted of three semifinals and a final; the top two artists from each semifinal and the next-highest ranked artist from all three semifinals advanced to the final (for a total of seven artists). The first semifinal took place on 3 February, and the second and third semifinals took place on 10 February and 17 February, respectively. Technical voting errors were encountered during the second semifinal; this increased the number of artists in the final to eight.[14] In the final, which was held on 24 February, Laura Rizzotto was declared the winner of the competition after her song Funny Girl scored the highest amount of votes from the public.[15][16][17]

Draw Artist Song Televotes Jury Votes Internet votes Spotify Streams Total Place
1 Sudden Lights "Just Fine" 1563 2 2357 28% 4 2
2 Ritvars "Who's Counting?" 488 4 490 11% 10 4
3 MADARA "Esamība" 1490 3 2785 18% 7 3
4 Liene Greifane "Walk the Talk" 398 8 800 7% 13 7
5 Lauris Valters "Lovers Bliss" 285 6 366 5% 14 8
6 Edgars Kreilis "Younger Days" 413 5 781 9% 12 6
7 Laura Rizzotto "Funny Girl" 2956 1 5172 12% 2 1
8 Markus Riva "This Time" 2321 7 2839 10% 10 5

References[edit]

  1. ^ Roxburgh, Gordon (1 February 2015). "Latvia: Results of first Supernova round". Eurovision.tv. Retrieved 1 February 2015. 
  2. ^ Roxburgh, Gordon (8 February 2015). "Latvia: Results of second Supernova round". Eurovision.tv. Retrieved 8 February 2015. 
  3. ^ Roxburgh, Gordon (15 February 2015). "Latvia has chosen their four finalists". Eurovision.tv. Retrieved 15 February 2015. 
  4. ^ Melbler, Patrick (22 February 2015). "LATVIA: AMINATA SAVADOGO WINS SUPERNOVA 2015 WITH "LOVE INJECTED"". Wiwibloggs.com. Retrieved 22 February 2015. 
  5. ^ Roxburgh, Gordon (22 February 2015). "Aminata to represent Latvia in Vienna". Eurovision.tv. Retrieved 22 February 2015. 
  6. ^ "Sākusies cīņa par ceļazīmi uz 'Eirovīziju'". delfi.lv (in Latvian). Delfi. 24 November 2015. Retrieved 19 December 2015. 
  7. ^ "Nolikums Par dziesmu un izpildītāju atlasi LTV konkursam "Supernova 2016"" (PDF). supernova.lsm.lv (in Latvian). Latvijas Televīzija. 3 September 2015. Retrieved 19 December 2015. 
  8. ^ Roxburgh, Gordon (21 February 2016). "Latvia: The four songs through to the Supernova final". eurovision.tv. European Broadcasting Union. Retrieved 21 February 2016. 
  9. ^ "Eurovision selection under way". eng.lsm.lv. 6 February 2017. Retrieved 8 February 2017. 
  10. ^ "Four more acts culled from Eurovision contest". eng.lsm.lv. 20 February 2017. Retrieved 26 February 2017. 
  11. ^ Granger, Anthony (9 January 2017). "Latvia: Supernova 2017 participants to be announced Friday". eurovoix.com. Eurovoix. 
  12. ^ "Nolikums Par dziesmu un izpildītāju atlasi LTV konkursam "Supernova 2017"" (PDF). supernova.lsm.lv (in Latvian). Latvijas Televīzija. 16 August 2016. Retrieved 10 September 2016. 
  13. ^ https://eurovoix.com/2017/02/28/latvia-triana-park-wins-supernova-significant-margin/
  14. ^ Hyde, Anne (12 February 2018). "Supernova results overturned!". escbubble.com. 
  15. ^ "Šogad Latviju Eirovīzijā pārstāvēs Laura Rizzotto" (in Latvian). LSM. 25 February 2018. Retrieved 25 February 2018. 
  16. ^ Melne, Kristīne (26 February 2018). "Ekskluzīvi: atklāti 'Supernovas' balsojuma dati" (in Latvian). Delfi.lv. Retrieved 27 February 2018. 
  17. ^ Mercereau, Damien (9 March 2018). "2018 : Laura Rizzotto, la touche brésilienne de la Lettonie" (in French). Le Figaro. Retrieved 10 March 2018. 

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