Latvia in the Eurovision Song Contest 2022

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Eurovision Song Contest 2022
Country Latvia
National selection
Selection processSupernova 2022
Selection date(s)Online Vote:
10–14 January 2022
Semi-final:
5 February 2022
Final:
12 February 2022[1]
Latvia in the Eurovision Song Contest
◄2021 2022

Latvia is scheduled to participate in the Eurovision Song Contest 2022 in Turin, Italy. The Latvian broadcaster Latvijas Televīzija (LTV) will organise the national final Supernova 2022 in order to select the Latvian entry for the 2022 contest.

Background

Prior to the 2022 contest, Latvia has participated in the Eurovision Song Contest twenty-one times since its first entry in 2000.[2] Latvia won the contest once in 2002 with the song "I Wanna" performed by Marie N. Following the introduction of semi-finals for the 2004, Latvia was able to qualify to compete in the final between 2005 and 2008. Between 2009 and 2014, the nation failed to qualify to the final for six consecutive years. In the 2015 contest, Latvia managed to qualify to the final with the song "Love Injected" performed by Aminata, which placed 6th in the final, scoring 186 points, giving them their best placing since 2005. In 2021, Latvia was represented by Samanta Tīna and the song "The Moon Is Rising", but the country did not qualify for the final and finished last in the second semi-final with 14 points.

Before Eurovision

Supernova 2022

Supernova 2022 will be the seventh edition of the Latvian national selection Supernova, which will select Latvia's entry for the Eurovision Song Contest 2022. The competition will consist of between 16 and 24 entries, of which a number will take part in a final that will take place in February 2022. The exact format of the competition is due to be announced in January 2022 by LTV.[3]

Competing entries

On 7 October 2021, LTV opened a two-month submission period for interested singers and songwriters to enter the audition process for Supernova 2022.[4] All entries were required to be by a singer-songwriter that was aged at least sixteen and a citizen of Latvia, with foreign writers allowed only if they contributed to one third or less of the entry.

After all submissions were received, a jury formed of representatives of the main radio stations in Latvia assessed the songs, only being informed of the song title (not the singer). 16 acts were selected by the jury to take part in the competition.[3] The selected entries were announced on 5 January 2022.[5] In addition to the initial sixteen competing artists, LTV held an online vote between 10 and 14 January 2022 to determine a seventeenth act.[6]

Online vote – 10–14 January 2022
Artist Song Songwriter(s)
Antra Stafecka [lv] and Atis Ieviņš "Call the Lights" Antra Stafecka [lv], Atis Ieviņš, Oskars Deigelis
Dārta Stepanova "Brīnumzeme" Valters Pūce, Patrīcija Ksenija Cuprijanoviča [lv]
Edvards Strazdiņš "Open Road" Edvards Strazdiņš, Kerija Hauptmane
Katrīna Dimanta "My Voice" Katrīna Dimanta, Reinis Briģis
Marta Ritova [lv] "Let Me Go" Marta Ritova [lv], Armands Varslavāns
Mārtiņš Strods "One More Time" Mārtiņš Strods, Evija Smagare
Miks Galvanovskis [lv] "I'm Just a Sinner" Miks Galvanovskis [lv], Reinis Briģis
Rihards Bērziņš "1+1" Rihards Bērziņš
Tētis "Labākie vārdi" Nauris Brikmanis [lv], Valters Osis
Toms Kalderauskis "Naked Smile" Liene Stūrmane, Kaspars Ansons, Toms Kalderauskis
Artist Song Songwriter(s)
Aminata "I'm Letting You Go" Aminata Savadogo
Beatrise Heislere "On the Way Home" Edvards Grieze, Beatrise Heislere
Bermudu Divstūris [lv] "Bad" Marats Ogļezņevs
Bujāns "He, She, You & Me" Intars Busulis, Reinis Sējāns [lv], Marts Pujāts [lv], Jānis Šipkēvics [lv]
Citi Zēni "Eat Your Salad" Roberts Memmēns, Jānis Pētersons, Dagnis Roziņš, Jānis Jačmenkins
Elīna Gluzunova "Es pabiju tur" Jānis Šipkēvics, Marts Pujāts
Inspo "A Happy Place" Nadīna Stirniniece, Aivars Lietaunieks
Katō [lv] "Promises" Kaspars Ansons, Anna Zankovska
Linda Rušeniece "Pay My Own Bills" Ralfs Eilands, Rūdolfs Ozols, Valters Sprūdžs
Markus Riva "If You're Gonna Love Me" Markus Riva
Mēs Jūs Mīlam "Rich Itch" Rūdolfs Ozols, Valters Sprūdžs, Ralfs Eilands [lv]
Miks Dukurs [lv] "First Love" Miks Dukurs [lv]
Miks Galvanovskis [lv] "I'm Just a Sinner" Miks Galvanovskis [lv], Reinis Briģis
Patriks Peterson [lv] "Can't Get You Outta My Head" Elviss Pētersons
Raum "Plans" Reinis Straume [lv], Arnis Račinskis [lv]
The Coco'nuts "In and Out of the Dark" Marija Valmiera, Pēteris Narubins, Toms Valmiers, Monta Kurme, Benijs Zeltkalis, Artūrs Strautmanis
Zelma "How" Arturs Liede, Andrjus Jaņuns, Arta Zelma Jēgere

At Eurovision

According to Eurovision rules, all nations with the exceptions of the host country and the "Big Five" (France, Germany, Italy, Spain and the United Kingdom) are required to qualify from one of two semi-finals in order to compete for the final; the top ten countries from each semi-final progress to the final. The European Broadcasting Union (EBU) splits up the competing countries into six different pots based on voting patterns from previous contests, with countries with favourable voting histories put into the same pot.[7]

References

  1. ^ "Eurovision Calendar 2021/22". Eurovision.tv. EBU. Retrieved 22 December 2021.
  2. ^ "Latvia Country Profile". European Broadcasting Union (EBU). Retrieved 6 November 2014.
  3. ^ a b Granger, Anthony (5 October 2021). "🇱🇻 Latvia: Supernova 2022 Submissions Open on October 7". Eurovoix. Retrieved 1 November 2021.{{cite web}}: CS1 maint: url-status (link)
  4. ^ "Search for Latvia's Eurovision contender starts". lsm.lv. Latvijas Televīzija. 7 October 2021. Retrieved 22 January 2022.
  5. ^ "Iepazīsties ar "Supernovas" 16 pusfinālistiem! Vēl vienu dalībnieku izvēlēsies interneta balsojumā". lsm.lv (in Latvian). Latvijas Televīzija. Retrieved 5 January 2022.{{cite web}}: CS1 maint: url-status (link)
  6. ^ Granger, Anthony. "Latvia: Voting Commences for 17th Supernova 2022 Semi-Finalist". Eurovoix. Retrieved 10 January 2022.{{cite web}}: CS1 maint: url-status (link)
  7. ^ "Rules–Eurovision Song Contest". European Broadcasting Union (EBU). Archived from the original on 8 April 2020. Retrieved 10 October 2021.

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