Latvia's Eurovision trials to be heard on Saturday

Fans of quiet understatement and emotional restraint will have to look the other way January 26 as that is the date upon which the first semi-final of Latvia's annual Eurovision selection show, Supernova, will be committed.

Eight acts will plead their cases for a free ticket to Tel Aviv in front of judges in the studio with their performances witnessed by the public at home, with four of the performers progressing to a final verdict at a subsequent date.

Speaking of judges, this year's inquisition will consist of radio presenter DJ Rudd, singers Linda Leen and Ralfs Eilands and radio executive, Artis Dvarionas. Below is a picture of the latter engaged in the sort of deep thought we can expect during the deliberations of the grand jury after they have seen and heard the evidence presented.


Meanwhile the acts performing in the first semi-final will be:

Supernova 2019 starts at 21:25 Rīga time on LTV1 and lasts at least two hours.

If you want advance warning of what the songs will sound like, you can familiarize yourself with them below. Forewarned is forearmed, as the saying goes!

Aivo Oskis "Somebody's got my lover" (Mūzika: Ruslans Kuksinovičs. Vārdi: Aivis Oskis. Producents: Ruslans Kuksinovičs)


Dziļi Violets feat. Kozmens "Tautasdziesma" (Mūzika: Dziļi Violets Vārdi: Nauris Brikmanis, Jānis Skutelis, Mārtiņš Kozlovskis Producents: Didzis Bardovskis)

Laime pilnīga "Awe" (Ervīns Ramiņš, Mārcis Vasiļevskis, Elvijs Mamedovs, Jānis Olekšs)

Samanta Tīna "Cutting the wire" (Mūzika: Arnis Račinskis, Lisbee Stainton, Samanta Tīna. Vārdi: Lisbee Stainton, Arnis Račinskis, Samanta Tīna. Producents: Arnis Račinskis)

Markus Riva “You make me so crazy” (Mūzika: Markus Riva, Roman Nepomiashchyi. Vārdi: Markus Riva. Producents: Roman Nepomiashchyi)

Adriana Miglāne "Scared of love" (Mūzika: Jānis Driksna, Monta Ķimene. Vārdi: Jānis Driksna, Monta Ķimene. Producents: Kaspars Ansons)

Double Faced Eels "Fire" (Mūzika: Mārtiņš Gailītis, Reinis Straume. Vārdi: Reinis Straume. Producents: Mārtiņš Gailītis)

Elza Rozentāle "You came on tiptoe" (Mūzika: Māra Upmane- Holšteine, Mārtiņš Gailītis, Jānis Niedra, Elza Rozentāle. Vārdi: Māra Upmane- Holšteine, Reinis Straume, Jānis Niedra, Elza Rozentāle. Producents: Mārtiņš Gailītis)

Edgars Kreilis "Fire" (Mūzika: Edgars Kreilis, Jūlijs Melngailis, Arnis Račinskis. Vārdi: Jūlijs Melngailis, Arnis Račinskis. Producents: Arnis Račinskis)

Kristiāna Bumbiere "Remedy” (Mūzika: Kristiāna Bumbiere. Vārdi: Kristiāna Bumbiere. Producenti: Kristaps Bumbieris, Mārtiņš Gailītis)

Laika upe "Listen to the way that I breathe" (Armands Varslavāns / Annemarija Linka)

Kristīne Pastare (Peress) "Smaragdi un pelni" (Mūzika: Kristīne Pastare. Vārdi: Kristīne Pastare, Ieva Katkovska, Iluta Alsberga. Producents: Reinis Sējāns)

Alekss Silvērs "Fireworks" (Mūzika: Aminata Savadogo. Vārdi: Aminata Savadogo. Producents: Kaspars Ansons)

Līga Rīdere "Būšu tepat" (Mūzika: Arnis Ieviņš Vārdi: Līga Rīdere. Producenti: Vitholds Smolders, Ritvars Šreibers, Ģirts Laumanis)

Kris & Oz "Midnight streets" (Mūzika: Artūrs Osipovs, Kristīna Morins, Aleksandrs Solovjovs. Vārdi: Artūrs Osipovs. Producents: Aleksandrs Solovjovs)



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