Samanta Tīna has just won Supernova 2020 and will represent Latvia at this year’s Eurovision Song Contest. She will perform the song ‘Still Breathing’ in Rotterdam.
A record number of 126 entries were submitted for the Baltic national selection. After the live auditions, which saw 26 candidates perform their songs, a professional jury panel narrowed the number of participants down to 9 for the final:
- Seleste – “Like Me”
- DRIKSNA – “Stay”
- Katrīna Bindere – “I Will Break Your Heart”
- Edgars Kreilis – “Tridymite”
- Katrīna Dimanta – “Heart Beats”
- Miks Dukurs – “I’m Falling For You”
- ANNNA – “Polyester”
- Bad Habits – “Sail With You”
- Samanta Tīna – “Still Breathing”
At today’s final, the winner was selected by solely public vote via SMS, calls and online on the official website of the broadcaster. The voting time began right after the last performance and closed after 10 minutes.
Although the jury panel didn’t have any decision power, its members provided the viewers with impressions and thoughts about the performances. The experts were Mārja Merivo-Parro, Gerūta Griniūte, Petri Mannonens and Artis Dvarionas.
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