Supernova 2017 kicks off in Latvia today

The third season of the modern Latvian national selection for Eurovision will kick off today with the first heat being held live from Riga. Supernova is back after the successful results of its previous winners Aminata and Justs at Europe’s favourite TV show.

A total of 11 candidates will compete at today’s heat:

From today’s competing acts, only 4 of them will go through to the semi-final, set on February 19. As in previous years, two qualifiers will be decided by a professional jury panel, while another two semifinalists will be chosen by the audience. This year, however, it will be the very first time Spotify data will help to select a Eurovision entrant as half of the public outcome will be decided according to the number of plays registered on the on-line music platform.

The professional jury for the first heat of Supernova 2017 will be made up of Guntars Račs, Kaspars Roga, Dons and DJ Rudd.

Don’t miss the first Latvian show, hosted by Ketija Šēnberga and Toms Grēviņš, at 20:25 CET by clicking here and on our LIVE Multi – Window Page.

About Belén García (Spain)

Belén García (Spain)

My name is Belén. I’m a musician and English teacher from Spain.

I have been following Eurovision since I was only 11 and the junior version since the beginning (expert of this contest). I love Eurovision because I love discovering new songs every year.

Before ESC+Plus, I have been part of very well-known websites about (Junior) Eurovision. Apart from writing, I love taking professional photos, designing and editing videos, I’m very creative!

I have already traveled to Eurovision and Junior Eurovision a few times and I highly recommend it! =)

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