LTV, the Latvian national broadcaster, has confirmed to ESCToday that Latvia will compete at the forthcoming 2020 Eurovision Song Contest in the Netherlands.
Thus Latvia joins the list of countries who so far have confirmed their participation at the upcoming 2020 Eurovision edition.
Latvia will be yet again selecting its Eurovision act and entry via Supernova. The Latvian broadcaster has opened the submission window for composers and artists wishing to partake in the competition and ultimately represent Latvia in Eurovision 2020 in order to send their applications with the deadline set on 20 November 2019. Foreign composers and artists are also eligible to enter the competition. You can find out more information here and the submission form here.
The Grand Final of Supernova 2020 has been set on Saturday 8 February.
More details on Latvia’s Eurovision 2020 plan of action are expected to be released in due course.
Latvia in Eurovision
Latvia debuted at the Eurovision Song Contest in 2000 with Brainstorm and won the contest 2 years later in 2002 in Tallinn with Marie N.
In 2019, Carousel won the golden ticket to Tel Aviv with their entry That night. Despite a great performance, the Baltic nation failed to qualify to the Grand Final for the third consecutive year.
Latvia has enjoyed mixed fortunes in the competition in its 20 year history, having only made it to the top 10 of the leaderboard four times: 2000 (3rd), 2002 (1st), 2005 (5th) and 2015 (6th).