Latvia: Supernova returns, final in February

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Supernova, the Latvian national selection process, will return for a second year when the country choses their song for the Eurovision Song Contest 2016.

Following the success of the first run of the show this year, the Latvian broadcaster, LTV, has decided to continue with the format that brought them to the Eurovision Song Contest final for the first time since 2008.

Song submissions are open from now until the beginning of November. Artists can apply through the application page on the Supernova website.

The top 20 songs will then be chosen to progress in the competition, and they will be announced at the beginning of December.

There will be two preparation shows that will be shown in January, with live shows running each Sunday in February.

Supernova 2016 will then reach it’s climax on February 28 for the final, where Latvia will chose their representative for the Eurovision Song Contest in Stockholm.

Earlier this year, Aminata won Supernova 2015 and represented Latvia with her song Love injected.

Aminata scored Latvia their first top ten placing in ten years, finishing sixth, as well as bringing the country their highest ever points total.

Stay tuned to ESCToday for all the latest news from Latvia and the Eurovision Song Contest 2016!