Latvia: Online voting in Supernova 2018 now open

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The Latvian national broadcaster, LTV, has added a twist to its national selection process for the 2018 Eurovision Song Contest, introducing an online voting system for viewers across the globe.

Kicking off today at 09:00 CEST (10:00 local time), music enthusiasts now have to opportunity to rate each of the longlisted entries for the forthcoming Latvian national selection, Supernova 2018.

Having originally received 93 entries, the Latvian national broadcaster, LTV, has so far selected 63 songs to proceed in the evaluation process of the selection, and now the broadcaster is asking for your help!

Rate the Supernova 2018 entries

In order to get a better idea of which songs the public would like to see in Supernova 2018, LTV has opened an online platform where each of the entries are currently available to listen to.

Whilst the artists will currently remain anonymous, viewers now have the chance to listen to all of the 63 entries so far, expressing their opinions of each song by either selecting the “Like” or “Dislike” option for the entry.

The public opinion will help the specialist jury panel decide which acts they would like to see shortlisted to compete in the live stages of the competition, with the jury taking the public view into consideration.

According to the Supernova producer, Ilze Jansone, this year’s line-up features artists of all different levels of experience; from new to unknown to surprising performers, the 2018 selection is sure to see a wide variety of acts.

Online voting closes on the 29 October at 22:59 CEST (23:59 local time), before the jury is set to sit and evaluate the results on the 5 November.

Want to judge the entries yourself? Sign up via the links provided by LTV to start your judging experience!

Who will follow in the footsteps of last year’s Supernova winners, Triana Park?

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