Last Saturday saw the second semi-final of the Latvian national selection Supernova 2018 with two acts making it to the final show, these being Ritvars and MADARA. However, the Latvian national broadcaster LTV has announced that a technical failure has emerged with the Internet voting procedure.
Markus Riva is a finalist!
Throughout this turmoil, someone was lucky! Following the voting failure, the broadcaster opted for the removal of the total Internet votes and thus, the final results are differentiated, with the singer Markus Riva coming 2nd and advancing to the final and Ritvars 3rd. However, all three contestants will be competing in the final round, bringing the final participants number to 7.
Here you may watch the official music video of his Supernova entry This time:
Excited about this sudden and pleasant change, Markus has posted the news on his official Instagram account:
Therefore, the final participants list at the moment is as follows:
- Edgars Kreilis – Younger days
- Liene Greifāne – Walk the talk
- MADARA – Esamība
- Markus Riva – This time
- Ritvars – Who’s counting?
Supernova 2018 resumes this Saturday with the third and last semi-final round. Its two winners will join the 5 already selected contestants to the final evening on 24 February.
Supernova 2018 schedule
03/02: Semi-final 1 10/02: Semi-final 2
- 17/02: Semi-final 3
- 24/02: Grand Final