Latvia: Justs to Stockholm with Aminata-penned song

Latvia decided moments ago who will be their representative in Stockholm, and Justs swept the competition with the song Heartbeat. The second edition of Supernova got underway with a total of 20 songs selected by a professional jury, and was cut down to the four best remaining entries. Justs will now follow in Aminata’s footsteps and represent Latvia at the Eurovision Song Contest 2016.

Broadcaster LTV received 120 open submissions, from which 20 were chosen to take part in Supernova. Over the course of two heats preliminary and one semi-final this month, the participants were downsized to four finalists.

Among them is Aminata again – she finished sixth in the Grand Final 2015 with the song Love Injected, Latvia’s best placing in a decade – but this time as a composer, penning the song Heartbeat for entrant Justs. And Latvia again places their fate in her hands.

Other returning acts from last year were Markus Riva and ElektroFolk; both of whom have already been eliminated. But perhaps the most famous to return was the Riga Beaver, who provided ample entertainment between sets. Joining in the interval acts were Aminata herself, jury member and 2009 Latvia representative Intars Busulis, and electronic three-piece Bandmaster.

Previously, the jury and televote was split evenly in the results, but this evening it was completely up to the television audience to make the decision for May.

The four contestants tonight follow (winner in bold):

  1. Catalepsia – Damnation
  2. MyRadiantU – We Will Be Stars
  3. Justs – Heartbeat
  4. Marta Ritova – Not From This World