Latvian broadcaster LTV has announced the names of the artists and songs that will participate in Supernova 2017.
Anna Zankovska: Rage Love
Crime Sea: Escape
Edgars Kreilis: We Are Angels
First Question: Naked
Franco Franco: Up
Katrīna Cīrule: Blood Runs Quicker
Katrine Lukins: Silhouette
Laura Lo pied. Chris Oak: Little Weird
Lauris Valters: Magic Years
Linda Leen: Who Is In Charge
Markus Riva: Dynamite
Miks Dukurs: Spiritual Priest
Miks Galvanovskis: Runaway
My Radiant You: All I Know
Pikaso: U (Can Keep Your Cools)
Rock’n’Berries: Feel The Love
Santa Daņeļeviča: Your Breath
THE HiQ: Taju Ot Lyubvi
The Ludvig: I’m In Love With You
Toms Kalderauskis: We Won’t Back Down
Triana Park: Line
UP: One By One
The live shows will take place on the 5th, 12th, 19th and 26th February.
Supernova 2017, the Latvian national selection for the Eurovision Song Contest will take place on Sunday 26th February.
The Latvian broadcaster, Latvijas Televīzija, announced that streaming from Spotify will be included in the voting during the final of Supernova 2017. The addition is a reflection of the move from physical music sales to downloads and streaming.
Petri Mannonen, Commercial Director, Universal Finland said, "Supernova partnering up with Spotify is an innovative approach to include digital music consumption in the selection process. It makes sense – as the more popular a track becomes within Spotify the more potential it will have to succeed".
Przemek Pluta, Strategy and Operations Lead for Universal in CEE and Baltics added, "We are super excited to work together with the Supernova show. Spotify is booming and is the main source of music for many (young) people in Latvia. It will be the first time that we give data on music consumption back to the audience of the Eurovision qualifications show".