Latvia – The Latvian National broadcaster, LTV, has announced that they will allow younger entrants this year for their selection show Supernova 2019. The minimum age has been lowered to 16. They are also looking for a quality radio hit.
Supernova 2018 jury chairman, DJ Rudd, last year’s jury chairman said,
“We are looking for a radio hit, so it’s only logical that radio people are the ones who first evaluate the songs. They are the ones who determine what’s on the radio station every day.”
All songs submitted will therefore be initially rated by a jury consisting of representatives from several top Latvian radio stations. LTV will collaborate with the Universal Music Group. Composers can be non-Latvian.
Submissions can be sent from 3rd September 2018 to 21st October 2018.
Latvia has participated in the Eurovision Song Contest 19 times since making its debut at the contest in 2000, and has only made it to the grand final twice in the last ten years. Their first ever entry, by Brainstorm, finished in 3rd place and they have won the contest once, in 2002 with Marie N.