Latvia will choose its entry for Rotterdam through Supernova again. This time around there was a field of 26 entries going into live auditions, where 9 acts were selected for the live show on Saturday, 8th February. The vote will be split between a professional jury and a public vote combining televote, internet and spotify stream scores to a total. Here are the entries: Seleste – Like Me : Jazz poppy number, Latvia usually has at least one of those in the line-up, and ended up sending “Funny Girl” a couple of years ago. DRIKSNA – Stay : The song, of the slowish, romantic variety, is alright, but his delivery pulls it down somewhat. His voice has an unpleasant whiny quality. Katrīna Bindere – I Will Break Your Heart : Fairly generic pop number, which gets a bit repetitive. While I am sure there are a number of people that will like it, I am not among them. Edgars Kreilis – Tridymite : atmospheric pop that some might describe as a snoozefest. It’s the type of song that I find difficult to describe and started to like while listening to it repeatedly to come up with something. Katrīna Dimanta – Heart Beats : Even jazzier, but with slight ethnic elements. She is definitely a confident and competent performer. Miks Dukurs – I’m Falling For You : a ballad by a guy with a guitar and a somewhat raspy-ish voice. Says it all really, also because there isn’t more to it than that. ANNNA – Polyester : electro pop with daft but catchy lyrics. The most “different” entry, and the most stageable. Bad Habits – Sail With You : Miks from above wishes his voice was this raspy. A soft rock ballad with anthemic touches. Samanta Tīna – Still Breathing : She has been in before a number of times with very similar entries. She does have a good voice but comes across as trying too much and fake. It doesn’t help that the song feels thrown together incongruously between catchy backing bits and jarring electronic beats. Aminata had her fingers in this, would you believe. The show will be on LTV at 7.25pm (WIM) on Saturday, 8th February and should be viewable here. Suffice it to say that Riga 2021 is rather unlikely, but some entries have the potential to add something to the event if they get polished a little more.