Eleven acts lined up, knowing the cull would show no mercy. Just four would escape the Eurovision trash can.
Latvian TV launched a third season of Supernova this evening in a bid to find its next Eurovision winner.
Lauris Valters, Linda Leen, Franco Franco and Miks Dukurs qualified to the semi final. The remaining seven acts headed for the bar to drown their collective sorrows.
Want to hear the qualifiers? Of course you do …