Earlier today, the 16 countries that will take part in the 2017 Junior Eurovision Song Contest were revealed. In a shock to many, Bulgaria’s name was not on that list. As we published in our feature article about Bulgaria’s Junior Eurovision journey earlier today, Bulgaria is one of Eurovision’s most successful countries in recent years. Therefore, why exactly have BNT withdrawn?
New director general to be elected on August 23rd
This afternoon, BNT published a statement on Twitter in regards to the situation at their broadcaster. As we previously reported, the Bulgarian broadcaster is in the process of electing a new director general and board. Now, it has been confirmed that this process will come to an end on August 23rd.
A new DG of BNT is set to be elected on August, 23rd. The new policy of the broadcaster regarding ESC/JESC will be announced afterwards. 1/2
— BNT Eurovision Bulgaria 🇧🇬 (@bg_eurovision) August 9, 2017
BNT’s new Eurovision policies to be announced afterwards
Once this new board is in place, BNT says they will then announce the broadcaster’s new Eurovision policies. We hope there will be a positive outcome considering Bulgaria’s immense success and popularity in the Eurovision world in recent years. However, only time will tell if the new BNT board are as Eurovision-friendly as the previous board were.
Do you think the new board will be pro-Eurovision? How big would a loss of Bulgaria be if they withdrew from the main contest as well as the junior contest? Let us know your thoughts in the comments section below and via our social media pages @ESCXTRA!