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Bulgaria teases 2018 entry with song titles and stats

On Twitter, Bulgarian broadcaster BNT has revealed the song titles of the songs that might represent them in Lisbon. The Bulgarian song titles all seem to be in English. The tale of the Bulgarian teases keeps on delivering…

Bad News  or A New Home?

Of course, the titles don’t tell us much. We don’t know who wrote them or who could potentially sing them. What we do know is that over two hundred entries were submitted to BNT for the 2018 Eurovision Song Contest.
The Bulgarians published a list of thirteen song titles. All of those are, as we said before, in English. The list is as follows:

  • A New Home
  • Bad News
  • Bones
  • Choosing
  • Cold As Ice
  • Collide
  • Colours
  • Rebirth
  • Love Never Lies
  • Lovers To Enemies
  • Sky Symphony
  • Two Hearts Collide
  • You Will Be The Change

Thirteen out of two hundred

BNT received 202 entries for the 2018 Eurovision Song Contest. Interestingly enough, the broadcaster said only thirteen were available for consideration. Those thirteen are those listed above. Just last week, BNT said they’d take a look at all 147 received entries up until then.
The idea was to convert at least ten percent of all submitted entries into potential Eurovision projects. With thirteen out of 202, that objective wasn’t met. Does that mean quality is less than expected? BNT stated the following regarding the song quality of the potential entries:

As far as quality is concerned, we can proudly state that we consider the overall quality of the line up to be higher than last year, although the projects are rough around the edges which was to be expected.

A returning artist?

BNT are the masters of tease. They also released a bit of information regarding the potential singers of their entry. Nine producers have been involved in the projects they’ll consider.  There are also three international artists involved, as well as five joint projects between international and Bulgarian artists.
Also on the list is one returning artist. Multiple hints and rumours have made an appearance. One of those being mentioned by BNT themselves is last year’s silver boy, Kristian Kostov.

On a high

The Bulgarians are truly on a high as of late. After disastrous Eurovision years between 2008 and 2013, they pulled out of the Eurovision Song Contest. In 2016, a return was announced. Poli Genova once again represented them and this time she came fourth with If Love Was A Crime, a higher result than ever before for Bulgaria. This year, Kristian Kostov flew the flag of the nation and improved on the impeccable fourth place by finishing second with Beautiful Mess.
Can Bulgaria take the extra step and finish on top of the board next year in Lisbon? Let us know below or on social media!

Nick van Lith

I'm one of the founding members of Eleven years after the start, I'm proud to say that I am now the Editor-in-Chief of this wonderful website. When I'm not doing Eurovision stuff, you should be able to find me teaching German to kids... And cheering on everything and everyone Greek, pretty much. Pame Ellada!

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