If 2017 was a good year for Kristian Kostov, 2018 may prove to be even better. Within the first two weeks of January, three exciting developments for Kris have been announced. Kostov has found out that “Beautiful Mess” received the most airplay in Bulgaria in 2017. He has also been voted “Most Beautiful Bulgarian Man” of 2017. Plus with an upcoming collaboration due alongside Norway’s 2017 Eurovision representative JOWST, this year has started with a bang for the young Bulgarian star.
“Beautiful Mess” tops airplay charts
Courtesy of the BNT Eurovision Twitter account, it has been confirmed that in 2017, the song that received the most plays on Bulgarian radio and TV was indeed their Eurovision entry. “Beautiful Mess” finished in second place in the Grand Final, achieving Bulgaria’s best result to date. The entry, written by Alex Vargas, Alex Omar, Joacim Persson, Sebastian Arman & Borislav Milanov, won the first semi-final.
53.3% voted him Bulgaria’s Most Beautiful Man
Amongst a long-list of 50 nominees, Kris found himself up against some top competition in this public vote. However, he came out on top thanks to his fans – #TeamKris – who got their star to the top of the poll with a staggering 53.3% of the total 30,000 votes cast online.
— Kristian Kostov (@KristianKostov_) January 15, 2018
JOWST x Kristian Kostov is coming soon
Today, BNT Eurovision teased #TeamKris fans worldwide by declaring that they had heard a snippet of the upcoming collaboration between Norway’s JOWST and Kristian Kostov himself. JOWST who finished in tenth place with “Grab the Moment” alongside vocalist Aleksander Walmann at the Eurovision Song Contest 2017 has previously teased the song himself, whilst Kris just called it “🔥” (we presume he means “lit”).
Indeed, BNT Eurovision also used the fire emoji today saying, “it’s FIRE! So much hit potential!”
Great lineup for @NRKmgp 2018 🇳🇴 Lykke til to all the artists, who will take part in the final on 10 March! And when we speak about #Norway – we heard a snippet from @JOWSTMUSIC x @KristianKostov_ new track and it's FIRE! 🔥 So much hit potential! 🎹#NRKmgp #Eurovision
— BNT Eurovision Bulgaria 🇧🇬 (@bg_eurovision) January 15, 2018
Already this month, Kristian Kostov has released his latest single “The One (I Need You)” to overwhelmingly positive feedback throughout the continent from both bloggers and fans.
The whole team at ESCXTRA sends its congratulations to Kris for his latest achievements and we’re very excited to hear the upcoming project with JOWST!
Are you excited to hear the JOWST x Kristian Kostov collaboration? Did you vote for Kris to become Most Beautiful Bulgarian Man 2017? Let us know in the comments below and on social media @ESCXTRA.