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Kristian Kostov will participate in Singer 2019

The Eurovision Song Contest 2017 runner-up will now compete in China's top singing competition

Kristian Kostov, the Bulgarian runner-up at the Eurovision Song Contest 2017 will participate in Singer 2019, the latest series of the Chinese reality talent competition. He announced his participation on his Instagram account.

International contestants have competed before with success

The competition, whilst based in China for a local audience, does have a history of inviting prominent international pop stars. The runner-up in 2016 was the Kazakh participant Dimash Kudaibergen whilst British pop star Jessie J won the competition in 2018 and had viral success with some of her performances. 

Jessie J herself called the competition “an amazing learning experience” as well as “really magical” as she won the show in front of a viewing audience of 1 billion with 48% of the vote in the final.

Kostov has experience in China

Hunan Television have confirmed that the line-up for the qualification rounds will be: 

  • Liu Huan – Singer of Beijing Olympics 2008; Former Panel Judge of “The Voice of China”
  • Yang Kun – Former Panel Judge of “The Voice of China”
  • Chyi Yu – Legendary Singer-Songwriter from Taiwan
  • Escape Plan – One of The Most Influential Chinese Indie Rock Bands in the 2000s
  • Wu Tsing-Fong – Lead Vocalist of One of The Taiwan’s Hottest Indie Bands – “Sodagreen
  • Zhang Xin – Runner-Up of CCTV’s National Talent Show in 2007
  • Kristian Kostov – Runner-Up of Eurovision Song Contest 2017

In addition to these 7 names, each week the competitors will be joined by a wild-card challenger who will compete to remain in the competition alongside these original 7 acts. Each round will see three stages of the competition: Qualifying, Knockout and Challenge. In last year’s series, four acts remained for the two-round final. There has been no confirmation on the format for the 2019 series yet. 

Kostov has previously performed “You Got Me Girl” in China as a special guest act at the Miss World Final in 2017

“Beautiful Mess” received 615 points at the Eurovision Song Contest 2017 with Kristian Kostov giving Bulgaria their best result in its history in the competition. 

According to MIXOLOq, Singer 2019 will begin on 11 Jan 2019 at 22:00 CST.

Will you be watching Singer 2019? How do you think Kristian Kostov will do in the competition? Let us know on social media @ESCXTRA!

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E V M
E V M
1 year ago

Invitation in this competition is already sucsses. Good luck, he will slay!

Agnese
Agnese
1 year ago

And who is about Mr. Krostov interested in?
Mr. Krostov was on Eurovision without pre-selection, thanks to his acquaintances. Participation in the Chinese program has also been made thanks to his knowledge. Mr. Krostov has great pressure on the glass but have a very weak voice and dont have any charisma.

John
John
Reply to  E V M
1 year ago

This man have everything thanks to his acquaintances, he has friends in China. Layouts are not a success.

truth
truth
Reply to  Agnese
1 year ago

You are so stupid after you think this way. First the fact he go to eurovision without selection it’s false because bulgaria has closed selection it always been like that second they invite him in the competition that only proves how amazing and talented person he is. I think you shouldn’t question his voice because he definitely have it people have to stand up and applause this beautiful boy and l am sure they will.

morningStar8
morningStar8
Reply to  John
1 year ago

Kostov can’t sing, he doesn’t have decent vocal & technical skills like Jessy J. Who settled him to this Chinese competition and to Miss World last year?! His participation there has not been due to invitation but arranged, as much as it was his 2d place in Eurovision.
He relies on winning this competition with the support of his fan base votes , like in the Ebba Awards, but this time Kristian will fail down ’cause of his fans rejections

mirnigStar8
mirnigStar8
Reply to  John
1 year ago

Exactly John!

morningStar8
morningStar8
Reply to  truth
1 year ago

You are the stupid one indeed!
You tell lies, not truth!

morningStar8
morningStar8
Reply to  Agnese
1 year ago

Don’t call him Mister please!
Mister is great honour of a man, whilest Kostov is very cheap kind a person

Anna
Anna
Reply to  mirnigStar8
1 year ago

Kostov is very weak vocally. Layouts is all that he can boast about. And on Eurovision they did everything to Kostov won, he even had the best positions in the sequence of appearances. Fortunately, he won Salvador.

Anna
Anna
Reply to  truth
1 year ago

Krostov was in Eurovision thanks to the layouts. One musician writes songs for Eurovision and gives his friends there without any pre-selection.In addition, Krostov is vocally very weak vocally. He has layots but not talent.

To all Readers
To all Readers
1 year ago

All these hate comments were probably written by one and the same person. The best you can do is to ignore them.

Anonymous
Anonymous
1 year ago

God bless Kristian! We hope and pray that you’ll bring home the grand price!

Critical Critics Truth
Critical Critics Truth
1 year ago

He will win for sure this time… Eurovision 2017 was a mistake. He proved it after winning EBBA and defeating Salvador in 2018.
To Anna: How can you sure that he’s participation in Eurovision was due to layouts? He deserved to win at that time but because he has Russian blood he placed only 2nd. All the fans in the world knew that the singing contest result was indeed political.

Critical Critics Truth
Critical Critics Truth
1 year ago

Krostov will not win, he is the worst one in the chinese competition. Krostov is in this program thanks to acquaintances. He cant sing live, he have even problem with hit clear notes when he sing live.His performances are very amateur.And on Eurovision he was without a pre-selection, for me it’s a scam.

woka
woka
1 year ago

Krostov will not win, he is the worst one in the chinese competition. Krostov is in this program thanks to acquaintances. He cant sing live, he have even problem with hit clear notes when he sing live.His performances are very amateur.And on Eurovision he was without a pre-selection, for me it’s a scam.

kiki
kiki
1 year ago

Krostov will not win, he is the worst one in the chinese competition. Krostov is in this program thanks to acquaintances. He cant sing live, he have even problem with hit clear notes when he sing live.His performances are very amateur.And on Eurovision he was without a pre-selection, for me it’s a scam. Stop to write nonesense. Salvador won fair. Krostov cant sing. Song was not very bad but Krostovs singins was awful.

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