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๐Ÿ‡ง๐Ÿ‡ฌ Bulgaria will return to Eurovision 2020 says local media reports

Bulgarian news portal, 24chasa.bg, has reported this morning that Bulgaria and BNT will return to the Eurovision Song Contest in 2020 following a yearโ€™s absence.

A sponsor is on board

According to the media outlet, the BNT general director has revealed that a sponsor will take care of Eurovision costs. This includes the participation fee, creating a song and accompanying music video, costumes, promoting the song abroad and even the travel costs for the Bulgarian delegation to The Netherlands in May.

An investment for culture

In recent years, Eurovision costs for BNT have generally amounted to approximately 200,000-250,000 euros. Nevertheless, the general director of BNT tells 24chasa.bg that this has surpassed 500,000 euros on occasion.

โ€œLots of people have money, but few invest in culture. That is why I am thankful that a sponsor has done that for BNT. This is not money that is wasted. Bulgaria has had a strong representation at Eurovision, so it is worth continuining that trend, and why not develop world-wide producer activityโ€

BNT director general (translated)

Ready to continue recent success?

Following three consecutive appearances in the Eurovision final, including two top 5 finishes courtesy of Poli Genova and Kristian Kostov, BNT were forced to pull out of the 2019 contest due to financial issues.

However, with a restructuring of the broadcaster and management board and a sponsor stumping up the cash, it seems that Bulgaria will be making their return to the worldโ€™s biggest entertainment show in 2020.

Ryan Cobb

My first memory of watching the Eurovision Song Contest was back in 2001 and, over the years, my passion and enthusiasm for the contest has very much turned into an obsession. I adore music and I love geography, so this contest is a natural fit for me. If la la loving Eurovision was a crime, I'd certainly be a criminal!

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