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๐Ÿ‡ง๐Ÿ‡ฌ VICTORIA releases charity cover for Christmas

Covering Billie Eilish for animal rescue charities this Christmas

At this time of the year, there is a strong focus on charitable efforts as we remember that compared to some people, we are all very lucky to celebrate Christmas the way we do. VICTORIA, who will represent Bulgaria at the Eurovision Song Contest 2020 in Rotterdam, The Netherlands, has given her voice to a cover of Billie Eilish’s “Come Out and Play” in aid of local charities close to her heart this Christmas.

Finding homes for stray cats and dogs this Christmas

With her many pets, it’s clear that animal-lover VICTORIA has chosen a charity that is kept close to her heart for her cover, especially as her own dogs are adopted:

โ€œI have five dogs, two rabbits and one parrot. All my dogs have been adopted and I love them so much! Animal adoption is a cause really close to my heart and with this project, I want to raise awareness in Bulgaria about the amazing people who give their time to help homeless dogs and cats find their new home.โ€

One of the organizations supported by this project is Animal Rescue Sofia. In fact, one of VICTORIA’s own dogs came from this charity. The charity has benefited from thousands of donations to be able to create their own shelter where over 200 animals are treated and given care 365 days a year. They find homes for 70 dogs every month.

“Come Out and Play” was originally performed by Billie Eilish for Apple’s festive advert in 2018. Eilish wrote the song with her brother Finneas O’Connell, who also produced the track, specifically for Apple’s project.

What do you think of VICTORIA’s cover? Are you rooting for her to do well next May in Rotterdam? Is this the kind of song you’d like to see her represent Bulgaria with at Eurovision? Let us know in the comments below and on our social media profiles on Twitter, Facebook and Instagram.

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Nathan Waddell

I am the Editor in Chief of ESCXTRA, a huge Melodifestivalen fan and love sports. You can find me singing along to Scandinavian Eurovision entries, listening to the latest chart music on Spotify or watching the football and tennis on two different screens at once.

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