Bulgaria’s Eurovision 2021 representative, Victoria, has announced that she will reveal her entry for next year’s contest in March. Fans will be hoping for another quality song from the singer, who was one of the favourites this year with “Tears Getting Sober”.
BNT, the Bulgarian broadcaster, also revealed on Twitter that “performing in English is a logical choice” for Victoria, as she aims for the international music market. The last time that Bulgaria sent a song with no English lyrics was in 2013 with “Samo shampioni”.
Work continues on next year’s entry
Earlier this week, Victoria confirmed in an interview on BNT that her entry for Eurovision 2021 would be revealed in March, the same month as she revealed “Tears Getting Sober” this year. The song is due to be completed by the start of 2021.
In August, BNT organised the ‘Black Sea Songwriting Camp’, where Victoria’s entry was selected and written. Alongside Victoria, Ben Dolic (Germany 2020) and Cesár Sampson (Austria 2018) also attended the songwriting camp.
Victoria was initially reluctant and against the idea of selecting a new song for Eurovision 2021. Following the contest’s cancellation in March, Victoria said:
Tears Getting Sober is a project that means the world to me as an artist and to the great team behind it. I understand and respect this necessary decision but I also believe we, the 2020 Eurovision artists, should be allowed to perform our songs in 2021.– Victoria, speaking in March 2020
Bulgaria at the Eurovision Song Contest
Debuting in 2005 in Kyiv, Bulgaria sent Kaffe with the song “Lorraine”. Their debut entry remains their worst to date – placing just 19th in the semi-final.
They first qualified for the final in 2007 when BNT sent Elitsa & Stoyan with “Water”. Scoring 157 points, the duo finished in 5th place. It wasn’t until 2016 that Bulgaria made the final again with Poli Genova’s “If Love Was A Crime” which finished in 4th.
Their best result to date came in 2017, when they finally reached the top three with Kristian Kostov’s “Beautiful Mess”. The song placed 2nd on the night, finishing behind Portugal’s Salvador Sobral. The following three years proved eventful for Bulgaria – 2018 saw their worst-ever result in the grand final, which led to them withdrawing in 2019, and returning again in 2020 – only to have the contest cancelled!
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