And we have our final entry of this year’s Eurovision Song Contest: Poli Genova just premiered her song If Love Was A Crime. Poli already represented Bulgaria in 2011 with Na Inat, failing to make the final back then, but this time is she is back and looking for a better result.
The song was written by an international team consisting of: Borislav Milanov, Sebastian Arman and Joacim Bo Persson and the lyrics were co-written by Poli herself. Bulgarian Milanov and Arman from Austria have both co-written Poli’s 2011-entry as well and Arman, has written several tracks on Conchita’s latest album as well. Joacim Bo Persson from Sweden was one of the co-writers of the Macedonian entry last year: Autumn Leaves by Daniel Kajmakoski.
If Love Was A Crime is about the courage of people to dare to love who they love and are ready stand up for that right, whatever the circumstances or public opinion may be.
Poli herself stated:
“The song is powerful, engaging and casts the one and only universal message – love is above all other circumstances. Love is something we discover everywhere around us and it is a feeling that is an essential part of us. It brings us energy and faith. And we feel exactly the same way, because we know love is what makes us unstoppable. We want this message to reach everyone in this world”.
Last night, Poli performed this song for the first time during an event that marks the start of the 5th and last season of the popular, BNT-produced, crime series Undercover, a series that’s being broadcast in over 186 territories on no less than 4 different continents.
Give the Bulgarian entry a listen below:
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