Bulgarian broadcaster BNT have announced today that they will give details of who will be representing them next year on 25th November.
Following on from the announcement that they are to return next year after this year’s absense the broadcaster said:
Bulgaria will once again have its Eurovision representative after a year’s absence from the music competition. The joyful news was a fact after the Bulgarian National Television reached a public-private partnership agreement.
The Bulgarian representative will be announced on November 25 at a joint press conference of BNT and Bulgarian and international partners who will participate in the project.
As announced by the Director General of National Television Emil Koslukov, a production company from the United Kingdom will be involved in the realization of the Bulgarian participation of Eurovision.
The press release continues:
With the restructuring of our country’s participation in Eurovision, the focus will be on ensuring the long-term development of contractors after their competition and providing an international platform for the development of the creative industry in the country.
Producers’ hopes are that the new approach will find a way to secure the long-term future of Bulgaria’s Eurovision participation. Thus, it is expected that Bulgaria will make full use of the competition as one of the great opportunities for promoting our country in a positive context.
The production approach to implementing Eurovision’s Bulgarian participation is widely used in the implementation of creative projects of this type in countries such as the United Kingdom, Spain, Belgium, the Netherlands, Austria, Switzerland and others.
Bulgaria have had a relatively short history in the contest, first entering in 2005 with the band ‘Kaffe’ who sung ‘Lorraine’ which you can see below.
The country had an absense in 2014 and 2015 after failing to reach the final 6 times in a row.
Bulgaria returned in 2016 with Poli Genova singing ‘If love was a crime’ which came 4th, followed by Kristian Kostov who came 2nd in the final with ‘Beautiful Mess’, Bulgaria’s best result to date. (You can see Kristian’s performace at the 2017 final below)
This was followed by Equinox who sung ‘Bones’ coming 14th in the final.
What’s been your favourite song from Bulgaria so far and who do you want to represent the country next year? Let us know in the comments section below!