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BNT the national broadcaster of Bulgaria has made a call today to find the countries entry for the Eurovision Song Contest 2017.

BNT has launched a formal search today to find the Bulgarian entrant for the Eurovision Song Contest 2017. The broadcaster is looking for record labels or producers who will bring the full package of artist and song for the Eurovision Song Contest. Those interested should provide a demo song, artist/s, stage concept, draft budget and partial funding. The deadline for these applications is January 20.

Requirements for interested producers are:

  • Produced at least three projects which have had a high level of popularity in the past two years
  • Experience in artist management

Requirements for the song:

  • Song must comply with the rules of the Eurovision Song Contest
  • At least partial Bulgarian involvement in the production
  • .wav and mp3 format

Requirements for the singer:

  • Must be a Bulgarian citizen
  • Proven experience of live singing
  • Must be accompanied by a short biography

Requirements for staging:

  • Short description of performance
  • Visual renderings
  • Videos
  • Storyboards
  • Number of artists on stage
  • Choreography
  • LED Backdrops

All proposals should be sent to eurovision2017@bnt.bg.

All of the applications that Bulgaria receives will be presented to both an internal commission at BNT, as well as an international focus group. Together these two groups will decide the Bulgarian entrant for the 62nd edition of the Eurovision Song Contest in Kyiv, Ukraine.

Today’s announcement means that for a second year running Bulgaria will be internally selected both their song and singer for the contest. For the 2016 contest in Stockholm, Poli Genova was selected with the song “If Love Was a Crime”. She brought Bulgaria back into a Eurovision final for the first time since 2007, and finished 4th overall the countries best result to date.

Source: BNT

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At the 2016 contest in Stockholm Bulgaria had their best result to date. The country was represented by Poli Genova and the song “If Love Was A Crime”, finishing in 4th place in the final with 307 points. 2016 saw Bulgaria make only their second final in their Eurovision history, the first being in 2007 when Elitsa & Stoyan finished 5th with the song “Water”. Bulgaria debuted in the Eurovision Song Contest in Kyiv, Ukraine in 2005. The country competed annually from 2005 to 2013, before withdrawing for two years due to financial issues.
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