Three songs have become front-runners in Bulgaria’s search for their entry for the Eurovision Song Contest 2017 in Kyiv, Ukraine.
BNT the Bulgarian national broadcaster tweeted last night that their selection is “a three-horse race with one horse running really fast!”. A total of five songs are being considered to represent Bulgaria in Kyiv, with an international panel and a panel at BNT giving their thoughts on the song that should represent the country. The three songs that are in contention have been described as follows:
- Song One – modern, party, r&b, strong beat, club
- Song Three – modern, pop-ballad, dark, strong / meaningful
- Song Five – modern, mid-tempo, strong beat, very strong
The other two songs that are in the selection are described as follows:
- Song Two – fairytale, high vocals,Eurovision, keychange, mid-tempo
- Song Four – rock, more rock, even more rock, slight mix with traditional music
The Bulgarian entry will be performed in English, with one possible entry containing a few words in Bulgarian. The date on which the Bulgarian participant for this years contest in Kyiv will be announced has not yet been revealed.
Bulgaria will be internally selecting both their song and singer for the contest for the second year in a row. 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.
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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.