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Bulgaria: Kristian Kostov Receives Heroes Welcome in Sofia

Kristian Kostov, the most successful Bulgarian singer at Eurovision has received a heroes welcome as he returns home.

The 17-year-old singer took Bulgaria to second place last night, becoming the most successful Bulgarian entrant at the Eurovision Song Contest to date. At Sofia International Airport the singer was met by hundreds of fans cheering his name at the Arrivals Hall. Following his return to Bulgaria he has done a number of interview with national media.

The Director General of BNT and the Head of Delegation for Bulgaria have praised the singer for what he has been able to do for Bulgaria. For the Director General of BNT, Eurovision has become a chance for Bulgaria to showcase the talent it posses and to build the image of the country. She added,

Television has its mission and to be able to display the entire talent of Bulgaria to the who world – now with Eurovision talent Kristian, talent Poli Genova and all future representatives who will sing.

The singer was also congratulated by the Bulgarian Minister of Culture who in his statement thanked Kristian for proving,

to everyone that the power of the gift of Bulgarian artists occurs regardless of where in the world create or perform their works.

In addition the Culture Minister stated that he has made Bulgaria extraordinarily proud of themselves and wishes him the greatest success in his career.

Kristian was also surprised in one of his interviews when his mentor Sofi Fey joined him mid-interview, the two had not seen each other since early January. Ms Fey praised the talented singer for his performance in the final last night,

He had a special energy that gave me chills. I cried. It is impossible to describe his emotions. Kristian is a genius.

For Kristian his focus now is on his music, he wants to bring out an album, write new songs and just get back to doing what he loves best.

You can watch Kristian’s performance from the Grand Final below:

Source: BNT, BNT

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At the 2017 Eurovision Song Contest, 17-year-old Kristian Kostov finished in second place in the Grand Final, bringing Bulgaria their best ever result. 2017 saw Bulgaria make only their third 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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