Kristian Kostov, the runner-up at Eurovision 2017, will appear with Bulgaria’s 2018 entry Equinox on stage at Eurovision in Concert in Amsterdam tomorrow evening.
Kristian announced via Twitter that he will making the one-off appearance with the five-piece group to support Bulgaria’s 2018 song, “Bones.”
Eurovision in Concert kicks off tomorrow evening, Saturday 14th April at 20:00 CEST from the AFAS Live concert hall in Amsterdam. Hosted by Edsilia Rombley (Eurovision 1998, 2007) and Cornald Maas, it is expected that 28 of the competing entries in the upcoming Eurovision Song Contest will perform.
Equinox and “Bones” are one of the current favourites to win the contest in Lisbon. Following their first live performance of the song at the recent London Eurovision Party, Equinox moved up to fourth in the betting odds market. That trajectory continues, with the group currently sitting in second place, behind Israel’s Netta.
The group have already dropped some hints about the style of their stage performance in Lisbon. They tweeted earlier this week:
Our performance will be a fight between darkness and light. It will be a concept playing with the contrasts in line with the main idea behind Bones. In the end light will prevail over everything else.
Stage director Sacha-Jean Baptiste is again on-board to direct the Bulgarian performance at Eurovision in 2018. She was also responsible for Kristian Kostov’s stage performance of Beautiful Mess in Kyiv.
Equinox is composed of five vocalists: Zhana Bergendorff, a Bulgarian singer/songwriter who won the 2013 edition of X Factor Bulgaria; Vlado Mihailov, a Bulgarian singer/songwriter and frontman of the bands Safo and Sleng; Georgi Simeonov, a Bulgarian singer, songwriter and producer who debuted in the Bulgarian boy band 032; Johnny Manuel, an American singer who gained popularity from America’s Got Talent 2017; and Trey Campbell, also an American singer who has written songs for singers like Bebe Rexha, Julie Bergen, and Alexandra Stan.
Bulgaria in the Eurovision Song Contest
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.