Information has surfaced with regards to the ongoing internal selection in Bulgaria to select their song for the Eurovision Song Contest 2020 in Rotterdam, The Netherlands.
Bulgarian broadcasters BNT have already publicly revealed that singer VICTORIA will be representing them this year following their one year absence in 2019.
Their representative VICTORIA had recently been interviewed by the show “Plus-Minus” in which she revealed they have narrowed the options of songs down to a final two. Originally there were 6 songs which were put to focus groups from across Europe, from there, 2 of the songs stood out.
When discussing the two shortlisted entries, VICTORIA said:
The songs have different styles – one is more commercial and the other is more emotional. I prefer the second one.
The eventual selected entry will be presented to the public in early March. It has been confirmed by VICTORIA herself that the song will be sung in English.
VICTORIA was revealed as the artist back in November 2019 by broadcasters BNT. She came to prominence within Bulgaria following her appearance on the local version of The X Factor in 2015 where she finished in 6th place.
This is the first time Bulgaria will appear at the Eurovision Song Contest since 2018 when Equinox represented them with the song “Bones” in Lisbon, finishing 14th. They withdrew from the 2019 contest due to financial reasons.
Bulgaria have been drawn to appear in the second half of the second semi final in this year’s Eurovision Song Contest which will take place on Thursday the 14th of May. They have managed to qualify for the Grand Final in their last 3 attempts from 2016 to 2018.
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.