VICTORIA has become the latest artist to pull out of appearing at Eurovision pre-parties across the continent.
Bulgaria’s Eurovision entrant VICTORIA has become the second artist to announce that they will not be making any appearance at Eurovision pre-party events across the continent. The announcement follows the Eurovision Spain Pre-Party and Israel Calling being cancelled on Friday due to coronavirus. She posted on Twitter:
In times like these we need to be responsible for our health and the people around us and to be disciplined.
My team and I will use the time till I arrive in Rotterdam to prepare and focus on our vocal and staging rehearsals for the contest. Eurovision is giving people hope since 1956 and the event is the highlight of the year for many people around the world.
I can’t wait to perform Tears Getting Sober on the Eurovision stage in Rotterdam in May and to sing in London, Madrid and Amsterdam the first opportunity I have.
The Roop who are representing Lithuania were the first act to announce that they will not be attending any preview events for the Eurovision Song Contest.
Who is Victoria Georgieva?
The 2020 Bulgarian representative was announced last November during the official press conference regarding the nation’s return to the Eurovision Song Contest. The 22 year old X Factor alum has big plans with her team regarding her Eurovision journey and the aftermath of it.
She will be performing “Tears Getting Sober”. The song is written by VICTORIA, Borislav Milanov, Lukas Oscar and Cornelia Wiebols. Borislav has been involved in composing all Bulgarian entries since 2016.
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.