Victoria who was set to represent Bulgaria at Eurovision 2020 has called on organisers to allow participants to perform their songs in 2021.
Victoria who was due to represent Bulgaria with “Tears Getting Sober” has taken to Twitter to call on organisers to allow 2020 participants to perform their songs in 2021. The reaction from participating broadcasters to the news of the cancellation of the 2020 has been mixed, with some acts being confirmed for 2021 and others told that a new selection will be held.
Tears Getting Sober is a project that means the world to me as an artist and to the great team behind it. I understand and respect this necessary decision but I also believe we, the 2020 #Eurovision artists, should be allowed to perform our songs in 2021.
— VICTORIA (@victoriageorge_) March 18, 2020
The Eurovision Song Contest 2020 was scheduled to take place in at the Ahoy Arena in Rotterdam on the May 12, 14 and 16. The Netherlands won the right to host the competition following their win in 2019 with Duncan Laurence and the song “Arcade”.
Who is Victoria Georgieva?
She was announced as 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 was set to perform “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.