Marvin Dietmann has been announced as Bulgaria’s artistic director for the 2021 Eurovision Song Contest.
Bulgaria’s official Eurovision Twitter account has confirmed that Marvin Dietmann will work as artistic director for the staging of their 2021 entry. Marvin is an Austrian-born director and producer with a long history of working on the staging of Eurovision acts. In the past, he has staged Austria’s entries in 2014, 2016 and 2018, and was due to work with Victoria last year for the staging of her 2020 entry. This year, he has already been confirmed to be working on the staging for Austria, Spain, Cyprus and Czech Republic.
The Austrian artistic director Marvin Dietmann will work with @victoriageorge_ on her staging concept for #Eurovision 2021 in Rotterdam. The skilled professional was the Bulgarian choice for a staging director for "Tears Getting Sober" in 2020 as well. @eurovision #OpenUp pic.twitter.com/CdJTGiDCmf
— iCard Eurovision Bulgaria 🇧🇬 (@bg_eurovision) March 9, 2021
Victoria has discussed her experience of working with Marvin, and confirmed that he has provided feedback on her potential entries for this year’s contest:
“We are working non-stop with Marvin and I am happy that we have a talented director in our team. We worked together in 2020 and I was impressed with him. His feedback helped us with our final choice on the song with the biggest staging potential for Rotterdam 2021!”
Bulgaria will reveal their entry for Eurovision 2021 in a concert on the evening of 10 March. Six songs are in the running to represent the country, namely:
Bulgaria will compete in the 2nd half of the 2nd semi-final on 20 May.
Source: Twitter | Image source: BNT
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.