Bulgaria’s Eurovision 2021 artist VICTORIA has released an acoustic version of her song “Growing Up Is Getting Old”.
Bulgarian singer VICTORIA has released the acoustic version of her competing song ahead of her appearance in the second semi-final of the Eurovision Song Contest on May 20th.
To date, the following countries have released various versions of their competing songs:
- Albania (Acoustic)
- Azerbaijan (Slowed-down)
- France (Acoustic)
- Latvia (Acoustic)
- Malta (Symphonic)
- Portugal (Acoustic)
- Serbia (Acoustic)
Who is Victoria?
Victoria Georgieva, better known by the mononym VICTORIA, was born on September 21 1997 in Varna, Bulgaria. She started singing at age of eleven. After some time, she enrolled in the vocal studio “Angel Voices”. In 2015, she made it to the live shows of the fourth season of X Factor Bulgaria. She finished in 6th place overall. The runner-up of that season was Kristian Kostov, who represented Bulgaria in 2017 with “Beautiful Mess”.
In 2016, she released her first single “Nishto Sluchayno”. Two years later, she wrote her first English song “I Wanna Know”, after spending ten days in Los Angeles. In 2019, it was revealed that Victoria would represent Bulgaria at the 2020 Eurovision Song Contest. She was due to sing “Tears Getting Sober” a fan favourite leading up to the contest.
Source: Eurovision.tv | Image source: Eurovision.tv / Lora Musheva
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.