The Municipality of Dobrich is funding part of Bulgaria’s participation in the Junior Eurovision Song Contest 2021 in Paris, France.
ProNews Dobrich reports that funding has been allocated from the Municipality of Dobrich’s budget to fund Bulgaria’s participation in the Junior Eurovision Song Contest. Dobrich which is home to just under 90,000 people is reported by local media to be the “main organiser” of Bulgaria’s participation in Junior Eurovision.
The amount that is being invested by the Municipality into Bulgaria’s participation has not been revealed. The reason behind why Dobrich is partly funding Bulgaria’s return to the competition is not known. In the past local Governments have contributed towards the costs of organising national selections in their city, or sponsored participants in the Eurovision Song Contest.
Bulgaria last participated at the Junior Eurovision Song Contest in 2016, where they finished in 9th place with Lidia Ganeva and her song “Magical Day”. They are returning to the contest alongside Albania, Armenia, Azerbaijan, Ireland, Italy, North Macedonia and Portugal.
Image Source: JuniorEurovision.tv | Source: ProNews Dobrich
Bulgaria debuted in the Junior Eurovision Song Contest in 2007. The country has never won the contest, and their best entry comes from 2014, when Krisia, Hasan and Ibrahim and their song “Planet of the Children” placed 2nd with 147 points. Bulgaria then went on to host the 2015 contest, in the capital Sofia. Their worst result was in 2008, when Krestiana Kresteva and her song “Edna Mechta” placed 15th with 15 points. Bulgaria have withdrawn multiple times from the contest, and were absent from 2009-2010, 2012-2013 and 2017-2020.