Bulgaria is set to be represented Intelligent Music Project at the Eurovision Song Contest 2022 in Turin, Italy.
Intelligent Music Project has been announced as the Bulgarian representative for Eurovision 2022. The group are the third participants to be revealed as participating in next year’s competition. They are set to perform “Intention” at the contest in Turin, details of the song will be revealed at the beginning of December.
An Expected Announcement
The band had already revealed they were going to represent Bulgaria in Italy next year while doing an interview for the radio division of BNT back in early September, they said :
(…) We’re currently waiting for the contract to be signed and we’re going.
The news, therefore, becomes official and the popular rock band is gearing up to fly to Turin in May 2022.
Some Familiar Faces
The group will be joined by Ronnie Romero, who will be the lead band member for the country’s entry in Turin. He is famous for being the lead vocalist and member of several bands including Lords of Black and Rainbows.
In the group are also Slavin Slavchev (being an X-Factor Bulgaria winner), Ivo Stefanov, Bisser Ivanov, Dimitar Sirakov and Stoyan Yankoulov who is a very well known and seasoned Eurovision alumni.
He represented Bulgaria alongside Elitsa Todorova on two separate occasions, in 2007 in Helsinki with Вода (Voda) where they placed 5th and held the best record for their country for 10 editions, and later in Malmö in 2013 with Само Шампиони (Samo Shampioni) where they sadly missed out on a place in the Grand Final.
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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.