Rumors of the previous days have finally been confirmed. Bulgaria will be represented by Victoria Georgieva at Eurovision 2021! In a series of tweets on Twitter, the Bulgarian delegation has referred extensively to the issue of the cancellation of this year’s contest, the potential financial difficulties that may arise from this crisis and its forthcoming representation at Eurovision!
In particular, some of the tweets mentioned features:
“As one of the countries that have implemented the strongest measures against the spread of 2019-nCOV, we fully understand the reasons for the decision to cancel the Eurovision Song Contest. In a situation like this health should be the top priority.
We would like to thank the contest team for their passion and professionalism. We sincerely hope that everyone will have the opportunity to see the result of their hard work next year.
Unfortunately, this situation will put additional pressure on many public service broadcasters and their partners, especially in Eastern Europe. To date, these consequences cannot be properly assessed.
In any event, it is necessary to devise a strategy for the commercialization of competition in the light of a possible economic crisis in the world and the impact it would have on the budgets of the various stakeholders.
Prior to its cancellation, Eurovision was an excellent tool for promoting international cooperation. Of course always through music and art. We believe that this will continue to be the case in the future.
In 2020 Bulgaria returned after a year’s absence for economic reasons. We would like to thank all our sponsors who helped us in this regard. And of course a huge thank you to Victoria, Symphonix and Marvin Dietmann!
Bulgaria’s return to Eurovision was not intended to be a one-time effort. We believe that this competition is extremely beneficial to Bulgarian artists and the local television industry not only by providing us with a great exposure but also opportunities to expand our knowledge.
Having analyzed all the circumstances and with the belief that now Eurovision needs the unconditional support of all its members and the community, we would like to announce that Bulgaria will participate in Eurovision 2021!”
The artist’s announcement and Victoria’s reaction:
And the announcement goes on, stating:
“Once again our representative will be Victoria! As she has already stated, and despite the decision made yesterday, we believe that the right move is to give artists and participating broadcasters the right to decide how to proceed according to their particular circumstances”
The reaction of Bulgaria’s 22-year-old representative via social media was immediate:
“I am very proud to represent Bulgaria at Eurovision 2021! I am grateful for the Bulgarian delegation that gives me the opportunity for the second time.
I would also like to congratulate Blas, Efendi, Gjon, Jeangu, Stefania, Hooverphonic, Go_A and Tornike who are also going to represent their countries at Eurovision 2021! I also hope that the other 2020 artists will be selected by their respective broadcasters to represent their country and time.
The decision not to perform this year’s songs makes me very sad! “Tears Getting Sober” is the 1st project in which they have been so actively involved. Many people have invested countless hours”
So, Bulgaria is yet another country to be represented by the same artist at Eurovision 2021!