Eurovision 2022: The Dress Rehearsal of the First Semi Final! (Live)

Today is the first day of the Eurovision week! We can already hear the “Sound of Music” echoing from Pala Olimpico in Turin and it’s just a few days before we finally know who is actually going to win the 66th Eurovision Song Contest!

The dress rehearsal of the Eurovision 2022 First Semi Final has just started. EurovisionFun will be watching all the shows live at both the on-site press centre in Turin and at the online press centre and we will be covering this rehearsal, commenting on all the performances and describing in detail what is happening during the show.

You will be able to to follow the entire process and get the feeling that you are right at the heart of the contest! This article gets updated in nearly real-time, all you need to do is hit the refresh button on your browser and all the rest is on us!

We will keep you up to date with all the latest details about this dress rehearsal for the First Semi Final show, allowing you to get a glimpse of what you will get to see tomorrow May 10th, at 21:00 CEST when the actual semi-final show takes place.

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Bulgaria: Intelligent Music Project will present a classic modern rock show in Turin!

Intelligent Music Project revealed what they have prepared for their stage presentation on the stage of Eurovision 2022!

Before leaving for Turin, Intelligent Music Project spoke to BNT about their expectations and plans for the contest. Slavin Slavchev, a band’s singer, said:

The song has its advantages and mainly stands out from the rest. Most of the participants have chosen electronic dance type sound. There is something for true rock’n’roll lovers on the song palette this year. We hope to be able to touch the hearts of rock fans in some way and I call on all who identify in some way to support us.

Discussing their stage appearance, they revealed:

we made a classic modern rock show on stage with effects, lights and LED screens.

Intelligent Music Project will appear seventh in the first Semifinal on May 10.

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Bulgaria: Eurovisionfun met ‘Intelligent Music Project” in Thessaloniki!

We spent a beautiful afternoon with the Intelligent Music Project, who visited Thessaloniki as part of the promotion regarding their participation at Eurovision 2022.

The meeting took place at the Onoma Hotel. The Intelligent Music Project, after giving an interview to Rock Radio 104.7 returned to the hotel where, following their meeting with members of the Bulgarian community of the city, they had plenty of time to talk to us.

The rock band, which this year represents Bulgaria with their song Intention, is on a big European tour in view of their participation at 66th Eurovision Song Contest. On Tuesday, they also shot their live on tape video, where they focused the previous days with the result, according to them, justifying the team. They are looking forward to being on the Eurovision stage, as they believe that live is their strong point, something that they believe the viewers will also appreciate.

The Intelligent Music Project spoke with the warmest words about Amanda, but also about her song, since as they characteristically said, she has one of the most beautiful songs of this year’s competition.

Of course we could not leave without hearing them singing Intention live, but also performing their own version of My Number One.


Who are Intelligent Music Project?

Intelligent Music Project is a ‘supergroup’, consisting of local and international stars, which was formed in 2011 by Dr. Milen Vrabevski, an important figure in the Bulgarian industry. Dr. Vrabevski is known for his charity and business activities. He is the producer, composer and lyricist of the band!

With a combination of melancholic, but also hard rock sound and thoughtful lyrics containing topical messages, especially for the youth, the songs of Intelligent Music Project always make a sensation.

Throughout the years of the band’s existence, some of the biggest names in the world rock music scene have contributed to Intelligent Music Project. With its current line-up, the band’s main vocalist is Ronnie Romero, Bisser Ivanov, Slavin Slavchev (winner of Bulgaria’s X-Factor), Ivo Stefanov, Dimiter Sirakov and drummer Stoyan Yankoulov, who represented Bulgaria in 2007 and 2013 with Elitsa.

Stay tuned to Eurovisionfun for all the news regarding Bulgaria’s participation at Eurovision 2022!

Do not forget to vote in our poll! For the First Semi-final you vote HERE and for the Second Semi-final you vote HERE.

Bulgaria: Intelligent Music Project performed at Selectia Nationala their Eurovision entry!

Intelligent Music Project, the Bulgarian representatives at Eurovision 2022, performed their entry at the final of Selectia Nationala in Bucharest. Read more

Bulgaria: “A fan created this whole story”, BNT answers | EXCLUSIVE

The whole Eurovision community, of course, has been dealing with Bulgaria since the morning and what is finally going to happen on 15/3, which also has to do with Kristian Kostov. Eurovisionfun addressed the Intelligent Music Project, who were also surprised to see the developments from the morning. According to the answer given to them by the country’s public television, the confusion was created by a fan of the contest who had access to the BNT account. The tweets have been deleted and now the topic is considered over!

What happened

For everything that happened in the morning, you can read our relevant article. In short, two of today’s tweets were enough to trigger literally countless scenarios, regarding the country’s participation in this year’s competition and Kristian Kostov’s involvement in it.

All this resulted in a rise in Bulgaria in betting, which reached the third place, from 39th in the morning.

Eurovisionfun contacted a representative of the Intelligent Music Project to clarify the situation, who told us the following:

BNT’s respond is that the author of these posts is a fan and now the posts have been deleted.

Kristian Kostov’s answer

Kristian Kostov also had no knowledge on the subject, who recently tweeted, thanked all the fans of the contest for the love he received today with their messages and comments and expressed his desire to return to the stage of the contest, sometime in the future.

This is how the today’s drama in Eurovision world ended!

Stay tuned to Eurovisionfun for all the news around Bulgaria’s participation in Eurovision 2022!

Bulgaria: Enigmatic tweet from public television with Kristian Kostov!

A tweet on the official account of Bulgarian public television for the Eurovision Song Contest has sparked scenarios and rumors.

This tweet mentions some lyrics of Intention, the song with which the Intelligent Music Project will represent Bulgaria at Eurovision 2022, there is a photo of Kristian Kostov and writes soon…

BNT then posted another tweet. Probably a date: 15/03, ie March 15. Obviously then they will reveal this surprise. By the way, on March 15, Kristian Kostov has his birthday!

What makes the story more interesting is that they have deleted all the tweets related to the Intelligent Music Project, even the retweet for the band’s participation in the Eurovision pre party in Amsterdam!

We remind you that Kristian Kostov represented Bulgaria at Eurovision 2017, occupying the second place, the best place the country has ever taken in the competition.

What can the above mean? Is it just a collaboration of the Intelligent Music Project with Kristian Kostov? Will they do a cover of Intention together or is it something bigger?

We will find out soon…

Stay tuned to Eurovisionfun for all the developments regarding the participation of Bulgaria in Eurovision 2022!

Bulgaria: Eurovisionfun will be in Sofia for the first live performance of “Intention”!

We gladly accepted the honorary invitation of the Inteligent Music Project to attend the first live performance of Intention, the Bulgarian entry in Eurovision 2022!

On the evening of Saturday, February 5, at the Sofia Live Club, Inteligent Music Project will give a live concert for their fans in the Bulgarian capital. We will be there to bring you everything that will happen, while of course we will also host an interview of the Bulgarian representatives in the 66th Eurovision Song Contest.

So stay tuned to our website, but also to all our social media, for exclusive videos and photos from the live appearance of the Inteligent Music Project!

Who are the Inteligent Music Project?

Over the years some of the most popular rock musicians in the world have contributed to the project, including: Simon Phillips (TOTO, Protocol), Bobby Rondinelli (Rainbow, Black Sabbath), Joseph Williams (TOTO), John Payne (ex-Asia), John Lawton (Uriah Heep, Lucifer’s Friend), Carl Sentence (Nazareth), Nathan East (Eric Clapton, Michael Jackson, etc.), Todd Sucherman (Styx), and Time Pierce (Joe Cocker, Michael Jackson).

The Intelligent Music Project have performed in Greece as well, while on March 25 they will appear again in Thessaloniki!

Stay tuned to Eurovisionfun for all the news related to our favorite contest!

Bulgaria: Intention’s release on December 7th!

Contrary to what we have been accustomed to in recent years, Bulgarian public television is very likely to be the first to announce its song for Eurovision 2022.

Earlier, BNT made public what was leaked months ago, that the rock band Intelligent Music Project will represent the Balkan country in Turin. With them will be Ronnie Romero as a singer, but also drummer Stoyan Yankoulov, who in 2007 and 2013 represented Bulgaria, along with Elitsa.

The changes that have taken place in the team working on the Eurovision project in Bulgaria are obvious. Apart from the different artistic approach that BNT follows this year, choosing an experienced rock band, in contrast with the young artists who represented the country in previous years, we also have a different way of presenting the song.

Through Twitter the Bulgarian public television stated that this year we will not wait long to hear their participation (which was traditionally one of the last to be released). As a Christmas present to all fans, Intention as their song is titled, will be released on December 7th, along with its video!


This will be the 14th participation of Bulgaria in the competition, which so far their best result is a second place, in 2017 with Kristian Kostov and Beautiful Mess. In Rotterdam, the country was represented by Victoria, with Growing Up Is Getting Old, finishing in eleventh place.

What do you think will be the fate of the Intelligent Music Project in Turin?

Bulgaria: Ronnie Romero & Intelligent Music Project will represent the country at Eurovision 2022!

Rock supergroup Intelligent Music Project along with Ronnie Romero will represent Bulgaria at the Eurovision Song Contest in Turin with the song ‘Intention’. The today’s news confirmed our article, some months ago, that the famous rock band was selected internally to represent Bulgaria in the contest.

The band’s participation was announced at a special press conference given by the CEO of broadcaster BNT Emil Koshlukov and Dr. Milen Vrabevski; creator of Intelligent Music Project, with its ever-changing line-up of superstars.

Perhaps the biggest surprise is that rock god Ronnie Romero (lead vocalist of legendary Ritchie Blackmore’s Rainbow) will front the ensemble!

The band also features Bisser Ivanov, Slavin Slavchev (the winner of X-Factor Bulgaria), Ivo Stefanov, Dimiter Sirakov and drummer Stoyan Yankoulov.

Eurovision fans will recognise Stoyan from his two previous outings at the Contest with vocalist Elitsa: Voda (Water) finished 5th in Helsinki 2007, while Samo Shampioni narrowly missed out on a Grand Final place in Malmö 2013.

Details of Intention remain a heavily guarded secret but all will be revealed at the beginning of December on BNT1.

In the meantime, if you’re into hard-rock songs with progressive hooks, driven by catchy guitar riffs and keyboards, there’s plenty of Intelligent Music Group’s back catalogue to enjoy online.

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