Bulgaria: Is Victoria coming back in Eurovision 2024?

The dicsussion and the “thriller” regarding the final list of the participating countries at the 68th Eurovision Song Contest in Malmö, Sweden is well maintained and even fed back by the scenarios regarding the return of Bulgaria to the contest after one year hiatus. Just yesterday we informed you through our article (here) about the potential return of this country of the Balkan Peninsula with Poli Genova for a third time (?).

A few hours later a post on X by Victoria herslef rocked the boat once again regarding the possible Bulgarian participation/return, as she wrote that ” a little surprise is coming next week!! xoxo”

Of course, such a post could not have gone unnoticed by the watchful eye of Eurofans, especially when Bulgaria’s official Eurovision account shares the relevant post. In addition, this event could be directly connected to the interview that Victoria gave to Euronews Bulgaria where she stated that she wants to perform again on the Eurovision stage.

While waiting for the official announcements about the list of competing countries let’s remember again Victoria’s two entries for Bulgaria in the 2020 and 2021 contests. In 2020 she would perform the song Tears Getting Sober which was also a favorite for the first prize, however the competition canceled due to the COVID-19 pandemic. The following year he competed in Rotterdam with the track Growing Up is Getting Old finishing in 11th place of the Grand Final with 170 points.


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Which six countries will be in Sofia this weekend for the shooting of Live On Tape? EXCLUSIVE

Six countries will shoot Live On Tape next weekend in Sofia. As we first revealed to you on March 15, the production company that hosted the Junior Eurovision 20215 in Bulgaria, has prepared a scene with high standards and specifications for the video of the live on tape, the live show that the EBU is asking of everyone the participants of this year’s contest.

The six countries that will be in Sofia

The six participants who will travel to Bulgaria over the weekend to shoot the live on tape are as follows:

  • Bulgaria with Victoria and Growing Up Is Getting Old
  • Greece with Stefania and Last Dance
  • Cyprus with Elena Tsagrinou and El Diablo
  • Croatia with Albina and Tick-Tock
  • Malta with Destiny and Je Me Casse
  • Moldova with Natalia Gordienko and Sugar

What is Live On tape?

According to what was announced, all participating broadcasters were asked to record a live performance of their participation in their country or somewhere else. This recording will be delivered before the contest and will take place in a studio. The recording will take place in real time (as it would in the Contest) without making changes to the vocals or any part of the show itself after the recording.

There will be freedom in the missions, to present as they consider their entries better, but instructions will be given which will ensure the fairness and integrity of the competition. There will be no audience and the recording should be unique and not be published before the event in May.

Delegations are allowed to use similar technical capabilities and dimensions that would be available on stage in Rotterdam, but are also free to choose a more limited production facility. Video recordings must not contain augmented or virtual reality, overlays, confetti, drone shots, water, color use or green screen.

Of course Eurovisionfun will keep you informed of everything that will happen in Sofia this important weekend.

Eurovision 2021: Seven countries will be directed by Marvin Dietmann!

Not one, not two, but seven countries will be directed by the talented Austrian director Marvin Dietmann! He is truly without exaggeration one of the people who will be discussed more during the Eurovision 2021 season next May!

Who is Marvin Dietmann?

Marvin Dietmann is a director – who has produced numerous television shows, films, music videos, theatrical productions and concerts throughout Europe. Marvin was born in Vienna, Austria and started dancing at the age of six. At the age of 13 he started a professional ballet class and appeared in many classical ballets, including Swanlake and Nutcracker. At the age of 16, he changed his educational direction and studied musical theater, where he trained in singing and acting.

As a young music actor, he has worked in some of the leading theaters and television channels in Austria and Germany. After a huge injury at the age of 22, he changed his career again, studying photography and began his first productions as an art director.

It is not at all unrelated to the Eurovision contest, since we mention that he was responsible for directing the winning participation of Austria in 2014 with Conchita Wurst, but also the winning participation in the ranking of committees, Austria in 2018. director of the Viewing Room at the Tel Aviv event.

The countries he will direct

Seven countries have entrusted him with directing their participation on the stage of the Ahoy Arena in the 65th Eurovision Song Contest. These are:

  • Austria
  • Czech republic
  • Bulgaria
  • Cyprus
  • Spain
  • Croatian
  • Estonia

Other directors who will be editing more than one country are of course Fokas Evangelinos, who has taken over Greece and Moldova, but also Sacha Jean-Baptiste who will direct the entries of Switzerland, Sweden, Georgia and Albania.

Bulgaria: Among six potential songs the internal selection for Eurovision 2021!

Up to six candidate songs will be considered for the internal selection of the Bulgarian Public Television (BNT) for Eurovision 2021, as revealed in an interview with Victoria.

Following the release of Ugly Cry, which has been announced as one of the six (at most) songs that will feature Bulgaria in Eurovision 2021, Victoria explained to BNT that she is currently working on two more candidate songs for contest.

The announcement of the song, which will be Bulgaria’s participation in Eurovision 2021, will be announced in March. The internal selection will be made between six candidate songs.

You can listen Ugly Cry below:

Would you like to see Ugly Cry as the Bulgarian entry in Eurovision Song Contest 2021?

Bulgaria: “Ugly Cry” is not Victoria’s song for Eurovision 2021!

We have received dozens of messages since this morning from many of our readers, asking us if Victoria’s new song, Ugly Cry, which will be released on November 20, is her entry for Eurovision 2021.

The confusion became even more intense as many websites covering the contest news rushed to reproduce these fake news.

The above news is not valid. According to the press release we received from the Bulgarian public broadcaster, Ugly Cry is the singer’s new single, which was simply recorded during the Eurovision Camp, which took place in London.

The song will premiere on Victoria’s Youtube channel, on Friday 20/11, while you can already pre-order it on all online platforms.

So be patient until March, when we will have the opportunity to listen to the real Victoria song at Eurovision 2021, as you read through Eurovision Fun!

Source: BNT

Bulgaria: Victoria’s song for Eurovision 2021 will be revealed in March!

The Bulgarian representative at Eurovision 2021, Victoria, was invited to a show on Bulgarian television, BNT.

Of course, among other things, the subject of the discussion was the country’s entry for the upcoming Eurovision Song Contest in Rotterdam. Victoria has revealed that the song with which she will compete in Eurovision 2021, will be ready at the beginning of the new year, while it is expected to be announced to the public in March.

Victoria’s song was selected at the Black Sea Eurovision Songwriting Camp, which took place from August 16 to 26 in Burgas and Primorsko, Bulgaria, and featured various artists and songwriters preparing for Eurovision 2021.

Among them was the representative of Switzerland, Gjon’s Tears, Ben Dolic who was the representative of Germany in Eurovision 2020 and will try to win the anointing of Germany again next year, as well as the Symphonix.

You can watch the whole interview in the following video:

Her participation in Eurovision 2020, “Tears Getting Sober”, may no longer be able to compete due to the cancellation of this year’s contest, Bulgarian Public Television soon announced Victoria as the country’s representative for 2021.

Below you can listen to “Tears Getting Sober”, Bulgaria’s participation in Eurovision 2020:

Source: BNT

Bulgaria: With Victoria at Eurovision 2021

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!

The announcement

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!



Bulgaria: With Victoria in Rotterdam in 2021?

Bulgaria also will probably be represented at Eurovision 2021 by the same artist! Victoria, the first betting favorite so far this year, is likely to regularly represent her country in May 2021 in Rotterdam!

In her tweet, Bulgaria’s 22-year-old representative quoted:

“Tears Getting Sober” is a project that means everything to me as an artist and to the wonderful team behind it. I fully understand and respect this necessary decision. But I believe that Eurovision 2020 artists should be allowed to interpret our songs in 2021!”

In an initial tweet, the official account of the Bulgarian expedition initially stated that their view is that countries should be represented in 2021 by the selected artists and songs. Later, however, the tweet that the deal with the sponsors of the Bulgarian participation was completed ten days after Victoria’s online concert! This leaves open all possibilities. We are therefore awaiting other developments regarding Bulgaria’s participation in Eurovision 2021!

Eurovision 2020: Bulgaria remains 1st- Boundary differences in top positions

With the  puzzle of the 41 Eurovision 2020 songs wrapped up yesterday, we can have a clearer picture of online betting odds. So far, it looks like we are heading into a race of 5 horses that will fight for the coveted victory in Rotterdam. Bulgaria, Lithuania, Iceland, Switzerland and Russia will cross their swords to win the contest!

The favorites

Bulgaria remains in 1st place, with one of the most beautiful ballads in this year’s competition. Victoria aims for her tears to be tears of joy rather than regret and to bring victory to our neighbors! One year after its absence from Tel Aviv, Bulgaria is in a “pole position” in the event of a victory. Just behind it is Lithuania. The participation that won the hearts of Europeans from the first moment they won the national final. The Roop are back in 2nd place, surpassing Iceland, which has been 3rd since the 1st in a week! But it does not cease to be a winning track.

On the upside we see Switzerland in 4th place, which in some betting companies is in the first place. A breath away from the three pioneers, it will not be surprising to soon be the new Top 3. Gjon’s Tears will attempt to give their country their first win since 1988 and Celine Dion! In fifth place is Russia, the day after the release of “Uno”. Despite being slightly behind other countries, Bear is 1st in at least 1 betting company.

The fact that in a total of 17 companies, all of the above countries occupy at least one of them, is a prime example of how dubious this year’s Eurovision is. This is perhaps an unprecedented statistic in the history of the institution. Bulgaria, Lithuania, Iceland, Switzerland and Russia to claim the victory in the Netherlands on equal terms!

The Top 10

In 6th place you can find Romania. Roxen is on the rise and may soon be in the Top 5! “Alcohol You” is one of the most atmospheric ballads of this year’s Eurovision. However, it will be required to go beyond the barriers of Bulgaria and Switzerland of the same species. Italy remain in 7th place, with Azerbaijan and Malta completing the top ten.

Samira Efendi will bring Oriental perfume to Ahoy Rotterdam’s stage and as another Cleopatra wants to surprise the crowds! The 17-year-old Destiny, Malta’s representative, may well give the Islanders their first appearances in the top 10. Top 10 closes with Germany and Benjamin Dolic!

Much can change in the next two months. The returns, as it stands, will go through several ups and downs. Party appearances, stage presence information and of course the appearances at Ahoy in Rotterdam can be brought up on the boards of betting companies. Nothing will be judged until the night of May 16 and the big Eurovision final!


Eurovision 2020: Bulgaria in 1st place

We’ve had a number of tweaks to the betting table in the last few days, shortly before all entries were announced. Bulgaria is in the first place right now, with Victoria having gained impressions after announcing her participation! Iceland is in second place and Lithuania closes the top 3!

Bulgaria has so far confirmed the momentum of the last few days, aiming for its first victory in the Eurovision contest. Iceland is firmly in the top two places in betting, being one of the most serious contenders for a win in Rotterdam. Lithuania finally “lost ground” down 2 places compared to Friday.

The top five finishes with Switzerland, which wins 1 position, and Russia awaiting the release of its entry. Greece remains 18th with bookers not responding positively to Greek participation for the time being. Finally, Cyprus is in 37th place. The island of Aphrodite is 10 places below what it was last Friday. Of course, the release of Sandro’s song has not been mediated, which does not seem to have gained the confidence of the freelance betting until now.

Much can change in the next two months. The returns, as it stands, will go through several ups and downs. Party appearances, stage presence information and of course the appearances at Ahoy in Rotterdam can be brought up on the boards of betting companies. Nothing will be judged until the night of May 16 and the big Eurovision final!