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Bulgaria announces national candidates for Junior Eurovision

BNT has revealed the name of the 15 candidates that have been selected to compete in the live shows of this year’s Junior Eurovision selection.

An expert panel has been in charge of selecting the following contenders:

  • Alexander Dimitrov
  • Bozhena Varbanova
  • Valentina Kuncheva
  • Valentina Nikova
  • Gergana Todorova
  • “Bon-Bon”
  • Daniela Piryankova
  • Dimitrina Germanova
  • Eleonora Dimitrova
  • Eleonora Petrova
  • Lidia Ganeva
  • Nia Krusheva
  • Preslava Petrova
  • Sesil Sabri
  • Simona Krasteva

As you may notice, Bon Bon is back in the contest with new components. The children band represented Bulgaria at Junior Eurovision 2007 being also the ensemble where Poli Genova (Eurovision 2011 & 2016) was raised as a singer. Moreover, some of the selected candidates already competed at the last year’s national selection.

What’s next?

The live shows of this year’s Bulgarian national selection will be broadcast from June 8 with the final being held on June 11:

  • June 1 and 8: The selected contenders will perform their songs live in front of a 5-person jury panel which will select 5 finalists.
  • June 11: The five finalists, previously trained, will compete in a final live show where the winner will be selected by a 50/50 combination of SMS voting and professional jury. In case of a tie, the Bulgarian representative would be chosen according to the televoting results.

The show will only reveal the Bulgarian representative as the song will be composed by the winner along with professional composers selected by BNT. The song presentation will take place on a TV show by the end of September.

About Belén García (Spain)

Belén García (Spain)
My name is Belén, I am a 25 year-old musician girl from Spain. I have been following Eurovision since I was only 11 and the Junior version since the beginning (expert of this contest).Before ESC+Plus, I have been part of very well-known websites about Eurovision. Apart from writing, I love taking professional photos!I have already travelled to Eurovision three times (Malmö 2013, Copenhagen 2014 and Vienna 2015) and to Junior Eurovision twice (Malta 2014 & Bulgaria 2015). Next stop -> Stockholm 2016