Bulgaria takes a step back from Junior Eurovision and Eurovision participation

BNT has announced their confirmation for Junior Eurovision and Eurovision is no longer in place due to the election of a new Director-General and board. A few days ago, the Bulgarian broadcaster confirmed participation and selection plans for both contests, but these coming team changes mean they will have to decide again whether to take part at the next EBU song competitions.

Bulgaria made its debut at Junior Eurovision in 2007, but withdrew two years later. In 2011, they returned to the competition for a year, but it wasn’t until 2014 when they achieved their most successful result with Krisia Todorova and the song Planet of the Children. This second place leaded the country to host the Junior Eurovision Song Contest in 2015. Last year, they came 9th with Lidia Ganeva and her Magical Day.

The Bulgarian recent success at Eurovision started in 2016, when Poli Genova returned as their representative with the song “If Love Was A Crime”, which achieved a 4th place. This year, they even accomplished the hard task to improve their previous result finishing 2nd at the Grand Final with the performance of the new-born star Kristian Kostov.

So, it looks like we will have to wait and see what the new Director-General and board will decide about Junior Eurovision 2017 and Eurovision 2018 .

 

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

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