BNT has announced that they will take part at the Eurovision Song Contest in Rotterdam. Bulgaria returns to the competition after a year absence due to financial reasons.
Bulgaria is back to Europe’s Favourite TV show and joins Ukraine in the line-up of countries that didn’t take part in the last year’s Eurovision but return to the contest in 2020. They join the list of participants, which will likely include the same countries that competed in Tel Aviv except for Hungary, as its withdrawal has been rumoured for the last few days. However, this is yet to be confirmed.
The withdrawal came last year after the dismissal of the whole Bulgarian Delegation, including Joana Levieva-Sawyer and Viara Ankova, who took a step forward to bring the Junior Eurovision Song Contest to Bulgaria in 2015. The country also withdrew from this competition in 2017 due to the lack of time to constitute a new body following the election of the new Director-General Konstantin Kamenarov.
The recent Bulgarian Eurovision success started in 2016 when Poli Genova returned as their ‘come-back’ representative with the song “If Love Was A Crime”, which achieved a 4th place. A year later, 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. This year, they reached the 14th place in the final with the group ‘Equinox’.