Lisbon 2018

Bulgaria: Future Eurovision participation under threat

Kristian Kostov singing on-stage

Bulgaria’s Eurovision broadcaster, BNT, is in the process of electing a new Director-General. Due to this, they’re withdrawing their previously confirmed Junior Eurovision participation. Their participation in the main contest is also up in the air.

The new Director-General, as well as a new board, will be elected sometime in August, BNT tweeted on their official Twitter account.

Bulgaria in Eurovision

If Bulgaria opted against participating in the upcoming Eurovision editions, it’d be a shock considering their recent track record in both contests.

Upon returning to the main contest last year after a two year long hiatus, Poli Genova ended up in 4th place with “If Love Was a Crime”. This year, Kristian Kostov came close to winning the contest with “Beautiful Mess”. Prior to that, their best result in Eurovision was way back in 2007 when Elitsa and Stoyan finished in 5th place with “Voda”.

Meanwhile, they’ve also racked up an impressive streak in Junior Eurovision. In 2014, Krisia, Hasan & Ibrahim’s “Planet of the Children” reached a 2nd place. In the following two years, they reached 9th place twice with “Colour of Hope” and “Magical Day (Valsheben den)” respectively.

Would you miss Bulgaria in Eurovision? Leave a comment below and let us know!

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Comments (1)
  1. The Anders says:

    I would be very surprised to see Bulgaria out of next year’s contest. After all they have plenty of time to confirm participation.

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