BULGARIA – Bulgarian national broadcaster made a statement today explaining some things. First of all they denied the information spread by local press that Kristian Kostov is the artist for Lisbon. After all BNT says that the artist is a former Eurovision participant but not Bulgarian!
Bulgarian broadcaster also established four focus groups to evaluate the 13 projects. The first group is made of music professionals, producers, TV experts, marketing managers. The second group is made of journalists, Press members, betting experts. The third group is the Bulgarian jury and the fourth group is the popular group – a mix between casual viewers and devoted fans in a proportion representing approximately the viewing structure of Eurovision Song Contest.
The groups will evaluate the song independently and the following conditions should apply in their voting: First, how to win the overall focus groups voting with the weight coefficients of each focus group taken into a consideration. Second, how to perform consistently within all, or the majority of the focus groups and third how to reach a certain value on average without the weight coefficients being taken into a consideration. That means unlike in step 1, here all the votes will be equal.
BNT, the Bulgarian national broadcaster, has revealed that they have received more than 250 applications in the last 24 hours for their fan focus group.