BULGARIA – What an amazing news this morning: Bulgarian national broadcaster is returning to the Eurovision Song Contest. BNT is back to the event thanks to a big sponsorship received.
The news which broke from local press is now confirmed by BNT Director-General, Emil Koslukov. Director-General explained that the sponsor will pay the participation fee, the song, the video clip, the stage presentation and the international promo along with all delegation expenses.
There will be a special press conference today with all the details. There are also discussions with the artist and the production company behind the 2020 Eurovision Song Contest entry.
The specific production company has been collaborating with famous artists worldwide such as Beyonce.
BULGARIA IN EUROVISION
Bulgaria has participated in the Eurovision Song Contest 12 times since making its debut at the 2005 contest in Kyiv. The country’s best result is a second-place finish for Kristian Kostov and the song “Beautiful Mess” at the 2017 contest also in Kyiv.
Bulgaria has failed to qualify for the finals in eight out of twelve appearances at the contest, most narrowly in 2012, when Sofi Marinova lost out on the 10th qualifying place from the second semi-final in a tie-break with Norway.
However, on three of the four occasions that they have reached the final, they have finished in the top five: placing fifth with Elitsa & Stoyan in 2007, fourth with Poli Genova in 2016 and second with Kristian Kostov in 2017.
Bulgaria reached the final for the fourth time in 2018, with supergroup Equinox placing 14th.