Country Of The Month: Bulgaria Part-2!

Photo By: DILIANA FLORENTIN (VIRGINIA RECORDS)

Introduction

Country of the month is back. We decided to continue our series of articles “Country Of The Month” with Bulgaria. In a period of four weeks, we are going to remind you of the best Bulgarian entries. Note: we selected the entries not by their place in their final, but by their impact on the fans.

Kristian Kostov – Beautiful Mess

In 2017, Bulgaria selected Kristian Kostov and his song “Beautiful Mess” to sent in Kyiv. The song is entirely in English.

It was composed by Borislav Milanov, Sebastian Arman, Joacim Bo Persson, Alex Omar and Alexander V. Blay. The song qualified to the final, placing 1st with 403 points. At the final, Krisitan placed 2nd with 615 points. That is the best placing of the country up to today.

Kristian Kostov was born on 15 March 2000, in Moscow, Russia and his is of Bulgarian and Kazakh origin. He rose to fame after participating in the first season of The Voice Kids of Russia. At the show he managed to place to the final. In 2016, he was runner-up in the Bulgarian edition of the X-Factor. On 10 July 2020 he released his most recent EP titled “Mood:”.


Bulgaria in the Eurovision
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Bulgaria debuted at the contest in 2005. Since then, it has participated in twelve times, missing the event three times – 2014, 2015 and 2019. The three times the country didn’t participate was due to financial difficulties of the public broadcaster.

Bulgaria has finished three times in the Top-10. The country has no victories in its short history. In 2017 the country scored 615 points (under the new voting system), making it the most points Bulgaria got in any Eurovision Contest it has participated. In contrast, its worst result came in 2005, at its debut, when not only it was eliminated at the semis, but also finished 19th with 49 points. At the finals, Bulgaria’s worst result is the 2018’s 14th place. The country has qualified to the final four times, three of which it was placed in the TOP-5. Bulgaria has also missed the finals by a short margin in 2008 and 2012, placing 11th in its semi.

What do you think about the song? Do you like it? Do you think is it one of the most memorable entries from Bulgaria? Let us know in the comment box below.

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