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.
Elitsa Todorova, Stoyan Yankulov – Voda (Water)
In 2007, Bulgaria selected Elitsa Todorova and Stoyan Yankulov and their song “Voda (Water)” to sent in Helsinki. The song is entirely in Bulgarian.
It was composed by Elitsa Todorova and Stoyan Yankulov. The song qualified to the final, placing 6th with 146 points. At the final, the duo placed 5th with 157 points.
Elitsa & Stoyan is a Bulgarian folk group that was formed in 2003. The duo represented the country in Eurovision on two occasions. In 2007, their song “Voda” placed 5th in the final. In 2013, they sang “Samo Shampioni” but they were eliminated in the semi placing 12th with 45 points.
Bulgaria in the Eurovision 🇧🇬
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.