Just last week Kristian Kostov brought the house down inside the VEGAS Kuntsevo shopping centre as the closing act of the Moscow Eurovision Party 2018.
And on Friday the Eurovision 2017 runner-up announced another special performance — this time with Equinox — Bulgaria’s Eurovision 2018 act — at Eurovision in Concert in Amsterdam.
The “one night only” performance works well for Kristian, who is a huge fan of the Bulgarian entry “Bones”.
“I feel honoured to be able to sing together with EQUINOX,” he said in a statement sent to wiwibloggs. “I think ‘Bones’ has a beautiful message. This project is all about love, talent and music”.
“I hope EQUINOX will do great in Lisbon. I dream to see Eurovision in Bulgaria and I will support everyone who is waving the Bulgarian flag.”
The performance will mark a reunion on a number of levels. Boris Milanov, one of the composers behind “Bones”, wrote Kristian’s entry “Beautiful Mess”. And Vlado, one-fifth of Equinox, supported Kristian as a backing vocalist in Kyiv last year.
Kristian has released three songs in recent months — “Glubina”, “The One” and “Burning Bridges”. The latter is a collaboration with fellow Eurovision 2017 act JOWST from Norway.
In January Kristian won the public choice award at the prestigious European Border Breakers Awards.
Equinox — whose name is symbolic of where light meets darkness — consists of Zhana Bergendorrf, Vlado Mihailov, Johnny Manuel, Georgi Simeonov and Trey Campbell.
They’ll sing the electro pop anthem “Bones”, which continues Bulgaria’s recent trend of ominous and dark art-pop with slick production.
Trey, a singer and songwriter from Los Angeles in the United States, jointly composed “Bones” alongside Borislav, Joacim Persson and Dag Lundberg.
He describes performing in Eurovision as “an honour”, and is hoping to raise the profile of the contest in the United States.
Identifying strongly with the song’s hook, he recently described “Bones” as a number that transcends the physical side of love.
“[It’s about] loving someone beyond everything that you may see. Especially in these times, it is important to be looking deeper, to be caring deeper, to be caring about things that are not necessarily just of the physical.”
“‘Bones’ should inspire people just to be more loving. If you love someone despite what what they look like or what their skin colour may be, you are actually loving the person — the human — first and foremost.”
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