Bulgaria has not been very successful at Eurovision since debuting in the contest eight years ago. Elitsa and Stoyan’s 2007 song “Water” remains the only Bulgarian entry that has qualified for the final. Year after year, Bulgarians are left frustrated by their early exit in the semi-finals. Hoping to end years of heartache, the Balkan […]
Vebooboo: Ok, let me start out with the positives. I love this song. I really do. And more importantly, I love what the lyrics stand for. If you haven’t read them, make sure to check them out now. Sofi’s song is all about tolerance and love — exactly what Eurovision stands for. So A+ for […]
William: This morning Bulgaria’s Sofi Marinova skinned a leopard, wrapped herself up in its fur and arrived at Baku’s Crystal Hall Arena ready to wow us. Gypsy club music is tricky to work with, so I was very curious to see how she would stage this. I wasn’t let down. Her team has gone for […]
Today the Wiwi Jury—our international panel of music un-professionals—headed to Sofia to review Bulgaria’s ESC 2012 entry “Love Unlimited.” Did Sofi Marinova’s ethno-pop have us shaking all that god gave us until late into the night? Or did we catch the first flight back to London? Read on to find out.
What do a woman taking a pregnancy test, a homeless man, and a struggling artist have in common? They each appear in Sofi Marinova’s official Eurovision 2012 video. The rather bizarre video is meant to convey the power of love, and the trauma of being separated from those important to us. As the lyrics tell […]
In the two weeks since Wiwi last reported on Betfair’s betting market for the second semi-final at ESC 2012, the bookies’ five favorites—led by Sweden’s Loreen (“Euphoria”) and Serbia’s Zeljko Joksimovic (“Nije ljubav stvar”)—have held steady at the top. But there has been some reshuffling in the lower positions. Bulgaria’s Sofi Marinova (“Love Unlimited”) has […]
National selection season is well under way, and you guys have cast hundreds of votes in our various polls to determine who should compete at Eurovision 2012. All of these polls close on the eve of the respective country’s national final, so there’s still time to let us know what you think! Let’s quickly review […]
Based on the semi-final results, Dessislava (DESS) has emerged as the favorite to win Bulgaria’s national selection on February 29. Do you think she lives up to the hype, or should Sofia choose somebody else? Listen to all the contestants here, and then vote in our poll! Love, Wiwi