At the Jury Final of Junior Eurovision earlier tonight, a power outage interrupted Bulgaria’s show, plunging the arena into darkness and leaving a nervous Krisia singing in pitch black.

The arena plunged into darkness
Darkness in the arena

Despite what has been a seamless organisation on the Maltese part thus far, the lights in the arena suddenly went out a few seconds into “Planet of the Children“, and they didn’t come back up for 19 long minutes.

You can watch a video of the incident here.

Some reports said that Krisia cried, but Noel, our correspondent on the ground, says those are just overblown rumours. Krisia put on a brave face and, when it was time to perform again after one hour, she did an amazing job, performing her song flawlessly, to rapturous applause from the audience.

Behind the scenes, the technical crew investigated the problem and found it to be a power failure for the LEDs and lighting. The show was disrupted for 60 minutes. Executive Supervisor Vladislav Yakovlev said:

This was unfortunate, but it does show the reality of live broadcasts and the importance of rehearsals – not just for the participants, but also for all technical aspects of the show. I have been assured by PBS, the host broadcaster, that all issues will be rectified in time for tomorrow night’s televised final, as well as the the technical rehearsal tomorrow morning.

Anton Attard, Executive Producer, said later in the evening that extra generators were being brought in to be fully prepared for tomorrow night’s final. He also apologised to all delegations, members of the audience, and the European Broadcasting Union for the power failure.

After an unfortunate draw and Krisia Todorova’s health issues, the power outage has been one more problem for Bulgaria at Junior Eurovision this year. We are happy to know, however, that Krisia was allowed to perform again and that it was a tremendous success. Let’s hope that this mishap is the last one in Bulgaria’s Junior Eurovision journey and that it will be smooth sailing from here.

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Rezisha
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Rezisha

Krisia you are the best

Slav
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Slav

Nomer 1 :). Super si

Rezisha
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Rezisha

Crisia you are best

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Stefka
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Stefka

Bravo,Krisiq,razbi gi!

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Kremenka Slavkovi
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Kremenka Slavkovi

KRISIQ STISKAME PALZI ! ZQLATA POLOJITELNA ENERGIQ NASO4VAME KAM TEB.JELAEM TI U S P E X!!!

aneliq
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davaiii krisiq ti si nomer 1

Mimi Argirova
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Mimi Argirova

Davai Krisiq nie sme s teb!! 🙂

Nikos
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Nikos

That would be so devastating for any performer, glad they fixed it and let her go again. Good luck Krisia, go for the win! 🙂

Iliyana Kaminska
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Iliyana Kaminska

Krisi jestesz naj- lepsza ! Prosto super ! Uspeh !

penka ribet
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penka ribet

bravo na Krisia de Bulgarie

Lena
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Lena

Krisi s teb sme…. uspeh milichka

Emil STEFANOV
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Krisia,Hasan and Ibrahim

daniela poliakova
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daniela poliakova

uspeh krisi.

Albena
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Albena

BULGARIA – KRISIA THE BEST IN THE WORLD!!!

VANQ
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VANQ

??? ??? ? ??? ??????!

Radka
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Radka

Krisiq,uspeh!!! Cqla Bulgariq e s tebe!!!

GERI
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Krisia- you are the WINNER!

jr esc nl
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jr esc nl

i agree with anes bosna and she singed again so it doesn’t really matter

Ivet
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Ivet

Davaiiii Krisiqqq!! S teb sme :*

Pepa
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Pepa

Krisia vsichki sme sas teb!

Tha
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Tha

My personal winner this year, she is the best, even with a lot of great singers and songs!!!!
GO KRISIA, HASAN AND IBRAHIM!!!! 😀

AnesBosna
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AnesBosna

@pierre
It’s not like someone ”made” her pick the draw, nor that someone ”made” her ill on her rehearsals…

Vivi
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Vivi

little girl with such a big <3 and voice

MTD
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MTD

Well kids, Malta says “ooops…”. 🙂

Nevertheless, hope everything will run smooth tomorrow.

ekaterina
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davai Krisiiiiii, ti si kuklo . SUPER !!!!

Neli
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Neli

Krisia- you are the WINNER!

Diana
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Diana

Well done, Krisia! You are the winner!

Pierre
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Pierre

What a joke… Since Krisia is in Malta, she seems to be very unlucky.
If something happens tomorrow evening with her mic or the music, it will be obvious that someone doesn’t want Bulgaria to win!

Ronaldo
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Ronaldo

GO KRISIA! GO BULGARIA! Winner!

Tina
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Tina

BULGARIA- WINNER OF CORSE!

Desi Muscat
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Desi Muscat

Proud of Krisia and the boys! Sure they will go well tomorrow! Good luck to our talented kids!!! Go Krisia, Hassan and Ibrahim, go!
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YoungsterJoey
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YoungsterJoey

Sabotage. Malta looking for that 2nd win.
I’m kidding of course.

Patrick
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Patrick

She is so incredibly cute! And that little dress!

Iliyana Kaminska
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Iliyana Kaminska

Krisia is the best ! Nai- dobra ,nai – penkna, nai – malutka, po prosto Super girl !!!

Nevyana
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Nevyana

Krisi, Hassan and Ibrahim are true professionals! Bravo Bulgarian children! Good luck in the finals! <3

Chris
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Chris

Krisia- you are the WINNER!