In 2014 Bulgaria’s Krisia Todorova and Hasan & Ibrahim wowed us at Junior Eurovision. In 2015 all of Bulgaria will have the chance to wow us. That’s because Bulgarian National Television (BNT) has all but officially announced that it will host JESC 2015!
“The most important topic for us is the organization of the event and I am glad that we have received a lot of support on that matter,” BNT’s General Director Vyara Ankova said.
Novinite reports that the decision was taken on Monday after a meeting of the general directors of BNT and the Bulgarian National Radio (BNR), and with the EBU’s Director General Ingrid Deltenre.
According to reports, Bulgarian Prime Minister Boyko Borisov and Parliament Speaker Tsetska Tsacheva also attended, suggesting this is firmly and significantly on their radar.
HOWEVER, we must add one caveat to this. A JESC insider with close ties to the EBU tells wiwibloggs that Bulgaria’s bid is not 100% official yet. Papers have not been signed, so in theory they could still pull out. The director general’s comments were apparently mistranslated in reports yesterday. The director said “we’re ready to host” and not that they “will” host.
In any event, today’s news confirms previous reports that Bulgaria had received an official invitation from the EBU after talks with Italy collapsed. We are seriously excited to be headed to a new country!
Bulgaria at Junior Eurovision 2014
Krisia, Hasan and Ibrahim brought Bulgaria back to Eurovision with a bang. Despite finishing second overall, she actually won the televote by a huge margin.
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