Last year Bulgaria’s Krisia — and her piano sidekicks Hasan & Ibrahim — finished as runners-up at Junior Eurovision. They served fierce vocals, amazing music, and a fairy-tale backdrop that left kiddies and adults in awe. Now Bulgarian National Television is ready to do it again, all in the hope of moving from second to first.
Today BNT announced that, as in 2014, it will partner with the private chanel bTv. It will select its contestant through a national selection on “Slavi Show”. Children aged between 10 and 15 who are interested in competing can send an audio or video recording of themselves performing to the show’s producers between now and July 23 (e-mail: [email protected]).
A group of music professionals will then wade through the submissions to identify the top talent. The lucky few will then sing to the death (okay, just sing) in a national final on Slavi Show. The result will be determined 100% by Internet voting — so no jury.
“We proved how successful a partnership between the public Bulgarian National Television and the private bTV can be when there is a national cause, such as Bulgaria’s participation at the Junior Eurovision Song Contest 2014,” said BNT’s Director General Viara Ankova. “Krisia, Hasan and Ibrahim are the main reason we are hosting the Junior Eurovision Song Contest in Bulgaria this year.”
Bulgaria at Junior Eurovision 2014
Krisia, Hasan and Ibrahim brought Bulgaria back to Eurovision with a bang. Despite finishing second overall, Bulgaria actually won the televote by a huge margin.