Turn up the volume and let’s get ready to rock! Today BNT has announced that Poli Genova — our favourite rocker chick from Eurovision 2011 — will host Junior Eurovision 2015 in Bulgaria.
As you’ll recall, Poli placed 12th back in Düsseldorf with her song “Na Inat” , narrowly missing the grand final. But since then her career has moved in one direction: up! She released her debut album later that year, producing a series of hits including “1, 2, 3”, and served as a judge on the first series of X Factor.
“I am really happy that Bulgaria is hosting the most prestigious song contest for young artists in Europe and that BNT decided that I am the right person to host it,” she said in a statement. “I can’t wait to discover this event and I am sure it will be unforgetable! Let’s support the young artists together because they are our future.”
Poli had to endure a series of castings over the summer. This wasn’t handed to her — she earned it!
Poli Genova at Eurovision 2011
What happened to Nina Dobrev?
Prior to today’s announcement, rumours centered on Vampire Diaries star Nina Dobrev. Bulgarian media reported that she was in negotiations with BNT and she was spotted visiting Sofia earlier in the year. Yesterday, when we asked our readers who they thought BNT would reveal as the JESC 2015 host, Nina still dominated the comments. Oh well, Perhaps the Hollywood starlet was too expensive!
Are you excited to see Poli host? Do you think this will pave the way for her to sing at Eurovision 2016, should Bulgaria choose to compete? Let us know in the comments box below!