Bulgarian broadcaster BNT has confirmed that it has made its preliminary application for Eurovision 2017. But they’re still waiting on approval from BNT’s board of directors before they can guarantee that they’ll be in Kyiv.
BNT has filed its initial application with the EBU. But the broadcaster still needs the permission from its board of directors. Broadcasters have until 10 October to withdraw without penalty, so we can’t be assured of Bulgaria’s participation just yet.
BNT confirmed to wiwibloggs that they are waiting on exact details from the EBU of their fee for 2017 before they are able confirm their participation.
Bulgaria made a spectacular comeback at Eurovision 2016, after taking a two-year break. Poli Genova’s “If Love Was a Crime” was a huge fan favourite, and placed a very impressive fourth, giving Bulgaria its best score ever.
They’ve also done well at Junior Eurovision, placing second in 2014 and hosting last year’s JESC in Sofia, with the effervescent Poli Genova presenting.
Bulgaria was not without its share of drama during the build-up to Eurovision 2016. First they confirmed their initial participation, then Poli Genova pretty much confirmed to us that both she and Bulgaria would be returning to ESC, Bulgaria teased and toyed with fans’ hearts but finally confirmed their participation, then it was said that Preslava was also under consideration, and fiiiiinally it was confirmed that Poli Genova would represent Bulgaria in Stockholm. We like good Eurodrama, but even that had us gasping for breath!
We hope that things will be much smoother for Bulgaria this time around. Poli’s stellar performance in Stockholm should pave the way for Bulgaria’s next stand-out Eurovision performance.
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