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.

What do you think? Who should represent Bulgaria at Eurovision 2017? Share your thoughts below!

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Brk
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Brk

I think that Christiana would prefer to represent Cyprus. I’d prefer Kristian Kostov. His first single “Ne si za men” literally slays on world level.

Eva M.
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Eva M.

@ Polegend etc.-Christiana Loizu is from Cyprus, and the fact that she won the X factor in Bulgaria shows the incredible openess of Bulgarian people towards true talent instead of the typical clinging to what is “ours”, familiar and unmistakenly Bulgarian. This cannot be said about a lot of the Eastern European countries. Anyway, Christiana is great and I hear that her Bulgarian is flawless. The runner-up, Kristian Kostov, and Darina Yotova were pretty good too. I think that both of them could slay with the right song. And Darina is totally an eye candy, if I ever saw one:-)

Polegend Godgarina
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Polegend Godgarina

I really hope Christiana Loizu represents them! She won the X Factor in Bulgaria this year, and her debut single “Phoenix” SLAYS.

mocosuburbian
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mocosuburbian

thank gawd i was waiting for them
two out of serbia, moldova, and georgia will take the song count up to 40 which is reasonable
then if australia and the other one in that three participates it’ll be 42
surprise from san marino/slovakia/turkey and that makes 43 which ties the record again
it can totally happen
i’m hyped

an esc fan
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an esc fan

Yet another eastern country that is not sure if will participate. I’ve said it before, it’s not poverty, it’s that some people there don’t want ESC to be a priority. If you read their sites, you’ll see that are invaded by religious weirdos that say : ”we don’t need gay fest esc”. I hope that eastern countries will not give up ESC.

Roelof Meesters
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Roelof Meesters

Poli was amazing, and i love Bulgaria in this contest. They where underrated in:

2008
2011
2012
2013

I hope they’ll win.