He’s the teenage prodigy representing Bulgaria in the second semi-final of the Eurovision Song Contest 2017 with “Beautiful Mess”.

And on Friday Kristian Kostov took another step to the contest by unveiling a candid snap from the shoot for his Eurovision 2017 postcard – the short clip that introduces each Eurovision act before they perform on stage. 

Some acts choose to showcase their city, others the span of their nation, and others perform activities that are dear to them. There can be a theme for the postcards, such as 2014, where acts created their flags in illuminating ways.

The overall theme for this year’s postcards isn’t clear, but from the snap shared through Bulgarian National Television’s Eurovision Twitter page we do know one thing: Kristian’s postcard will feature an adorable little dog called Zacks.

The other insight shared is that the postcard has been filmed in Sofia — Bulgaria’s capital city and the host city of Junior Eurovision 2015.

If Bulgaria wins this year’s contest — an outcome that seems more likely after Russia’s withdrawal — Sofia would also likely host the Eurovision Song Contest 2018.

KRISTIAN’S ROAD TO EUROVISION

Kristian has been hitting the Eurovision Preview Party circuit hard.

Although he missed the first event in Riga, he’s appeared at every subsequent party, performing “Beautiful Mess” for crowds in London, Tel Aviv and Amsterdam.

His last scheduled stop is today in Madrid at the ESC Pre-Party Spain.

After he says adios to Eurofans there, his focus will shift to Kyiv itself. With less than a month to go, it’s time to rehearse, refine the staging and make sure they pick an outfit that adheres to the LED visuals and atmosphere.

Are you excited to see Kristian’s postcard? What do you make of the Bulgarian song? Let us know in the comments below!

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Menemihiel
Menemihiel
4 years ago

Come on ! Kristian Kostov is not gay, he is just young. He had a serious affair with Darina Yotova, but they broke cause both met other people at the same time, and he keep being very jealous, which is really not a gay attitude toward a woman !

Berry
4 years ago

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Eva M.
Eva M.
4 years ago

Kris is definitely one of the most interesting performers this year and his age is part of the appeal… I am not only comfortable with his age, I admire what he brings on the table. And why is it so important if he is gay? Some people keep on regurgitating this question on every post. Either way, he is an awesome performer and that is what matters. I can’t wait to hear more songs from him and buy his album.

oscillate
oscillate
4 years ago

Loveable artist. Boring song.

Eve
Eve
4 years ago

@eve the pathetic – Aww, glad to have such passionate follower, kisses from Eve the pathetic 😀
Btw, I said Bulgaria, not Belgium, do your homework properly!

James
James
4 years ago

@Purple Mask: Not really. I think we tend to underestimate how people at that certain age range can manage to perform well in front of hundreds of people. In theater, they have kids as young as six playing roles for shows like The Sound of Music, Miss Saigon and Les Miserables thus performing isn’t really something new.

Think Selena, Britney Spears, and even Lea Salonga when they were younger. Young performers undergo training to be able to do what they do, but of course, parental guidance should always be present.

jerry
jerry
4 years ago

To talk about the age is ridiculous, what have you done against modern day slavery? Do you know that in some European countries in the East (like Bulgaria) is illegal to give money to children beggars, because they are slaves used by mafia? Probably you feel good if you give money to beggars, without thinking that you’re a sponsor for mafia. Leave Kristian alone, he is not victim.

Eve
Eve
4 years ago

@ Purple Mask- I can’t see why would that be problem? To be honest, I’m more uncomfortable with child labour in ”3rd world” countries than in Eurovision 🙂

FG
FG
4 years ago

I like the dog. Not her

Purple Mask
Purple Mask
4 years ago

I wonder if I’m the only one who feels uncomfortable about having under 18s in Eurovision. As a rule, I mean. Anyone else?

jerry
jerry
4 years ago

What makes you think he might be gay? I don’t think is right to keep telling someone that might be closeted gay. He is half Asian and their teenagers look younger than Europeans are used to see.

Evan
Evan
4 years ago

@Adriana
No he’s too young for JESC. Only performers greater than 8 years of age are allowed to participate there.

adriana
adriana
4 years ago

Is this for Eurovision Junior? 🙂

Evan
Evan
4 years ago

@Elaine
A very credible point indeed.
People being married for several years and having kids with a lady only to realize they were closeted individuals attracted to guys has never happened before.
So stories of supposed breaking up with a girlfriend should once and for all prove that an individual isn’t gay.

Ern
Ern
4 years ago

@Miankhalif — good point!

The Armenian girl evidently has also been to Crimea, but no investigation is pending. Obviously, they Ukrainians don’t want to anger OTHER European countries, only Russia.

Hence my theory that regardless of who the Russians sent, the Ukraine would find a way to place them in Crimea.

Elaine
Elaine
4 years ago

@Aria He’s not gay. He broke up with his girlfriend before he moved to Bulgaria so he could focus on his music career.

eve the pathetic
eve the pathetic
4 years ago

@eve, you say all the time the same thing, it will be between Italy bulgaria and belgium, you repeat it in all comments section, you are tiring with your certainties, it’s not because you repeat it that it will happen, poor bookmakers victim …. however you go on others articles about others contestants to denigrate them, you are so pathetic, I hope our favourite flop,with your dirty behavior you should go to hide you, shame on you.

Miankhalif
Miankhalif
4 years ago

@Ern
Don’t worry !! He isn’t representing Russia.
Ukraine’s law only applicable to those representing Russia.

Ern
Ern
4 years ago

He lives in Moscow !!!!

Shhh, don’t tell the Ukrainian government. They’ll ban him from entry too.

God knows, he’s probably been to Crimea at some point.

Vasja
Vasja
4 years ago
Reply to  Ern

You were right, he had been to Crimea but Ukrainian nazzis only hate Russia and Russians.

Kirby
Kirby
4 years ago

I wonder how the postcards are going to be themed. The most memorable ones were in 2014. The ones in 2013 and 2016 were nice, as they focused on each singer. The ones in 2015 were ok, although they had so much information that that were hard to remember (city landmarks, singer’s home, parcel, object inside the parcel, task to be done and final photo on a street sign in Austria).

AngieP
AngieP
4 years ago

@Eve I have the same concern about Portugal though I like it very much!

As for Bulgaria, I see it difficult to win. But they will do great!

I have a feeling that the winner will be a man this time. (Go Francesco!) However, I’d love to see France taking the trophy! (Go Alma!)

At month before the contest, my two favourites to win are Italy and France!

Enthusiast
Enthusiast
4 years ago

I’m still amazed how young he looks and how deeply enchanting is his voice… Even 2-3 years ago is the same. So he stole my heart twice – once, how cute he is outwardly, and secondly… how mature is as an artist… I wish him great great future and to protect himself because the road he is on is very very tough.

Margaret
Margaret
4 years ago

Such a likeable kid–I want to adopt him along with the puppy:-) Great performer too… hard to believe he is 17. And his official video is like no other this year–definitely memorable at first sight

Iberian
Iberian
4 years ago

I so hope this doesn’t win. Can’t stand him and can’t stand his song.

Aria
Aria
4 years ago

Thanks @Sandro
You’re sweet. 🙂

Sandro
Sandro
4 years ago

Hi Aria. Maybe with your charm you can change his mind (if he is gay!!!). Otherwise there are lots of nice boys in the world. You’re still young.. Hee Hee. I’m 57 , Gay and married to my husband !!! Good Luck

Aria
Aria
4 years ago

@Sandro
Yeah he seemed cute and is only 1 year older to me 🙁
Hope he does well still.
Love his puppy though 🙂

Sandro
Sandro
4 years ago

Oops. Sorry Roelof. I thought it was you who said a shame he is gay sorry my fault. Aria said it’s a shame cos she’s a girl and can’t have him. I’m hoping that is the reason !!

Jon Smith
Jon Smith
4 years ago

SOFIA 2018 ????????????????

Sandro
Sandro
4 years ago

Perhaps Reolof is a girl (name is disguised) and a shame because she can’t have him??? Correct??

George
George
4 years ago

@Paul D. I totally agree!

Roelof Meesters
Roelof Meesters
4 years ago

@Aria Who, and where did you find that about the person you’re talking about AND why is that sad.

Aria
Aria
4 years ago

I’m so sad!! He’s gay 🙁

Marc
Marc
4 years ago

@Emsp
You must be some blind. But funny comment.
Salvador and Francesco slays on their chariama and camera appeal.
Re-watch their performances 😉
And then saying that Poland can win is just hilarious xD

No Name
No Name
4 years ago

@emsp

Salvador has no charisma? LOL together with Francesco they’re the most charismatic performers hands down

Eve
Eve
4 years ago

Though I personally like Portugal, I can’t see it winning simmply ’cause I can’t imagine average ESC viewer to vote for this. It will be between Italy, Sweden and Bulgaria.

emsp
emsp
4 years ago

Portugal has no chance just weird and no charisma, Italy will mean nothing for viewers at first sight, Belgium is depressing, only France, Romania, Bulgaria, Hungary, Poland, Sweden have a chance.

Marc
Marc
4 years ago

Same as Paul D
This year is winning Italy, Bulgaria or Portugal.
I’m worried about juries cause they suck every generic song produced by Swedes (like Beautiful mess).
Italy and Portugal are much more authentic.

Kircho
Kircho
4 years ago

Wish you all the best in the Ukraine ! If Bulgaria won , the organisation would be awesome … I believe . My country isn’t rich , but as you remember JESC 2015 was on a high level with huge budget … so ESC 2018 in Sofia ?

PP
PP
4 years ago

So much lobbying for Bulgaria Portugal, France, Italy this year from Wiwi. We have 42 countries at contest not 4 ,5.

fikri
fikri
4 years ago

his hair tho. dayyum.

Polegend Godgarina
4 years ago

Kasia Mos is shook

Hada
Hada
4 years ago

What a cute pupper!!!

Paul D.
Paul D.
4 years ago

@Guðrún Karlsdóttir

Italy, Portugal or Bulgaria, that’s my bet. Definitely a male winning this year, can’t see a female.

Guðrún Karlsdóttir
Guðrún Karlsdóttir
4 years ago

@catalo Portugal will win, I am almost sure about that!

catalo
catalo
4 years ago

Sofia 2018, its not even a contest anymore. Just move that stage to Sofia now.