Equinox Bones
Bulgaria, Men of Equinox, 1

After two years of back-to-back Top 5 finishes at Eurovision, Bulgaria’s state broadcaster BNT decided that Equinox were the act most likely to keep the nation’s momentum going. The newly-formed 5-piece group, specifically created for Eurovision, was selected from an intense internal selection process, which saw producers accepting bids from artists and record companies. Europe will judge the fruits of the broadcaster’s labour on 8 May, when the group perform in the second half of the first semi-final.

Equinox — whose name is symbolic of where light meets darkness — consists of Zhana Bergendorrf, Vlado Mihailov, Johnny Manuel, Georgi Simeonov and Trey Campbell. They’ll sing the electro pop anthem “Bones”, which continues Bulgaria’s recent trend of ominous and dark art-pop with slick production.

As the competition edges closer, we compiled 10 facts about Equinox to shed a bit of light on them amid all the darkness.

1. THEY EMBODY THE SLOGAN ‘CELEBRATE DIVERSITY’

The group consists of 5 members, all with various ethnic backgrounds and cultural vantage points. As producers and songwriters hand-picked the group’s members, they sought a more international sound. So in addition to the Bulgarian members, Zhana, Vlado and Georgi, Equinox also consists of Trey and Johnny – both of whom hail from the United States. That’s what we like to call building bridges!

2. BONES WAS COMPOSED BY EUROVISION ELITES — SYMPHONIX

After the roaring successes of Kristian Kostov and Poli Genova in the two most recent editions of Eurovision, Borislav Milanov and his music production group, Symphonix, took it upon themselves to write another track that could steal the win in Lisbon this May. Equinox member Trey also co-wrote and co-produced “Bones”. Symphonix have composed songs for international artists such as Lady Gaga, Selena Gomez and Kelly Clarkson….as well as Eurovision darlings Jana Burceska and Tijana Bogicevic.

3. REALITY TELEVISION RUNS THROUGH THEIR VEINS

Three of the 5 members of Equinox participated in Reality TV competitions across Europe and indeed the US. Zhana won the second edition of X Factor Bulgaria in 2013, seizing the imagination and attention of the Bulgarian public with her avant-garde style.

Johnny Manuel captured the hearts of many Americans during his triumphant journey on America’s Got Talent 2017. He has racked up millions of views on Youtube; his rendition of Whitney Houston’s ‘I Have Nothing’ sealed him a golden buzzer. View that iconic performance below.

And Georgi Simeonov — aka JJ — made a huge impact on X Factor Romania, which catapulted him to stardom in Bucharest and beyond.

4. SASHA JEAN BAPTISTE WILL STAGE THEIR PERFORMANCE

Sasha Jean Baptiste is a renowned Eurovision and international artistic stage director who has created successful performances in the past for artists such as Iveta Mukuchyan, Kristian Kostov and Artsvik. And now Sasha will stage Equinox’s performance in Lisbon. BNT tweeted about Sasha’s involvement with Bulgaria for the second year running, mentioning Sasha’s love for dreaming up “contemporary performances” which “breathe arty”. We certainly cannot wait to see what she conjures up for Equinox.

5. EUROVISION FANS HELPED SELECT THEIR SONG

In a fiercely competitive internal selection process, Equinox’s song “Bones” went through various stages of judging and scrutinising by musical professionals, journalists, betting experts and a Bulgarian jury. However, BNT added one final stage: the fans. BNT launched a Twitter competition where Eurovision fans could express why they should be on a fan jury that would filter through the 13 songs in the Bulgarian selection process. At the end of it all, “Bones” came out on top.

6. ZHANA TRAVELLED THE WORLD IN SEARCH OF A MUSIC CAREER

The only female in the group took a huge leap of faith at the young age of 18 and travelled to South Korea in blind pursuit of building a successful music career. There she met her fiancé, and they moved to Denmark in 2010, as Zhana competed in X Factor Denmark. Zhana is an experienced polyglot who can speak four languages: Bulgarian, English, Korean and Danish.

7. JOHNNY MANUEL TOURED WITH N’SYNC

At the tender age of 14, Johnny got his first taste of stardom and the heated spotlight. He was spotted covering a Run-D.M.C hip-hop song, which eventually led to him singing a record contract with the stage-name Lil’ Johnny. This gave him the chance to tour and open for major artists such as N Sync and Lil’ Bow Wow.

8. VLADO IS A DEVOUT G.O.T FAN

In a recent interview with Wiwibloggs at the London Eurovision Pre-Party, Vladomir revealed his love for the fantasy fiction show ‘Game of Thrones’. He stated, in our interview, that “he hopes that a show like that [Game of Thrones] could pick up a song like ours,” perhaps as a route of gaining more listeners and fans. Perhaps they will introduce a new character soon: Vlado, Father of Equinox, Slayer of Eurovision, Uniter of the 43 Kingdoms.

9. TREY IS A SONGWRITER AND PRODUCER ON THE RISE

Trey Simpson was born in North Carolina, and is now a Los Angeles-based artist and producer. In addition to playing a significant part in the production of “Bones” as part of Symphonix, Trey has penned songs for major artists in the music industry such as Dua Lipa, Bebe Rexha, Adam Lambert and Kehlani. He’s the real deal, y’all.

10. GEORGI IS ESTABLISHED AS AN INDUSTRY-REGULAR

Georgi – who goes by the name JJ – made his debut on the music scene at 16 years of age as part of a successful Bulgarian boy-band called 032. Since then, he has expanded his music career by releasing solo singles and by teaching everything he knows to his students in Sofia.

What do you think of Bulgaria’s entry this year? Do you think Equinox can snatch a win in Lisbon with their song “Bones”? Do you love beyond the bones? Let us know in the comment section below. 

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Viva Bulgaria
Viva Bulgaria
2 years ago

Now Bulgaria is getting close to a victory. This is a solid top 5 place.

These guys deserve it after a good row of great performances and results.

Moon Step
Moon Step
2 years ago

The ” specialists ” below want the chicken song! Ha – ha – ha!

Rhingo
Rhingo
2 years ago

I will be so happy if Bulgaria wins! No better way to troll the trolls in this comment section 🙂

Curve
Curve
2 years ago

Symphonix also happens to compose Cesar’s song too.

Boy
Boy
2 years ago

THIS IS SOOOO BORING. IRS GONNA BE A BAD SONG AGAIN WHO WIN ESC. 0.5/10
41/43

ESCFan
ESCFan
2 years ago
Reply to  Boy

Who are the songs that are top 5 in your list? Just wondering.

Guillle77
Guillle77
2 years ago
Reply to  Boy

The thing that concerns me the most, apart from your top 5 this year, is that you see last year’s winner as a “bad song” just because you don’t like it.
If you can’t see the beauty in a well-produced jazz song, even if it’s not your cup of tea, then I feel very sorry for you.

You’re probably one of those who thinks that Czech Republic and Israel’s songs are the best this year (I do understand those who defend the Israeli song, though).

Guillle77
Guillle77
2 years ago
Reply to  Guillle77

(I suppose you refer to last year’s song as a bad win because you said “again”. If I’m wrong, please correct me.)

anonymous91
anonymous91
2 years ago

Johnny Manuel was fab on america’s got talent

but yes a lovely group together 🙂

i can see Bulgaria being one of the contenders to win esc this year

David
David
2 years ago

This year strongest song; I really love it, but I can understand some people don’t.
They just have to be careful not to stage this like an american superproduction; they could end up looking too artificial. But I hope they’ll make the top 3.
As for some nasty comments below: eastern europe is absolutely beautiful and definitely worth visting; instead of calling them poor, just remember these countries suffered for decades. Could have happened in western countries too. Just take some history lessons.

David
David
2 years ago
Reply to  David

Not everything has in life has to be a swedish super production you know.
As for last year’s show, we had a pretty good time in front of the telly – don’t remember was that terrible. Maybe you should have some extra beer or wine 🙂

Frank
Frank
2 years ago

Because it deserves the hate? Ever thought about that?

Pufff
Pufff
2 years ago
Reply to  Frank

Of course, this is what a masterpiece does… it provokes your deep feelings…your hidden truth. In some people if provokes Love, Joy, positive feelings…. unfortunately in your case it provokes hate.

Blanc
Blanc
2 years ago

Also Belarus! The dude cannot even sing…

Yaa
Yaa
2 years ago

Great news!

Daan
Daan
2 years ago

Thats obviously because we Dutch are awesome that Albania will sing here 🙂

Btw, Bulgaria will have a surprise 14th of April for all of us, they will announce a NEW singer for their band, I think it will be Poli.. Which I WILL SEE TONIGHT (this friday) OMG HOLD ME YAAAAAAAS

ESCFan
ESCFan
2 years ago
Reply to  Daan

It is not Poli unfortunately 🙂 But Mia D is awesome too.

Enthusiast
Enthusiast
2 years ago
Reply to  ESCFan

In Amsterdam is going to be Kristian Kostov with Equinox – oooh yaaah, so wonderful!

ESCFan
ESCFan
2 years ago
Reply to  Daan

Hahahah, as if anyone cares who you like and dislike 🙂

Matt C
Matt C
2 years ago

BTW Albania and Eugent wiill be at Amsterdam this week. Not sure what’s been going on behind the scenes since they pulled out of everything due to “technical issues”. They probably want to tweak the performance, but how much tweaking do they actually need when the performance is really good to start with? It’s confusing, but I’m glad that he’ll be in Amsterdam.

Stephanie
2 years ago
Reply to  Matt C

Eugent was having issues with his passport, but it arrived today so I too am glad he’ll be in Amsterdam

Lourdes
Lourdes
2 years ago
Reply to  Matt C

Eugent had issues with his passport. I think it was held by the UK embassy for several weeks when he applied for the visa.

DeLoa
DeLoa
2 years ago

When you realize that this guy (Perfect Eurovision) most probably comes from another poor Eastern European country (or Greece) and apparently has a personal issue with the country… No Western European would actually take so much effort to write those useless comments about a country they don’t even know the exact location of.

DeLoa
DeLoa
2 years ago
Reply to  DeLoa

For saying that they are as poor as Bulgaria? We all already know this ourselves and I am from this region too. And hating on your neighbors is an everyday life here on the Balkans, especially online. Bulgarians have issues with Serbians, Serbians with Albanians, Albanians with Greeks, Greeks with Macedonians, Macedonians with Bulgarians and so on. It is not right, but we can’t deny this exists.

Pufff
Pufff
2 years ago

So I guess they should invite you then… right?

ESCFan
ESCFan
2 years ago

I feel the same…. So much “dirty” comments here. Whats wrong with the people here?!

Kaz
Kaz
2 years ago

I do have a sneaking suspicion they could win too. Also if Ukraine could host in the midst of what they have going on I’m sure Bulgaria could too.

Darren
Darren
2 years ago

This give me serious winner vibes for some reason. It’s a good song but in my opinion, out of the last 3 Bulgarian entries, if they were gunna win, it should have been with Poli Genova. But it wouldn’t surprise me if they do win. They seem well liked. Dark Horse this year? Perhaps! I’ve a feeling this song was built around the staging. As for those saying Bulgaria cannot host…eh hello, did you see the successful television event that was JESC 2016? They done an amazing job on that and quite possibly the best JESC ever. They took a… Read more »

ESCFan
ESCFan
2 years ago
Reply to  Darren

Finally a normal opinion from someone that does not want Bulgaria to win. Thank you for that… It is like a fresh air comparing it to the pure hate written below!

Darren
Darren
2 years ago
Reply to  ESCFan

Haha cheers ESC fan. 🙂 I don’t hate the song, it’s actually pretty good, I just don’t think it should win as there’s are far better songs. But if it happens…I’m sure Sofia will put on a great show. And maybe the fan hype around Bulgaria since they came back in 2016 can relax a bit.

ESCFan
ESCFan
2 years ago
Reply to  Darren

Hehe, I have never said you hated the song. What I said is that you don’t want it to win, which is universe away for hating it. And you and all other people are entitled to have your opinion. However, you are one of the few that express it in the right way. And I am sure that if Bulgaria wins, it will do a remarkable job organizing it!

Darren
Darren
2 years ago
Reply to  ESCFan

Haha i know ESCfan I was just joking with you 🙂 we can like/dislike a song without insulting the country 🙂

Darren
Darren
2 years ago
Reply to  Darren

Let’s not turn Eurovision into a ‘my country is richer than yours’ exchange, thanks. Let’s try to be civilised and grown up. If a country wins ESC, they can turn down the hosting job next year if they want, however, the economic benefits of hosting Eurovision far outweigh the negatives. Depending on the broadcaster (Sweden tends not to use it for tourism) but Eurovision can highlight the host country and boost its tourism, people see it on tv and say “wow, I want to visit that city!” plus the amount of money spent in the host city at hotels, shops,… Read more »

Yaa
Yaa
2 years ago
Reply to  Darren

Very well said, thank you! Stop denigraiting countries, it’s shameful!

ESCFan
ESCFan
2 years ago
Reply to  Darren

So you are speaking from the eurovision’s fans now. Is that right?

ESCFan
ESCFan
2 years ago
Reply to  Darren

Oh, move on already!

ESCFan
ESCFan
2 years ago

Ahh, so you have an inside about their stage dresses… Hmmm, let me know where you got your crystal ball from… I want to buy one too 🙂

CDbjerg
CDbjerg
2 years ago

Could the new member be Loreen ? That would be a bomb! :O 🙂

Lourdes
Lourdes
2 years ago

This doesn’t mean that only ‘rich clean’ countries should win Eurovision (they don’t even deserve it, especially this year). If Bulgaria or any other ‘poor’ country wins, they can still refuse to host and it will be held in another country. It’s not a big deal and it has happened before.

ATP
ATP
2 years ago
Reply to  Lourdes

Even Bulgaria had a stage with LED screens for the junior eurovision, so Portugal might be saying the truth. LEDs are not so expensive apparently

DeLoa
DeLoa
2 years ago

Yeah, who needs to get to know other countries, cultures and… travel. That’s insane. Let’s stick to the rich ones.
Oh, btw:
GDP per capita:
Ukraine: 2,185 USD
Serbia: 5,348 USD
Azerbaijan: 3,876 USD
Bulgaria: 7,350 USD

If Ukraine, Serbia and Azerbaijan were decent hosts, then Bulgaria (which is actually richer than them all) would do equally well. Plus, JESC 2015 was great- https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4PYI18wMdPc

Roy Moreno
Roy Moreno
2 years ago

They can always simply refuse to host, I believe

ESCFan
ESCFan
2 years ago

All over the world… 3 Bulgarians + 2 Americans…. I guess you do consider Bulgaria “All over the world”.

Anja
Anja
2 years ago

Yes Bulgaria is rich compared to african countries but still is poor compared with other european countries. Even Greece, after 8 years of ongoing crisis, has by far a more advanced financial status compared to Bulgaria and a much higher GDP. I don’t think that EBU would like a high risk organisation in Sofia next year, they will play safe.

Talula
Talula
2 years ago

i know it’s a good song, with good singing and interesting dark atmosphere but i don’t feel it, like i don’t want to listen it again and again, like i listen my many others fav, France or Belgium ,Ukraine or Germany and etc.,
for me it’s good enough to take a high place in GF but not in top 5

Kalen
Kalen
2 years ago

Honestly, I don’t want to sound rude but i don’t want this to win because the song is pretty much lead by American artists and not Bulgarian ones. For most of the song it appears that its the USA with Bulgarian backing singers. Although, this is a really good song.

ATP
ATP
2 years ago
Reply to  Kalen

Oooh, what is this now? I was left with the impression that most Eurovision big fans are truly leftist, always supporting multiculturalism, LGBT+, feminism and being different on this stage is a big advantage. Bulgaria probably wants to be “modern” as well and it would be nice to celebrate diversity.

ATP
ATP
2 years ago
Reply to  ATP

Song composition- the Bulgarian Borislav Milanov. The idea was Milanov’s as he shared that he was inspired by The Fifth Element and Orthodox Christianity and other religions’ meaning of the day of the Equinox. And only then he contacted Tray to help out with the lyrics as a native speaker and textwhiter Where did you find those 100%? Plus, the Americans only sing the choruses, which are actually very short for a 3 minute song.

Cin
Cin
2 years ago
Reply to  ATP

We’ve got Australia in the ESC, and people from different european countries perform, compose, write, produce and do stageing for different european countries. So it’s hypocritical to criticise Bulgaria for it – since everyone else it doing it too

Alex
Alex
2 years ago

So Bulgaria is putting all the passion they have in Eurovision and that’s a bad thing? Don’t think so! And lets wait for the stage performance, they gonna slay !!!! Sofia 2019!!!!

ESCFan
ESCFan
2 years ago
Reply to  Alex

Wrong, wrong and wrong. Bulgarian artists + 2 Americans and a song written by Bulgarian. How about that?

InMyHeart
InMyHeart
2 years ago

I am literally shocked after today i learnt that Ingrosso in Axwell^Ingrosso was Sweden’s ESC act in ’18

@EugeneESCUK
2 years ago
Reply to  InMyHeart

That’s Sebastian Ingrosso (Swedish House Mafia) NOT Benjamin Ingrosso (Eurovision) but they are cousins.

mark dowd
mark dowd
2 years ago

since when has being keen to win a sin?? I am from the UK and I wish the UK authorities would show the ambition and imagination shown by Bulgaria since 2016.
Bones is a cracking song, though a little repetitive between 2 mins 10 and 2 mins 40…..if it is staged well and the vocals deliver, it is the only song, in my opinion, that can beat TOY.

ESCFan
ESCFan
2 years ago
Reply to  mark dowd

American music…. WTF, read who wrote the music… you hater! But even if the music were written by aliens, it doesn’t matter. It is the song that will represent Bulgaria. Remember that ESC now days is about the whole package and not just the “do re mi”!

Darren
Darren
2 years ago
Reply to  mark dowd

Careful what you wish for. EBU is already trying to appeal to US viewers by having them send a commentary team and now could be testing the US reaction by having two singers from the USA on the winning team this year…AND we already have Australia so it’s not entirely out of the realms of possibility…give it time.

Yaa
Yaa
2 years ago

There are too many sacred cows this year, and Bulgaria is a major one! They used to belong with the jolly bunch, with Romania, Moldova, Israel and for the last 2 years, Hungary( welcome, Hungary, you are great!). But, when expectations reached high levels they decided to go to their roots. They went for a ethno-mystical vibe – there in the middle there’s byzantium- church corus Bulgarians are famous for. They threw 2 americans in as if there aren’t enough Bulgarians to do the job. The result for me is very underwelming. Why is this seen higher than Muntenegro or… Read more »

Cin
Cin
2 years ago
Reply to  Yaa

So according to you all of the esc songs should be in the same electro disco genre? No originality then? How is this a good thing?

ESCFan
ESCFan
2 years ago
Reply to  Cin

That’s exactly my question too!!!!

ATP
ATP
2 years ago
Reply to  Yaa

Probably because Serbia this year feels like four different acts in one and Montenegro sounds just like the other 100 000 Balkan ballads we have heard already. You can’t always go for “eurovisionish” love, love peace, peace style with “lived happily ever after” ending, sometimes you need to take a risk and try to be creative.

nightmare
nightmare
2 years ago

It seems the mental development of mankind is still at the level of ordinary mammals, and not human being. I suppose next year Bulgaria should take a few steps down to the level of gorillas and chickens to b? appreciated. Small dogs always bark a lot because they are scared and frightened. Here is the weak concept of “helpless and desperate Bulgaria”, small dogs ….? Zhana does not sing in the first part, as equinox means battle of light with the darkness. The first part of the song is more dark, but in the second part light is already prevalent.… Read more »

Cin
Cin
2 years ago
Reply to  nightmare

Wow, that’s a great interpretation! I love the song even more now

ESCFan
ESCFan
2 years ago
Reply to  nightmare

Well, i didn’t pay attention to most of the things you mention…. Was busy pushing the replay button 🙂 And for the haters…. MASTERPIECE!

@EugeneESCUK
2 years ago

KESC below is right Polina Genova is in Amsterdam, she’s appearing at Amsterdam Calling 2018 at Melkweg TOMORROW evening Friday. Also TOMORROW Friday Equinox will announce its 6th member and ALL 6 will perform at Eurovision in Concert on Saturday evening. With the rumour mill running amuck, Bulgaria is already 2nd favourite at Eurovision.com and Oddschecker.com will no doubt catch up as predicted earlier today. (Both sites use different criteria to determine their song order that’s all.) As for Estonia, their “will they won’t they” about their staging projection dress is causing jitters in the market as they drift from… Read more »

David S
David S
2 years ago
Reply to  @EugeneESCUK

Wow! You’re right, this could get interesting

@EugeneESCUK
2 years ago
Reply to  David S

David S it is interesting they have not named their 6th member until now, could be a bib name?
BUT
On the other hand it just maybe coincidence and there is no guarantee the 6th member is a singer even? Take your pick.

@EugeneESCUK
2 years ago
Reply to  @EugeneESCUK

Ooops big no bib, hehe!!

FleshandBone
FleshandBone
2 years ago
Reply to  @EugeneESCUK

Eugene, how could it be possible? They have already sent their song for contest and there are 5 voices in it? Can they add one more person? And in every photos of the group-including album artwork- they are 5 persons. I don’t think they could add anybody to the group after this moment.

@EugeneESCUK
2 years ago
Reply to  FleshandBone

We don’t know what they have sent to the EBU, the EBU may already know what they planning tomorrow. I did say it may not be a singer?

They will definitely be announcing their 6th MEMBER tomorrow.

The money is definitely coming for Bulgaria in the betting.

Cost
Cost
2 years ago
Reply to  @EugeneESCUK

Its not a secret anymore. 6th member is Poli Genova and just for Amsterdam not for the real scene. You got it wrong.

@EugeneESCUK
2 years ago
Reply to  Cost

Where was that confirmed please?

That would be a real anti climax if the 6th member is JUST for the Eurovision in Concert!!

ESCFan
ESCFan
2 years ago
Reply to  @EugeneESCUK

The 6th element is called Mia D 🙂

LEO ESC AUT
LEO ESC AUT
2 years ago
Reply to  @EugeneESCUK

@EugeneESCUK Very good analysis Eugene, very well done! part 1.) Let’s talk about the betting market for a moment. Today, it is very easy to steer the odds in one direction or another, it only takes a few hundred pounds / euros. It should be noted that some betting syndicates have continued to evolve in recent years, some of which are biased towards the UK betting companies very close as betting market advisers too. Their compilers work together hand in hand and do not shy away from tricks as usual. These include sites like sofabet, esctips, Tim B and two… Read more »

@EugeneESCUK
2 years ago
Reply to  LEO ESC AUT

Leo you are right about what I call the betting syndicates in England. Who knows Wiwibloggs could be part of one as they can promote the tipped songs.

Juries and the public know what they like, they are not going to vote for a song because it is a betting favourite, the majority won’t even know it is a favourite. And NOBODY can determine if an artist will perform on point on the night, remember 2011?

LEO ESC AUT
LEO ESC AUT
2 years ago
Reply to  LEO ESC AUT

@EugeneESCUK

part 2.)
Here are a few numbers from the ESC betting market from last year 2017 on the day of the final. The win market at betfair had reached the level of over 3 5 million pounds.UK bookmaker companies as bet365 and William Hill each had the amount of over 350,000 pound at the win market placed.

part 3. stay tuned

LEO ESC AUT
LEO ESC AUT
2 years ago
Reply to  LEO ESC AUT

@EugeneESCUK

part 3.
Exactly 2011, “Mamma Mia”, please don’t remind me again.
For the next days and weeks please keep on with your writing, comments and analyzes as they have always been welcome and very useful to me. 🙂

@EugeneESCUK
2 years ago
Reply to  LEO ESC AUT

Yes Leo it’s big money for the bookmakers. With 43 entrants and ONLY one song can win. The ONLY real winner of Eurovision is always the Bookies!! They lose out for the winner, but they win on the other 42 songs!!

For the punters, they have to be prepared to lose for the same reason.

LEO ESC AUT
LEO ESC AUT
2 years ago
Reply to  @EugeneESCUK

@EugeneESCUK

part 4)

:-} As Always, I agree – Eugene.
You do remember ABBA, don’t you?
“THE WINNER TAKES IT ALL” as the bookies laughing up to the bank.

ImpressiveInstants
ImpressiveInstants
2 years ago

Let the haters come! This is my winner!

ESCFan
ESCFan
2 years ago

Mine too 🙂

Cin
Cin
2 years ago

Love the song, love the vocals, love how it’s produced. Seriously what’s not to like?

Yaa
Yaa
2 years ago
Reply to  Cin

Well said ! And some more!

Cin
Cin
2 years ago
Reply to  Cin

Sorry, but I have a feeling your just a troll who tries to make their own country look better by critisizing others. None of what you said is even close to the truth. ‘Weak vocals’ – lol, are you for real? 😀 everyone of them has amazing, exceptional vocals. ‘Bad production’ – where? It sounds great – fresh and modern. ‘Flat song’ – I don’t quite know what you mean by that, personally I love the composition, it’s so original and different. ‘No charisma, no chemistry’ – that’s totally subjective, I thought they were great on stage together, and i… Read more »

Yaa
Yaa
2 years ago
Reply to  Cin

Nope, it’s just hyped, sorry! Not good at all! I finnaly said it and I’m glad! Excited even because they are so hyped!

Cin
Cin
2 years ago
Reply to  Yaa

Well, that’s your opinion. The fact that you don’t like something doesn’t mean it’s bad 🙂

ESCFan
ESCFan
2 years ago
Reply to  Cin

Absolutely agree. They were great with everything. Song, production, vocals, chemistry, stage presence, etc. And it is not by chance that they hold the second position now with the bookies. What I cannot understand though is why there are so many haters here. I thought that ESC is a song contest, where color, race or any other factors should not matter but the music itself, and yet people are speaking about gypsies, poor country and so on. Shame on you, cos all of you haters just look pathetic. Bulgaria can and hopefully will win…. so, get over it and thy… Read more »

Yaa
Yaa
2 years ago
Reply to  ESCFan

Well, actualy they were second with the bookies even before! they released the song, very curious thing!

poe-tay-toe chips
poe-tay-toe chips
2 years ago

It’s a decent song, but not deserving of a win imo.

It lacks build-up and the lyrics aren’t exactly outstanding

Sure they may sound great live and they supposedly are gonna have great staging, but i don’t think that’s gonna be enough….

Gretta
Gretta
2 years ago

Their vocal are flawless , but the song does nothing for me ….total snoozefast…don’t get the hype around it

Gretta
Gretta
2 years ago
Reply to  Gretta

Really? I didnt hear it live… if they not so good live then there is nothing left to hold on with this entry … totally bland and forgettable for me…

Imagine
Imagine
2 years ago

My favorite this year alongside Italy. Sofia or Rome 2019!

KESC
KESC
2 years ago
Reply to  Imagine

Rome 2019? Pretty unrealistic.

Timo1962FI
Timo1962FI
2 years ago
Reply to  Imagine

Poor you, Poor. Any country can arrange a great Eurovision show, they just have to reorganize their broadcaster’s budget, and so did Finland in 2007. And Estonia, Latvia before us, and Ukraine twice. What the h**l is wrong with you here? Why do you have to be so negative and rude to each others? Is this some special year with a theme “Don’t behave, don’t respect, don’t be nice to anyone”?

Jukkis
Jukkis
2 years ago
Reply to  Timo1962FI

This may come as surprise to you but Finland is one of the wealthiest countries in Europe and YLE is well off broadcaster. Money wasn’t any kind of issue 2007 as it wouldn’t be now.

Imagine
Imagine
2 years ago
Reply to  Imagine

Uhh dude, Bulgaria hosted Junior Eurovision in 2015. Why not adult Eurovision? *Facepalm* So because they’re so damn poor they shouldn’t win? Maybe they should withdraw from Eurovision because they’re not worthy of entering such a “prestigious” elite music competition for rich countries? What nasty xenophobia on your part.

Yaa
Yaa
2 years ago
Reply to  Imagine

You are right on this, respect all countries, please, it’s only that Bulgaria is just overhyped at the moment.

KESC
KESC
2 years ago

Tomorrow, they will announce their new band member. There are rumours that it’s going to be Poli, since she is currently in Amsterdam as well.

KESC
KESC
2 years ago
Reply to  KESC

Yeah, probably. 🙂

ESCFan
ESCFan
2 years ago
Reply to  KESC

It is going to be another cool girl. Her name is Mia D…. I hope

ESCFan
ESCFan
2 years ago
Reply to  KESC

So, are you saying that the other 5 members of Equinox are gypsies?

Adriana
Adriana
2 years ago

Bulgaria from worse has gone up in just 4 years ,congratulations

Vicks
Vicks
2 years ago
Reply to  Adriana

I didn’t know Borislav Milanov is from Sweden… I used to work in Germany, does that make me German now? And Sacha Jean Baptiste works with like 1/4 of all countries.

Luke
Luke
2 years ago
Reply to  Vicks

The difference is Azerbaijan only buys songs.

Vicks
Vicks
2 years ago
Reply to  Vicks

Can you please tell me FIVE countries from this year that only used their own resources? The poorer countries’ problem is that their specialists leave their home states as they get better paid somewhere else (just like Milanov and thousands of medical doctors, engineers and skilled workers). But when Bulgaria, or Azerbaijan, need somebody from abroad it suddenly becomes a big deal…

DeLoa
DeLoa
2 years ago
Reply to  Vicks

Yeah, Ermal Meta sounds very Italian to me, and he was not born in Albania at all…

steven
steven
2 years ago

Sofia 2019

steven
steven
2 years ago

Bravo Bulgarie.Vive Sofia 2019

Successica Andersson
Successica Andersson
2 years ago

It’s not a group, it’s a common framework!

Hans
Hans
2 years ago

Bulgaria is very desperate to win and it shows.They did not vote for the contenders last year and this year it will be no different.I don’t want them to win tbh

Koko
Koko
2 years ago
Reply to  Hans

Neither did Portugal vote for the contenders last year. So, if you personally don’t like the BG song entry, that’s fine, as long as it’s individual opinion of yours. But to put the blame on who voted for who is infantile.
And yes, Bulgaria is determined to win, as much as any other country is in the contest. Nothing wrong with that!

Imagine
Imagine
2 years ago
Reply to  Hans

Stop with your anti-Bulgarian bias. The song is well produced.

LMAO :D
LMAO :D
2 years ago
Reply to  Hans

A producer – my a*s – LOL. Here on the internet you can say that you can be whatever you like when you don’t need to prove it. Bulgaria is a possible winner this year, at least on top5 I guess. As an owner of an international record label myseIf can guarantee it.

LMAO :D
LMAO :D
2 years ago
Reply to  LMAO :D

I am from Skandinavia and as far I can see from my latest comment, I haven’t said a word about Romania 😀

LMAO :D
LMAO :D
2 years ago
Reply to  LMAO :D

PS, you don’t have a sense of sarcasm. Of course, I am not an owner of anything, but as the answer to that guy who claims to be a producer himself, I just answered that you can be anything, like Donald J. Trump in this discussion as far as you don’t need to prove anything. I was just shooting down a false duck. Maybe this is too complicated to you, so never mind, forget it.

LMAO :D
LMAO :D
2 years ago
Reply to  LMAO :D

I am not going to lower me on the same childish level with you. Grow up and clean up your mouth babe.

Imagine
Imagine
2 years ago
Reply to  Hans

Ash, did you forget they hosted Junior Eurovision in 2015? Why not adult Eurovision? *Facepalm* So because they’re so damn poor they shouldn’t win? Maybe they should withdraw from Eurovision because they’re not worthy of entering such a “prestigious” elite music competition for rich countries? What nasty xenophobia on your part.

Vicks
Vicks
2 years ago
Reply to  Imagine

Yeah, because Azerbaijan was a world superpower in 2012 and Serbia was the Balkan Switzerland in 2008…

M_K
M_K
2 years ago

“THEY EMBODY THE SLOGAN ‘CELEBRATE DIVERSITY’”

So I guess it’s only fair that Denmark embodies the slogan “All aboard” this year.

Rory
Rory
2 years ago

Rooting for this class! And voting.

Ftw BG!