They’re the ‘common framework’ now moving in a common direction. And the only way is up.
Less than a week after their Eurovision grand final berth, which saw them place 14th, Bulgaria’s entry Equinox have announced that they have signed with Universal Music Group.
The group broke the news on Instagram and Twitter, hinting that there are ‘new exciting projects underway’.
The brainchild of Eurovision powerhouse Borislav Milanov (who was behind Bulgaria’s 2016 and 2017 entries), Equinox consists of three Bulgarians (Zhana Bergendorff, Vlado Mihailov and Georgi Simeonov) and two Americans (Johnny Manuel and Trey Campbell).
Even though they only formed late last year, the fivesome have made it clear they are in it for the long haul. Their chemistry and harmony was instantaneous when wiwiblogger William interviewed them at the London Eurovision Party.
While it remains a mystery what ‘projects’ Equinox will undertake as part of Universal Music Group, the group exposed other sides of their musicality beyond the “Bones”, treating fans to covers of John Lennon’s “Imagine” and Jessie J’s “Who You Are” in London.
Their recent announcement remains cryptic as to whether the lineup of singers will remain the same for Equinox. The group recently welcomed 2017 Bulgarian representative Kristian Kostov as a ‘new member’ (for one night) at Eurovision In Concert in Amsterdam as Johnny had a prior commitment in the United States. Whether the group will retain its original members remains to be seen.
Equinox are not the only 2018 Eurovision entrant to sign a music deal in recent months. Mikolas Josef, who achieved the Czech Republic’s best result at Eurovision (placing 6th in the grand final), announced shortly before the contest that he had signed with Sony Music and RCA Records.
Are you excited to your bones that Equinox will continue to exist? What kind of music would you like to see the quintet create? Let us know in the comments below.
Photo: Thomas Hanses (EBU)