No stranger to a singing contest, Kristian Kostov has recently announced that he will be making an appearance on Asian television, participating in the hit Chinese singing competition Singer 2019.
Kristian announced his participation in the region’s highest-rating singing competition on his Instagram, marking his first singing contest since representing Bulgaria at Eurovision in 2017 where he eventually placed runner up.
Singer 2019 will pit Kristian against other major artists from Asia — including Liu Huan, who sang at the 2008 Beijing Olympics, and legendary Taiwanese singer Chyi Yu.
The show has previously attracted big-name worldwide talent — British chart-topper Jessie J won the contest last year with covers of Whitney Houston and Prince. Kristian is in good company and will undoubtedly bring his style, grace and killer vocals among this high music pedigree.
While this is Kristian’s first competition since finishing runner-up at Eurovision in 2017, this is not the first time he has performed on Chinese television. He performed during the final of the Miss World 2017 beauty pageant in Sanya, China.
Kristian is also no stranger to singing competitions. He finished as a finalist on the Russian version of The Voice Kids in 2014 and was the runner-up on X Factor Bulgaria in 2016. With all this experience under his belt, the Bulgarian-Russian star is ready to sing and slay, xièxiè.
From Eurovision to the world
And Kristian is not the only Eurovision star to be making moves on a global singing contest. Daneliya Tuleshova — who marked Kazakhstan’s debut in the Junior Eurovision contest last year — will be participating in The World’s Best, a new worldwide talent competition airing in the United States in February. No doubt a worldwide talent competition will continue to drag a couple of Eurovision acts stateside!
Daneliya makes a blink-and-you’ll-miss-it appearance in the promotion at 53 seconds. But no doubt her powerful vocals will leave the world shook when they hear her.
Will you be watching Kristian Kostov on Singer 2019 or Daneliya Tuleshova on The World’s Best? Which other Eurovision singer would you like to see on a global competition? Let us know in the comments below!