Up until Wednesday, we were completely in the dark about the country’s participation, but we now know they are back. And according to an official announcement on the Eurovision Bulgaria Twitter account, we will learn who their artist is during a press conference on November 25th. That’s the day after the Junior Eurovision Song Contest.
If no other country reveals their artist before then, Bulgaria’s announcement will mark the third artist reveal for Rotterdam. At this point last year, no countries had yet revealed their artist.
Bulgaria only put out the announcement a couple of hours ago, but that hasn’t stopped fans from theorising who the artist might be.
What the fans are thinking
As ever, some fans have made it clear they want to see recent ESC finalists return to the contest. Kristian Kostov fans are gagging for him to go one better than his second place finish from Kyiv, while others want Equinox to live beyond the bones once more.
Poli Genova, the two-time competitor who is widely credited with re-igniting Bulgarian interest in Eurovision following her fourth-place finish in 2016, joined the hype game with this playful and open-ended Insta post.
And then there’s the question of who this big sponsor is — the one who is funding Bulgaria’s Eurovision 2020 adventure. One theory to emerge from the fan bubble is the hilarious suggestion that it’s Zhana Bergendorff of Equinox, who recently won a lot of money in a lotto scratch card game. For the record: No, we do not think it’s her.
My favourite unfounded Bulgarian rumour: the secret sponsor is Zhana from Equinox, as last month she legit won 127,000 euro on a Bulgarian scratch lottery card. ? https://t.co/jx5IrNgrq1
— Robyn Gallagher (@robynesc) October 30, 2019
Others have suggested Serhat — the Turk with deep pockets and a habit of representing countries in need. Fans have said Bulgaria’s proximity to Turkey makes this realistic. But would Serhat really want to follow-up his grand final appearance from 2019 with yet another performance for another foreign country?
No clue. But what we do know is that Bulgaria is one of the countries that has never granted our Wednesday Wishlist wishes. Previously, we suggested Preslava, Mihaela Fileva, Gery-Nikol, Mihaela Marinova, Nadia, and most recently Preyah, but none of them were chosen. We might be biased, but there are very good options on this list. Will we see one of them perform in Rotterdam? Time will tell.
Who do you think should sing for Bulgaria? Will we see a surprising comeback or a fresh face? Sound off in the comments!