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.

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Hmm… #Bulgaria is back to @eurovision ???

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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.

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!

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Gorilla716
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Gorilla716

Poli already went twice and she did well the second time so there’s no need for her to do Eurovision again. I like Kristian but it might be a bit too early for her to come back (maybe in 2 or 4 years it might be okay for him to return.) Personally I think Preslava would be a great choice for Bulgaria!

Eurovision Online Contest
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I am sooo happy Bulgaria is back. I hope they choose a good song and do really well!

Polegend Godgarina
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Polegend Godgarina

lmfao imagine if issa supergroup of their female participants (zhana, sofi, poli) sjdkajsdkajks spice girls are shaking

Tom
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Tom

It could be the maltease girl who was in selection last years ?….Bjorg or idk her name, she working with Boris Milanov right know i think

Motzkie
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Motzkie

It could be Ilona. She lives in the UK, but is Bulgarian. Check her out, it could be her and her team from UK. Just type in search engine “ilona uk bulgaria”.

Nikki
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Nikki

Early announcement and Poli is making interesting comments on Insta…I’d take it.

Alex
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Alex

I bet it’s Aly Ryan

Jack
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Jack

I am sorry but I don’t have a good feeling for this: This quick announcement indicates that the “sponsor” probably had an agenda and an artist that they specifically wanted to send. Is the artist on the level that Bulgaria had in the 2016-2018 area? We ll see

Jakub
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Jakub

It’s time for Bulgaria to win! Let’s repeat successes of Serbia, Ukraine and Portugal which won after one-year break.

Kredential
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Kredential

They’ve sent quality ever since they’ve returned but please no. They can’t afford to participate let alone host, I do not want a Ukraine 2017 repeat

Jo.
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Jo.

I think it’s an established name, who came to the rescue.

Loin dici
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Loin dici

Anyone want Gery-Nikol? At first I’m interested, now I’m not invested.

Khan
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Khan

I have a feeling it will be a Virginia Records artist, so DARA, Alma (not the Finnish or French ones lol) or Mihaela are all viable options

Paul Tatum
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Paul Tatum

yes ALMA needs to happen, Dont Know and Perfect are both great songs

Mr. Vanilla Bean
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Mr. Vanilla Bean

I’d also prefer winning the lottery instead of loving beyond the bones. If Serhat ever participated in Eurovision again, his stage name should totally be ‘The Turk with deep pockets.’ Incidentally, this would also work as a great song title.

Joe
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Joe

Serhat is loyal to San Marino. It’d feel weird seeing him represent another country, even Turkey.

Mr. Vanilla Bean
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Mr. Vanilla Bean

Well yeah, but I didn’t write anything about him participating for another country. I picked up on a fun line about him in the article.

Toffeenix
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Toffeenix

I’d be surprised if the sponsor isn’t Virginia Records, which would make the selected artist one of about eight potential singers.

Hrvatska
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Hrvatska

Please, BNT, let it be Mihaela Marinowa. You can also see that the Bulgarian BNT television has changed its approach to Eurovision. I hope that Bulgaria’s success will return in Rotterdam

KESC
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KESC

I would love to see Sofi Marinova again.. she was so underrated in 2012 and deserved the final more than Tooji.