On Monday morning Bulgarian broadcaster BNT revealed her as its Eurovision 2020 artist. And a few minutes later VICTORIA — neé Victoria Georgieva — cosied up with Wiwiblogger Cinan to share her vision for the song contest in Rotterdam in her very first English-language interview.
When it comes to her song VICTORIA wants to go for something pop, but she wants it to tug on heartstrings with some sincere emotion. When it comes to language, she’d like to follow in the footsteps of her friend Poli Genova and let both languages shine.
She said: “I would love to make a mix between Bulgarian and English, but we’ll see.”
Speaking of her time on X Factor Bulgaria, where she placed sixth behind the likes of Kristian Kostov, VICTORIA said the experience helped build up her defences.
“I became maybe a stronger person. I learned a lot — working with a big team and being on the big stage…I think that’s the most important thing. To be calm and believe in the people you work with.”
She’s clear about her Eurovision favourites: Poli Genova, Kristian Kostov and Duncan Laurence.
Her first English-language video “I Wanna Know” has racked up more than 700,00o views. She says the song is about her internal battles as she tries to find her way in the world.
Billie Eilish is her idol and she recently had the chance to meet her. “I gave her one of my songs I wrote — my first song actually — and it was inspired by her. I was really nervous when I met her. After that day I started crying every day.”
Monday wasn’t just about interviews. It was also a time to celebrate Bulgaria’s return to the Eurovision Song Contest.
In the evening VICTORIA was the guest of honour at an evening celebration. Among the artists who came out to support her was Eurovision 2016 star Poli Genova, and Eurovision 2018 singer JJ from Equinox.
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