They missed out on Eurovision 2019.

But this year Bulgaria is back and means business.

Victoria‘s song for Eurovision 2020 “Tears Getting Sober” will premiere March 7.

And in a behind the scenes video, the 22-year-old has teased further details on the song.

For starters, as she was involved in the songwriting, the track is “personal” for her.

Bulgaria’s Eurovision team on “Tears Getting Sober”

Victoria also shared insight on the story behind the song.

The star says, “The story behind the song is how you can go through your problems and move on.”

Bulgaria’s delegation has once again drafted in Symphonix for songwriting.

Decorated songwriter Boris Milanov says mental health issues have been a big inspiration.

“At the sessions two young people had strong panick attacks and had to go to hospital,” the “Nobody But You” hitmaker reveals.

“That was a big shock to us…and at some point it turned out the message of the song was about today’s generation and their problems with mental health issues.”

If the subject matter sounds dark, fans should be assured that the actual theme of the song is perseverance.

“The message is that there is still hope, and your only way out is to fight and face your fears.”

Milanov adds, “It’s better to have a scar instead of having a wound that’s always open.”

Bulgaria’s Eurovision 2020 entry

Fans can already pre-save “Tears Getting Sober” on streaming services.

The entry has been written by Viktoria, together with Borislav Milanov, Lukas Oscar and Cornelia Wiebols from Symphonix International.

The song and video will premiere through BNT1 at 9am CET. The music video debuts through the Eurovision YouTube channel at 9:30am.

Bulgaria last competed in 2018. Equinox placed 14th.

Are you excited to hear Bulgaria’s song? How do you think they’ll do at the competition? Let us know in the comments below. 

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Anita Mann
Anita Mann
6 months ago

Watch this topping the odds in the next couple of hours… it’s a LOVELY song, and possible winner.
Available now on iTunes and Apple Music!

gilpgilp
gilpgilp
6 months ago

Now Bulgaria is #2 in the odds without a song! Just the name Bulgaria is superior to almost every country’s song. Don’t release the song Bulgaria – it can only take you down!

gilpgilp
gilpgilp
6 months ago

How is this #3 in the odds without even the song getting released? Russia is #4 in the odds without a song! Perhaps these countries should just not release songs because they seem to be doing very well without them.

Goodmorning
Goodmorning
6 months ago
Reply to  gilpgilp

Because these are the hype countries.

Joe Bradley
Joe Bradley
6 months ago

Wannabe Billie Eilish , another cringe fest… ages expressing the video, now ages expressing the song. lol. tryhards just release your copypaste.

Stan
Stan
6 months ago

Wow. So excited!

TheLastRide
TheLastRide
6 months ago

Just release the song already and let the games begin 🙂 (or the contest i should say :D)

Anita Mann
Anita Mann
6 months ago

I always fear the worst when an artist feels the need to explain the meaning of their song.

brad
brad
6 months ago

tears getting sober doesn`t mean anything not even with poetic license

Kosey
Kosey
6 months ago
Reply to  brad

I read it as the struggle to get off drugs, and just how difficult that is.

Jake
Jake
6 months ago

How do you follow up on Alcohol You—with Tears Getting Sober of course. These Billie Eilish like songs are 2 sides of the same coin. It’ll come down to staging, voice and presence of talent. Romania felt it needed work.

Mil
Mil
6 months ago

Oh my, she even looks like Billie Eilish)

poe-tay-toe-chips
poe-tay-toe-chips
6 months ago

I’ve said this once, I will say it again. What is the point of teasing???? Especially this close to the deadline!!!! Just release the song!!!!!

Whisker
Whisker
6 months ago

#PREACH!

ESCFanGA
ESCFanGA
6 months ago

I have a feeling this could become the favorite to win this year and a potential Eurovision winner.

Jack
Jack
6 months ago

Since i guess its the same style with Romania, i think one of the two billie eilish type of songs will do well. Roxen was terrible on stage, so i ll wait for both live perfomances

Philip
Philip
6 months ago

My expectations are very high about this one..

Philip
Philip
6 months ago

I like the way in which this revelation is done.. instead of just bluntly informing us for the name of the song which honestly would mean nothing to us.. there is a video from all involved team members, work in process, explanation of the song and the inspiration behind it and we can probably hear the song a bit in the back.. i find it cute. #WatchAndLearnNorthMacedonia

Dzole
Dzole
6 months ago
Reply to  Philip

Damn the shade. But Macedonia has already released the same amount of information as Bulgaria. Its gonna be a dance song,it talks about the connection between people and how that is strongee then politics and systems, its gonna be staged by the team that staged Tamaras entry last year and there will be 5 people on stage with Vasil.

  • Ria van de Velde
    Ria van de Velde
    6 months ago

    I am looking forward to hear Bulgaria ‘s song. I think it will be a very beautiful entry.

    Joshua
    Joshua
    6 months ago

    A very important topic that doesn’t get much coverage. Looking forward to this song.

    Tajikistan
    Tajikistan
    6 months ago

    I feel like people are using thesauruses to make these song titles

    Andrei
    Andrei
    6 months ago

    And…another ballad…. But why?!? I simply hate this trend, if a ballad wins next year 80% of the competing songs are ballads. If an oriental music song wins next year we’ll see oriental influences in most of the songs. Where’s the diversity? Lucky for us there’s Sweden in the house, they send the same type of music for like 20-30 years now, pop music…radio friendly, etc

    Joshua
    Joshua
    6 months ago
    Reply to  Andrei

    When Toy won, we didn’t see many Toy-like songs in 2019. When Salvador won, we didn’t see to many slow vintage ballads the following year. When Jamala won, we didn’t see too many sad songs with ethnic sounds about wars. A good song is a good song, no matter the genre. If you can’t appreciate a ballad, that’s your problem and it doesn’t mean every country needs to satisfy your tastes. Every delegation does what they think it’s best: for some it means going original, for some it means taking inspiration from past winner, for others it means sending a… Read more »

    Dawid
    Dawid
    6 months ago
    Reply to  Joshua

    Huge part of Toy’s succes was massive promotion and message. You can’t copy that, so they decided to copy Fuego instead.

    To be fair, it hurts some countries that would’ve send ballad anyway. Now everything that’s bit slower is called out for copying Arcade.

    Nina
    Nina
    6 months ago
    Reply to  Joshua

    Yes we did!

    Robyn Gallagher
    Admin
    6 months ago
    Reply to  Joshua

    I think Toy’s influence was more in strong female performers – Kate MH, Katerina, Tulia, Ester, et al. And of course, as is always the case, it was the opposite who succeeded in 2019. Male performers dominated the top 10.

    Though remember “Playground” in the Italian-Swiss selection? That seemed very influenced by “Toy”.

    Colin
    Colin
    6 months ago

    I agree, Robyn. I would also like to add that Toy might have inspired other “out of the box” entries of other styles to come forward. I think that acts like Hatari, Kate MH, Conan Osiris, Paenda, Tulia, ect. felt like they don’t have to be restrained by conventional genre parameters. Of course that there was many unconventional songs before, but 2019 had a high concentration of those. If that’s influenced by Toy’s win, I gotta thank Israel for taking that huge step.

    Stephanie
    Stephanie
    6 months ago
    Reply to  Andrei

    Yes and let that be the problem these days of Sweden. Always the same sound, were is the fun in that…

    keith mawson
    keith mawson
    6 months ago
    Reply to  Stephanie

    Melfest used to be great Not so much these days.

    Nina
    Nina
    6 months ago

    So, in order to show us how to move on when we have some problems, she is going to cry over her own problems in a song? These songs with dark “Bones” effect simply can’t win the following years at ESC. Even though we generally like songs like these, I think we are just tired of crying over “problems in our lives” and we need distraction, fun, something to make us GO THROUGH OUR PERSONAL PROBLEMS, and to do that we need a FUN song, not a “Hey world, I’m crying and singing, vote for me” type of songs. I… Read more »

    Joshua
    Joshua
    6 months ago
    Reply to  Nina

    Life (and eurovision as well) isn’t just about fun. It’s about suffering as well. Ignoring that leads to even more problems because people with such impairing conditions feel even worse, not suitable to live this life, just because they don’t live it like anyone else. It’s easy to say “let’s all be happy and have fun”, it’s harder to do that. Each one of us has a story and in this world of fakeness where we display the best of our lives on social media, we always forget that suffering is as normal as breathing and EVERYONE goes through mad… Read more »

    Nina
    Nina
    6 months ago
    Reply to  Joshua

    Literally, how dare you to tell me how to cope with my problems? I am trying to be STRONG and overcome every problem I have with as much positivity as possible. People with problems are most of the time (your case as well, obviously) so selfish and so self-absorbed that they don’t even care about how their surroundings will feel if they see them sad. Positivity, positivity and oooonly positivity is the way to overcome problems without dragging down people around us (people we are supposed to LOVE). Also, seeing people voting down ANY of these comments which aren’t rude… Read more »

    Kosey
    Kosey
    6 months ago
    Reply to  Nina

    I think how you deal with mental problems depends on the individual, there’s not going to be a one size fits all approach that will work. Positivity and distraction definitely have their place, but so does acknowledging the emotions you are feeling and facing them head on.
    Either way, if Victoria goes down this route, I hope she does it sensitively.

    Joshua
    Joshua
    6 months ago
    Reply to  Nina

    @Nina This isn’t about you, it’s about people who suffer. I wasn’t saying how you should cope with your problems, I’m saying that a fun song is not going to fix anything and that too much positivity is counterproductive (and that’s not an opinion, that is factual). Having fun and thinking positively is good, but people also need to face reality and understand how they can fix their problems starting from themselves. Many times suffering arises when we have a bad approach to life, that’s why we go to psychologists, because they help us bring out the best in us… Read more »

    Lisianthus
    Lisianthus
    6 months ago
    Reply to  Nina

    You are not tolerant or supportive at all. You actually sound like a very unempathetic person.

    Whisker
    Whisker
    6 months ago
    Reply to  Nina

    @Nina, I agree with you.

    Whisker
    Whisker
    6 months ago

    “At the sessions two young people had strong panick attacks and had to go to hospital,”. So, what does that really tell you about the song? I hope he’s lying, which is obvs not good, maybe he wants to rev up interest in the song. I find it shameful tho.

    Una
    Una
    6 months ago
    Reply to  Whisker

    I find that mental health issues are taken too lightly. There is so much talk about it that it scares me. And what scares me the most is that there are so few resources and support out there for those who need it. And there are so many factors that affect it – from nature to family or school or work environment and all the stuff that goes on the internet. And I could go on. Why not provide the number of a help line at the least, like British newspapers do in general when they publish heavy stuff. And… Read more »

    Whisker
    Whisker
    6 months ago
    Reply to  Una

    Ya, there should be a trigger-warning required before the performance!

    Kirby
    Kirby
    6 months ago

    I think teasing is not a good strategy. In some cases, it only generates disappointment.

    Dawid
    Dawid
    6 months ago
    Reply to  Kirby

    You mean, usually xd If you’re teasing something, it better be amazing. Not good, but amazing. And most of the time it’s just fine.

    Polegend Godgarina
    6 months ago

    i’m rooting for romania to beat them already

    Alex
    Alex
    6 months ago

    If I’m honest.. I’m bit tired of Symphonix’ products
    I like Victoria so we’ll see the song

    Takasa
    Takasa
    6 months ago

    Too much teasing from Bulgaria… 2020 is the year of teasings and disappointments.

    Mirko
    Mirko
    6 months ago
    Reply to  Takasa

    They’ve starter saying “We don’t want to focus on winning the competition but only on promoting Victoria’s career” but they’ve been teasing everything just like 2018

    Una
    Una
    6 months ago
    Reply to  Mirko

    They promoted their sponsor in that video. Of course they want to win. Took a year’s break after the catastrophic result with Bones and now they came renewed with a new strategy and a sponsor.

    Alex
    Alex
    6 months ago
    Reply to  Takasa

    They are doing the same like any other year. Repeat. Same songwriting team. Probably another dark song. Sasha again as well.

    Philip
    Philip
    6 months ago
    Reply to  Alex

    Bones was a winner material, but the staging was horrible.. i see nothing wrong with dark issues.. there are dark moments in life.. i don’t find it pushy teasy.. everything they said seems quite realistic to me.. tackling real topics.. i would welcome Bones repetition gladly with mistakes being resolved this time

    Dawid
    Dawid
    6 months ago
    Reply to  Takasa

    Not even close to Spain entry, let’s be fair

    ImFromRomania
    ImFromRomania
    6 months ago

    !!! Sofia2021 alert !!!

    Jessey
    Jessey
    6 months ago

    The music that you here in the background in that video is that her song for Eurovision or a random songs?

    soul
    soul
    6 months ago
    Reply to  Jessey

    It’s the instrumental of the song.

    Lebanese esc fan
    Lebanese esc fan
    6 months ago
    Reply to  soul

    It sounds really beautiful!

    soul
    soul
    6 months ago

    Slay Queen, this song will be something really personal. I’m going trough anxiety and depression in my day life so i feel like this song will touch my heart.

    I_Stan(d)
    I_Stan(d)
    6 months ago

    … man, this might be awkward in the same year that Alcohol You is participating

    Joja
    Joja
    6 months ago
    Reply to  I_Stan(d)

    That’s why I’ve been posting that Romania should send Cherry red….

    Una
    Una
    6 months ago
    Reply to  Joja

    Because you knew what Bulgaria will send?

    Adriana
    Adriana
    6 months ago
    Reply to  I_Stan(d)

    I was thinking that.Lucky they are not in the same Semifinal.I think Bulgaria had plenty of time to change the tittle lol.

    Colin
    Colin
    6 months ago
    Reply to  I_Stan(d)

    Agreed only to a certain degree. With Romanian beautiful ballad about lonlieness and failed love, we don’t need another of the similar style. Unfortunately, they could cancel each other out. However, if Victoria’s song is equally good, but differently paced, I can see both of them being a success. But I do wish that some of the remaining songs are of faster tempo. Of course, my main wish is that Bulgaria has a good song, no matter the genre.

    Adriana
    Adriana
    6 months ago
    Reply to  Colin

    You do realise that there are not many ballads as they make out of it.Maybe 6 or 7 from 41 countries are ballads ,the rest are upbeat and mid tempo songs.

    Giorgio
    Giorgio
    6 months ago
    Reply to  Adriana

    Wrong. Most of the songs are ballads at this point.

    M_K
    M_K
    6 months ago
    Reply to  Giorgio

    So according to you, at least 14 of the 27 songs we know so far are ballads. Can you please name them?

    An American ESC Fan
    An American ESC Fan
    6 months ago
    Reply to  M_K

    1. Don’t Break Me
    2. Voda
    3. Release Me
    4. Divlji vjetre
    5. Attention
    6. Alcohol You
    7. What Love Is
    8. Prison
    9. Empires
    10. Shaj
    11. Répondez-moi
    12. The Best in Me
    13. Fai rumore
    14. Universo

    Colin
    Colin
    6 months ago

    You are mostly right. I wouldn’t say that Universo is a ballad at all. Don’t Break Me and Prison are also debatable. Still, high number of ballads for one year.

    An American ESC Fan
    An American ESC Fan
    6 months ago
    Reply to  Colin

    Fair enough

    Sale
    Sale
    6 months ago

    Add Grow which brings it to 15 xD

    Sawyer
    Sawyer
    6 months ago

    Dont break me is ballad?? Im sorry but you dont know what is ballad:))))

    Dawid
    Dawid
    6 months ago
    Reply to  I_Stan(d)

    I have to go back to bed .-. I thought that it was Bulgaria that send Alcohol You and they just changed title

    Amanda
    Amanda
    6 months ago

    Wait for the hype and the big let down
    Another ballad
    We’re getting tired