Last November she was confirmed as Bulgaria‘s act for Eurovision 2020.
And now at last Victoria has revealed her entry “Tears Getting Sober”. The music video premiered on BNT1 this morning and the song is on streaming platforms. It gives a first impression of what Bulgaria will bring to the table in Rotterdam.
“Tears Getting Sober” has an important message. The track has been written to highlight mental health issues and inspire people to tackle them. The song is also personal for Victoria as she co-wrote the track.
Victoria – “Tears Getting Sober” (Bulgaria Eurovision 2020)
“Tears Getting Sober” is Boris Milanov’s fourth song for Bulgaria. He revealed the song was inspired by the team’s experience at the songwriting camp.
“At the sessions, two young people had strong panic attacks and had to go to hospital. 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.”
While the song like others he’s written for Bulgaria starts in a dark place, the message is a hopeful one.
“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 at Eurovision 2020
Victoria will take part in the second semi-final at Eurovision 2020. Bulgaria was drawn into the second half, which means once the running order is announced, “Tears Getting Sober” will be performed at some point between the 11th and 19th position,
Bulgaria had undergone a Eurovision renaissance since 2016. Poli Genova placed fourth, Kristian Kostov second and Equinox a respectable 14th. Bulgaria withdrew in 2019 due to financial reasons.
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