Victoria Bulgaria 2020

Eurovision fans worried extensively about the fate of Bulgaria’s VICTORIA after it was announced that broadcaster BNT would have to end its sponsorship contract that financed the entry. Worry no more! Victoria will again represent Bulgaria with a new song as the sponsorship continues.

VICTORIA will represent Bulgaria at Eurovision 2021

Bulgarian broadcaster BNT is proud to announce that the 22-year-old Varna native Victoria Georgieva will represent her country at the Eurovision Song Contest 2021.

In a press release, Victoria says:

“I am so proud to represent Bulgaria at Eurovision 2021! I am grateful to BNT and Ligna Group for believing in me and giving me a second chance and to iCard for supporting me! Congratulations to Blas Cantó, Gjon’s Tears, Efendi, Jeangu Macrooy, Stefania, Hooverphonic, Go_A and Tornike Kipiani, who will also represent their countries at Eurovision 2021! I hope all other fellow 2020 artists will also be allowed by their broadcasters to have their time to shine on the Eurovision stage in 2021.”

She won’t be singing “Tears Getting Sober”

At first, it was unknown whether the class of 2020 would be able to sing their song at Eurovision 2021. Ultimately, the Reference Group of the Eurovision Song Contest decided against this. It would namely breach the “1 September rule”, which disallows songs that were published before the September prior to the contest to prevent unfairness in exposure.

This unfortunately means that Victoria will have to drop her song “Tears Getting Sober”. She acknowledges the pain of that in her statement:

“Today is a bittersweet day – I can’t hide that the decision to not allow us to use our 2020 songs made me really sad. “Tears Getting Sober” is the first project where I had such a big role – from the songwriting to the concepts for the music video and the staging. Many people have invested endless hours in this project and we will all need some time to deal with this decision.”

However, she is also looking ahead to projects that are coming up.

“On the bright side – I am looking forward to perform live around Europe soon and to meet you all! Can’t wait to share my new music with you through the spring and the summer and hopefully release my first EP in September! And don’t forget about my online concert on 28 March at 19 CET on eurovision.icard.com. Love you all, stay safe!”

Are you excited to see Victoria represent Bulgaria at Eurovision 2021? Which other 2020 acts would you like to see return? Let us know in the comments below!

Read all our Eurovision Bulgaria news here.

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KevininDC
KevininDC
7 months ago

The more I read about Victoria the more I like her : )

Rosanne Maher
Rosanne Maher
7 months ago

I’m so glad Victoria will represent Bulgaria again next year. She was robbed of this years winning song. I hope her 2021 song is as lovely as Tears getting sober. This song is on my mind constantly,its probably the most haunting and memorable song I ever heard xx

Mill
Mill
7 months ago

I’m still waiting for Destiny, The Roop, Vasil, Little Big, Ben & Tan, Eden Alene, Ben Dolic, Roxen, Ulrikke, Benny Cristo, Sandro, Dadi & Gagnamagnid, Montaigne, Diodato, Athena Manoukian, Vincent Bueno, Arilena Ara, Hurricane, Samanta Tina, Lesley Roy, Senhit, Alicja, Michael Rice, Elisa, Tom Leeb, Aksel, VAL, Natalia, Damir and Ana Soklic to be confirmed 😀

Giolo
Giolo
7 months ago
Reply to  Mill

Michael Rice? Did you mean James Newman?

esc1234
esc1234
7 months ago

I am so relieved. Well done to those who will sponsor again Victoria, she deserves it.

Ria van de Velde
Ria van de Velde
7 months ago

I am happy for Victoria ‘s second change. I hope for next year her song will be so beautiful as “Tears getting sober”.

sam
sam
7 months ago

i wonder if there will be a lot of national selections similar to how the songs of roxen, senhit, or or eden were selected for the already confirmed artists next year. that would be so great since that system seemed to have good results this year

Nikki
Nikki
7 months ago
Reply to  sam

My personal bet is a Poland, Czech Republic and Malta going for it with Alicja, Benny and Destiny. Plus, yeah, Romania and Israel

Kukuluku
Kukuluku
7 months ago

Here is an Idea : Why don’t all major Eurovision Websites and YouTube Channels connect and vote for their favourite songs like a Eurovision Expert Jury… and they could get their readers and followers to vote in polls and stuff like that to make a massive “televote” and both count 50/50 like in the real Eurovision.. I know that we probably wouldn’t have someone out of the Eurovision bubble, so like the “normal people vote” from those who only watch the final would fall away but at least we would have a kinda “representative winner”.. I would love something like… Read more »

My Tears Are Getting Sober
My Tears Are Getting Sober
7 months ago

YESSSSSS! Tears Getting Sober is a masterpiece and you can tell how much I love it just by looking at my name

yodenman
yodenman
7 months ago

To slightly change the direction. Wiwibloggs when are you going to start Jury votes on all songs. Like many others I really look forward to listening to your opinions. At least then we can have an unofficial winner. Why not poll your followers and our votes combined with yours would give a fairly reliable top three.

yodenman
yodenman
7 months ago

It should be at the discretion of the country itself to chose whether it wants to keep the song. This is a potential winner so why on earth would Bulgaria choose another one. Considering the time and effort that has gone into these songs then it’s the least Eurovision top brass should do for its members.

Sun
Sun
7 months ago

Meh. Better come up with a better and unique song ‘cuz her strength is not her vocal.

Mr Vanilla Bean
Mr Vanilla Bean
7 months ago
Reply to  Sun

But you just did 😉

Milan
Milan
7 months ago

Maybe he thinks Sun’s comment wasn’t stupid? 🙂

Sammy
Sammy
7 months ago
Reply to  Sun

Actually she is one of the best this year if we speak for voice

Alex
Alex
7 months ago

I’m so happy for her. I hope she can come up with something genuine like Tears getting sober.
For the first time a Milanov song didn’t come across as generic or plastic for me. And I wanna think she being part of the writing was part of that.
It wasn’t just buy a song or a reject.
She and Gjon have a some tough work but I trust them and both deserve to do something big at Eurovision.

Kaunas 2022
Kaunas 2022
7 months ago

Any news about The Roop?

Victoria Stan
Victoria Stan
7 months ago

nf season is gonna be so weird lmao but yayyy so happy for her

esc ge
esc ge
7 months ago

sorry but we can’t accept that the artists are not allowed to sing the original songs! I think we should (if we could) protest against it!!!

Graph
Graph
7 months ago

This was my favorite song released for 2020, so I’m very glad she’ll be back even though the song will be different.

Verka
Verka
7 months ago

I’m so glad that she will be back! Let’s hope that her song next year will be equally good.

Meanwhile in Lithuania – our head of delegation said that he fully supports the idea to skip NF next year and send THE ROOP to ESC2021 if only the group are willing to go 🙂

Badwoolfgirl
Badwoolfgirl
7 months ago
Reply to  Verka

If this is true, wow that is very generous and I wouldn’t blame them for it. It’s the first time Lithuania had a really popular act for Eurovision that transcended borders (and it was actually the most popular eurovision song on the official before Little Big dropped their entry). I wouldn’t blame the broadcaster for holding onto the Roop for next year if they really want to win.

Badwoolfgirl
Badwoolfgirl
7 months ago
Reply to  Verka

Well, the Roop certainly want to represent Lithuania next year. Let’s see if LRT agrees with them. I know Lithuania uses a national final, but I wonder if it could be revamped to be used to select a new song for the Roop as we saw for Romania and Israel this year? I wouldn’t be surprised if there will be a lot of “one artist-multiple songs” NFs in order to honor the 2020 winners and be able to provide new songs for them in 2021. Got make good out of a bad situation.

Jimmy Smit
Jimmy Smit
7 months ago

She’s back to win, and she is a contender for sure!
I hope she can work on a perfect song for her performance.

Ziv
Ziv
7 months ago

I can foresee the same time next year, wiwibloggs will be flooded with votings: Do you prefer Victoria/Blas Cantó/Gjon’s Tears/Efendi/Jeangu Macrooy/Stefania/Hooverphonic/Go_A/Tornike Kipiani’s songs last year or this year?

Voxtaylor
Voxtaylor
7 months ago

So glad she’s back, though I’m sad she can’t use her 2020 song. That composition was pure magic, it reminded me of classic ballads from the 60s, just put through a modern lens. Really interested to see what she comes up with this time.

Tom
Tom
7 months ago

Croatian boy is also confirmed actually

Erasmus
Erasmus
7 months ago
Reply to  Tom

He actually isn’t HRT said they haven’t decided how they will select the act for 2021. source: https://hrtprikazuje.hrt.hr/593786/za-eurosong-2021-morat-ce-biti-odabrane-nove-pjesme

Tom
Tom
7 months ago
Reply to  Erasmus

Sorry, I read somewhere that he is confirmed as well ….we will see soon

Erasmus
Erasmus
7 months ago

So do they still have the sponsor or not?

Viktor
Viktor
7 months ago

YESSSS!!!! Wohooo! Destroy them next year Viki!!!

Tom
Tom
7 months ago

Sofia 2022 is happening y’all

I S
I S
7 months ago
Reply to  Tom

Yep, an affordable city would be nice.

BadWoolfGirl
BadWoolfGirl
7 months ago

Honestly, I was expecting Bulgaria to drop out, but I am glad they are staying in.

Tom
Tom
7 months ago
Reply to  BadWoolfGirl

Stay until i find a way…..they probably heard lyrics from Moldova 2019 i guessssss

Jo.
Jo.
7 months ago

😀

Colin
Colin
7 months ago

Phew… I was getting worried about them. Victoria will surely slay next year as well. Congrats! 🙂 Now only if Roxen and Little Big would get confirmed as well and I would be happy.

Mr Vanilla Bean
Mr Vanilla Bean
7 months ago
Reply to  Colin

It’s gotta be Roxen and they gotta find her that special song again. Maybe something about pills this time.

Erik
Erik
7 months ago

Yes:
Drug you law will suck your blood

Erasmus
Erasmus
7 months ago
Reply to  Colin

OMG same wishes Roxen, Little Big, Eden Alene, Destiny ,the Roop,Ben Dolic and Elisa. And also Alicja, Tom Leeb and Montaigne can find better songs so lowkey hoping for them as well… But Roxen is my number one pick if I had to choose.

Mark
Mark
7 months ago

Victoria’s song for ESC 2021: “Bad guy”.

Mikey
Mikey
7 months ago

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Mikey
Mikey
7 months ago

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Polegend Godgarina
7 months ago

thank heavens for that. i want as many 2020 participants as possible to return next year, but she was among the ones i was looking forward to the most.

soul
soul
7 months ago

Welcome back, Viki and Bulgaria. People are putting much effort in making this possible, so just positivity and respect. I’m sure Bulgaria will be power-house next year again, it become a tradition.

Mr Vanilla Bean
Mr Vanilla Bean
7 months ago

Good for her. There’s no reason or excuse for any of the artists that get re-selected now to not do well. They have an entire year to come up with one song. While I do think her entry was among the decent ones, I don’t think it’s that hard to come up with something equal or better.

Polegend Godgarina
7 months ago

this makes me think that in 2021 we’ll hardly see any dreaded revamps!

Mr Vanilla Bean
Mr Vanilla Bean
7 months ago

Hopefully. We can pretty much be sure it’ll be another Milanov song, at least he doesn’t do revamps. But I’m sure countries will nevertheless keep on releasing last minute. In this year’s final phase of revelations, I couldn’t even find the time to keep track of everything. Luxury problems. Now, there’s time. lol

EuroSluuuuuutty
EuroSluuuuuutty
7 months ago

She has no individuality. Her entry was straight up an impersonation of another artist. LITERALLY

N.G.
N.G.
7 months ago

There’s hardly anything original anymore and there hasn’t been for a while. The difference here is that Victoria is borrowing from a newer sound and artist that makes it more noticeable. That doesn’t make it plagiarism.
Take Arcade for example (or pretty much every song these days), it’s great but it’s hardly “original”.

Indiana07
Indiana07
7 months ago

Yep. I’m so sick of those Billie Eilish wannabe songs. It’s getting even more annoying than Fuego wannabees.

Milan
Milan
7 months ago
Reply to  Indiana07

As if Fuego was highly original…

Eurotrash
Eurotrash
7 months ago

Women are allowed to sing and produce alternative songs without being impersonations of other artists.

Kredential
Kredential
7 months ago

Something a little more original and not so trend chasing this time, please.

I S
I S
7 months ago

What a relief!

escmania
escmania
7 months ago
Reply to  I S

I don’t think they would win this year at all. Kristian Kostov was much better and his song. Iceland, Lithuania, Sweden and The Netherlands were far better this year