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.”
I am so proud to represent #Bulgaria at #Eurovision 2021! ?? I am grateful to @bg_eurovision and Ligna for believing in me and giving me a second chance and to @iCard_Wallet for supporting my way to Rotterdam! #OpenUp #iCardEurovisionBG
— VICTORIA (@victoriageorge_) March 21, 2020
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.”
in time my wound will be a scar ?https://t.co/kGBMuT4dg5
— VICTORIA (@victoriageorge_) March 20, 2020
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.