If there’s one thing we know, it’s that Bulgaria loves hype and, pleasingly, their hype for Eurovision 2021 is starting nice and early. Broadcaster BNT has announced the Black Sea Eurovision Songwriting Camp, an epic 11-day creative gathering to create potential Eurovision songs for VICTORIA and “other artists from the contest”.

Bulgaria means business. Unlike most songwriting camps, this one has its own logo and Twitter account, suggesting it may become a regular fixture on the Eurovision calendar.

The camp begins today, Sunday 16 August, and is due to run for a week and a half, up to 26 August. As the name suggests, the camp will take place in Bulgarian locations by the Black Sea. The camp will be held in the major city of Burgas and at Hotel Forest Beach in the resort town of Primorsko.

Who will be at the Black Sea Camp?

VICTORIA — Bulgaria’s internally selected act for Eurovision 2021 — has confirmed her participation at the camp. The singer wrote that she feels “proud to be part of the Black Sea Eurovision Camp”. She is also soliciting questions from fans about the songwriting process.

While one purpose of the camp will be to write VICTORIA’s song for Eurovision 2021, the official Bulgarian Twitter account also noted that the songwriting team will work with “other artists from the contest on their 2021 Eurovision songs!” However, it’s not clear which other artists will be at the camp.

It’s possible that the accomplished Bulgarian songwriter Borislav Milanov will be part of the camp. As well as co-writing VICTORIA’s Eurovision 2020 song “Tears Getting Sober”, he has also been involved with Eurovision entries for artists from North Macedonia, Serbia, Austria and Azerbaijan.

Most recently Borislav co-wrote Eurovision 2020 entries for Germany (Ben Dolic’s “Violent Thing”) and Malta (Destiny’s “All of My Love”). If Borislav will be at the Black Sea Camp, it’s possible he could be working his connections and writing new songs for countries he has previously written for.

Last year, two songwriting camps were held to create VICTORIA’s song for Eurovision 2020. One camp was held in Sofia, one in London. From the camps, around five songs were shortlisted and from that “Tears Getting Sober” was selected.

It wasn’t easy going at last year’s songwriting camps. At the time, songwriter Borislav Milanov revealed, “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 [“Tears Getting Sober”] was about today’s generation and their problems with mental health issues.”

What do you think? What sort of song should VICTORIA sing at Eurovision 2021? Who else would you like to see at the camp? Tell us your thoughts below!

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Nudiecrudi
Nudiecrudi
3 months ago

Just another attempt to produce plastic -ready-for-ESC songs.
Is this ” famous”guru trying to explain to that bunch of people how to write a successful song for ESC?? We ve had an example by Rybak, step one step two….A very bad example.
I’m really worried about the direction ESC is going to, proposing songs thought and written only for the contest.
Diversity, creativity originality gone.
Welcome frozen ready made songs fitted for whoever kind of singer

Esc addict
Esc addict
3 months ago

Cesar Austria 2018 is involved in this camp too, is he searching a song for him to represent Austria again? Will Bulgaria come with a duet in 2021? I saw a picture of him and Victoria working together.

Esc addict
Esc addict
3 months ago
Reply to  Esc addict

Sorry for my mistake I didn’t remember Vincent Bueno will participate again for Austria in 2021, then a duet between Cesar and Victoria is still plausible.

Esc addict
Esc addict
3 months ago

I remember when Bulgaria came back to the contest this year, the HOD saying we don’t come to win, we just want to promote our artists, very disconnected with a victory, but in fact they try very hard it seems, its very honorable but don’t come with a speech like that if it’s not the truth.

Esc addict
Esc addict
3 months ago

I remember when Bulgaria came back to the contest this year, the HOD saying we don’t come to win, we just want to promote our artists……. very disconnected with a victory, but in fact they try very hard it seems, its honorable but don’t come with a speech like that if it’s not the truth.
However Cesar Sampson is involved too in this songwriting camp, does it mean he is searching a song for him and he will represent Austria again in 2021? Or Bulgaria maybe will participate with a duet at the future contest?

Escvegi
Escvegi
3 months ago

Ben Dolic just arrived today in Bulgaria.
He just posted on IG a story with Cesar Sampson

ESCFanGA
ESCFanGA
3 months ago

Victoria is a talented singer and I hope for 2021 she gets a song that is much stronger than Tears Getting Sober (which I didn’t like because it sounded too Disney). For example, it would be great if her 2021 song was similar to another song she released last year called I Wanna Know, which was much more contemporary and radio-friendly.

Erasmus
Erasmus
3 months ago

I really wonder who might be “other artists”. Probably Destiny and Ben, but I think there’s at least one more – maybe Vincent or Efendi?

Maxim
Maxim
3 months ago
Reply to  Erasmus

It could also be Roxen. But who knows?

Erasmus
Erasmus
3 months ago
Reply to  Maxim

Nahh I think she has her own team with Global Records.. But yeah it’s a possibility

David
David
3 months ago
Reply to  Maxim

I’m pretty sure it won’t be Roxen. As already mentioned, she has her own team with Global Records. I don’t expect Vincent’s song to come from Bulgaria either. He is an independent musician who writes his songs himself / with his team. I cannot rule out Efendi. Although “Cleopatra” was written by US songwriters, it is possible that the 2021 entry will not be written by them. In addition, Azerbaijan already had good experiences with Symphonix in 2019. My guesses are Ben Dolic, Destiny and … Gjon’s tears. Ben has already confirmed that he will be writing new songs with… Read more »

Tom
Tom
3 months ago
Reply to  David

If Gjon and Boris write a song together – I will die. My favourite composer with one of my favourite Eurovision song’s Artist ever.

Escvegi
Escvegi
3 months ago
Reply to  Erasmus

Maybe Gijon

Jofty
Jofty
3 months ago
Reply to  Erasmus

Maybe Hooverphonic?