Earlier in the week, the Black Sea Eurovision Songwriting Camp was launched. It will be an epic 11-day creative gathering to create potential Eurovision songs for VICTORIA and “other artists from the contest”. Now organisers have revealed who will be attending the camp. Among the rollcall is Bulgaria’s Eurovision 2021 singer VICTORIA, Austria’s Eurovision 2018 star Cesár Sampson and Germany’s 2020 act Ben Dolic.
Radio station BNR shares photos from the launch of the camp, introducing some of the singers, songwriters and other creatives who will be working hard over the next few days.
Unsurprisingly, one of the singers attending the camp is local girl VICTORIA. After first being selected for Eurovision 2020, she is returning to again represent Bulgaria at Eurovision 2021.
The official Twitter account for a camp shared a photo of VICTORIA in a songwriting session with Swedish singer-songwriter Martin Masarov. He recently produced VICTORIA’s latest single, “Alright”.
Today Bulgaria's 2021 #Eurovision artist @VICTORIAgeorge_ is having a songwriting session in the studio in #Burgas with a stunning view of the Black Sea. She is working together with Austria' @CesarSampson_ and @MartinMasarov, who was the producer of her latest single Alright. pic.twitter.com/r0fL6R7jhj
— Black Sea Eurovision Songwriting Camp 2020 (@EurovisionCamp) August 17, 2020
Also joining VICTORIA is the Austrian singer-songwriter Cesár Sampson. He previously represented Austria at Eurovision 2018, and his presence at the camp had fans wondering if he’ll be returning to the Eurovision stage. However, as well as being a performer, Cesár is an accomplished songwriter and is part of the Symphonix creative house.
A 2021 hopeful and a top producer
Germany’s Eurovision 2020 singer Ben Dolic is also attending the camp. While he hasn’t been automatically given a return ticket to Rotterdam, he will be included in Germany’s internal selection process for 2021. Ben will again be working with the successful Bulgarian songwriter Borislav Milanov, who is also among the camp attendees.
Also attending the camp is the Monaco singer-songwriter Josh Stanley. Josh first came on our radar five years ago when we picked him to represent Monaco in our 2015 Wednesday wishlist. He hasn’t stopped creating music and is now bringing some Monte Carlo realness to the Black Sea.
The songwriting camp will continue over the coming days. The camp’s official Twitter account notes that “four teams of songwriters will work for 10 days on potential songs for Eurovision 2021”.
We are waiting for our artists, songwriters and producers to arrive today. Four teams of songwriters will work for 10 days on potential songs for #Eurovision 2021 ? #BSESC2021 pic.twitter.com/EFAcdhdqij
— Black Sea Eurovision Songwriting Camp 2020 (@EurovisionCamp) August 16, 2020
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