VICTORIA EUROVISION 2021 BULGARIA

On 25 November, VICTORIA celebrated the one-year anniversary of becoming Bulgaria’s hope for Eurovision 2020. In honour of the milestone, the Varnéan singer and Eurovision 2021 star released a video interview in which she discusses her personal and artistic development over the past year.

Bulgaria’s VICTORIA once considered not coming back to Eurovision 2021

As with the forty other Eurovision 2020 acts, VICTORIA sadly couldn’t make the trip to Rotterdam due to the contest’s cancellation. However, her heartfelt entry about the mental health struggles of young people, became a hit in her native country as “Tears Getting Sober” reached number two on the radio charts.

In the open interview on her YouTube channel, VICTORIA admits that it hurts to listen to the song now as she hasn’t gotten over the fact that she won’t perform it on the Eurovision stage.

VICTORIA shared that, for a small while, she considered not coming back to the contest due to the stress and insecurity that came with the cancellation. However, she quickly reconsidered and on 22 March, she was confirmed for the 2021 contest.

The “alright.” songstress reveals that Eurovision has given her a lot of strength as a performer, providing her with newfound confidence:

“One year ago I was Victoria who didn’t believe in herself. I didn’t believe I can create music and that I can develop the way I did in the past one year. I just didn’t have the confidence. I didn’t like the way I looked or what I was doing with my music. And I was wondering if I am really that talented.”

“For the past year, I think there is a big difference in me because I had to go through a lot of emotions and I was so busy. I haven’t worked so much before because I never had such a big event in my life. In the beginning, I was really stressed but I realized this was a great opportunity because this project gave me a lot as a person. I learned to be more balanced and to take things easier.”

VICTORIA on Eurovision 2021

For 2021, VICTORIA is busy writing new material. One of the songs being considered for 2021 is her single “Ugly Cry”. Besides that, she’s currently writing a set of new songs. Back in the summer, she took part in the Black Sea Songwriting Camp in Burgas and Primorsko.

The former X Factor Bulgaria star shared that it is at times hard to write new material as the comparisons with “Tears Getting Sober” are easy to make.

“I still haven’t been over “Tears”. Writing new songs, I always go back to it, which is not good because I can’t run away from it. Whatever I do, I am comparing it to that song. And I try to brush it off because it hinders the process. It’s hard to run away from something that was really successful. You try to do something better. It’s hard, but not impossible.”

Are you excited for VICTORIA’s Eurovision 2021 song? What do you think of her recent single “Ugly Cry”? Let us know in the comments below!

Read all our Bulgaria Eurovision 2021 news here.

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Alex
Alex
1 month ago

I get her, it is very difficult to accept it but she was given a second chance unlike other singers

Una
Una
1 month ago

I feel both empathetic and sympathetic towards her. The cancellation of the contest hit hard on many people. I wish her all the best.

ESCFanGA
ESCFanGA
1 month ago

I didn’t like Tears Getting Sober (sounds way too much like something straight out of a Disney film) and so I really hope her song for 2021 will be a lot better. Personally I’m hoping for something more upbeat and poppy.

Lyrvanna
Lyrvanna
1 month ago

Is it just me, or Bulgaria is taking Eurovision WAY WAY to seriously. lol producing documentaries is a bit over the top lol

We all rembember how their “common framework” came out

Erasmus
Erasmus
1 month ago
Reply to  Lyrvanna

I don’t think there’s something like way to seriously. I think it’s good, since it can only benefit the final result.

FanESC
FanESC
1 month ago
Reply to  Lyrvanna

Common framework, what is this ?

Azaad
Azaad
1 month ago
Reply to  FanESC

Equinox

AMonsterLikeMe
AMonsterLikeMe
1 month ago
Reply to  Lyrvanna

Imagine being a “fan” of the contest and complaining about participants taking it too seriously. You people constantly complain about 70% or so countries not playing their A game and then when there’s Bulgaria, Sweden or Cyprus doing their best to get closer to victory they’re suddenly hated for trying too hard. Sure, they should chill a bit and send Electro Velvet huh?

Last edited 1 month ago by AMonsterLikeMe
Joe
Joe
1 month ago

I feel her. She put her everything into that song, as her big break and a giant personal expression. It’s hard to follow that up. But it looks like she’s on a good track! All these returning artists will inevitably be compared to their first tries, but nothing can prove that these second tries will do better or worse than the first ones would have, so let’s move forward in hope. Anyway, here’s your running tally for returning artists: Definitely coming back: Australia, Austria, Azerbaijan, Belgium, Bulgaria, Czech Republic, Georgia, Greece, Iceland, Israel, Latvia, Malta, Moldova, the Netherlands, Romania, San… Read more »

Joe
Joe
1 month ago
Reply to  Joe

And in terms of selection methods we’re aware of so far, the only country that’s outright said they’re going to do a national selection to pick an internally-selected artist’s song is Israel. I recall Slovenia and Ukraine debating doing a national final for the song but nothing confirmed yet, a whole bunch saying they’re all-internal (Australia, Belgium, Bulgaria, Iceland, Latvia, Spain, and Switzerland), and the others haven’t said anything.

Joe
Joe
1 month ago
Reply to  Joe

This would make it the first time Latvia’s ever done a full internal selection, possibly the first for Malta and Romania as well, and the first in a long time for countries like the Czech Republic (whose last was 2017), Georgia (2018), Iceland (2005), Moldova (2007), Serbia (2017), Slovenia (2013), and Ukraine (2004!!). It also means Denmark will remain the only country (as far as I know of) to have never selected an artist or song internally. Sweden, Norway, Lithuania, Portugal, and Albania have all done it at least once (the latter out of necessity). Estonia’s more debatable since the… Read more »

Colin
Colin
1 month ago
Reply to  Joe

Malta has been doing semi-internal selections for two years now. A talent show to pick a representative, but an internal choice for the song. Similar with Georgia, although they had a mini national final two years ago. It had only three songs and none of them were released before the final. It’s not like we are missing much in number of axed songs. I will miss Songvakeppnin, Beovizija, Australia Decides, Vidbir, Supernova and the Czech online selection for this year, but I am glad for the acts chosen and I am sure we’ll see those shows return next year. I… Read more »

Erasmus
Erasmus
1 month ago
Reply to  Joe

yeah Slovenia said they will do a nf if the pandemic calms down a bit and if the songs will be good enough to do that. as a Slovene I just don’t think we are going to have a nf but you never now. and Ukraine I believe won’t have a nf, since go_a confirmed that they have a topic they want to sing about, and I doubt they are going to have a nf with songs with the same topic, and also I don’t think that Ukraine’s broadcaster wants to do it – lowkey think they will start picking… Read more »

Last edited 1 month ago by Erasmus
Lollipop ESC
Lollipop ESC
1 month ago

Okay ….bad to hear that ….but now EBU, invite Kazakhstan to the contest ….because they are burning for our beloved contest.

Joe
Joe
1 month ago
Reply to  Lollipop ESC

You read the whole thing right? She IS coming back, she’s just sad that it isn’t with “Tears Getting Sober.”

Jaagup
Jaagup
1 month ago
Reply to  Joe

What’s that got to do with his comment lol.

Jaagup
Jaagup
1 month ago
Reply to  Lollipop ESC

I voted for Kazakhstan at the Junior Eurovision seven times now. Why is there no limit to votes on one device?

eerr
eerr
1 month ago