VICTORIA’s epic Eurovision 2021 journey continues. On Monday, VICTORIA shared “Dive Into Unknown” — the third song in the running to represent Bulgaria at Eurovision 2021. This is also the second track from VICTORIA’s upcoming debut EP a little dramatic.

Listen: VICTORIA — “Dive Into Unknown” (Potential Eurovision 2021 song)

“To dive into the unknown and to take a risk even though you are not sure where the path will lead you” is the message of VICTORIA’s newest song. The second track on her upcoming EP a little dramatic, “Dive Into Unknown” is VICTORIA’s third potential Eurovision 2021 song following “UGLY CRY” and “Imaginary Friend”.

“Dive Into Unknown” is one of the songs penned at the Black Sea Eurovision Songwriting Camp. The event hosted in the Bulgarian towns of Burgas and Primorsko brought together a number of successful Eurovision songwriters to work on tracks for Eurovision 2021. VICTORIA wrote “Dive Into Unknown” alongside Borislav Milanov and Lucas Oscar from Symphonix International — the same team behind her Eurovision 2020 entry “Tears Getting Sober”. Also credited on the track are songwriters Pauline Skött and Peter St. James.

“The song was inspired by the beauty and calm of the sea”, VICTORIA says. “Together with Borislav and Lucas, we were looking for inspiration by listening to the sounds of the sea and staring at it from a distance. Then, Lucas played the first piano chords of the song and it was magical moment. I think we created a really beautiful song.”

Coming soon: VICTORIA’s other potential Eurovision songs

On Tuesday 16 February, VICTORIA will release “Phantom Pain”. The lyric video will premier at 19:00 CET on eurovision.icard.com and VICTORIA’s YouTube channel.

After all the songs are released, the Bulgarian Eurovision team will launch a special online platform to allow music fans around the world to leave comments and feedback about VICTORIA’s six potential songs for Rotterdam. This will be part of Bulgaria’s internal selection process and will ultimately inform the song decision for Eurovision 2021. Additionally, VICTORIA and her team will also look for feedback from focus groups of music, TV, radio and Eurovision experts to make their final decision.

What do you think of “Dive Into Unknown”? Should VICTORIA sing it for Bulgaria at Eurovision 2021? Sound off in the comments below. 

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Guust
Guust
2 months ago

I’m getting Lana Del Rey vibes, I enjoy it a lot!

Ricky Gervais
Ricky Gervais
2 months ago

This genius subtle rhyming: ‘mind – blind-ly’ and ‘pois-on – noise’. Ugh. Marvellous!

Sorry everyone. Can’t get over the fact that I am completely amazed by this track. Those who read my comments know that I prefer bangers and bops. But this soothing ballad is just beautiful. It uplifts you. So dreamy.

Apologies.

West
West
2 months ago

My top 3:

  1. Dive Into Unknown
  2. Imaginary Friend
  3. Ugly Cry

My tip on what’ll get sellected: Dive Into Unknown or Ugly Cry.
Still – I like all 3 more than the last year one.

Ohi
Ohi
2 months ago

I’m hopeful that one of the other three songs are THE song because no disrespect to Victoria but none of these have that magic combination of lending itself to a big stage moment and being unique enough to ensure engagement. They all need more of a melodic hook so that we are singing along rather than just listening.

Other than ugly cry they are like lullabies. If you had to watch them in a national final contest one after the other you would be asleep by the end.

raylee
raylee
2 months ago

I liked this very much , but none of her songs are not as strong as Tears Getting Sober. It’s like Imaginary Friend , this song and next songs are like parts of a puzzle , but not strong one by one. I wish they have tried to make only one song , maybe they could work for months and they could make a new Tears Getting Sober. If they revamp Dive Into Unknown , this can be more like Tears Getting Sober. With more instrumental and chorus

Last edited 2 months ago by raylee
Bart
Bart
2 months ago

Very impressed with the song, but Ugly Cry has more pop melody, I think it will be more popular for the viewers. This song is also good, it shows deep emotion..
ugly cry is only bit longer then 3 min so it has to be shortened

Last edited 2 months ago by Bart
Yannis
Yannis
2 months ago

No tea no shade. She is a very talented artist but those songs are not appeared to be very original. Maybe she keeps the strong songs for last

GiornoGiovanna
GiornoGiovanna
2 months ago

So far I like all of Victoria’s songs.

My top 3:

  1. UGLY CRY
  2. Imaginary Friend
  3. Dive Into Unknown.
Stan
Stan
2 months ago

I’m speechless! This song is magical.

Az*rbaijan
Az*rbaijan
2 months ago

It’s the same old Billie whispering for me..

Az*rbaijan
Az*rbaijan
2 months ago
Reply to  Az*rbaijan

Can she get any more predictable?

Yannis
Yannis
2 months ago
Reply to  Az*rbaijan

There is no originality in music! Everything start from something! Plus it is not bad thing to inspired by an artist. And Billie Ellish is a great inspiration

Az*rbaijan
Az*rbaijan
2 months ago
Reply to  Yannis

There’s a fine line between inspiration amd ripping somebody’s whole style, image, aesthetics off…

xohxoh
xohxoh
2 months ago
Reply to  Az*rbaijan

Exactly

Amra
Amra
2 months ago

I like every song of the EP so far (including this), but my only concern is the length of each song in the EP. she say that those songs are “potential” for Eurovision, but even the length is by itself not Eurovision (too far over three minutes, just like Ukraine’s Shum). I am glad that this particular song “dive into unknown” is gettting nearer to it, and I hope the next songs are all by themselves in Eurovision length, like Tears Getting Sober.

Last edited 2 months ago by Amra
mawnck
mawnck
2 months ago
Reply to  Amra

If you chop the instrumental coda off, “Dive Into Unknown” comes in at EXACTLY three minutes.

Bulgaria is good at teh hype. It sounds like some of you even think that they haven’t already picked the song!

Kris
Kris
2 months ago

I do agree that all three of Victoria’s song have blended into one for me and Ugly cry being a bit faster paced stands out to me currently. But tears getting sober was liked by me and my reactions to these two have been ” uhmmmmmmmmmmm , hopefully she has a better one in the pocket “

From Spain
From Spain
2 months ago
  1. Dive into Unknown (this song is unique and very special)…..2. Ugly cry 3. Imaginary friend
willchrisiam
willchrisiam
2 months ago

I loved Tears Getting Sober but with each subsequent song I find myself liking Victoria less and less. It’s hard not to be influenced by someone else but it’s unacceptable to totally rip someone off. If it were only the songs that sounded quite similar it wouldn’t be that bad. Last year many said Roxen’s song sounded like it was written for Billie but unlike Victoria, Roxen has a signature sound. Victoria took Billie’s half whisper singing, her fry, her gliding into notes and most importantly her vibrato. Why would I care about a knockoff when the original has so… Read more »

Last edited 2 months ago by willchrisiam
Meow
Meow
2 months ago
Reply to  willchrisiam

Finally someone said this. I agree 100%

hallkyon
hallkyon
2 months ago
Reply to  willchrisiam

I’m gonna have to agree on this one. No offence to Victoria, I think she’s a super talented girl, but something about all of this feels… off. Doing the same genre of music as Billie is one thing, but imitating her vocal technique is a bit much. Like, does she think the ESC audience is so out of touch with the current trends that we’ve never heard of Billie Eilish? Wasn’t she aware of all the inevitable comparisons? If that’s the genre she wants to do, that’s cool, but she needs to develop her own vocal style; otherwise, people won’t… Read more »

mawnck
mawnck
2 months ago
Reply to  willchrisiam

Imitation is the sincerest form of Eurovision.

BTW, if you’re going to bitch about blatant imitation, then I don’t want to hear one damn word about Melodifestivalen ever again.

willchrisiam
willchrisiam
2 months ago
Reply to  mawnck

What does Malodifestivalen have to do with anything? Oh, it’s the old ,,when you run out of arguments just complain about Swedish songs sounding American” thing even though it’s only logical because they are written by Swedes! I’m not even remotely related to Sweden in any way but I have no trouble admitting that they have a better pop scene and producers than almost any other country. I don’t like copycats no mattter their origin. I disliked how Julia Alfrida’s Rich sounded like they were desperately trying to make a sequel to Lorde’s Royals but at least she maintained her… Read more »

Ricky Gervais
Ricky Gervais
2 months ago

On the back of my 2 comments below now I’ve had a chance to listen to it a few times. Lyrically this song is as beautiful as it is melodically. It put a tear in my eye. Not the sad one though. I feel melancholic listening to this tune. If I close my eyes I can picture myself on a quiet beach at the sunset, just relaxing, making every worry and upset melt away, letting everything around me be a blur, so I understand where she’s coming from saying that the song was inspired by the calmness of the sea.… Read more »

Last edited 2 months ago by Ricky Gervais
Martin Pugh
Martin Pugh
2 months ago

Meh!

woah
woah
2 months ago

Mom, can we have Billie Eilish?
Mom: We have Billie Eilish at home.
Billie Eilish at home: VICTORIA

Briekimchi
Briekimchi
2 months ago

Although there hasn’t been anything bad released, this is the first genuine candidate for Victoria’s ESC-song for me. This would be pretty competitive.

Euro
Euro
2 months ago

This is my least fav till now

Amadeus
Amadeus
2 months ago

You know you could add a little diversity to your selection, right? These all sound the same tbh

Okt
Okt
2 months ago

Winner material

Vytautas
Vytautas
2 months ago
Reply to  Okt

Winner material? Are you kidding me? I remember these pro-Bulgaria fans back in 2018 when you guys were literally just another Albania with putting these labels “Bulgaria for the win!” everywhere, even in the most ridiculous ways. And guess what, Equinox ended up merely at 14th place. So yeah, don’t overestimate your troll-factory.

Somebody
Somebody
2 months ago

Choose Ugly Cry and move on. Dotter’s coming real strong this year, these melancholic lullabies can’t compete with just a dark scenery, except only playing for a safe Top 10.

Ifty
Ifty
2 months ago

So well produced. I’m loving this.

Mircs
Mircs
2 months ago

I prefer this song over Ugly Cry and Imaginary Friend. Even if Ugly Cry has that special dark-sounding undertone which makes it awkward and likeable at the same time, it doesn’t sound like a song I would like Victoria to go with. Imaginary Friend on the other hand has it’s simplicity, the dreamy-pop-elements and cozyness, which makes it hard to stage and to leave an impact. Dive Into Unknown combines the dreamy-angel-choir/early-disney-song-elements, which fitted well in Tears Getting Sober but this time it’s musically more dynamic and shows of Victorias strenghts in her voice, which was not really the case… Read more »

Last edited 2 months ago by Mircs
Badwoolfgirl
Badwoolfgirl
2 months ago

I want to wait until all of her songs are out, but this is very nice.

WannaEatMySpaghetti
WannaEatMySpaghetti
2 months ago

The best for the moment but I’m waiting for more as she was my 2nd favorite last year. As long as she keeps a piano intro there is chance for me to be happy.

ESC8
ESC8
2 months ago

I adore this title but as a song I prefer the previous 2. So far I’m leaning towards Imaginary Friend I think. I am waiting anxiously for the other songs.

poe-tay-toe-chips
poe-tay-toe-chips
2 months ago

So she has a very clear art style and sound preference by the looks of it but you know what? That’s okay and it’s not the end of the world.

I think of the three we heard so far this one is probably the best one to me personally, but there is another three songs to go and chances are we have still not heard the Eurovision song yet.

xohxoh
xohxoh
2 months ago

Billie Eilish

Marios
Marios
2 months ago

So tired with Victoria’s potential same songs!!

Last edited 2 months ago by Marios
Alex
Alex
2 months ago

I really can’t take any of the people saying all the songs sound the same seriously… It shouldn’t require you to be a professional or anything to recognize how different they all are. You don’t even need to like them, but they sure as heck aren’t similar sounding.

GiornoGiovanna
GiornoGiovanna
2 months ago
Reply to  Alex

It is a no brainer to understand that neither of the songs is the same. The people who do think they are the same just want to be dumb.

Jamie
Jamie
2 months ago

Songs sound all the same, emo and depressing. Jesus…

Kosey
Kosey
2 months ago

Victoria is definitely developing a penchant for the twisted lullaby. This is another strong effort, I think I like it marginally more than Imaginary Friend. Something tells me that we also have something big still to come. These are exciting times!

ghostofme
ghostofme
2 months ago

Isn’t it my tears richochet by taylor swift?

Simon
Simon
2 months ago

They’re not bad, but these songs sound all the same to me.

mawnck
mawnck
2 months ago
Reply to  Simon

How do you feel about The Roop?

Yellow
Yellow
2 months ago

These all sound so same to each other, lacking something that would make it more heartfelt and pure. It’s like a microwave dinner compared to a home made, just needs to be more authentic.

Montell
Montell
2 months ago
Reply to  Yellow

So far Ugly Cry is the best of the bunch

Alex
Alex
2 months ago
Reply to  Yellow

If you’re looking for authenticity in Eurovision you’re in the wrong place. We’ve had a good streak of authentic winners in the 2010’s with a few exceptions but we gotta remember that a lot of the music is done by near-literal factories of music production and are just given to an artist they think it might fit, even if in practice it’s clear it doesn’t feel authentic at all. At least Victoria pens a lot of her songs herself, which is already more than a lot of other artists do. Måns’ Heroes? Song from the Debs, not really a show… Read more »

Wild
Wild
2 months ago
Reply to  Alex

Alex, why you even watch Eurovision, if you bash on all the contestants and say Eurovision is a crapfest? 😀 What the hell Alex! LEAVE

Alex
Alex
2 months ago
Reply to  Wild

If that is what you somehow gathered from my comment, then you need to hone your reading/english comprehension skills.

Mr Vanilla Bean
Mr Vanilla Bean
2 months ago

My guess is that the song is already chosen and the Eurovision shortlist is just to get more exposure for her EP. ‘Tears Getting Sober’ remains unmatched, but I’m sure its successor isn’t out yet.

Montell
Montell
2 months ago

Every single song by Victoria is a lullaby. I guess this is her style of singing.

Last edited 2 months ago by Montell
Alex
Alex
2 months ago

Very beautiful music, i think that Victoria has a very good team and whatever song they choose, Bulgaria will get a decent result.

EmmelieDarlineFrancescoFan
EmmelieDarlineFrancescoFan
2 months ago

Victoria is incapable of releasing a bad song!!! Brilliant as always. 🙂

Sabrina
Sabrina
2 months ago

I loved this one! It hit me immediately like it happened to “Tears Getting Sober”, I love this combination of haunting and sweet. In terms of lyrics, it even works like a sequel to her intended entry for 2020. My favorite so far.

LaVoixCZ
2 months ago

This one! This is it.
(so far) the best for sure.

Ria van de Velde
Ria van de Velde
2 months ago

I love  “Dive Into Unknown”  very much. For me it ‘s the best of 3 so far

Marc
Marc
2 months ago

The lyrics are really good- this song really speaks compared to some of the other songs already confirmed for Rotterdam. I think this is the strongest of the three releases so far but I believe there is even more quality from Victoria to be shared.

NickC
NickC
2 months ago

Best of the three. Great lyrics. I still think the best is yet to come.

Lorenzo Celli
Lorenzo Celli
2 months ago

This is absolutley beautiful, wow! But I fell in love with Imaginary Friend and I think I prefer it to this one. And Ugly Cry is so good too. Bulgaria do what you want, they’re all so good

Last edited 2 months ago by Lorenzo Celli
sam
sam
2 months ago

this is my favorite so far. every single one of the songs in this selection have been better than tears getting sober in my opinion. i can’t wait for growing up is getting old, its a really clever title and i think she might be saving the best for last

Ashton Schier
Ashton Schier
2 months ago

if this was a proper national final it would be the strongest

Una
Una
2 months ago

I like it. The best so far from the three.

Robert
Robert
2 months ago

Pass me something to kill myself with, this is s-o horrible, this is called music?

Whisker
Whisker
2 months ago
Reply to  Robert

You are LAME!

ERUS
ERUS
2 months ago
Reply to  Robert

Sending you lots of positive vibes, Robert. You clearly need it.

Last edited 2 months ago by ERUS