It’s been a busy week for VICTORIA. And now, she’s got a big decision on her hands! Every day since Sunday, the Bulgarian superstar has released a potential song for Eurovision 2021. On Thursday, the “Tears Getting Sober” hitmaker released “Growing Up Is Getting Old” — the sixth and final song in contention to represent Bulgaria in Rotterdam. It’s also the last track on her upcoming EP a little dramatic.
Listen: VICTORIA — “Growing Up Is Getting Old” (Potential Eurovision 2021 song)
VICTORIA says “Growing Up Is Getting Old” is very personal to her. “You can grow in many different ways. Sometimes going back to your roots, to the place you feel safe and the people you love, helps you find your purpose on Earth. This is the case for me”, she adds. “When I listen to the song I think of my mother, my father, my sister, my friends. All the people that mean the world to me.”
“Growing Up Is Getting Old” was co-written by VICTORIA alongside Swedish songwriters Maya Nalani, Helena Larsson and Oliver Björkvall. It’s one of the VICTORIA’s earliest songs, dating back to 2019 — it was even included in Bulgaria’s internal selection for Eurovision 2020. “It all started with the idea I had for the phrase ‘growing up is getting old’. Together with Maya, Helena and Oliver, we started to build around it and I believe we created something beautiful”, VICTORIA says. “The live instrumentation of ‘Growing Up Is Getting Old’ makes the song very special and I hope people will also fall in love with the song.”
VICTORIA at Eurovision 2021
VICTORIA was set to sing “Tears Getting Sober” at Eurovision 2020 before the contest was cancelled due to COVID-19 concerns. Bulgarian broadcaster BNT internally selected VICTORIA for Eurovision 2021 — but her song is yet to be decided. VICTORIA and her team are eager to hear from fans, music professionals and Eurovision experts before they make their final decision.
On Friday, the Bulgarian Eurovision team will launch an online platform to allow music fans around the world to share comments and feedback about VICTORIA’s six potential Eurovision songs. This will be part of BNT’s internal selection process and will ultimately inform the song decision for Eurovision 2021. The six songs in the running to represent Bulgaria at Eurovision 2021 are “UGLY CRY”, “Imaginary Friend”, “The Funeral Song”, “Dive Into Unknown”, “Phantom Pain” and “Growing Up Is Getting Old”.
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