VICTORIA has a big decision on her hands. And the Eurovision 2021 hopeful from Bulgaria is turning to fans for help choosing her song. On Friday, the Bulgarian Eurovision team launched a new website which allows music fans all over the world to leave feedback about VICTORIA’s six potential Eurovision songs. You can leave comments about your favourites now!

VICTORIA launches online feedback platform for her potential Eurovision 2021 songs

The website went live on Friday. At Bulgaria2021.com, fans can listen to all six potential Eurovision tracks and leave comments about each. The site will remain open to collect feedback until Monday 1 March.

VICTORIA released her first potential Eurovision song “UGLY CRY” in November 2020. Then, the singer released one potential Eurovision song every day from 14 February to 18 February. “Imaginary Friend”, “Phantom Pain”, “Dive Into Unknown”, “The Funeral Song” and “Growing Up Is Getting Old” are all taken from VICTORIA’s upcoming EP a little dramatic.

The final decision is in the hands of VICTORIA and her team. However, the feedback fans provide will help inform their decision about which song to send to Rotterdam for Bulgaria. The song choice will be announced some time in early March.

Bulgaria at Eurovision 2021

VICTORIA was set to sing for Bulgaria at Eurovision 2020 before the coronavirus pandemic ultimately led to the contest’s cancellation. Her magical dark-pop song “Tears Getting Sober” was a favourite amongst fans and bookmakers alike, who named it one of the favourites to win the contest. In March 2020, Bulgarian broadcaster BNT confirmed the superstar singer-songwriter’s 2021 return to Rotterdam. VICTORIA will perform in the second half of the second semi-final on Thursday 20 May 2021.

VICTORIA’s participation at Eurovision 2021 in Rotterdam is supported by iCard — official sponsor of the Eurovision Bulgaria project. The Bulgarian participation is a public-private partnership between national broadcaster BNT and Ligna Group.

What do you think of this selection method? Which of VICTORIA’s songs is your favourite? Let us know in the comments below! 

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idsalisa
idsalisa
2 months ago

Tears Getting Sober was my favourite last year, so I’m bit sad that none of these songs live up to that. Maybe with good staging some of these can be good, but when just listening to them none of them really stands out.

Briekimchi
Briekimchi
2 months ago

I won’t be leaving my feedback on the website as it wouldn’t be fair. There’s almost no way that I’m going to be televoting for her in May and as such, my opinion shouldn’t have any sway (as small as it would be) on her decision. Quite happy letting fans of her music hopefully get what they want in this case. Good luck, Bulgaria!

Pancake
Pancake
2 months ago

Voted for Imaginary Friend and The Funeral Song. Regardless, I love the EP and can’t wait for it
Go, Victoria! Love from the Philippines

justafan
justafan
2 months ago

I’m rewriting this because for some reason the previous one was not approved. (Why tho wiwibloggs?) None of the songs can be compared to “Tears Getting Sober”, that’s for sure (and I didn’t quite like the song or get the hype around her name). She clearly seemed devastated when artists were informed that they cannot use their 2020 songs in 2021. And I think we can see why. For me it’s between Imaginary Friend, Ugly Cry and Dive Into Unknown. I prefer Imaginary Friend’s melody but I’d say Ugly Cry is more Eurovision friendly. Anyways, best of luck to Victoria… Read more »

Jamie
Jamie
2 months ago

How desperate is she?

Micky
Micky
2 months ago
Reply to  Jamie

very

Vesko
Vesko
2 months ago
Reply to  Jamie

and how small person you are

Stan
Stan
2 months ago

My Top 6:

1.imaginary friend
2.dive into unknown
3.growing up is getting old
4.UGLY CRY
5.the funeral song
6.phantom pain

Last edited 2 months ago by Stan
justafan
justafan
2 months ago

None of the songs can be compared to “Tears Getting Sober”, that’s for sure (and I didn’t quite like the song or get the hype around her name).
She clearly seemed devastated when artists were informed that they cannot use their 2020 songs in 2021. And I think we can see why.
For me it’s between Imaginary Friend, Ugly Cry and Dive Into Unknown.
I prefer Imaginary Friend’s melody but I’d say Ugly Cry is more Eurovision friendly.
Anyways, best of luck to Victoria and Bulgaria.

Florence Petit
Florence Petit
2 months ago

Can’t decide between Imaginary Friend and Dive into the Unknown! DITU was an instant liking because the chorus is very melodious, for IF it took many listening to really enjoy it. But now i feel that IF is less generic and has more depth, more layers into it.

Last edited 2 months ago by Florence Petit
Sabrina
Sabrina
2 months ago
Reply to  Florence Petit

I actually think both are layered songs, but I had the same experience with them: a stronger initial impact with “DITU” and “IF” is winning me with time. Would be happy with both.

Whisker
Whisker
2 months ago

Victoria is talented, but I don’t enjoy any of the songs. They are way too slow, sound way too sad. I wish Victoria the best tho. I wasn’t a fan of “Tears Getting Sober”, but Victoria and the song were appreciated by many people and she deserves the praise. 

Sandi
2 months ago

She can get my opinion now! All the songs made me fall a sleep! No final for Bulgaria this year.

Az*rbaijan
Az*rbaijan
2 months ago

lol

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

I…might’ve lied about what country I’m from in my feedback. I know it’s not right to lie but I worried that if they knew I’m from a country that doesn’t participate in Eurovision that they’d just throw my feedback away and think it doesn’t matter.

By the way, I didn’t just put my personal opinions on the songs, but I also added what I observed other fans say about each of the songs (even if it contradicted my opinion), so honestly I feel like my feedback might be pretty useful.

Viktor
Viktor
2 months ago

BNT said that people from all over the world can give feedback. All feedback is useful for the team to choose. Don’t underestimate yourself.
All feedback matters!

Pancake
Pancake
2 months ago

I used my real country and it accepted my feedback

KRM
KRM
2 months ago

As for now, my TOP 6 is as follows:

1. Ugly Cry
2. The Funeral Song
3. Imaginary Friend

4. Growing up is getting old
5. Dive into unknown
6. Phantom Pain

Overall, I have to say that imo, the first three songs have potential to do well at Eurovision, which I can not really say for the other three.

KarmaLeon
KarmaLeon
2 months ago

The overdose continues …….. im so tired by the news about her

Vesko
Vesko
2 months ago
Reply to  KarmaLeon

then don’t read it, there are many other news

Adam
Adam
2 months ago

My winner changes daily. Partly because there isn’t one obvious choice for an ESC winning song in the mix and partly because I forget how the songs go, until I listen and then remind myself I liked it.
My top 6:

  1. Imaginary Friend
  2. The Funeral Song
  3. Dive Into Unknown
  4. Ugly Cry
  5. Growing Up is Getting Old
  6. Phantom Pain
Me myself and I
Me myself and I
2 months ago

When are they going to put the song’s on Spotify?

Stan
Stan
2 months ago

Next week, Feb 26th

Dazia
Dazia
2 months ago

I feel sad about Tears Getting Sober. One of the best songs in ESC history for sure. If Imaginary Friend gets a revamp with better instrumental and culmination, would be much elevated for the stage.

AllThingsNordic
AllThingsNordic
2 months ago

Victoria is a lovely artist and person. Last year’s song was epic. This year’s songs are good but as far as that. No great potential for Eurovision. For her as an artist, these songs are however appropriate, to promote her style. Good luck Bulgaria!

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

Well if you think about it, every musician can only have one “best” song that shines above all their other songs not matter how great all their other songs are.

Queen for example had tons of very famous hits, but they’ve only got one “Bohemian Rhapsody”.

Kenny03
Kenny03
2 months ago

I think Imaginary Friend and Growing Up is Getting Old really shows Victoria as an artist, anthemic and melancholy with a lot of potential for staging. Ugly Cry and Phantom Pain don’t do a lot for me, and I’m not sure how well they would do at the contest. But props to Bulgaria for giving this emerging artist a platform over the last year 🙂

Tobias
Tobias
2 months ago

These are a lot better when we compare these to the songs Sweden is giving us. She has a view on what she wants to pursue as a style, I’d go with UGLY CRY.

Amadeus
Amadeus
2 months ago

My bathroom break confirmed.

Vesko
Vesko
2 months ago
Reply to  Amadeus

you will have 3 breaks then – one in the semi, one of the final and one of the final of the show 😉

Last edited 2 months ago by Vesko
Mr Vanilla Bean
Mr Vanilla Bean
2 months ago
Reply to  Vesko

Two, at most.

Micky
Micky
2 months ago
Reply to  Amadeus

pee time

Berco
Berco
2 months ago

The songs are perfectly sewn on Victoria. Well done for choosing these songs which all have a style and are coherent. When it comes to think of these on Eurovision stage, none of them made me say “that’s it!”. Still I prefer last year’s song, but my favorite is Imaginary Friend so far.

Last edited 2 months ago by Berco
Kosey
Kosey
2 months ago

I’m going with Phantom Pain because I really enjoy the bass line. But I would encourage her to go for the song she feels the most as that way she is likely to project it more authentically.

Ricky
Ricky
2 months ago

She is easily my favorite artist this year so far! Cant wait to see which song she chooses!

Peyton
Peyton
2 months ago

I actually really like all of the songs Victoria has released and honestly think any of them will do a good job in Rotterdam. I feel like the biggest critique is that none of the songs have a “moment” like Tears Getting Sober. I don’t really get this argument, because songs like Sebi have done perfectly fine in the past without a huge moment as well. Plus, I know Victoria will put on a great show regardless, so I’m excited to see what she picks and I have no worries she’ll do a great job in Rotterdam!!

Mr Vanilla Bean
Mr Vanilla Bean
2 months ago

I love melancholy in music but this was just a huge downer for me. Honestly, after six versions of what to me sounded like endless whining, I’m at least starting to see the sentiment of what people see in Benny Cristo. At least he’s not pretending anything. All those lyrics wanna be profound but they just aren’t. They should have begged Mr Milanov to give them just one good, competitive song of his factory and left it at that. An improved version of ‘Growing Up Is Getting Old’ is the only hope I see here and might work because people… Read more »

Last edited 2 months ago by Mr Vanilla Bean
DDRaven
DDRaven
2 months ago

How dare you not send blind praise to everything a fan favourite does. How dare you have an opinion. You monster. Seriously though, anyone that complains that “it’s her style” are the kind of people that bop to a rapper singing about killing himself and then act surprised when he does. We shouldn’t be happy that this incredibly artist’s only mood is depression and that that is ALL she can sing about. You can sing about sadder topics, but when it’s the only thing you can manage maybe you should seek counseling because it’s not healthy. It’s honestly disheartening to… Read more »

Mr Vanilla Bean
Mr Vanilla Bean
2 months ago
Reply to  DDRaven

Actually, songs that tackle topics of depression and suicide can be very uplifting. They can be very deep and melancholic without sounding whiny and sleepy. But these six songs and her kind of singing would actually cause me depression if I had to listen to them for much longer.

Rumpelstiltskin
Rumpelstiltskin
2 months ago
Reply to  DDRaven

> she’s a fan favourite

She really isn’t. She was last year, but definitely not this year. Not with any of these songs anyway. She kinda blew it.

Vytautas
Vytautas
2 months ago

My ranking:

  1. Growing Up Is Getting Old
  2. Ugly Cry
  3. Imaginary Friend
  4. Dive Into Unknown
  5. The Funeral Song
  6. Phantom Pain
Eurovision fan
Eurovision fan
2 months ago

I’ve just sent the feedback! 🙂 My favourite is The Funeral Song.

bryn collins
bryn collins
2 months ago
Reply to  Eurovision fan

taste

Robert
Robert
2 months ago

Hooked on Phantom Pain!! I’d love to see her go crazy in an asylum set up for the stage.. Love that song..

poe-tay-toe-chips
poe-tay-toe-chips
2 months ago
Reply to  Robert

I wouldn’t. Many people suffering from mental health issues who have been to asylums or mental hospitals at some point have repeatedly said that using asylums as aesthetics and themes/motifs is very insensitive and usually tends to either vilify or romanticize mental illness in a way that is harmful, especially to people who experience psychosis.

Sale
Sale
2 months ago

Will she put them up on Spotify??

Robert
Robert
2 months ago
Reply to  Sale

Yes I’ve been searching and searching…..

Sale
Sale
2 months ago
Reply to  Oliver Adams

Thanks

russy
russy
2 months ago
Reply to  Sale

Feb 26, next week