Following the cancellation of Eurovision last year, the majority of the class of 2020 received the comeback ticket to sing again at Eurovision 2021. A massive 26 artists will return to represent their countries at Eurovision 2021. But as per the standard Eurovision rules, they’ve all got new songs.
Thus, comparisons are inevitable. So, we want to hear from our readers. We’re running a series of polls to ask — do you prefer the returning acts’ 2020 or 2021 songs?
Next up, we want to hear your opinions on Bulgaria. Last year, VICTORIA was internally selected to sing “Tears Getting Sober” at Eurovision. This year, she’ll sing “Growing Up Is Getting Old” for her country in Rotterdam. Two years, two tracks. But which is your favourite? Vote in our poll now!
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“Tears Getting Sober” (Bulgaria 2020)
In 2020, VICTORIA was the bookmakers’ favourite to win Eurovision and bring Bulgaria their first song contest victory. Her entry “Tears Getting Sober” was a poetic fantasy-esque ballad about recovering from the past traumas of a relationship turned sour. The Wiwi Jury — our in-house panel of music unprofessionals — awarded VICTORIA an impressive 7.75/10.
“Production team Symphonix and VICTORIA have forged a great collaboration here”, noted wiwiblogger Deban. “Qualification in any year with this song would have been certain, but in 2020, it would’ve definitely peaked in the top five. What I love the most about this entry is that I keep finding new reasons to love it more. Bravo!”
“Growing Up Is Getting Old” (Bulgaria 2021)
In 2021, VICTORIA and her team at BNT internally selected “Growing Up Is Getting Old” for Eurovision 2021 out of a pool of six songs — most of them taken from VICTORIA’s EP a little dramatic.
It’s lighter in tone to her 2020 track, and sees the singer look to the future as she overcomes anxieties. She’s also rocking a brand new look, inspired by 1940s wartime fashion.
Poll battle – Bulgaria: Which VICTORIA song is your favourite?
As always, you can only vote once, so make it count. And in this poll, you can only vote for one song. Be decisive! We know you can do it.
Which song did you vote for? How does “Growing Up Is Getting Old” compare to “Tears Getting Sober”? Sound off in the comments below.