Intelligent Music Project Intention Bulgaria 2022

The Wiwi Jury — our in-house team of music unprofessionals — is reviewing and rating the 40 competing songs in Eurovision 2022. Next we review Bulgaria, who have chosen Intelligent Music Project with “Intention”.

Did we find the entry intelligent? Read on to find out!

Intelligent Music Project – “Intention” (Bulgaria Eurovision 2022)

Review: Intelligent Music Project – “Intention”

Robyn: With a group name like Intelligent Music Project, it’s clear that this group is not trying to achieve Måneskin levels of coolness. The supergroup of experienced rock musicians is doing what they’re good at, serving plenty of ’80s-style FM radio rock without a self-conscious play for nostalgia. And there’s something appealing and enjoyable about that – a slice of dad-rock amongst all the pop kids.

Score: 6

William: No matter their “Intention”, this is flat, bland, disappointing and ultimately forgettable. They sing they’re never in the safety zone, yet this feels unbearably safe. The tolerable verses lead to an underwhelming chorus: It’s lazy and lacks punch… the exact opposite of what you’d expect from rock. The bridge sounds out-of-place and the guitar riff is irritating. This may be music, but it’s definitely not intelligent.

Score: 2.5

Angus: Were we talking about Eurovision 1992 then Bulgaria might be in a better spot, but unfortunately “Intention” finds itself entirely out of place thirty years later. In stark contrast to its lyrics, “Intention” is firmly in the safety zone: A predictable, by numbers rock effort and one that sounds extremely dated. With rock entries you want to be electrified and this unfortunately is more of a short circuit. 

Score: 1

Jonathan: There’s been a lot of strong emotions about “Intention” since its release. Yet, the main word that comes to mind when listening to the song is “average”. It’s a decent enough rock song, if rather dated, but that’s where things plateau. We’ve heard this sort of thing many times before and Intelligent Music Project don’t produce anything innovative or exciting to make it stand out from the pack. Whilst there might be an initial desire to rock along, it fades away once you can predict exactly where the song is going.

Score: 5

Antranig: There’s nothing better than a great rock song at Eurovision but there’s nothing worse than a bad one. If the “Intention” was to stay in the semi-final, Bulgaria have hit the nail on the head. This song feels as though it was written in someone’s garage in about 12 minutes after a Sunday afternoon barbecue. It feels like it remains in third gear for three minutes and never picks up any momentum. I appreciate Bulgaria trying something different, but it’s a no from me.

Score: 3

Bulgaria Eurovision 2022 ranking

In the Eurovision 2022 Wiwi Jury, we have 18 jurors but only have room for five reviews. The remaining scores are below:

Cinan: 4

Deban: 5

Josh: 5

Lucy: 2

Luis: 4.5

Natalie: 4.5

Oliver: 3

Pablo: 4.5

Renske: 3.5

Ron: 5

Sebastian: 2

Suzanne: 5.5

Tom: 3

We have removed the highest and lowest scores prior to calculating the average. This is to remove outliers and potential bias. We have removed a low of 1 and a high of 6.

Wiwi Jury verdict: 3.88/10

What do you think of Bulgaria’s Eurovision 2022 entry? Share your own score and review for Intelligent Music Project’s “Intention” below!

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Nicolas
Nicolas
1 month ago

They are just unlucky to not be Sweden overwise it would have scored at least 8.

Iván el Conquistador
Iván el Conquistador
2 months ago

This song shows the horrible truth rock elitists don’t want to admit: dad rock has aged like milk. I used to like 70s and 80s in my early twenties but now I’m about to become 30 years old I realize it’s cringy and as shallow and prefabricated as your average teen idol (maybe even more). I’ll copy and paste a comment I saw in YouTube written by the user Ryan Marcantonio: The difference between this and Maneskin and blind channel is that, they brought something fresh and new that hasn’t been heard before. This sound has been heard thousands of… Read more »

Moo Moo
Moo Moo
2 months ago

Wiwi is too generous

Polegend Godnova
2 months ago

i mean yeah this is a 4/10 in my book. listenable but uninteresting. i can’t even remember the melody. not a song i actively dislike.

ESCLOU
ESCLOU
2 months ago

3/10 This is going to sound harsh, but this entry is terrible. Not only is the song extremely outdated, but considering Bulgaria’s strong entries from 2016-2021 onward it makes this entry even more unbearable and just sad to listen to. The only slightly redeeming quality for me is possibly that it’s a Rock song and I love Rock at Eurovision… usually…

Stan
Stan
2 months ago

I guess they just don’t care about Eurovision this year. They had a few months for revamp, new song or new artist…NOTHING!
Can’t wait for the next year! (Lidia Ganeva) 🙂

Pablo Nava
Editor
2 months ago

Is this entry overhated? Yes.
Is this entry outstanding and actually with a shot? Eeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeh.

Kosey
Kosey
2 months ago

20. Bulgaria – Intelligent Music Project – Intention – 7/10 – unfairly treated by the community, this is a competent rock track with a killer riff to start things off. The verse and the pre-chorus are strong and the chorus is memorable even if it loses a bit of thrust from the anticipation built before. The drum work could perhaps be a little more dynamic at times and I would personally like the guitar solo to be a little more extravagant – perhaps it will be live. Overall, though, there are this is an enjoyable three minutes that holds its… Read more »

Briekimchi
Briekimchi
2 months ago
Reply to  Kosey

I think this is a good review, Kosey. I agree with pretty much everything but maybe, just dialed-down one more level than you use.

Kosey
Kosey
2 months ago
Reply to  Briekimchi

Thanks Briekimchi. Perhaps Bulgaria gets some extra points from me because it is a genre that I really like? Intention is certainly not amongst my favourites but I do find it generally enjoyable and have been puzzled by the overwhelmingly negative reaction it seems to have garnered from the community. As others have said, I think a lot of this is down to the fact it was released early (and therefore had increased focus), is coming off the back of Victoria (who many people loved) and the fact that many people don’t actually appreciate rock music (whilst pretending to when… Read more »

Anhel
Anhel
2 months ago

I’ve never been one to defend our own entry, but honest to God I don’t think this one deserved the endless bashing and constantly putting it in last place from the release untill now. To me it’s bad in an inoffensive way, it’s not something that actively annoys me or I can’t bear to listen to the entire song. It’s just a generic cringy rock song with an 80’s sound. To me it’s much more bearable than all the annual “artistic, emotional” bore fests (without naming any names). Maybe we got the worst treatment because we were stupidly the first… Read more »

Héctor
Héctor
2 months ago

As much as I like rock, I’m more inclined towards the alternative and indie categories. “Intention” tries to be classic but also modern and “happy” and the result it’s probably not what they were expecting or one I would expect. This entry isn’t working, the song ends up having no purpose at all and being as generic as a rock song can be. It’s completely lacking any soul. Consequently the three minutes the song lasts feel like an eternity. Overall, I wouldn’t say this is an intelligent music project by any means. And certainly it is obvious there has been… Read more »

Im so fab
Im so fab
2 months ago

Horrible song, though I’m sad Azerbuyjan isn’t last anymore.

Stephanie
Stephanie
2 months ago

Let’s just say it’s not all that bad….

Nils
Nils
2 months ago

This final score might appear cruel, but if you look at points made in the reviews, I think it’s ultimately justified.

I still don’t get it. They were the first to release their entry, got awful reviews, and yet, with months left to improve, they never really altered their song. With a little bit less ‘safety zone’ and instead more oomph in the chorus, this could have a been a whole new song and a totally different response to it …

Leo M
Leo M
2 months ago

I don’t think this is as bad as everyone makes out. People are comparing it to Maneskin because it was the first song released and people thought “Oh here we go the Maneskin copies.”

The problem for me is that it doesn’t go anywhere and doesn’t have the oomph I want from a rock song. It’s not qualifying but it’s not the worst song this year; that’s latvia.

Vivian
Vivian
2 months ago

The complete lack of positive response from everyone speaks for itself. This just feels rushed, without personality, without flavor, and most importantly, without a proper reason for people to keep this song running its full length. For me this song is only better than Sweden and Denmark, ranking-wise, but even that’s no accomplishment. This entry should have just been replaced by an actually proper song. It’s an even bigger shame knowing that the past years Bulgaria’s really been gaining traction. This is a 2/10 for me, and I hope next year Bulgaria takes the contest seriously again.

Lil Krumpy
2 months ago

40.Bulgaria – Seems like really dated pop-rock, lyrics make me cringe with rock cliches, it’s not really what I was hoping for. And since it was released so early it will probably be forgotten and struggle a lot. The solo is cool, though.

Roelof M
Roelof M
2 months ago

I can’t imagine how disappointed the Bulgarian fans were this year when their entry was released in December. It’s not the worst entry in history, but it’s so dull and with the standard of Eurovision growing so much in recent years (with Bulgaria also seemingly doing the same) this stands no chance. Hopefully BNT gets everything in check next year and they’ll present something that will at least stand a chance of coming out of the bottom 3… 3/10

Colin
Colin
2 months ago
Reply to  Roelof M

I think that the worst Bulgarian entry in history shall always remain Illusion from 2009. At least, I hope so, cause man…
I agree about your rating. 🙂

Briekimchi
Briekimchi
2 months ago
Reply to  Colin

Come to think of it, Illusion is probably the only Bulgarian entry that isn’t at least somewhat good.
Intention is definitely not that bad.

Scott
Scott
2 months ago

This is dated, dry, it lacks anything innovative. I expected better from Bulgaria.

ESCFanGA
ESCFanGA
2 months ago

What I find particularly baffling about Bulgaria is the fact that when they released the song way back in December, I thought it was to get feedback on the song and to do a revamp. Yet they chose not to change anything at all. What’s the point of releasing a song so early if you’re not going to make any changes?

Whisker
Whisker
2 months ago
Reply to  ESCFanGA

They are intelligent and the rest of us are stupid.

Anoni
Anoni
2 months ago
Reply to  ESCFanGA

What if the Bulgarian delegation just gave up after seeing that we can’t win and keep falling further down and down? I mean, I don’t really care about where we might end up but maybe BNT does lmao. Or they just don’t have any sponsors or money to make a good entry lol… What really boggles me though, is that one of the members of Intelligent Music Project is a very talented and quite young guy who did really well in X factor a few years ago. I would’ve rather him go solo and show his talent but we got… Read more »

Sabrina
Sabrina
2 months ago

The way “Intention” became the fandom’s punchbag may lead an outsider to think this is one of the worst songs in History. It isn’t, there’s a lot of awful music out there. But shows how much ESC grew lately. A while ago, even with pointless lyrics, uninspired melody and a lame chorus, Bulgaria could find an audience just by offering something that isn’t uptempo pop or a power ballad (and has a semi cool guitar solo). Nowadays, the menu is much more varied and this doesn’t even feel like a style of rock many people would like to revisit. 4/10

Sabrina
Sabrina
2 months ago
Reply to  Sabrina

It’s funny how the song was so criticized that many reviews are something like “Look, this is bad, but not that bad”. 😀

Nils
Nils
2 months ago
Reply to  Sabrina

I think most of us expected a lot better entries in general. Unfortunately, 2022 is a total letdown compared to 2021 and might even be the weakest year since 2011 or 2008.

But of course nobody knew or expected that when this song was released. And with Bulgaria becoming one of the most reliable Eurovision powerhouses, expectations were high, so ‘Intention‘ got slightly too harsh reviews.

Yet, even with all 40 songs known by now, it can’t be denied that this still stands as one of the blandest and most forgettable entries of its year.

Sabrina
Sabrina
2 months ago
Reply to  Nils

I know I’m a minority concerning the fandom, but I don’t think it’s a weak year. I guess this feeling comes from the fact there isn’t an “immediate winner”, but there are several entries I think would make good winners with the right presentation. But I agree Bulgaria is a victim of their own success here, they did so well recently that the first “meh” entry would be bashed. And this one is very far in style from what made people love Kristian, Poli, Victoria or Equinox. To make things worst, it was the 1st song to be revealed while… Read more »

ete sech
ete sech
2 months ago
Reply to  Nils

The year’s actually fine, the issue and the reason it feels weaker is that most of the representatives weren’t the fan favorites of their respective NF

Briekimchi
Briekimchi
2 months ago
Reply to  Sabrina

I like how you talk about how much the contest has grown because that might actually be part of the problem. This does sound like the sort of rock song that we used to get in Eurovision in the late 2000s and early 2010s. I’m thinking something like Armenia 2013 is an excellent comparison for this entry. But, even things like Slovakia 2012 and Czech Rep 2007 are the same sort of examples of that kinda energy-free, tired 80’s rock that Eastern European country sometimes try to sneak in there. Those songs struggled then and I think it’s even harder… Read more »

Sabrina
Sabrina
2 months ago
Reply to  Briekimchi

Yeah, it’s exactly that kind of rock entry that wouldn’t make rock fans crazy and give non-rock fans the impression rock couldn’t succeed in Eurovision. Thankfully Maneskin, Blind Channel and also AWS (on a smaller scale) proved there’s space for rock in the contest. But it needs to be engaging and have some personality. Otherwise, people will look and see it just as another random rock song, as it happened to Bulgaria.

zelenovi
zelenovi
2 months ago

The thing that really annoys me is the band name. As if other music isn’t ‘Intelligent’. And when your supposedly superior, ‘intelligent’ is *this*…. I’ll stick with the stupid music, thankyew.

Nils
Nils
2 months ago
Reply to  zelenovi

What if ‘intelligent’ isn’t meant to refer to the music, but the project and how it approaches music? Like … they might be into maths, as this feels very ‘by the numbers’ …?

Sverige
Sverige
2 months ago

According to Suzanne, this is better than Sekret. Okay.

Thallo
Thallo
2 months ago

Easily the worst song in recent years. It’s just comically bad, the band’s name ‘Intelligent Music Project’ just adds to the comical factor. I don’t understand why they were chosen by Bulgaria, it has certainly tarnished their strong reputation.

Anyway, this cheesy-dad-rock song doesn’t deserve a full point in my opinion.

Nils
Nils
2 months ago
Reply to  Thallo

Have you heard ‘Llámame’?

Whisker
Whisker
2 months ago

Malta – snack Bulgaria – wee Mika – ?

Sverige
Sverige
2 months ago

So Suzanne gave Bulgaria the highest score out from the other voters. LMAO

Jghtl
2 months ago
Reply to  Sverige

I dont know why, but it makes so much sense now

just an esc fan
just an esc fan
2 months ago

Rock in ESC used to be something I was really looking forward to but this song proved me wrong. It’s so dull and boring for a rock entry. Even if it started as an ok song to my ears, it massively grew off me to the point I think it’s annoying. Shame cuz Bulgaria has proven they can do much much better..

Rating: 1/10 (38th)

From Holland
From Holland
2 months ago

I’m becoming a fan of this song. At first it felt boring, middle of the road, but I like the energy it gives me, and put it on repeat now and then!
It’s not a winner, a nice average for me, but as a radiosong I really like it!

From Holland
From Holland
2 months ago
Reply to  From Holland

ps. of course the name (Intelligent Music Project) makes the band sound so arrogant, it made me not want to listen to it at first!
But I saw a part of them singing on stage, and they cán sing and play!

HarpyDarper
HarpyDarper
2 months ago

These guys are clearly talented and seasoned musicians, of course they can’t actually play their instruments at the contest, but their performances at the promo shows bring a better energy than the studio version. It’s just that the song is so plodding and average, too monotonous to qualify. Also reminds me a bit of the background music from F Zero X! (As did Turkey 2008, but that was much better).

I’ve long seen people describe this as ‘dad-rock’, and this term always seems to be negative and undesirable. A bit dismissive?

HarpyDarper
HarpyDarper
2 months ago
Reply to  HarpyDarper

Also, forgot to mention, I’ve recently discover one of their other songs, Every Time, which they performed on the House Party scheme. I really enjoyed it! Shame they’re stuck with Intention, but it would have been nice if they had about five or six of their songs the public could have picked from.

There’s gossip on different forums that their wealthy owner is a crook and that the lead man is a wanted man in Spain- any truth in this, or is it all hoary hogwash?

ete sech
ete sech
2 months ago
Reply to  HarpyDarper

There’s actual news about the frontman being wanted in Spain for domestic violence and I hadn’t heard about the owner being a crook, but it’s not crazy to think he is, there’s some shady stuff around him

Pete
Pete
2 months ago

It’s not a good song, but still better than that Ukrainian Stefania mamo song..

Thanos
Thanos
2 months ago

25. Bulgaria: I am ranking Bulgaria at 25. Call me overly generous. Unpopular opinion surely but like I’ve been saying since day one this song isn’t as terrible as people make it seem. Ok it’s an extremely mediocre and bland rock piece with nothing to make it stand out and virtually no qualifying chances. But you can’t call it bad. It’s by no means among my favourites but I don’t consider it as terrible as many fans are claiming. At least it serves a semi-decent guitar riff before the last chorus and offers a sound I am familiar with.

Andrew
Andrew
2 months ago
Reply to  Thanos

It’s so bad

Briekimchi
Briekimchi
2 months ago
Reply to  Thanos

Although I agree that it isn’t as terrible as people do make out, I would struggle to come up with 15 songs that should be ranked below this, just for the sheer problems with the songwriting if nothing else. I’ll be interested to see your entire ranking at the end of this!

Thanos
Thanos
2 months ago
Reply to  Briekimchi

I will post my entire ranking in the last Wiwi jury post! I am interested to see your complete ranking as well! I think I might be a bit lenient with Bulgaria given that I judge rock songs less strictly. And if I have in front of me a very basic rock song and a very basic Latin pop or dance pop song, the rock song will be higher since I am more into the genre. And even if we all try to judge objectively in our reviews, our individual tops in the end are largely based on personal preferences.… Read more »

ete sech
ete sech
2 months ago
Reply to  Thanos

Count me in! I hope I make it on time cause I’ve been working on my personal ranking too, but my thesis takes a lot of time from me lol

Una
Una
2 months ago

I think the song is OK. It’s kind of generic and basic but it’s well performed. It feels genuine as opposed to the factoryPRplastic formulaic “Eurovision” songs. The artists are established in their craft.
A rock song performed by experienced (in years) artists is valuable for the contest. They reach audiences that have been ignored so far.
Rock-loving dads and grandads and their kin will surely appreciate them. However, the *love* ought not to be expressed in numbers!!

musica
musica
2 months ago

Everything is fake about this entry, they’re a fake band, they’re just a pet project of some rich guy who bought his way into Eurovision… but still I somehow sympathize with them. They seem to be good musicians who just get paid to do their job, and this time their job is to do Eurovision. It’s just a mystery why mr. millionaire didn’t spend some of his money on a good song.

Cookie Nation
Cookie Nation
2 months ago
Reply to  musica

Wow, can you tell us more about this story?

musica
musica
2 months ago
Reply to  Cookie Nation

The band was founded by a Bulgarian businessman who paid a few session musicians from all over the world to form a sort of eighties rock supergroup. The idea that he bought his way into Eurovision is just conjecture on my part 😉

Briekimchi
Briekimchi
2 months ago
Reply to  musica

I mean, it’s not the worst way to form a band. Not everyone meets at high school and just organically come together. Come to think of it, a lot of the great rock groups do eventually, when original members drop out, end up consisting of former session musicians. It’s just something that happens.
I do, however, agree with your sentiment about the song. If they had resources at their disposal and this was the best they came up with, that’s a disappointment.

Kredential
Kredential
2 months ago

This gets a lot of unnecessary hate imo, I think mainly because it was the first song released and it came from Bulgaria, who has had a pretty good track record the past few years.

It’s not as awful as people make it out to be, but it is mediocre, the definition of ‘average’ and will be forgotten as soon as we move onto the next song, but there is nothing truly terrible about it. IMP have experience behind them, so this will most likely sound much better live. 5/10

Andrew
Andrew
2 months ago
Reply to  Kredential

It is truly terrible

Kredential
Kredential
2 months ago
Reply to  Andrew

To you.

Sometimes
Sometimes
2 months ago

It’s a 1 for me.
I dont know what it is, but something about this sounds so irritating to my ears.
I like rock music, but this is just awful.

Colin
Colin
2 months ago

BULGARIA – After years of sending top-notch entries, Bulgaria has slowed down and sent this quite vanilla rock song. It’s probably the most criticized entry of the year, and I can see why. It sings about never being in a safety zone, but feels like it’s fully embracing it. There’s nothing downright terrible in this song. It’s not in my last place. The most underwhelming part is that it wants to leave an illusion of being daring, but if you are not 11 years old, and not living in 2008, this will probably not do the trick. I’m not saying… Read more »

Briekimchi
Briekimchi
2 months ago
Reply to  Colin

It’s definitely been unfairly criticised but that’s probably because everyone’s had so much extra time to criticise it and it has come from Bulgaria, a country who even if they don’t always get everything right, always feel like they’re putting the effort in. What I will say though, is that as much as I don’t like the Denmark entry, I do feel that it might be as good as that group is able to produce and they did put in as much effort as possible. With Bulgaria, I’m sure IMP will look back on this and wish they’d put forward… Read more »

Colin
Colin
2 months ago
Reply to  Briekimchi

While it’s not the worst entry, even its biggest appologists (cause I haven’t heard from actual fans) put it around 25th or give it a 6/10. I mean, Luke White puts it at 29th and says “Don’t judge, I’m a basic boy XD” as if that’s a high rating. In a contest based on attracting votes, I am baffled as you are what’s their endgame? More energrtic approach and better lyrics is why Denmark is (slightly) higher on my list, even if I think that both are flawed. My Razzie list for my bottom 5: My least favorite instrumental –… Read more »

Briekimchi
Briekimchi
2 months ago
Reply to  Colin

Love the idea for some razzies! I think Malta could give Israel a run at that lyric award though. Like I said previously, Israel’s lyrics have got a comical villain-ness to them that kinda tickles me. Malta’s are just completely bleh.

Colin
Colin
2 months ago
Reply to  Briekimchi

When I think about it, you are right, there is an open debate. Both Israel’s and Malta’s lyrics can be seen as ”so bad they are good”, though. Super-campy, without any self-awareness. I bet that the authors thought they were writing the new Toy and the new Too Late for Love when they were penning these. Which makes it somehow even better. In a way, I love that the two are in the line-up, because they are hilarious. 😉 (of course, Out of Sight and umm… probably any other song for Michael are a missed opportunity). 😉

impressiveinstants
impressiveinstants
2 months ago

So, Italy, Sweden, and Spain left.

Interesting.

Briekimchi
Briekimchi
2 months ago

It’s not as bad as people say it is and it is not the 40th best song in Eurovision this year. It is, however, not a good song. The genre itself isn’t a problem. I grew up around various degrees of “soft”, “safe” or “generic” rock in the 80’s and honestly, I don’t find it offensive. It’s a strange choice for a song contest though. There are positives. The instruments are played well by the band, as they should be. They have also put forward some strong live performances during the pre-party season, definitely creating more excitement than the initial… Read more »

Briekimchi
Briekimchi
2 months ago
Reply to  Briekimchi

Rating: 3.5/10.0

Colin
Colin
2 months ago
Reply to  Briekimchi

Brilliant review, Briekimchi! It’s not the worst song of the year, but it’s in bottom 5. There’s very little spark to it. I also don’t mind the genre. While I love both soft-rock and punk-rock, what Bulgaria and Denmark are doing this year feels underwhelming and not like representative examples of their genres. When you have a soft-rock song, it has to feel heartwarming or very polished to stand out. These are neither. As for the decision to release the song is December, I know that I’m in a minority, but I kinda support that. With late February / early… Read more »

Briekimchi
Briekimchi
2 months ago
Reply to  Colin

I do find that some years in Eurovision, we do seem to have some rock songs thrown in there for the sake of having rock songs. Even if we accept that Finland have the best one, it’s not exactly a great one. It had some effort and thought put into it though and tried to be something. Don’t know if Bulgaria or Denmark can claim the same. A top ten rock songs at Eurovision video doesn’t sound the worst thing to do atm. XD I can understand an early release if you have a strong entry that’s pretty much ready… Read more »

gea
gea
2 months ago

I wonder why Bulgaria decided to make such a strange turn after sending high standard dark-ish pop songs over the last couple of years?! I also agree this is not as bad as people claim and euro fans are too harsh over this one, but at the same this is not a good feel throwback to some old times.
I believe there will get some televote love for this, but I expect a very low ranking from the juries.

Purple Mask
Purple Mask
2 months ago

I enjoyed reading these reviews from the Wiwi Jury, thank you. 🙂
As usual, I will just say “best of luck” to the band, and have a good time in Torino.

Jonas
Jonas
2 months ago
Reply to  Purple Mask

Bad reviews can be “good” reviews too, if they’re constructive. Don’t be afraid. Maybe IMP will thank you.

Purple Mask
Purple Mask
2 months ago
Reply to  Jonas

Haha, I doubt that. They can’t change the song now anyhow, so my negative review would not be constructive for them. The same goes for some other participants as well; time to relax and enjoy the contest. 🙂

Craigee_mac
Craigee_mac
2 months ago

This Bulgarian entry is not as bad as everyone says, but that is not to say its good! I just feel as though it’s become cool to trash this song, and if you haven’t ranked this last in your top 40, there is something wrong with you. It is okay, but it just passes me by and I feel totally neutral. I don’t hate it, it’s inoffensive and harmless.. 4 out of 10 for me

Andrew
Andrew
2 months ago
Reply to  Craigee_mac

It’s totally offensive

Luo
Luo
2 months ago

People are being too harsh on this song. I think everyone having high expectations from Bulgaria has sth to do with it This will not qualify but it won’t be last. I dare to say it might even come 12th in the semifinal.

Andrew
Andrew
2 months ago
Reply to  Luo

People are not being harsh enough!

BadWoolfGirl
BadWoolfGirl
2 months ago
Reply to  Luo

“People are being too harsh on this song. I think everyone having high expectations from Bulgaria has something to do with it.” Exactly, that’s why people have been so harsh on it. Bulgaria had been sending amazing songs over the last few years, and this is their first disappointing entry in a long time. If Intention was sent by any other country that had a disappointing track record, it wouldn’t have gotten the strong backlash it had. But it’s Bulgaria and it feels like they took a step backwards toward the time where they used to be one of the… Read more »

Yudhistira Mahasena
2 months ago

I knew Bulgaria was gonna be ranked dead last. The song isn’t bad, it’s just what you get when six middle-aged men try to imitate younger rock bands like 5 Seconds of Summer. They lack the “oomph” there is in a rock song. There’s no screaming or wailing. Overall the song is forgettable and nothing special. Definitely a non-qualifier and 40th out of 40.

Jo.
Jo.
2 months ago

Hating on this entry is the new fashion, like it is the worst esc entry ever. The fact is… it’s not even the worst of the year.

Andrew
Andrew
2 months ago
Reply to  Jo.

It is 100% the worst entry this year

Emily
Emily
2 months ago

Bulgaria – This is kinda a weird one, because there are some somewhat decent bits in the song. Ronnie Romero’s voice goes from “yeah this is okay” to “this is so cringey” real fast, and the melodic bridge is just too much. I understand they’re a prog rock band but it just doesn’t work in this era of Eurovision. Love the guitar solo, though. That’s about it. 3/10

KuhKatz
KuhKatz
2 months ago

I give the prediction that this won’t finish last because of the juries (but on the other hand could get an extremely low score from the public).
It’s not that the band is bad at all (they will deliver on stage for sure), it’s the song.
Intention goes to nowhere, and it is far behind any rock entries from the last few years.

Efthymios
Efthymios
2 months ago

Well… at least, thanks to their pre-party performances, their song is not my last place anymore! X) What can I say, this also is an underwhelming entry. It’s not soulless (unlike Malta), despite being ultimately generic. But that’s exactly the problem. It sounds old, bland and too similar to those rock entries in old comedy shows or cartoons, and it’s biggest flaw is that the song couldn’t be further improved in chance of achieving a mix of an old and modern “musical” and “visual” fusion, like the artistic masterpiece of Lithuania. My 35th place, with a 5/10 rating. I highly… Read more »

HarpyDarper
HarpyDarper
2 months ago
Reply to  Efthymios

A bit like Grojband?

Licko
Licko
2 months ago

We removed a high score of 6. LMAO

Ana
Ana
2 months ago

It’s extremely dull even in dad’s rock standards. It has christian music cringe vibes. Just so unnecessary.

Andrew
Andrew
2 months ago
Reply to  Ana

Lol this is SO true! Christian music cringe LOL