They withdrew from the 2019 contest, but are now back in the fray once again and this morning, Bulgarian broadcaster (BNT) held a special press conference to reveal that Victoria Georgieva – simply known as VICTORIA – will fly the Bulgarian flag in 2020.
Who is Victoria?
By now, we know that her full name is Victoria Georgieva and that she is 22 years old, she originates from the city of Varna and she gained attention in Bulgaria when she took part in the local version of X Factor, where she was nicknamed the Bulgarian Adele.
She’s been an active singer for nearly the past 10 years, but only gained attention a few years ago, when she finally managed to take part in the 4th season of the X Factor. She also took part in the 3 first seasons of the singing competition, but was considered to be too young to take part by the juries.
She finally managed to take properly part in the 4th season when she was deemed old enough and here truly made an impression. Here she would go on to make it all the way to the 9th live show, before she was eliminated. She was mentored by Krisko – full name Kristian Talev – and even competed in the same season as Kristian Kostov (Bulgaria 2017) who finished as the runner-up of that season.
Despite not winning, she was offered to join Virginia Records afterwards, but instead decided not to and went with Monte Music, with whom she would release her first ever single “Nishto Sluchaino” which features Niki Bakalov & VenZy (Which you can watch below)
Emil Koslukov of BNT said the following at the press conference(translated from Bulgarian):
- What BNT is doing is a great example. We are legally obliged to reflect European competitions. We will encourage young artists. This is a great example of a public-private partnership. This is the future. Public media can develop partnerships to minimize costs and support culture. The amount that partners will spend can reach half a million. This is an example of understanding public tasks.
Genova Hristova, would also add on the following (also translated):
- Bulgaria returns to the international scene – where it belongs. Our mission is simple: to show the new face of Bulgaria on the international scene and on the international markets. At Creative and Hub – Mission 23 we have a mission. Eurovision is our first project. We lend a hand and are open to any partnerships. Only together can we be successful.
Below you can watch her latest single “I Wanna Know” as well as watch her announcement video.
When the song will be revealed is still unknown, but one thing is for sure, Bulgaria is set on taking Europe once again by storm.
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