Rotterdam, 11 May 2021

Another country joins the rehearsal parade. Bulgaria’s Victoria took the stage. Will the 2020 favourite deliver in 2021 as well? Read all about it!

Country: Bulgaria (#BUL)
Act: Victoria
Song: “Growing Up Is Getting Old”
Semifinal: Second (20/05/2021)
Position in Running Order: 13/17

Bulgaria’s staging concept is one of relatable fragility. Victoria is entirely by herself on the stage, sitting on an trapezoid in the middle of the stage. The floordrop is that of a calm sea. The whole ensemble creates the illusion of Victoria being stranded on an island in the middle of an ~Ocean of Emotion~. Sand (on time?) is falling down by the side of the island, stylistically referencing the concept of “time”.

Victoria herself is wearing a blue overal, a rather baggy costume that compliments her well. She serves Billie Eilish tease while retainin her own identity. Her vocal delivery is the star, providing both vulnerability and resolve throughout, as the camera work suck you into the performance. Comparisons can be made to Blanche (Belgium 2019) , Ieva (Lithuania 2018) and Zala Kralj (Slovenia 2019) in terms of fragility and imtimacy.

A minor negative is that Victoria isn’t fully interacting with the camera yet, keeping a bit to herself. Some of the camera’s can be seen in the longshots.

Overall, Victoria has delivered a beautiful, intricate, intuitive and immersive rehearsal and we cannot wait to see how much she can improve.

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