14, 16 & 18 May 2019

ESC2018

Bulgaria

Bulgaria

Bulgaria made its debut at the Eurovision Song Contest in 2005. In recent years Bulgaria has seen a change in fortunes at the Eurovision Song Contest and finished in the top five two years running.

Bulgaria, located in southeastern Europe bordering the Black Sea in the east, has used a mixture of internal selections for the Eurovision Song Contest as well as national finals. The Bulgaria entry in 2012, Love Unlimited by Sofi Marinova, was sung in Bulgarian but also contains phrases in Arabic, Azerbaijani, English, French, Greek, Italian, Romani, Serbo-Croatian, Spanish and Turkish!
Bulgaria hosted the 2015 edition of the Junior Eurovision Song Contest in Sofia and in 2016 Poli Genova took the country to its best ever placing, fourth in the Grand Final. In 2017 Kristian Kostov beat Poli's record and went on to finish second in the Grand Final with his song Beautiful Mess. In 2018 the country ended in fourteenth place with EQUINOX' Bones. The country unfortunately had to withdraw for the 2019 Eurovision Song Contest.

Facts

First participation
2005 (Kaffe)
Victories
None
Hosts
None

The basics

Full country name
Republic of Bulgaria
Capital
Sofia

Featured participant

Event
Represented by
Song
Points
Rank
Kyiv 2005KaffeLorraine
Semi-Final4919
Athens 2006Mariana PopovaLet Me Cry
Semi-Final3617
Helsinki 2007Elitsa Todorova & Stoyan YankulovWater
Semi-Final1466
Grand Final1575
Belgrade 2008Deep Zone & BalthazarDJ, Take Me Away
Second Semi-Final5612
Moscow 2009Krassimir AvramovIllusion
First Semi-Final716
Oslo 2010MiroAngel Si Ti
Second Semi-Final1915
Düsseldorf 2011Poli GenovaNa Inat
Second Semi-Final4812
Baku 2012Sofi MarinovaLove Unlimited
Second Semi-Final4511
Malmö 2013Elitsa Todorova, Stoyan YankulovSamo Shampioni (Only Champions)
Second Semi-Final4512
Stockholm 2016Poli GenovaIf Love Was A Crime
Grand Final3074
Second Semi-Final2205
Kyiv 2017Kristian KostovBeautiful Mess
Second Semi-Final4031
Grand Final6152
Lisbon 2018EQUINOXBones
First Semi-Final1777
Grand Final16614

Bulgaria made its debut at the Eurovision Song Contest in 2005. In recent years Bulgaria has seen a change in fortunes at the Eurovision Song Contest and finished in the top five two years running.

Bulgaria, located in southeastern Europe bordering the Black Sea in the east, has used a mixture of internal selections for the Eurovision Song Contest as well as national finals. The Bulgaria entry in 2012, Love Unlimited by Sofi Marinova, was sung in Bulgarian but also contains phrases in Arabic, Azerbaijani, English, French, Greek, Italian, Romani, Serbo-Croatian, Spanish and Turkish!
Bulgaria hosted the 2015 edition of the Junior Eurovision Song Contest in Sofia and in 2016 Poli Genova took the country to its best ever placing, fourth in the Grand Final. In 2017 Kristian Kostov beat Poli's record and went on to finish second in the Grand Final with his song Beautiful Mess. In 2018 the country ended in fourteenth place with EQUINOX' Bones. The country unfortunately had to withdraw for the 2019 Eurovision Song Contest.

The basics

Full country name
Republic of Bulgaria
Capital
Sofia

Facts

First participation
2005 (Kaffe)
Victories
None
Hosts
None

Featured participant

Event
Represented by
Song
Points
Rank
Kyiv 2005KaffeLorraine
Semi-Final4919
Athens 2006Mariana PopovaLet Me Cry
Semi-Final3617
Helsinki 2007Elitsa Todorova & Stoyan YankulovWater
Semi-Final1466
Grand Final1575
Belgrade 2008Deep Zone & BalthazarDJ, Take Me Away
Second Semi-Final5612
Moscow 2009Krassimir AvramovIllusion
First Semi-Final716
Oslo 2010MiroAngel Si Ti
Second Semi-Final1915
Düsseldorf 2011Poli GenovaNa Inat
Second Semi-Final4812
Baku 2012Sofi MarinovaLove Unlimited
Second Semi-Final4511
Malmö 2013Elitsa Todorova, Stoyan YankulovSamo Shampioni (Only Champions)
Second Semi-Final4512
Stockholm 2016Poli GenovaIf Love Was A Crime
Grand Final3074
Second Semi-Final2205
Kyiv 2017Kristian KostovBeautiful Mess
Second Semi-Final4031
Grand Final6152
Lisbon 2018EQUINOXBones
First Semi-Final1777
Grand Final16614

The basics

Full country name
Republic of Bulgaria
Capital
Sofia

Facts

First participation
2005 (Kaffe)
Victories
None
Hosts
None

Bulgaria made its debut at the Eurovision Song Contest in 2005. In recent years Bulgaria has seen a change in fortunes at the Eurovision Song Contest and finished in the top five two years running.

Bulgaria, located in southeastern Europe bordering the Black Sea in the east, has used a mixture of internal selections for the Eurovision Song Contest as well as national finals. The Bulgaria entry in 2012, Love Unlimited by Sofi Marinova, was sung in Bulgarian but also contains phrases in Arabic, Azerbaijani, English, French, Greek, Italian, Romani, Serbo-Croatian, Spanish and Turkish!
Bulgaria hosted the 2015 edition of the Junior Eurovision Song Contest in Sofia and in 2016 Poli Genova took the country to its best ever placing, fourth in the Grand Final. In 2017 Kristian Kostov beat Poli's record and went on to finish second in the Grand Final with his song Beautiful Mess. In 2018 the country ended in fourteenth place with EQUINOX' Bones. The country unfortunately had to withdraw for the 2019 Eurovision Song Contest.

Featured participant

Event
Represented by
Song
Points
Rank
Kyiv 2005KaffeLorraine
Semi-Final4919
Athens 2006Mariana PopovaLet Me Cry
Semi-Final3617
Helsinki 2007Elitsa Todorova & Stoyan YankulovWater
Semi-Final1466
Grand Final1575
Belgrade 2008Deep Zone & BalthazarDJ, Take Me Away
Second Semi-Final5612
Moscow 2009Krassimir AvramovIllusion
First Semi-Final716
Oslo 2010MiroAngel Si Ti
Second Semi-Final1915
Düsseldorf 2011Poli GenovaNa Inat
Second Semi-Final4812
Baku 2012Sofi MarinovaLove Unlimited
Second Semi-Final4511
Malmö 2013Elitsa Todorova, Stoyan YankulovSamo Shampioni (Only Champions)
Second Semi-Final4512
Stockholm 2016Poli GenovaIf Love Was A Crime
Grand Final3074
Second Semi-Final2205
Kyiv 2017Kristian KostovBeautiful Mess
Second Semi-Final4031
Grand Final6152
Lisbon 2018EQUINOXBones
First Semi-Final1777
Grand Final16614