Kristian Kostov may only be 17 years old, but his experience, poise and talent go beyond his young age. He will represent Bulgaria in the 2017 Eurovision Song Contest with the song Beautiful Mess.
Kristian Kostov started his musical journey at the age of 6. After going solo when he was 11 years old, he took part in many competitions, but the first big boost for Kristian’s career was his 2014 appearance on Russia’s The Voice Kids, where he was mentored by for Eurovision Song Contest winner Dima Bilan.
In August 2015, Kristian left Russia to take part in Season Four of the X Factor Bulgaria, where he finished as a runner-up. His Bulgarian debut, Ne si za men, was released by his record label Virginia Records, topping the official national airplay chart for two weeks. It was followed by an English version, You Got Me Girl. Kristian's next single, Vdigam Level, was a number one hit for 14 weeks and has now received almost six million views on YouTube.
With roots in Europe and Asia, a career that stems from successes in two nations, and skills to perform in many languages, Kristian is proud and humbled to be selected by Bulgarian National Television to represent Bulgaria at the Eurovision Song Contest with the song Beautiful Mess.
About the song writers & composers
The authors of the music and lyrics of the song, Beautiful Mess, are Joacim Persson, Borislav Milanov, Sebastian Arman, Alex Omar and Alexander V. Blay. Тhey are music producers and composers and some of them are the founders of Symphonics International. They have achieved significant success and acquired great experience with a number of Eurovision songs while pursuing many others projects. Over the years they have worked together, as well as separately and written material for artists such as Kelly Clarkson, John Legend, Lady Gaga, Jonas Brothers, Tokio Hotel, Mary J. Blige, Iyaz, Selena Gomez, Armin Van Buren, Alexandra Stan and Lariss to name just a few.