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Poli Genova during the recording of the Bulgarian postcard
Poli Genova during the recording of the Bulgarian postcard
Photo: BNT

A modern take on traditions: The Bulgarian postcard

In the past few days and weeks we have had a look at several of the official postcards that will introduce each country's entry before the live performance in the 2016 Eurovision Song Contest. Today it's time to find out more about the Bulgarian postcard, which focused on Bulgarian traditions, national history, and the beauty of nature as seen through the eyes of their representative, Poli Genova!

The Swedish crew of production company Camp David filmed the postcard that will introduce the Bulgarian entry during the live shows in May in the capital Sofia and in Koprivshtitsa, a historic town in central Bulgaria. You will meet Poli's family and her closest friends, the girls from Latida, who will be her backing vocalists in the 2016 Eurovision Song Contest.

Here are some impressions:

Poli in Koprivshtitsa
Poli in Koprivshtitsa © BNT
Poli with LaTiDa
Poli with LaTiDa © BNT
Poli and LaTiDa
Poli and LaTiDa © BNT

In Sofia, Poli filmed a part of her postcard together with Bon-Bon, the music group in which she started her career in and which still is an important part of her life.

There will be a little surprise for all of Poli's fans in the postcard but we won't reveal this now. You will have to wait for the Second Semi-Final, on 12 May, to find out.

Poli has been very active in the past days, promoting her song all across Europe. She visited the Eurovision parties in Riga, Amsterdam, Tel Aviv and London.

During these events Poli has already become friends with most of the contestants she met, especially with Amir from France, Barei from Spain, Sanja from Serbia, Hovi from Israel, Michał from Poland and Justs from Latvia. In London she also performed her own Eurovision Song Contest entry together with Amir from France.

Poli Genova will represent Bulgaria with If Love Was A Crime. Here you can watch the preview video of the song: