Five songs competed yesterday and three more songs for the semi-finals were chosen, one of them by a jury and two via a televote. The chosen songs were:
- Deyan Dzhenkov - Imam Tvoeto Ime (37,21% of televotes)
- Illiyan Tsvetanov - Tozi Ritam (28,52% of televotes)
- Ruth - Sometimes (jury's choice)
18 contestants will compete in two semi-finals, of which nine come from the quarter-finals. The other half of the contestants will be picked by a jury. After the semi-finals, viewers will pick Bulgaria's act for the 2009 Eurovision Song Contest in a national final.
After three quarter-finals, their respective winners will compete for a semi-final ticket.
More information (in Bulgarian) and the show on-demand can be found on the official website of the Bulgarian national selection.
You can find all you need to know about the Bulgarian national selection, including a list of all quarter-final contestants, in the Eurovision.tv article: Bulgarian selection for Moscow kicked off.