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Destination Lisbon (#34): Meet EQUINOX from Bulgaria

19 April 2018 at 09:30 CEST
Equinox represents Bulgaria at the 2018 Eurovision Song Contest BNT/Bliss
In the 34th part of 'Destination Lisbon', our feature counting down to the 2018 Eurovision Song Contest, we get to know EQUINOX who will represent Bulgaria with the song 'Bones'.

In March, It was annouched that the band EQUINOX will represent Bulgaria at the 2018 Eurovision Song Contest with the song Bones. The band, which consists of Zhana Bergendorff, Vlado Mihailov, Georgi Simeonov, Johnny Manuel and Trey Campbell, was especially formed for the Eurovision Song Contest. Read more.. caught up with EQUINOX for their first interview:

About Zhana Bergendorff 

Zhana Bergendorff was born 20 October, 1985. She was the winner of the second season of Bulgaria’s X Factor in 2013. Zhana has become one of the most successful Bulgarian female artists in recent years with hits like Samuray, Nevazmozhni Sme Sami and Dokrai.

About Vlado Mihailov 

Vlado Mihailov is a Bulgarian singer-songwriter, actor and frontman of the popular Bulgarian groups Safo and Sleng. He is no stranger to Eurovision, having been a part of Team Bulgaria as a backing vocalist for Kristian Kostov in Kyiv last year.

About Georgi Simeonov (JJ)

Georgi Simeonov, best known as JJ, is a singer, songwriter and vocal producer. He debuted in the popular Bulgarian boy band 032, but began his solo career in 2013 releasing songs like Po-dobre, Che Razbrah and Dilar Na Lubov.    

Georgi Simeonov recently visited Amsterdam with EQUINOX for the Eurovision in Concert preparty. Read more about Eurovision in Concert Amsterdam..

About Johnny Manuel 

Johnny Manuel is originally from the state of Michigan in the United States and has been a performer since his childhood. At the age of fourteen, he toured with boy band N*SYNC. His  performance of Whitney Houston's I Have Nothing on America's Got Talent in 2017, where he eventually reached the semi-finals, has accumulated over 270 million views on Facebook.

About Trey Campbell 

L.A. based songwriter Trey Campbell is one of the composers behind Bones and therefore plays an important part in EQUINOX. He writes music for artists such as American singer Bebe Rexha, Norwegian singer Julie Bergan and Romanian singer Alexandra Stan.

Trey Campbell recently visit London with EQUINOX for the Eurovision preparty. Read more about London Eurovision preparty..

For their performance in Lisbon EQUINOX is working together with staging director Sacha Jean-Baptiste. Last year she took on the challenge to stage four of the participating acts in the Eurovision Song Contest: Australia, Armenia, Bulgaria and Georgia. 

The song Bones was produced by Symphonics International, which consists of Borislav Milanov, Trey Campbell, Joacim Persson and Dag Lundberg. They were in part responsible for Bulgaria's recent success in the Eurovision Song Contest wkth Poli Genova and Kristian Kostov.

Let's get social!  

You can follow EQUINOX on the following social media platforms:  

Don't forget to check out their official YouTube channel!

EQUINOX will represent Bulgaria in the first Semi-Final of the 2018 Eurovision Song Contest in Lisbon on the 8th of May.

What do you think of EQUINOX 's Bones? Leave your review in the comments below!