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Elitsa & Stoyan chase away the evil spirits

Posted 8 May, 2013, 14:35

When Elitsa Todorova and Stoyan Yankulov arrived at the Malmö Arena, they carried two big masks that were decorated with feathers. "They are a traditional item in Western Bulgaria", Elitsa explained. "People gather with them in their villages to dance and chase away the evil spirits."
Elitsa & Stoyan gained the best Bulgarian placing in the Eurovision Song Contest to date, in 2007 with Voda. "We feel like winners already because people still remember and even sing our song from back then", Elitsa told
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This year, they will perform Samo Shampioni (Only Champions), a song that could well by a football anthem. "I like sports - football, and especially boxing too. It would be great if people sing our song there", Elitsa commented before entering the stage, carrying a small Bulgarian flag.
As in 2007, drums were again a main element of the stage performance. Elitsa was playing on them with luminous sticks, while Stoyan was using a drum kit. As a special effect, water drops were splashing from the drums.
Three backing vocals, dressed in folk costumes, were standing on the right of the stage. Vensi, the backing dancer was playing bagpipes and carrying the traditional mask. He finished the stage act on the catwalk together with Elitsa & Stoyan.

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