Nineteen songs competed for the right to represent Bulgaria in Europe's Favourite TV-show, and it was Poli Genova came out on top in the audience's hearts. The voting was decided by the viewers and a jury combined, and Poli Genova won both the viewer and the jury voting. The song that gave her the Bulgarian ticket to Düsseldorf is called Na Inat. Watch the video of her song.
Poli Genova was born on the 10th of February, 1987 in Sofia rose to fame as member of the group BonBon, which would later represent Bulgaria at the Junior Eurovision Song Contest. For the 2009 Bulgarian national final, Poli received a wildcard with the song One Lifetime Is Not Enough. Eventually she finished second in the final after landslide-winner Krassimir Avramov, singing Illusion. Before the 2009 Bulgarian final, Beyoncé heard Poli's One Lifetime Is Not Enough by coincidence. The American singer couldn't hold back her tears when listening to the song, according to Bulgarian news portal News.bg. Poli Genova is currently working on her debut album together with her producer and vocal pedagogue Rozi Karaslavova, who has been leading Poli on her path to success for 14 years now. Find out more in our video interview with Poli below.
Bulgaria have been participants in Europe's Favourite TV-show since 2005, and have qualified for the Final just once in 2007. Poli Genova performs Na Inat as the tenth song in the second Semi- Final on the 12th of May in the Düsseldorf arena.