In the penultimate part of our Stockholm Revisited series we focus on Poli Genova who represented Bulgaria in the 2016 Eurovision Song Contest with her song If Love Was A Crime. Poli finished fourth in the contest in Stockholm, achieving the best ever placing for Bulgaria.
"It's a big thing for me. I have kind of a déjà vu, but then again not exactly because everything is different - I am different. I am more grown up of course - five years is a long time. I have changed a lot, I am wiser now, more confident, and I am so happy to be here, from the bottom of my heart. It's the opportunity of a lifetime to get a second chance here. I have never dreamed about that - it's kind of an unreal thing"
"It's the biggest stage in Europe and the only one that could be compared with the biggest concerts in America. And this is one of the main responsibilities of the public broadcasters - to create opportunities for the people of art. The main benefit is that it is a platform that allows the Bulgarian musicians not only to compete with musicians across Europe, but also to join their efforts and team up. One of the main reasons behind our success this year is the cooperation between Bulgarian and international composers, and the appropriate choice of an artist and song".