Bulgaria in the Eurovision Song Contest 2008

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Eurovision Song Contest 2008
Country  Bulgaria
National selection
Selection process EuroBGVision 2008
Selection date(s) Weekly Heats:
October 7–
December 16, 2007
Semi-final:
January 26, 2008
Final:
February 23, 2008
Selected entrant Deep Zone & Balthazar
Selected song "DJ, Take Me Away"
Finals performance
Semi-final result Failed to qualify (11th)
Bulgaria in the Eurovision Song Contest
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Bulgaria and BNT chose Deep Zone & DJ Balthazar with "DJ, Take Me Away" to go to the Eurovision Song Contest 2008.[1] They failed to qualify for the final coming in 11th in the semi-final.

EuroBGvision[edit]

The Bulgarian national final, "EuroBGvision 2008" (Bulgarian: ЕвроBGвизия 2008), was the first part of the Bulgarian selection process for the Eurovision Song Contest 2008. It consisted of nine shows which aired every Sunday night from October 7, 2007 to December 16, 2007.

Format[edit]

The Bulgarian selection process will start with a show called ЕвроBGвизия. The show will run for the months of October, November and December and will showcase local and amateur talent. Each month will contain a total of 3 shows, and each show will have between 5 and 8 songs. At the end of each month there will be a special show which will feature all the songs from that month and the public will select 3 songs to advance to the semi-final. A second-chance round will be held at the end of January when an expert jury will look at all the remaining songs from ЕвроBGвизия plus any new songs submitted before the end of 2007. This expert jury will then choose 9 songs bringing the total number of songs in the semi-final up to 18.

The top 9 songs of the semi-final will advance to the grand final represent and BNT will add 3 further wildcards to these, making a final of 12 songs. 100% televoting will select the winning entry which will Bulgaria in the 2008 Eurovision Song Contest.

Shows[edit]

Show 1 - October 7, 2007
Draw Song Artist
1 Дали е знак (Dali e znak) Група "Тирамису" (Group "Tiramisu")
2 Ден (Den) Татяна Великова (Tatjana Velikova)
3 По-добре (Po-dobre) Николай Манолов (Nikolaj Manolov)
4 Вей, повей (Vej, povej) Група "Инстинкт" (Group "Instinkt")
5 От звездите (Ot zvezdite) Моника Горанова (Monika Goranova)
6 Bring me back my freedom Моника Кировска (Monika Kirovska)
7 Досега (Dosega) Лора Владова (Lora Vladova)
Show 2 - October 14, 2007
Draw Song Artist
1 Само теб обичам (Samo teb obicham) група “Sky” (Group "Sky")
2 Искам твоите усмивки (Iskam tvoite usmivki) Красимира Славова (Krasimira Slavova)
3 Целуни нощта (Tseluni noshtta) Катрин (Katrin)
4 Lonely World Светозар Христов и Магдалена Джанаварова (Svetozar Hristov & Magdalena Dzhanavarova)
5 Кой съм аз (Koj sam az) Димитър Атанасов (Dimitar Atanasov)
6 Moonlight Марияна (Marijana)
Show 3 - October 21, 2007
Draw Song Artist
1 Звезден миг (Zvezden mig) Стоян Чингов (Stojan Čingov)
2 Confession Деннис Махмуд (Dennis Makhmud)
3 Бягам (Bjagam) Тихомир Николов (Tikhomir Nikolov)
4 You Are Magic Иван и Стани (Ivan & Stani)
5 Не вярвай (Ne vjarvaj) Begacha
6 Либе (Libe) Добромир Пеев (Dobromir Peev)
Show 4 - November 4, 2007
Draw Song Artist
1 Унищожаваща любов (Uniščožavašča ljubov) Илияна Йорданова (Ilijana Jordanova)
2 Вярвам (Vjarvam) Марио Денев (Mario Denev)
3 Калино моме! (Kalino mome!) Христина Пипова (Khristina Pipova)
4 Планете без бъдеще (Plânete bez badešče) Живко Иванов (Živko Ivanov)
5 Don’t leave me Кристина Георгиева (Kristina Geogrieva)
6 Звезди (Zvezdi) Рени, Вили и Веси (Reni, Vili i Vesi)
7 Full of love Di-Do
Show 5 - November 11, 2007
Draw Song Artist
1 Chocolate Girl група "Мотел" (Group "Motel")
2 Euro Train Цецо Влайков и група "Stetson" (Ceco Vlajkov & group "Stetson")
3 Остани (Ostani) Христо Тодоров (Khristo Todorov)
4 Най-красивото лице (Naj-krasivoto lice) Миша Илиев (Miša Iliev)
5 На сън (Na sân) X-R@Y
6 Обещай ми (Obeščaj mi) Симона Сиванио (Simona Sivanio)
7 Do You Love Me Sunnie
Show 6 - November 18, 2007
Draw Song Artist
1 Един живот (Edin život) група "Конкурент" (Group "Konkurent")
2 Не ме боли (Ne me boli) Маргарита Хранова (Margarita Khranova)
3 DJ, Take Me Away Deep Zone & Balthazar
4 Come With Me група "Big Mama Scandal"
5 Тежка вечер (Težka večer) Боби Кокера и Блеки (Bobi Kokera & Bleki)
6 Tired soul Владo и Светльо (Vlada & Svetl'o)
Show 7 - December 2, 2007
Draw Song Artist
1 Sweet Love Лора Владова (Lora Vladova)
2 Въздух и вода (Vâzdukh i voda) Николай Михайлов (Nikolaj Mikhajlov)
3 Странници в нощта (Strannici v noščta) Terry Angel
4 Like I do Електрика (Elektrika)
5 Малки чудеса (Malki čudesa) Black Rose
6 Някой ден (Njakoj den) Гергана Коева (Dergana koeva)
Show 8 - December 9, 2007
Draw Song Artist
1 Бягства (Bjagstva) рок-група “Инцидент” (Rock group "Incident")
2 Парадокс ремикс (Paradoks remiks) Лорадо (Lorado)
3 Dance With Me Ивелина Колаксъзова и POPCORN (Ivelina Kolaksâzova & POPCORN)
4 The Sweetest Kiss Надежда Манова (Nadežda Manova)
5 Smelly King-Size Bed Guava Jelly
6 Забравен плаж (Zabraven plaž) Павел Михов (Pavel Mikhov)
Show 9 - December 16, 2007
Draw Song Artist
1 Pandemonium Светозар Христов (Svetozar Khristov)
2 Running Scared Generation
3 Memory дует “Angels” (duet "Angels")
4 Светлината и мрака (Svetlinata i mraka) Дани Милев (Dani Milev)
5 Almost Perfect Катина (Katina)

Semi-Final Wildcards[edit]

Semi-final Wildcards
Draw Song Artist Note
1 You are magic Иван и Стани (Ivan & Stani) From Show 3
2 Обещай ми (Obeščaj mi) Симона Сиванио (Simona Sivanio) From Show 5
3 DJ, take me away Deep Zone & Balthazar From Show 6
4 Светлана и мрака (Svetlana i mraka) Дани Милев (Dani Milev) From Show 9
5 Almost perfect Катина (Katina) From Show 9
6 Sombero Стоян Роянов (Stojan Rojanov) New submission
7 Тази вечер (Tazi večer) Те и Преслава Пейчева (Te & Preslava Pejčeva) New submission
8 Should have been the one Ивайло Колев (Ivajlo Kolev) New submission
9 Love is not a game Мария Бъчварова feat. Van (Marija Bâčvarova feat. Van) New submission

Semi-Final[edit]

# Song Performer(s)
1 Should have been the one Ивайло Колев (Ivaylo Kolev)
2 Dance with me Ивелина Колаксъзова и Popcorn (Ivelina Kolaksâzova i Popcorn)
3 DJ, take me away Deep Zone & Balthazar
4 Pandemonium Светозар Христов (Svetozar Khristov)
5 Full of love Di-Do
6 Love is not a game Мария Бъчварова feat. Van (Marija Bâčvarova feat. Van)
7 You are magic Иван и Стани (Ivan & Stani)
8 Tired soul Владо и Светльо (Vlado & Svetl'o)
9 Тази вечер (Tazi večer) Те и Преслава Пейчева (Te & Preslava Pejčeva)
10 Moonlight Марияна (Marijana)
11 Sombero Стоян Роянов (Stojan Rojanov)
12 Do you love me Sunnie
13 Обещай ми (Obeščaj mi) Симона Сиванио (Simona Sivanio)
14 Lonely world Светозар Христов и Магдалена Джанаварова (Svetozar Khristov & Magdalena Džanavarova)
15 Almost perfect Катина (Katina)
16 Running scared Generation
17 Светлана и мрака (Svetlana i mraka) Дани Милев (Dani Milev)
18 По-добре (Po-dobre) Николай Манолов (Nikolaj Manolov)

Final Wildcards[edit]

# Song Performer(s)
1 Sogno Georgi Hristov & Gianni Fiorelino
2 Ne izchezvaj Nevena Tsoneva
3 Strong Desi Dobreva
Draw Artist Song Televote Place
1 Simona Sivanio Obehstaj mi 2.33% 11
2 Nikolai Manolov Po-dobre 12.98% 3
3 Dani Milev Slanceto i mraka 11.54% 4
4 Georgi Hristov & Gianni Fiorelino Sogno 15.27% 2
5 Nevena Tsoneva Ne izchezvaj 9.36% 7
6 Ivaylo Kolev Should’ve Been the One 3.76% 8
7 Те & Preslava Peycheva Tazi Vecher 2.06% 12
8 Ivan and Stani You are magic 3.06% 10
9 Desi Dobreva Strong 9.60% 6
10 Deep Zone & DJ Balthazar DJ, Take Me Away 15.37% 1
11 Svetlozar Hristov & Vladimir Dimov Tired soul 11.26% 5
12 New Generation Running Scared 3.14% 9

At Eurovision[edit]

Bulgaria took part in the second semi-final on 22 May 2008 where it failed to qualify for the final, coming in 11th place.

Points Awarded by Bulgaria[2][edit]

Points Awarded to Bulgaria (Semi-Final 2)
12 points 10 points 8 points 7 points 6 points
5 points 4 points 3 points 2 points 1 point

See also[edit]

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