Elitsa & Stoyan

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Elitsa & Stoyan
ESC 2007-Elitsa Todorova-Stovan Yankulov.jpg
Background information
Origin Varna and Sofia, Bulgaria
Genres Folk, electronic, world, worldbeat
Years active 2003–present
Members Elitsa Todorova
Stoyan Yankoulov

Elitsa & Stoyan (Bulgarian: Елица & Стоян) are a Bulgarian music duo. In 2007 Elitsa Todorova and Stoyan Yankoulov were the entry for Bulgaria at the Eurovision Song Contest 2007. Their 5th place with the song "Water", was the highest so far for Bulgaria.[1] On March 2013 the duo were selected to represent Bulgaria for a second time at the Eurovision Song Contest 2013, in Malmö, Sweden. They performed in the second semi-final on 16 May 2013 with the song "Samo Shampioni",[2] but did not qualify for the final.

Career[edit]

Elitsa and Stoyan met in 2003. In 2007 they won Pesen Na Eurovizija 2007 and represented Bulgaria at the Eurovision Song Contest 2007, with the song "Voda (Water)".[1] Later they released their second single "Earth".

On 10 February 2013, Elitsa and Stoyan were selected by the Bulgarian National Television (BNT) to represent Bulgaria in the Eurovision Song Contest 2013. The Bulgarian national selection took place on 3 March 2013, with two songs tied for first place after the combined jury and audience votes, "Kismet" and "Samo Shampioni". Kismet was selected as the winning song,[3] however on 11 March 2013, BNT withdrew "Kismet" due to copyright concerns and replaced it with "Samo shampioni".[2]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b Brey, Marco (10 February 2007). "Elitsa & Stoyan to represent Bulgaria!". European Broadcasting Union. Retrieved 27 March 2013. 
  2. ^ a b Escudero, Victor (11 March 2013). "Bulgaria enters new song for Malmö". European Broadcasting Union. Retrieved 27 March 2013. 
  3. ^ Escudero, Victor (3 March 2013). "Elitsa & Stoyan to perform Kismet in Malmö". European Broadcasting Union. Retrieved 27 March 2013. 
Preceded by
Mariana Popova
with Let Me Cry
Bulgaria in the Eurovision Song Contest
2007
Succeeded by
Deep Zone & DJ Balthazar
with DJ, Take Me Away
Preceded by
Sofi Marinova
with "Love Unlimited"
Bulgaria in the Eurovision Song Contest
2013
Succeeded by
TBA