Poli Genova

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Poli Genova
Poli Genova (Eurovision Song Contest 2011).jpg
Poli Genova before the second semi-final at Eurovision 2011
Background information
Born (1987-02-10) February 10, 1987 (age 28)
Sofia, Bulgaria
Genres Pop
Years active 1991–present

Poli Plamenova Genova (born February 10, 1987 in Sofia, Bulgaria) is a singer who represented her country in the Eurovision Song Contest 2011 in Germany. Genova performed her entry "Na inat" (Out of Spite) in the second semifinal.[1]


Poli started singing at the age of four. While studying English, she met her singing teacher, who taught her to sing. Her teacher insisted Poli had skills to become a singer. Poli was the first member to be admitted to the Children Vocal Group "Bon-Bon" founded in 1995. Shortly after, she became the first host of TV show "Bon-Bon", which became a media phenomenon. Her emblematic voice and charming smile are trademarks of "Bon-Bon". After years Poli is still in close relationship with "Bon-Bon". Her first vocal coach and producer Rozi Karaslavova has been taking care of her for 14 years and making the final touches of every tiny detail that is important for her success.

Poli graduated from The National Music School "Ljubomir Pipkov", focusing on clarinet. Now she is in her third year of study to become a film director. Even so, she continues her singing career and is involved in several projects. Genova is part of the UNICEF Charity Project "The Magnificent Six", stands as a vocalist for "Azis' Show" and "Dani Milev Band" in the first edition of the reality show "Dancing with the Stars: Bulgaria".

In 2005 and 2006 she took part in the National Selection of Eurovision Song Contest as a member of the trio "Melody".

In 2011 she represented Bulgaria alone, with her song "Na inat", but didn't qualify to the finals. Her debut album is also being prepared at the moment.

She is a judge on the Bulgarian version of The X Factor.


  1. ^ Busa, Alexandru (2011-02-23). "Poli Genova to represent Bulgaria in Düsseldorf". ESCToday. Retrieved 2011-02-24. 

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Preceded by
Miroslav Kostadinov
with Angel si ti
Bulgaria in the Eurovision Song Contest
Succeeded by
Sofi Marinova
with Love Unlimited