Bulgaria in the Eurovision Song Contest 2007

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Eurovision Song Contest 2007
Country Bulgaria
National selection
Selection processPesen Na Evrovizija 2007
Selection date(s)Semi-final
3 February 2007
Final
24 February 2007
Selected entrantElitsa Todorova and
Stoyan Yankoulov
Selected song"Water"
Finals performance
Semi-final resultQualified (6th, 146 points)
Final result5th, 157 points
Bulgaria in the Eurovision Song Contest
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Bulgaria held national selection for the Eurovision Song Contest in a competition called Pesen Na Evroviziya 2007 (Песен На Евровизия 2007), which included a semi-final and final. 18 songs took part in a semi final on 3 February 2007, where a jury picked 9 to go to the final, with 3 "wildcards" being added in by BNT. The winner from those 12 was decided on February 24 by televoting only. From this selection, it was decided that Elitsa Todorova and Stoyan Yankoulov should represent Bulgaria with the song "Voda" ("Water"). The duo earned a convincing win as they triumphed by receiving 54.8% of the 57 262 total televotes given, i.e. more votes than all the other eleven entries combined. The 31 376 votes received by the duo was six times as many as the runner up received.

Prior to the contest, Elitsa and Stoyan made a promotional tour in countries such as Greece, Croatia, and Serbia. Also, the duo will perform at the "Stars of Europe" concert in Italy, which will present the entry in a number of European nations. At Eurovision, Bulgaria sung in the Bulgarian language for the first time, however the song was presented under the English title, "Water". Bulgaria was set to open the show and perform in position 1, before the entry from Israel. They made it into the final of the competition where they finished in 5th place with 157 points.

Selection process[edit]

Bulgaria held national selection called Pesen Na Evrovizija 2007, which included a semi-final and final. 18 songs took part in a semi final on 3 February 2007, where a jury picked 9 to go to the final, with 3 "wildcards" being added in by Bulgarian National Television (BNT). The winner from those 12 was decided on February 24 by televoting only. Stoyan Yankoulov & Elitsa Todorova will represent Bulgaria with the song "Voda" ("Water") at the Eurovision Song Contest 2007. The win for the duo was very convincing as they won by over 26,000 more votes than the song in second place.

At Eurovision, Bulgaria sang in Bulgarian language for the first time, however the song was presented under the English title, "Water". Bulgaria opened the semi-final, performing in the first position, preceding Israel.

Result of national final[edit]

Semi-final[edit]

Semi-final – 3 February 2007
Draw Singer Song
1 Svetozar Christov & Lora Vladova "If you come baby"
2 Toni Dimitrova & Goresht Pyasak "Say you would"
3 Petya Pavlova "Runaway"
4 Grupata "Back in your heart"
5 Teddy Katsarova "Super Fire"
6 Pantommind "Days of old"
7 Sofi Marinova & Ustata "Ya tvoya"
8 Svetla Ivanova "No no"
9 Mastilo "Getting crazy"
10 Dilyana Tsenova "Confession"
11 Bella "Falling angel"
12 Aksinia "Az znam"
13 S-lavina "Higher (Balkan heart)"
14 Margarita Hranova "Moya lyubov"
15 Charlene & Natasha "Open your eyes"
16 Dimitar Atanasov "Only way back home"
17 Krum Dokoga
18 Galin Raychev V ochakvane

Final[edit]

Final – 24 February 2007
Draw Singer Song Televote Place
1 Mastilo "Getting crazy" 1,772 8
2 Toni Dimitrova & Goresht Pyasak "Say you would" 1,703 9
3 Aksinia "Az znam" 562 12
4 Sofi Marinova & Ustata "Ya tvoya" 4,345 3
5 Kalki "Freedom And Love" 3,253 4
6 Margarita Hranova "Moya lyubov" 629 11
7 Elitsa Todorova & Stoyan Yankulov "Voda" 31,376 1
8 S-lavina "Higher (Balkan heart)" 1,256 10
9 KariZma "Fool for you" 5,232 2
10 Teddy Katsarova "Super Fire" 2,174 7
11 Grupata "Back in your heart" 2,574 5
12 Dimitar Atanasov "Only way back home" 2,386 6

At Eurovision[edit]

Points Awarded by Bulgaria[1][edit]

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

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