Bulgaria in the Eurovision Song Contest 2012

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Eurovision Song Contest 2012
Country  Bulgaria
National selection
Selection process Bylgarskata pesen za Evroviziya 2012
50% Jury
50% Televoting
Selection date(s) Semi-final:
14 January 2012
Final:
29 February 2012
Selected entrant Sofi Marinova
Selected song "Love Unlimited"
Finals performance
Semi-final result Failed to qualify (11th, 45 points)
Bulgaria in the Eurovision Song Contest
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Bulgaria participated in the Eurovision Song Contest 2012 in Baku, Azerbaijan. The Bulgarian entry was selected through a national final, organised by the Bulgarian broadcaster Bulgarian National Television (BNT). Sofi Marinova represented Bulgaria with the song "Love Unlimited", which failed to qualify from the second semi-final, achieving 11th place with 45 points.[1][2]

National selection[edit]

On 25 August 2011, BNT started the call for songs for their national selection which will be once again supervised by a special panel consisting of music and media professionals.[3]

The deadline to submit songs for the Bulgarian national selection is 11 November 2011.[4][5]

From all the entries submitted to BNT as audio files, the academy will select 60. These 60 songs will then be presented live before the experts at BNT's Studio 1. Only 22 of them will qualify to the semi-final on 14 January 2012. The top favourite of the academy and the SMS voting will automatically advance to the final. The other ten finalists will be chosen by the academy and the SMS voting with a 50% stake each.[6] The final will take place on 29 February 2012 at the National Palace of Culture in Sofia. The winner will be chosen by a SMS voting and the academy.[7]

On 15 November 2011, BNT announced the 33 songs which advanced to the Academy selection on 23 November 2011.[8]

Semi-final[edit]

Semi-final - 14 January 2012
Draw Artist Song Jury Public Total Place
Jury
Total
Points Televote Points
1 New 5 "Chance for better life" 124 12 18,71% 12 24 1
2 Vyara Pantaleeva "Vyara" 58 4 3,49% 0 4 10
3 Sonya Ivanova "Finalna lyubov" 24 0 1,15% 0 0 19
4 Monika Kirovska "You Are My Angel 10 0 0,48% 0 0 20
5 Margartia Hranova "Proshka" 57 3 1,11% 0 3 11
6 Sunnie "Shut Your Mouth And Do It" 15 0 1,57% 0 0 17
7 Tsvetelin Atanasov-Elvisa ft. DZ "Love Goes Around" 77 5 6,54% 5 10 5
8 Steliyana Hristova "Putyat" 88 7 9,36% 8 15 3
9 Viktoriya Dimitrova "Novo nebe" 47 0 1,55% 0 0 18
10 Teni Omede "Without You" 31 0 2,73% 0 0 14
11 Alex & 4Give "Dream" 46 0 2,18% 0 0 15
12 Todor Gadzhalov "Still Love You" 95 8 6,25% 4 12 4
13 Dess "Love Is Alive" 148 28,97% Academy
qualifier
14 Georgi Varbanov "This Is My Green Wave" 13 0 4,03% 1 1 12
15 Sofi Marinova "Love Unlimited" 93 26,14% Televoting
qualifier
16 Better Than Grey "Dream" 33 0 3,58% 0 0 13
17 Svetozar Hristov "Keep Me Down" 82 6 6,11% 3 9 6
18 Rene Ranev "Alone" 53 2 5,76% 2 4 9

Final[edit]

Final - 29 February 2012
Draw Artist Song Jury Televote Total Place
1 Go Week "The way you see the world" 6 5 11 6
2 Todor Gadzhalov "Still love you" 10 2 12 4
3 Steliyana Hristova "Putyat" 3 6 9 7
4 Rene Ranev "Alone" 1 0 1 11
5 Dess "Love is alive" 5 10 15 3
6 Svetozar Hristov "Keep me down" 7 1 8 8
7 Simona Sivanio "Eternal" 0 3 3 10
8 Ivaylo Kolev ft. Hipnotik "Searching for the words" 4 7 11 5
9 Sofi Marinova "Love Unlimited" 8 12 20 1
10 Vyara Pantaleeva "Vyara" 0 0 0 12
11 New 5 "Chance for better life" 12 8 20 2
12 Tsvetelin Atanasov-Elvisa ft. DZ "Love goes around" 2 4 6 9

At Eurovision[edit]

Bulgaria competed in the first half of the second semi-final (8th on stage), on 24 May 2012, following Ukraine and preceding the Slovenia. Bulgaria received 45 points and placed 11th, thus failing to qualify for the final on 26 May.[1] Bulgaria tied for 10th place with Norway, however, under tiebreak rules, the number of countries that voted for Norway (11) was higher than the number for Bulgaria (10). This resulted in Norway qualifying to the final over Bulgaria.

Split results[edit]

  • In the semi-final, Bulgaria came 11th with 45 points: the public awarded Bulgaria 9th place with 59 points and the jury awarded 17th place with 27 points.[9]

Points awarded to Bulgaria[edit]

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

Points awarded by Bulgaria[edit]

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b c d "Eurovision Song Contest 2012 Semi-Final (2)". Eurovision.tv. 
  2. ^ Escuerdo, Victor M. (29 February 2012). "Sofi Marinova to represent Bulgaria in Baku!". Eurovision.tv. 
  3. ^ Storvik-Green, Simon (25 August 2011). "Bulgaria gears up for 2012". Eurovision.tv. Retrieved 25 August 2011. 
  4. ^ Busa, Alexandru (25 August 2011). "Bulgaria: BNT calls for songs". EscToday.com. Retrieved 25 August 2011. 
  5. ^ Toronidis, Theofilos (24 August 2011). "Bulgaria: Call for songs to start in September". EscDaily.com. Retrieved 25 August 2011. 
  6. ^ M. Escudero, Victor (10 January 2012). "Bulgarian semi-final next Saturday. Final announced.". Eurovision.tv. Retrieved 11 January 2012. 
  7. ^ Storvik-Green, Simon (30 September 2011). "Rules published for Bulgarian selection". Eurovision.tv. Retrieved 1 October 2011. 
  8. ^ M. Escudero, Victor (16 November 2011). "33 songs selected in Bulgaria". Eurovision.tv. Retrieved 16 November 2011. 
  9. ^ Siim, Jarmo (18 June 2012). "Eurovision 2012 split jury-televote results revealed". Eurovision.tv. 
  10. ^ "Eurovision Song Contest 2012 Grand Final". Eurovision.tv.