Bulgaria in the Junior Eurovision Song Contest

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Bulgaria
Bulgaria
Member station BNT, bTV
National selection events
Appearances
Appearances 5
First appearance 2007
Best result 2nd: 2014
Worst result Last: 2008
External links
Bulgaria's page at Eurovision.tv

Bulgaria has entered the Junior Eurovision Song Contest four times, first entering in 2007.

Bulgaria's first entry was Bon-Bon with "Bonbolandiya", which finished 7th at the 2007 contest in Rotterdam. Their second entry was Krestiana Kresteva with "Edna mechta", which finished 15th and last at the 2008 contest.

The Bulgarian broadcaster BNT withdrew from the 2009 contest, and Bulgaria did not compete in the contest in Kiev or at the 2010 edition in Minsk. Bulgaria returned for the 2011 contest in Yerevan, then they took a break from the 2012 and the 2013 contests.

Bulgaria returned for the 2014 edition in Malta, earning their best ever result in a Eurovision competition when Krisia, Hasan & Ibrahim placed second performing "Planet of the Children".[1]

Their success helped reinvigorate public interest in the contest. According to Google Trends, Junior Eurovision was the eighth fastest trending event in Bulgaria for 2014, ahead of the Australian Open 2014 and New Year's 2014.[2]

On 26 January 2015, it was announced that Bulgaria would host the 2015 edition at the Arena Armeec in Sofia on 21 November.[3] The 2015 junior contest has been credited by some for providing BNT with the financial support they needed to return to the adult Eurovision in 2016, for their first Eurovision since 2013 - perhaps not coincidentally, their entrant in Stockholm was the Junior Eurovision's 2015 host, Poli Genova.

In June 2016 BNT selected their artist for the Junior Eurovision Song Contest 2016 in Valletta Lidia Ganeva.

Contestants[edit]

Table key
  Winner
  Second place
  Third place
  Last place
Year Artist Language Title Place Points
2007 Bon-Bon Bulgarian "Bonbolandiya" (Бонболандия) 7 86
2008 Krastyana Krasteva Bulgarian "Edna mechta" (Една мечта) 15 15
Did not participate between 2009 and 2010
2011 Ivan Ivanov Bulgarian "Superhero" 8 60
Did not participate between 2012 and 2013
2014 Krisia, Hasan & Ibrahim Bulgarian "Planet of the Children" 2 147
2015 Gabriela Yordanova & Ivan Stoyanov Bulgarian "Colour of Hope" 9 62
2016 Lidia Ganeva Bulgarian

Voting history[edit]

As of 2015, Bulgaria's voting history is as follows:

Commentators[edit]

Year(s) Commentator Spokesperson
2007 Elena Rosberg and Georgi Kushvaliev Lyubomir Hadjiyski
2008 Marina Baltadzi
2009 No broadcast Did not participate
2010
2011 Elena Rosberg and Georgi Kushvaliev Samuil Sarandev-Sancho
2012 No broadcast Did not participate
2013
2014 Elena Rosberg and Georgi Kushvaliev Ina Angelova
2015 Vladimir Petkov

Hostings[edit]

Year Location Venue Presenters
2015 Bulgaria Sofia Arena Armeec Poli Genova[4]

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Fisher, Luke James (31 July 2014). "Bulgarian return confirmed". JuniorEurovision.tv. Retrieved 31 July 2014. 
  2. ^ Adams, William Lee (17 December 2014). "Not Just Conchita Wurst: Eurovision Stars Top Google Trends 2014". wiwibloggs. Retrieved 17 December 2014. 
  3. ^ Lockett, Katherine (30 March 2015). "Junior Eurovision 2015: 21 November in Sofia, Bulgaria". JuniorEurovision.tv. Retrieved 30 March 2015. 
  4. ^ Fisher, Luke (21 October 2015). "Meet your host... Poli Genova!". European Broadcasting Union. Retrieved 21 October 2015.