Golden Orpheus

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Golden Orpheus International Song Contest
Golden Orpheus Logo.svg
GenreSong contest
Developed byBulgarian National Television
Original release1965 (1965) –
1999 (1999)

The Golden Orpheus (Bulgarian: Златният Орфей, Zlatniyat Orfey) was an international song contest, held annually from 1965 to 1999 in Sunny Beach, Bulgaria. Alongside its Bulgarian pop song competition, the festival’s rules and regulations included an international singing contest. The event quickly grew to be one of the most prestigious Eastern European festivals during socialism.

Selected winners of the Grand Prix[edit]

Selected first prize winners[edit]

Selected second prize winners[edit]

Selected third prize winners[edit]

Notable interval act performers[edit]


  1. ^ Elizaveta Uvarova, ed. (2004). "ПАХОМЕНКО Мария Леонидовна". Эстрада в России. XX век : энциклопедия. OLMA Media Group. ISBN 9785224044627.
  2. ^ России болгарский певец
  3. ^ Billboard (10 July 1971) Song Contest is Without 1st Prize Winner

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