Water (Elitsa & Stoyan song)

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Bulgaria "Water"
ESC 2007-Elitsa Todorova-Stovan Yankulov.jpg
Eurovision Song Contest 2007 entry
Country
Artist(s)
Language
Composer(s)
Lyricist(s)
Finals performance
Semi-final result
6th
Semi-final points
146
Final result
5th
Final points
157
Appearance chronology
◄ "Let Me Cry" (2006)   
"DJ, Take Me Away" (2008) ►

"Water" (Bulgarian script: Вода) was the Bulgarian entry in the Eurovision Song Contest 2007, performed in Bulgarian by Elitsa Todorova & Stoyan Yankoulov. This was the first occasion on which the Bulgarian language was used on the Eurovision stage, previous Bulgarian entries being performed in English. Originally titled "Voda", the song had its title translated to English for the Contest.

The song is an up-tempo number with techno influences, as well as a jaw harp and traditional percussion. Todorova sings folk-inspired lyrics dealing with a young girl meeting a young boy riding a horse.

The performance in the semi-final featured the duo wearing what looked like armour, while they were wearing more mainstream clothes in the final. The performances were also notable for the high-energy percussion performances of both musicians.

As Bulgaria had not finished the previous Contest in the top ten, the song was performed in the semi-final. Here, it was performed first (preceding Israel's Teapacks with "Push The Button"). At the close of voting, it had received 146 points, placing 6th in a field of 28 and qualifying Bulgaria for its first final.

In the final, it was performed twenty-first (following Romania's Todomondo with "Liubi, Liubi, I Love You" and preceding Turkey's Kenan Doğulu with "Shake It Up Şekerim"). At the close of voting, it had received 157 points, placing 5th in a field of 24. It remained Bulgaria's best placing until 2016.

Promo video of "Water"[edit]

The promo video is shot by the Bulgarian director Valeri Milev. The video takes the viewer into a mystic, fairytale world, where thunder and lightning tear up the sky and stir the air. A heavy rainstorm strikes from up above and as if it lets all emotions and energy free. Elitsa (an angel with big black wings) takes off on a journey through dark and restless clouds to meet her destiny.

The Duo's Promotional Tour[edit]

From 19 to 22 April Elitsa and Stoyan visited Malta at the invitation of the Public Broadcasting Services Malta, MTPBS. Natasha & Charlene also performed their entry "Open Your Eyes" which competed against Elitsa and Stoyan in the Bulgarian preselection.

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