BNT, the Bulgarian national broadcaster, has announced an open call for songs and artists to represent the nation at the 2017 Eurovision Song Contest.
Following the country’s success in the 2016 Eurovision Song Contest, in which Bulgarian representative Poli Genova brought the nation their best result to date, BNT has revealed that the search is on for producers and labels to submit their entries for the 2017 contest.
Experienced producers and labels wanted
As part of the submissions, BNT is looking for producers and labels to submit a project to the broadcaster, including details such as a demo song, artists, stage concept and a draft budget. Partial funding is also required from the labels.
BNT has reiterated their search for experienced producers and artists to represent the nation in the Eurovision host city of Kyiv, with each member of the team needing to meet the following requirements:
- Producers: Must have produced 3 high level projects within the last 2 years, as well as experience within artist management.
- Songs: Must comply with Eurovision rules and regulations and should include partial Bulgarian involvement.
- Artists: Must be a Bulgarian citizen with stage and live singing experience.
A stage plan is also required with each submissions, including details such as visual renders, videos, information regarding number of performers on stage, choreography, LED backdrops etc, as well as details regarding the creative team.
Submissions by 20 January
Submissions including all information can be sent to the broadcaster by the 20 January 2017 via email using the following address; firstname.lastname@example.org. Queries are also welcome via the same address.
Following the closure of submissions, a special committee consisting of members such as representatives from BNT, music industry professionals and experts with Eurovision experience, will meet to internally discuss who will go on to represent Bulgaria at Eurovision 2017.
Bulgaria will compete in one of the 2 semi-finals at the 2017 Eurovision Song Contest on either the 9 or 11 May 2017, competing for a place in the Grand Final of the competition on the 13 May 2017. Could Bulgaria’s Eurovision success continue into 2017 in Kyiv?