Introducing 2010: Bulgaria

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All songs for the Eurovision Song Contest 2010 have been selected. During the weeks between the national final season and the actual Eurovision Song Contest, we will introduce all 39 entries in random order. Part six of the series is dedicated to the Bulgarian entry.

Basic information

Performer: Miro (�и�о)
Song: Angel si ti (Ð�нгел Ñ�и Ñ�и – You are an angel)
Language: Bulgarian
Music: Miroslav Kostadinov (�и�о�лав �о��адинов)
Lyrics: Miroslav Kostadinov (�и�о�лав �о��адинов)
Draw: 13th in the second semi final

The song

Angel si ti is an up-tempo pop song with electronic influences. Through the lyrics, the singer tells someone to stay the same using the metaphore of an angel he compares the person to:

� �еб е кл��а
��а�и�е �а за�во�ени
�ад ��� живее ангел ��� к�ила

�нгел �и �и, не в��ва� ли
�нгел п��� �и п�ед�казва
�нгел �и �и, заб�ави ли
��бов�а �и го доказва

The key is inside of you
The doors are closed
Behind them, there lives an angel with wings

You are an angel, don't you think so?
An angel presages your path
You are an angel, do you remember?
Love proves it


The performer and songwriter

Miro, whose full name is Miroslav Kostadinov, started his career as a contestant at various music festivals inside and outside Bulgaria and he is said to have won no less than eleven awards between 1994 and 1999. However, he became famous as one half of the pop duo KariZma (�а�иZма) along with Galina Kurdova. They had already released various hit singles in Bulgaria when their debut album Eklisiast (�кли�иа��) was released in 2006. The year after, they competed in the Bulgarian national final for the Eurovision Song Contest finishing second with Fool for you.

In 2007, Miro returned to performing solo. His debut album Omirotvoren spawned three number one singles. He has won five BG radio music awards and two Planeta TV awards so far but has also won various other awards including the one for Best dressed man in Bulgaria. Among his most popular and famous songs are Gubya kontrol, kogato (��б� кон��ол, кога�о) and Zavinagi (�авинаги), a duet with folk singer Anelia.

Miro was internally chosen to represent Bulgaria in the Eurovision Song Contest 2010. In the national final, he presented five different songs eventually winning with his own composition Angel si ti.


The national selection

An internal jury of about 50 people chose Miro internally to represent Bulgaria in the Eurovision Song Contest ahead of 2008 national final contestant Poli Genova and Nora. In the national final, he sang five songs which had previously been presented in a special show and had gone on heavy rotation on Bulgarian radio channels. The televoters eventually chose the song Angel si ti.

Bulgaria in the Eurovision Song Contest

Bulgaria debuted in the Eurovision Song Contest in 2005. After unsuccessful attempts in the first two years, Bulgaria made it to the final in 2007 and finished fifth overall. However, it was the country's only appearance in the final to date.

�елаем ��пе� на ��лга�и� и �и�о�лав �о��адинов и �илно п�ед��ав�не в ��лo!

Videos

Mir speaks to esctoday.com:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zAO9b2F8Z88

Live performance in the national final:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_awqCtDVE8M

The preview video:

Miro – Gubya kontrol, kogato (remix):

KariZma with Fool for you in the Bulgarian national final 2007:

Tomorrow, we will take a look at the Swiss entry.

Previous parts of this series:

  1. Ireland
  2. Belarus
  3. Albania
  4. Denmark
  5. Russia

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