The search for Bulgaria’s entrant for the 2018 Eurovision Song Contest has been extended, with submissions remaining open until the 29 December.
Last month, the Bulgarian national broadcaster – BNT – opened submissions for producers and artists to enter themselves for the country’s Eurovision search for 2018.
With submissions originally set to close yesterday on the 20 December, BNT has decided to extend the deadline in order for further projects to be submitted, as well as to allow current submissions to be redefined: the new deadline has been set for the 29 December.
Submissions received so far
Throughout the past month following the opening of submissions, the Bulgarian national broadcaster revealed some statistics regarding the entries and projects so far.
The submissions received so far include the following, as was confirmed by BNT’s Eurovision Twitter account earlier today:
So far, all song entries which have been entered and received by the broadcaster have all been submitted in the English language.
Four projects so far include a combined Bulgarian and international team, whilst 2 international artists have confirmed their interest in representing the nation at Eurovision 2018.
Bulgarian 2018 timeline
In conclusion of today’s extension announcement, BNT has released an expected timeline for the country’s forthcoming selection process for the 2018 Eurovision Song Contest.
And that's our timeline. It's not that we are any good with these things but there is always a hope that this time everything will be according to the schedule 🙂 pic.twitter.com/1D31Quf2HX
— BNT Eurovision 🇧🇬 (@bg_eurovision) December 21, 2017
With the submission deadline set to conclude on the 29 December, the broadcaster is set to select both their artist and song for the competition on the 31 January 2018.
Despite this, Eurovision fans will have to wait over a month after Bulgaria’s selection choice in order to hear the official entry, with the nation’s entry set to be unveiled on the 12 March 2018.
Looking to improve on their 2nd place result in 2017, who will follow Kristian Kostov in becoming Bulgaria’s next representative at the Eurovision Song Contest?