Elitsa Todorova & Stoyan Yankoulov are representing Bulgaria at the 2007 Eurovision Song Contest and are tipped as the strongest entry so far from the country. They were selected as a wildcard in the national final on Saturday and were chosen by public vote to become Bulgaria's third Eurovision Song Contest entry just four days ago. Today they arrived in Athens as the first step of their promotion of the song Voda (Water) where they will perform at the Greek national final tomorrow.
In their first international interview since winning the Bulgarian ticket to the Eurovision Song Cotnest, Elitsa and Stoyan spoke to esctoday.com's Stella Floras before leaving for a sound check and to catch some of the closed-door rehearsals for tomorrow night's show at the Athinon arena in Athens.
Find out how important participation is to them, the meaning behind the song and the underlying message. They discuss the importance of the themes of music that influence them and explain the theme of the song, Voda, meaning 'water' in Bulgarian. They talk of their gratitude to the Bulgarian broadcaster for selecting them as one of three wildcard for the national final and the public for voting them as the national choice for Helsinki. Find out about what is planned for the stage show and much more in the exclusive first international interview below.
The Elitsa and Stoyan interview:
The promotional video for Voda (Water)
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