Bulgaria: Elitsa and Stoyan's promo tour

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Elitsa Todorova and Stoyan Yancoulov are currently on the largest promo tour Bulgaria has ever organised for a Eurovision Song Contest entry. Since Easter, the popular drum duet has travelled Slovakia, Austria, Germany and Slovenia and they will be soon headed for Malta and Andorra, one of the least visited countries for Eurovision participants.

Elitsa and Stoyan chose a very original way to promote their entry by taking Water on a cruise along the river Danube. The Bulgarian duo sailed through Slovakia, Austria and Germany aboard the MS Sofia, a cruise ship that travels along the Danube; a full cruise takes one month. A documentary was shot for the Euronews show with some very special shots of the duo performing over the calm waters of the European river. At a special event organised by the Bulgarian Cultural Institute in Vienna they had the opportunity to meet their numerous fans and give away the special CD/DVD packs BNT has produced.

The most enthusiastic response to this year's Bulgarian entry was at the special Eurovision Song Contest three-day event and Fan Party organised by OGAE Slovenia in Ankaran on the Slovenian Riviera. Matteo Aldrovandi, President of OGAE Italy reports for BNT: "Both nights the Ogae Slovenia resident DJ played several hits from the current and past Eurovision Song Contests and the song most danced to was, without any doubt 'Voda (Water)'!"

BNT informs us that Elitsa Todorova's name was among the most frequently searched words on the Internet for the last week. Her name is in tenth position, following pop divas such as Beyonce, Madonna, Pink and others.

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a)When was Bulgaria's first participation in the Eurovision Song Contest?

b) Name three countries (apart from the ones mentioned in this article) that Elitsa and Stoyan have visited.

c)At which position will Bulgaria perform in the semi final on May 10th?

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Stella Floras

Thanks to Johnny Logan and Hold me now I fell in love with the Eurovision Song Contest, a love that's been going strong ever since with undiminished passion. My first memories date back to 1977 and the lyrics of Rock bottom, Dschinghis Khan and A ba ni bi are still engraved in my brain.

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