Artist: Poli Genova
Song Title: If Love Was A Crime
Participating Year: 2016
Show: Eurovision Song Contest 2016 Grand FinalEurovision Song Contest 2016 Semi-final 2 (2nd Half)

About Poli Genova

Poli Genova is a singer and television personality from Sofia, Bulgaria.

As well as being involved in numerous musical projects since she was very young, she is also an actress and host. Her television credits include appearing as a contestant on the first ever version Bulgarian version of Dancing with the Stars, starring as a judge on the X Factor, and was the host of the Junior Eurovision Song Contest in Sofia, 2015.

Poli has previously represented Bulgaria in the Eurovision Song Contest in Dusseldorf in 2011, she performed her song Na inat which she performed in the second semi final.

Speaking of her second appearance on the Eurovision stage, Poli says:

I gained a lot of priceless experience since my last attempt in Eurovision. Now I feel far more confident and mature as a performer.

About the song If Love Was A Crime

Bulgaria opted to do an internal selection for their song for Eurovision 2016. This decision for mainly for budgetary reasons, but also because of role as host of the Junior Eurovision Song Contest, which took place late 2015. With their hosting of Junior Eurovision, the head of the Bulgarian delegation has said they are taking advantage of their high profile in the Eurovision community, and they believe Poli has a good chance in the competition.

Bulgarian national television and a team of international music professionals have worked together to produce If love was a crime. The writers on the song along with Poli herself are Borislav Milanov, who also worked on Bulgaria’s 2011 entry, Sebastian Arman, who was one of the writers on Conchita Wurst’s winning song from 2014, Rise like a phoenix and Joacim Bo Perrson, whose impressive resume includes working with Lady Gaga, Kylie Minogue, Kelly Clarkson and John Legend.

Listen to If Love Was A Crime

Lyrics of If Love Was A Crime

You and I, we collide
Like the stars on the summer night
We can shine forever

And you and I, we’re alive
What we feel is what is right
We can run like never

If love was a crime
Then we would be criminals
Locked up for life
But I’ll do the time

If love was a crime
Then we would work miracles
High above the ground
They will never break us down

O, day mi lyubovta
Day mi lyubovta
O, day mi lyubovta
They will never break us down

O, day mi lyubovta
Day mi lyubovta
O, day mi lyubovta
They will never break us down

Never mind wrong or right
Our love ain’t got no pride
So we change for better

Unafraid, never fade
When it’s dark we illuminate
Can we rise together?

If love was a crime
Then we would be criminals
Locked up for life
But I’ll do the time

If love was a crime
Then we would work miracles
High above the ground
They will never break us down

O, day mi lyubovta
Day mi lyubovta
O, day mi lyubovta
They will never break us down

O, day mi lyubovta
Day mi lyubovta
O, day mi lyubovta
They will never break us down

Together we’re untouchable
You and me against the world
Together we’re invincible
They will never break us down

O, day mi lyubovta
Day mi lyubovta
O, day mi lyubovta
They will never break us down

O, day mi lyubovta
Day mi lyubovta
O, day mi lyubovta
They will never break us down

Together we’re untouchable
You and me against the world
Together we’re invincible
O, day mi lyubovta

Together we’re untouchable
You and me against the world
Together we’re invincible
They will never break us down

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