Bulgaria: A new dynamic OGAE club is born

by Stella Floras 76 views

A new and dynamic branch of OGAE, the international Eurovision Song Contest fan association, was recently born in Bulgaria. An initiative of Denis Halidov, Vladimir Ognianov, Stanislav Miltenov and Voyslav Todorov among others, the new club has already attracted local but international attention too.

Bulgaria is one of the relatively new countries taking part in the Eurovision Song Contest as they debuted just in 2005. The contest is gaining in popularity by the day in the Balkan country and after a failed attempt a couple of years back it is now time for a strong OGAE Club. Up to the moment, the new born Bulgarian branch of OGAE has received more than 60 membership applications, one of them from a fan from the United States of America.

The club can already boast celebrity members linked to the Eurovision Song Contest, namely Dragomir Draganov – host of the Eurovision national finals and past and present Eurostars such as DJ Balthazar, who represented Bulgaria in 2008 in Belgrade and the current entrant in the contest – Miro, who is going to Oslo with Angel si ti (You are an angel).

The initiators of OGAE Bulgaria have made contact with the most of the OGAE clubs in Europe and have already taken part in the OGAE activities such as the OGAE polls (which will soon be presented on esctoday.com) and the Second Chance contest. The website of OGAE Bulgaria is going to be ready soon and can be found at www.ogae-bg.com.

OGAE Bulgaria wish all fans of the contest to have great fun during the Eurovision finals and hope the best song wins.

Esctoday.com would like to wish OGAE Bulgaria the best of luck.

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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