Elitsa and Stoyan the 2013 Bulgarian representatives are working round the clock for their forthcoming Eurovision participation and preparations for Malmö are in full swing!
Elitsa and Stoyan were selected via an internal selection to represent Bulgaria at the forthcoming Eurovision Song Contest.
The 2007 Bulgarian Eurovision champions Elitsa Todorova and Stoyan Yankulov are feverently preparing for their participation in this year’s contest. Their days are strictly scheduled, with exhausting 6-hour training, trance drum rhythm, strict discipline and rehearsals of the Bulgarian song Only Champions.
The Bulgarian duo have thrown some light on some of the surprises that they have in store for both the Eurovision fans and audience in Malmö, Sweden. A promising young artist, who is yet to gain speed on the hip-hop scene, will take part in the show. After 10 years of devotion and experience in the Bulgarian musical industry , Elitsa has an impeccable sense for new talent. ‘He is my new samurai!’ Elitsa has revealed about this new surprise act who will join the duo on stage in Malmo. Stoyan, on the other hand, has invited three backing vocalists from the Dragostin Folk National Formation of Professor Stefan Dragostinov, who will increase the traditional Bulgarian sound of the song.
Elitsa and Stoyan have a very busy schedule ahead of them before the Eurovision semi-final and the final. While Stoyan is staying in Brussels, Elitsa will be flying to Amsterdam on April 13 where she will participate in a special Eurovision concert along with many other countries. She will get the chance to meet many of this year’s Eurovision representatives who will be attending the concert. On her travel she will be accompanied by a team of the Bulgarian National Television which will make detailed reports on the event and her media appearances. For the first time one of the new additions to the Only Champions song will be introduced. The song is inspired by the success of all athletes and people in general who achieve their dreams and goals with work and will.
For now, however, the names of the new artists are kept secret. Bulgaria will perform on the Eurovision second semi-final on May 16, 2013. The big finale is on May 18.
Bulgaria debuted at the Eurovision Song Contest in 2005 and is yet to win the event. The country’s best placing was in 2007 with Elitsa and Stoyan’s Voda in Helsinki, which achieved an honourable 5th placing. Stay tuned to esctoday.com for the latest information and news about Bulgaria and the 2013 Eurovision Song Contest.