Bulgaria sets date for 2007 UPD

by Richard West-Soley 48 views

Bulgaria is set to make a third attempt at reaching the Eurovision Song Contest final in 2007 after national broadcaster BNT set a date for the selection of an entry next February. The live selection will take place at the National Palace of Culture on 24th February. The winning entry will be selected by televotes and SMS during a ten minute voting window after all the songs have competed

Despite two failed semifinal attempts since the country's debut in 2005, and a general lack of support amongst the viewing public at home, BNT is showing its determination to continue by scheduling a semifinal and final to select its entry for Helsinki. The semifinal will present 18 candidates to the public on 3rd February, of which 12 will continue to the grand final on 24th February. Of these, nine will be chosen by an expert jury, while the public televote will determine the identity of the remaining three.

Mariana Popova finished 17th out of 23 at the Eurovision Song Contest semifinal of 2006 with Let me cry, and the country finished 19th at the 2005 semifinal with the debut entry Lorraine by Kaffe.

UPDATE
The Sophia Echo has published further details about the Bulgarian national selection process:

  • Songs for Bulgaria's national selection process must be submitted prior to January 12th
  • A 10 minute televoting / SMS voting window will allow the public to select the winner of the national final
  • The final will take place at the National Palace of Culture in Sophia.

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Richard West-Soley

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Richard's ESC history began way back in 1992, when he discovered the contest could fuel his passion for music and languages. Since then, it's been there at every corner for him in some way or another. He joined the esctoday.com team back in 2006, and quickly developed a love for writing about the contest. In his other life, he heads the development team at the learning resources company Linguascope, and writes about all aspects of language learning on the site Polyglossic.com.

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