Bulgaria 2008:National preselection full steam ahead

by Stella Floras 130 views

The Bulgarian national selection for the 2008 Eurovision Song Contest kicks off on 7 October, at 18.00, at the National Palace of Culture, the hub of Bulgaria's culture and entertainment. A series of weekly, televised shows will give the public the opportunity to vote their favourite entries directly to the country's final.

Thirty entries have been received so far by BNT and they keep coming in at an increasing pace. Entries from popular Bulgarian artists have been received but more resounding names are expected to submit their entries in the days to come.

The show kicks off on October 7, at 18.00 local time, live from Hall 2 of National Palace of Culture. The names of the hosts are yet to be announced but BNT promises fresh, young faces. The hosts as well as more information on the process will be announced at a press conference next week.

All songs submitted will be performed live in 4 weekly shows in the months to follow until the end of the year. At the fourth show of each month the public will vote for their favourite entries sending 3 songs to the final. That means that there will be nine finalists known by the end of the year.

There will be no satellite broadcast or webcast, but the shows will be made available on BNT's website for international fans to follow.

Stay tuned as we bring you more information on Bulgaria's national selection.

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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.

I joined esctoday.com in 2006 as a junior editor after being invited by Barry Viniker, I soon became Senior Editor and during the 2007 contest in Helsinki I was appointed Head of Communications. Today I hold the post of Head of Human Resources and I am proud to be working with the best editorial team in the world.

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