Bulgaria finishes 11th in the grand final of Eurovision! The talented Victoria received a total of 170 points from the audience and the jury for her song "Growing Up is Getting Old", being equal in the number of points with the 10th place finisher – Greece. In the second semi-final, Bulgaria finished in 3rd place.
Victoria's participation in the competition united many Bulgarian celebrities who expressed their support for the talented singer.
Victoria's performance from the final:
Italy won the 65th edition of Eurovision. The rock band Måneskin triumphed with 524 points and brought the country its first victory since 1990. France, Switzerland, Iceland, and Ukraine also ranked in the top 5.
Victoria shared excitedly after the final: “I am very happy for Italy! I am happy that two more musical songs were in the top 3 - France and Switzerland. I thank BNT and Ligna Group for believing in me and giving me the opportunity to represent Bulgaria at Eurovision. I am thankful also to our general sponsor iCard for the support over the last two years. I hope that all Bulgarians are proud of my performance in Rotterdam. Thank you from the bottom of my heart for your support!”
Genoveva Christova, producer of the project from Ligna Group: “Victoria has proved that her music touches people. Her place in the top 6 of the juries, which are composed of music experts, shows that she has a place in the world music scene. This is just the beginning for Ligna Studios, the company that produces Victoria.”
Joanna Levieva-Sawyer, head of the Bulgarian delegation, shared after the result: “We are proud of Victoria's performance. She proved that Bulgarian music has a place in the world stage. We are convinced that this is just the beginning of her successful international career and we hope to continue our partnership with the Bulgarian music industry. "
The Bulgarian participation in the Eurovision Song Contest in 2020 and 2021 is organized as a public-private partnership between BNT and Ligna Group, with the support of the Bulgarian fintech company iCard – the general sponsor of Eurovision Bulgaria.
Bulgaria has a total of 13 Eurovision appearances. In the period from 2005 to 2013, our country has only one ranking in the final of a total of 9 participations. In 2014 and 2015, our country missed participation. After the return of Bulgaria in 2016, three years of extremely successful rankings follow. In 2019, our country again missed participation but returned in 2020 with the participation of Victoria. The coronavirus pandemic was the reason for the cancellation of the competition. Victoria's participation in 2021 is the fourth most successful performance of Bulgaria.
The music video of the Bulgarian song "Growing Up is Getting Old":