Kristian Kostov was announced yesterday as the Bulgarian representative for the Eurovision Song Contest 2017; he will be singing “Beautiful Mess” in May at the International Exhibition Centre, Kyiv, Ukraine.
He was chosen from six shortlisted acts. His previous experience with television will surely help him compete in the show. He was a finalist on the first season of Russia’s version of The Voice Kids; as well as the runner-up in the fourth season of the Bulgarian version of The X Factor.
This may be just another ballad, but the studio version can be completely different to what the act gives on the stage. Especially since Bulgaria has promised to give a story visual. They clearly are determined to win, and they may just do it.
This song can stand out with the right staging, which is exactly what they are planning to do. The other acts better watch out, Bulgaria has set their eyes on first place.
Watch The Lyric Video To Kristian Kostov’s Eurovision Song “Beautiful Mess” Here:
Bulgaria debuted in the Eurovision Song Contest back in 2005. They have entered a total of 10 times, and have only managed to qualify for the Grand Final twice. The country withdrew from the 2014 and 2015 contests due to them not making it to the Grand Final, except in 2007 where they got 157 points placing them fifth; that year, their act was Elitsa & Stoyan, who sang “Water”. Last year, they returned to the contest with Poli Genova, who sang “If Love Was A Crime”; she achieved the country’s best result to date; not only did she make it to the Grand Final, she also came fourth with 307 points. Not only is Kristian Kostov hoping to make it through to the Grand Final, he is hoping to beat Poli Genova’s placing. Can Bulgaria go all the way and win this contest?
To win they will have to beat all the other acts, who are: Cyprus’ Hovig, The Netherlands’ O’G3NE, Belgium’s Blanche, Macedonia’s Jana Burceska, Azerbaijan’s DiHaj, Ireland’s Brendan Murray, Austria’s Nathan Trent, Albania’s Lindita, Armenia’s Artsvik, Montenegro’s Slavko Kalezic, Greece’s Demy, Georgia’s Tako Gachechiladze, Belarus’ Navi, The United Kingdom’s Lucie Jones, Finland’s Norma John, Switzerland’s Timebelle, Germany’s Levina, France’s Alma, Spain’s Manel Navarro, Italy’s Francesco Gabbani, Israel’s Imri Ziv, Czech Republic’s Martina Bárta, Croatia’s Jacques Houdek, Malta’s Claudia Faniello, Poland’s Kasia Mos, Hungary’s Joci Pápai, Slovenia’s Omar Naber, Denmark’s Anja Nissen, Moldova’s SunStroke Project, Ukraine’s O.Torvald, Latvia’s Triana Park, Serbia’s Tijana Bogicevic, Estonia’s Koit Toome & Laura, Romania’s Ilinca feat. Alex Florea, Portugal’s Salvador Sobral, Australia’s Isaiah, Lithuania’s Fusedmarc, Norway’s Jowst, Iceland’s Svala, Sweden’s Robin Bengtsson, San Marino’s Valentina Monetta & Jimmie Wilson, and Russia’s Julia Samoylova.
The Eurovision Song Contest 2017 will be hosted at the International Exhibition Centre in Kyiv, Ukraine after Jamala won last year with “1944”. The semi-finals will take place on 9 May and 11 May, with the Grand Final taking place on 13 May 2017.