On the 18 March 2020, it was officially announced that the Eurovision Song Contest 2020 had been cancelled, which means all these amazing songs won’t get their chance to shine on the Eurovision stage and some acts may not even get the chance to represent their country, Bulgaria had chosen Victoria as their act on 25 November 2019 and revealed her song “Tears Getting Sober” on the 7 March 2020. She has been officially confirmed as the representative of Bulgaria for Eurovision 2021, although she’ll be singing a different song, and as we wait for 2021, we will make sure that every song in the cancelled contest gets it’s time to shine, here on CelebMix.
Victoria was chosen via internal selection and would’ve been Bulgaria’s first entrant since their one-year break, as they decided not to enter Eurovision in 2019. Full name, Victoria Georgieva, she started out by being a contestant on the fourth season of X Factor Bulgaria, where she placed sixth – this is what launched her career in her home country. Prior to being announced as the Bulgarian representative for the Eurovision Song Contest 2020, she had released a few singles, with “Nezavarshen Roman” being her biggest hit, charting at number 15.
Watch Victoria’s Music Video To What Would Have Been Her Eurovision Song “Tears Getting Sober” Here:
Ambient and powerful, “Tears Getting Sober” is unique in its own right, but Victoria’s incredible vocals give the song the emotion and integrity it is needed to allow it to shine. It was written by Borislav Milanov, Cornelia Wiebols, Lukas Oscar Janisch, and Victoria Georgieva.
Bulgaria has been doing well in Eurovision in the last few years since they returned in 2016, and they were hoping that Victoria would continue to give them good results, and the hype around this song sure seemed as if Bulgaria were set to do well, yet again. We’re excited to see what song they will put forward for 2021.
Eurovision 2020 may be cancelled but that doesn’t mean we can’t celebrate it this year, it doesn’t mean we can’t listen to the songs, and it doesn’t mean we forget about the artists either. Join us here on CelebMix this year as we continue the Eurovision party in the coming months whilst we’re all staying at home, looking after ourselves, and doing our best to stop the coronavirus. So why not check out the other acts from this year who would’ve been on the Eurovision 2020 stage, such as Blas Cantó for Spain, Hooverphonic for Belgium, VICTORIA for Bulgaria, Sandro for Cyprus, Vincent Bueno for Austria, Arilena Ara for Albania, Tornike Kipiani for Georgia, Jeangu Macrooy for the Netherlands, Vasil for North Macedonia, Tom Leeb for France, Benny Cristo for the Czech Republic, Eden Alene for Israel, Stefania for Greece, Montaigne for Australia, Samanta Tina for Latvia, Diodato for Italy, Destiny Chukunyere for Malta, Roxen for Romania, THE ROOP for Lithuania, Ulrikke Brandstorp for Norway, Athena Manoukian for Armenia, Alicja Szemplinska for Poland, James Newman for the UK, Samira Efendi for Azerbaijan, Ana Soklic for Slovenia, Ben Dolic for Germany, Uku Suviste for Estonia, Daði og Gagnamagnið for Iceland, Natalie Gordienko for Moldova, Ben & Tan for Denmark, Roxen for Romania, Gjon’s Tears for Switzerland, Go_A for Ukraine, The Mamas for Sweden, VAL for Belarus, Senhit for San Marino, Damir Kedzo for Croatia, and Lesley Roy for Ireland.
The 65th edition of the Eurovision Song Contest would have been hosted at the Rotterdam Ahoy, Rotterdam, The Netherlands after Duncan Laurence won the 2019 contest with the song “Arcade”. The two Semi-Finals would have taken place on 12 May 2020 and 14 May 2020, with the Grand Final on 16 May 2020. A total of 41 countries would’ve competed in the contest.