Bulgaria has participated in the Eurovision Song Contest 14 times since making its debut at the 2005 contest in Kyiv. The country’s best result is a second-place finish for Kristian Kostov and the song “Beautiful Mess” at the 2017 contest also in Kyiv. Bulgaria has failed to qualify for the final in 9 out of 14 appearances at the contest, most narrowly in 2012, when Sofi Marinova lost out on the 10th qualifying place from the second semi-final in a tie-break with Norway. However, on three of the five occasions that they have reached the final, they have finished in the top five: placing fifth with Elitsa and Stoyan in 2007, fourth with Poli Genova in 2016 and second with Kristian Kostov in 2017. In Bulgaria’s two most recent final appearances, supergroup Equinox placed 14th in 2018 and Victoria placed 11th in 2021.
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Sam RyderNew Music
Sam Ryder is a British singer-songwriter who rose to prominence through TikTok, after posting music covers during the first lockdown of the COVID-19 pandemic in March 2020. He represented the United Kingdom at the Eurovision Song Contest 2022 with the song 'Space Man' and finished first in the jury vote, and second overall.
Equinox was a supergroup of five artists that represented Bulgaria in the Eurovision Song Contest 2018 in Lisbon with the song “Bones”, coming 14th with 166 points.
|1||This Is Our Night||Sakis Rouvas||2009 Greece|
|2||No No Never||Texas Lightning||2006 Germany|
|3||DJ, Take Me Away||Deep Zone and Balthazar||2008 Bulgaria|
|5||Intention||Intelligent Music Project||2022 Bulgaria|
|6||It’s For You||Niamh Kavanagh||2010 Ireland|
|7||Ey Sham||Ilanit||1973 Israel|
|8||Living Without You||Sigala, David Guetta, Sam Ryder||2022 Non Contest|
|9||Hear My Plea||Frederik Ndoci||2007 Albania|
|10||Birth Of A New Age||Jeangu Macrooy||2021 Netherlands|
|11||Lady, Lady||Bravo||1984 Spain|
|12||I’m A Joker||Anri Jokhadze||2012 Georgia|
|13||J’ai Cherche||Amir||2016 France|
|14||Never Let It Go||Afro-dite||2002 Sweden|
|15||Straight Into Love||Hannah||2013 Slovenia|