Bulgarie 2007

Bulgaria held national selection for the Eurovision Song Contest in a competition called Pesen Na Evroviziya 2007 (Песен На Евровизия 2007), which included a semi-final and final. 18 songs took part in a semi final on 3 February 2007, where a jury picked 9 to go to the final, with 3 « wildcards » being added in by BNT. The winner from those 12 was decided on February 24 by televoting only. From this selection, it was decided that Elitsa Todorova and Stoyan Yankoulov should represent Bulgaria with the song « Voda » (« Water »). The duo earned a convincing win as they triumphed by receiving 54.8% of the 57 262 total televotes given, i.e. more votes than all the other eleven entries combined. The 31 376 votes received by the duo was six times as many as the runner up received.

Prior to the contest, Elitsa and Stoyan made a promotional tour in countries such as Greece, Croatia, and Serbia. Also, the duo will perform at the « Stars of Europe » concert in Italy, which will present the entry in a number of European nations. At Eurovision, Bulgaria sung in the Bulgarian language for the first time, however the song was presented under the English title, « Water ». Bulgaria opened the semi-final, performing in the first position, preceding Israel‘s Teapacks with « Push The Button ». They made it into the final of the competition where they finished in 5th place with 157 points.

Selection process

Bulgaria held national selection called Pesen Na Evrovizija 2007, which included a semi-final and final. 18 songs took part in a semi final on 3 February 2007, where a jury picked 9 to go to the final, with 3 « wildcards » being added in by Bulgarian National Television (BNT). The winner from those 12 was decided on February 24 by televoting only. Stoyan Yankoulov & Elitsa Todorova will represent Bulgaria with the song « Voda » (« Water« ) at the Eurovision Song Contest 2007. The win for the duo was very convincing as they won by over 26,000 more votes than the song in second place.

At Eurovision, Bulgaria sang in Bulgarian language for the first time, however the song was presented under the English title, « Water ». Bulgaria opened the semi-final, performing in the first position, preceding Israel.

Result of national final

Semi-final

Semi-final – 3 February
Singer Song
1 Svetozar Christov & Lora Vladova If you come baby
2 Toni Dimitrova & Goresht Pyasak Say you would
3 Petya Pavlova Runaway
4 Grupata Back in your heart
5 Teddy Katsarova Super Fire
6 Pantommind Days of old
7 Sofi Marinova & Ustata Ya tvoya
8 Svetla Ivanova No no
9 Mastilo Getting crazy
10 Dilyana Tsenova Confession
11 Bella Falling angel
12 Aksinia Az znam
13 S-lavina Higher (Balkan heart)
14 Margarita Hranova Moya lyubov
15 Charlene & Natasha Open your eyes
16 Dimitar Atanasov Only way back home
17 Krum Dokoga
18 Galin Raychev V ochakvane

Final

Final – 24 February
Singer Song Points Place
1 Mastilo Getting crazy 1772 8
2 Toni Dimitrova & Goresht Pyasak Say you would 1703 9
3 Aksinia Az znam 562 12
4 Sofi Marinova & Ustata Ya tvoya 4345 3
5 Kalki Freedom And Love 3253 4
6 Margarita Hranova Moya lyubov 629 11
7 Elitsa Todorova & Stoyan Yankulov Voda 31376 1
8 S-lavina Higher (Balkan heart) 1256 10
9 KariZma Fool for you 5232 2
10 Teddy Katsarova Super Fire 2174 7
11 Grupata Back in your heart 2574 5
12 Dimitar Atanasov Only way back home 2386 6

At Eurovision

Points Awarded by Bulgaria[1]

Points Awarded to Bulgaria (Semi-Final)
12 points 10 points 8 points 7 points 6 points
5 points 4 points 3 points 2 points 1 point
Points Received by Bulgaria (Final)
12 points 10 points 8 points 7 points 6 points
5 points 4 points 3 points 2 points 1 point

See also