Bulgaria: BNT announces final on February 23rd (UPD)

Today, the Bulgarian National Broadcaster officially announced the rules of the Bulgarian selection for Eurovision 2011. It will consist of several stages, but the dates of them are not announced yet.

BNT published today on their official web site that the submitted songs should not have been published before September 1st. The songwriters and performers who apply have to be Bulgarian and the lyrics of the submitted songs can be in any language. A so-called Academy that will consist of at least 31 members elected by the Bulgarian Broadcaster will suggest 3 artists each for Düsseldorf. The so-called Academy consists of composers, poets, producers, performers, music teachers, journalists, advertising agencies and professional organizations. The proposals of the jury will be sent to the chairman of the Academy by an official letter.

The top ten voted artists will have the chance to submit up to 3 songs for the Bulgarian National Final. The winner will be chosen by 50% jury vote (Academy) and  50% televote and will represent Bulgaria in the Eurovision Song Contest 2011.

Update: The national final of Bulgaria will be held on the 23rd of  February.

Very special thanks to eurovision-bg.com team.