Bulgaria: Future Eurovision participation in jeopardy

It is not sure whether Bulgaria is able to take part in the Eurovision Song Contest and Junior Eurovision Song Contest in the near future. The state broadcaster BNT has published their uncertainty on Twitter this Thursday morning.

The Bulgarian national broadcaster is currently in the process of electing a new Director General, due to which they announced that their participations in Junior Eurovision 2017 and Eurovision 2018 are in question.


BNT is withdrawing their previously confirmed Junior Eurovision participation, for the upcoming contest in Georgia. Their participation in the contest in Lisbon 2018 is also uncertain. However there are still many months to go before they have to confirm their participation.

In their previous eleven participations in the Eurovision Song Contest, Bulgaria reached the final only three times, but every time ended in the top 5. The last two editions they got a fourth place with Poli Genova and a second place with Kristian Kostov.