The Search Begins in Bulgaria!

The Bulgarian Broadcaster, BNT have begun their search to find who will represent them at Eurovision 2017. The call out asks for co-producers and labels to submit projects, featuring a comprehensive proposal.

The proposals need to include a song demo, the proposed artist or artists, plus a concept of what the stage presentation would be at Eurovision. The proposal must also include a draft for the budget and the partial funding that the company or production team is ready to invest.

Here are the requirements:

  • For the co-producers/labels: at least 3 projects must be produced in the previous 2 years. They should have experience in artists management, backed with a presentation

  • For the artists: the artists must have Bulgarian citizenship, proven stage experience, especially in regards to live performances. Should include a biography and photos.

  • For the song: the song must comply to the Eurovision rules, and at least some Bulgarian involvement with the production of the song. The audio submission should be done in .wav or mp3 format.

  • For the stage concept: the proposal should feature a short description of the staging of the song, including some visual examples in the form of videos, photos, story boards as well as ideas about the artists on stage, their costumes, choreography and the LED background.

The deadline for submissions is the 20th of January. The projects received will be judged by BNT, representatives of the music industry, as well as an international focus group of Eurovision experts. The three groups will decide which submission will succeed. All the projects should be submitted to eurovision2017@bnt.bg, and the proposal should include a letter containing the list of submitted documents and media.

Last year, Bulgaria sent former Eurovision star, and former Junior Eurovision host Poli Genova to represent the nation. After her success of reaching Bulgaria’s best Eurovision placing to date, the broadcaster is hoping to build on her success.

Do you think this approach will work for Bulgaria? Discuss below!

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