Bulgaria 2016: Poli Genova
Poli Genova singing "Na Inat" at Eurovision Song Contest 2011

Bulgaria: Poli Genova returns to Eurovision

Poli Genova will represent Bulgaria at Eurovision Song Contest 2016. After two years of absence Bulgaria is back, and after four years, Poli is back! The song is yet to be revealed

After months of speculations, the Bulgarian national broadcaster, BNT, has announced that Poli Genova will represent Bulgaria at Eurovision Song Contest 2016 in Stockholm. The song Poli will sing has not been revealed yet, but will also be decided internal. Other artists rumored for representing Bulgaria were Preslava and the X Factor Bulgaria winner, Christiana Loizou.

Poli represented Bulgaria at Eurovision Song Contest 2011 with the song "Na Inat" (На инат). It finished 12th at the second Semi-final, just six points from qualifying to the Grand Final:

Bulgaria 2011: Poli Genova - "Na Inat" (На инат)
The head of delegation for Bulgaria, Joana Levieva–Sawyer:
»Poli Genova is already widely popular internationally, especially within the Eurovision Song Contest community. She also did an amazing job as the presenter of the 2015 Junior Eurovision Song Contest, and these were big factors in our choice«

An International team of professionals are in the process of producing Poli's song for Eurovision

Poli also hosted Junior Eurovision Song Contest 2015 in Sofia, Bulgaria. Here she performed her song "Where is my dress"

Poli Genova - "Where is my dress" Live at Junior Eurovision Song Contest 2015

Poli Genova

Poli Plamenova Genova (29) was born in Sofia, and already started her career as a singer when she was four, in the popular children's vocal ensemble "National Palace of Children", and when she was eight, as a member of the children's vocal ensemble "Bon-Bon". Here Poli's voice became the trademark of Bon-Bon.

Together with Bon-Bon she won several awards, including "Golden Orpheus Song Contest" and the international "Slavianski Bazaar" festival.

In 2005 and 2006 she took part in the National Selection of Eurovision Song Contest as a member of the trio "Melody".

Poli has been singing together with famous Bulgarian pop singers like Georgi Hristov, Yordanka Hristova and Nelly Rangelova. She graduated from Lyubomir Pipkov National School of Music playing clarinet.

Poli is currently part of the UNICEF Charity Project "The Magnificent Six", singer in the "Azis' Show" and "Dani Milev Band", in the first edition of the reality show "Dancing with the Stars: Bulgaria".

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BNT announced on Twitter in January that they had internally selected a female artist to represent Bulgaria. The announcement should have been made on twitter two days ago, but that never happened. Throughout the day they gave hints about Poli:

Bulgaria in Eurovision Song Contest

Bulgaria 2007: Elitsa Todorova & Stoyan Yankulov - "Water"

Bulgaria has been participating in Eurovision Song Contest nine times, but without success. The best position is 5th place in 2007 (Elitsa Todorova & Stoyan Yankulov - "Water"), and this was also the only time they qualified for the Grand Final. Bulgaria returns to Eurovision Song Contest 2016 after a two-year absence following their withdrawal in 2014 due to financial limitations.

In Stockholm Bulgaria will compete in Semi-final 2 on 12 May 2016

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