Kristian Kostov is the Bulgarian participant at the next edition of Eurovision in 2017, announced BNT. He will take the stage of the contest for the first time in May, in Ukraine’s capital Kiev. According to the draw, Bulgaria is in the second semi-final of the music contest.
Kristian Kostov , in fact, was born in Moscow on October 15, 2000 in a family with Bulgarian origins from father's side , while his mother's side has Kazakh. Kostov took part in 2014 edition of The Voice Kids in Russia, with the winner of the Eurovision 2008 Dima Bilan to be his coach.
Subsequently, he participated in the Bulgarian version of X Factor, reaching the final, where he was overtaken by Christiana Louizu. Last October, his first single, ”Ne si za men”, was produced with the label Virginia Records.
The title of his song, is ”Beautiful Mess” . The reason for this title explains it directly Kostov from Eurovision.tv pages: "Beautiful Mess is authentic, interesting and conveys the feeling and the main idea of the song, which I like because it describes what I am. In November I started working with Bobby [Borislav Milanov, the composer, Ed] with the idea to submit a song for the Eurovision this year or next.”
”As a performer, now I'm trying to "find me", and indeed ”Beautiful Mess” is my first song with a deeper meaning. I like it very much. My plans for the future are related to projects that make sense, so as to take a step which for me is in the right direction. Apart from that, my fans will see me in a different light from that of my past projects and I'm really curious to see what will be their reaction. "
The ”Beautiful Mess” team is the same as last year, took Poli Genova in fourth place with "If love was a crime": Boris Milanov, Sebastian Armann, Joacim Persson Bo .
Joana Levieva-Sawyer, head of the Bulgarian delegation at the festival, was also very satisfied with the final result after the efforts made this year. "We have received more proposals than we expected considering the requirements that we put, but that has made the level of songs and performances have been high.This has allowed us to analyze all the proposals from various angles. All the projects that reached the final phase were very valid to be in Eurovision, and after this selection I am optimistic and I think we have good options, as well as in the years to come, "she said
The national broadcaster BNT has said about their entry that: “The main character is a youngster who is facing a world full of darkness that he is living in and is searching for an oasis of light for him and the people he is willing to fight for.”
In Kristian’s world, values are worth the struggle no matter how high the obstacles. As he sings: “We don’t have a thing to lose, No matter what they say or do, I don’t want nothing more, Our love is untouchable.”
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