Bulgaria – The Bulgarian singer DesiSlava (Деси Слава) has announced on her website today that she has entered a song into the Bulgarian national selection for the Eurovision Song Contest 2012. DesiSlava is one of the most popular and successful singers in the Bulgarian pop-folk (called Chalga) scene. Chalga usually features insufficiently dressed women with heavy make-up and fake hair (among other things) and corpulent, metrosexual men (such as Asis), all that paired with provocative lyrics.
In last year’s national final the chalga scene was not represented even tough it makes up a heavy share of the Bulgarian music market and is popular, especially among young people. If DesiSlava makes is selected by the judges, who will select the semi-finalists soon, she could be sure of the votes of a lot of chalga fans.
“I could not participate last time and promised people who want me to compete in Eurovision not to disappoint them. That’s why I entered the song – It’s modern and rhythmic,” she writes on her website. For the song she has cooperated with the team “Simfoniks” who also helped Poli Genova with her entry last year.
The team also wrote the song DesiSlava performed with Greek singer Costas Martakis “Agapi mou” :
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