Bulgaria– The Bulgarian singer DesiSlava (Деси Слава) is one of the 22 semi-finalists announced yesterday as the qualifiers for the Bulgarian national final. A video has appeared which shows a part of her performance in front of the Academy which chose the qualifiers. In the video Desi Slava is interviewed about her participation and says that the song was composed by Symphonics, which also composed this year’s Bulgarian entry “Na Inat” for Poli Genova. She liked the idea to work together with them for Eurovision.
She decided to participate as the last two years many people had asked her to enter the contest and on the Internet fan petitions were frequently asking for her as well. She always got invitations to the Bulgarian national final, but didn’t feel ready the year’s before. She says that she is taking a new direction in her career away from pop folk (Chalga). The song has a part with traditional singing in the beginning but continues like a modern pop song with rap elements by a male vocalist supporting her.
You can listen see the performance here: (Go to 2:20)
Sofi Marinova on the other hand sings a more pop-folk influence song, that has parts which could just as easily be part of a David Guetta song and are reminiscent of Mr. Saxoboat. Marinova says that she sings in Bulgarian music knows no language borders.
You can see parts of her performance here: (Go to 4:10)
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