Bulgaria – At a press conference of the Bulgarian national broadcaster BNT, Sofi Marinova expressed her satisfaction with the result. She didn’t make it to the final only due to a tie-break rule that eventually worked in favor of Norway. Her 11th place in the semi-final is one of Bulgaria’s best results since it started participating. During the press conference BNT also confirmed their participation in Eurovision 2013 in Sweden.
Unfortunately, after she did not qualify for the final, Sofi Marinova had to face some slander from right-wing politicians and certain media in Sofia due to the fact that she is a Roma. She was criticized for her style of dress and singing which was qualified as “gypsie” and thus not good enough to represent Bulgaria. All this happened before the semi-final results were revealed.
Source= BNT, EscDaily