Bulgaria gears up for 2012

Bulgaria gears up for 2012
Poli Genova on stage in Düsseldorf. Photo: Alain Douit (EBU)
Sofia, Bulgaria -

Bulgarian broadcaster, BNT has announced the search for songs to compete in its national selection, where two semi-finals and a mixture of juries and televotes will decide the winner.

Earlier this year in Düsseldorf, Bulgaria failed to qualify to the final. Poli Genova and her song Na Inat (На инат) came 12th in the second semi-final missing out on a place in the grand final by only two places.

In anticipation of the 2012 Eurovision Song Contest, broadcaster BNT has announced plans for its national selection, hoping that whoever wins the competition can bring Bulgaria glory in Baku.

BNT has called for songs to be submitted for the national selection, with an emphasis on the songs being a product of Bulgaria, i.e. the lyrics, music and arrangement should be by a Bulgarian national. The window for entries being submitted will open on the 9th of September and close on the 11th of November.

In order to choose who gets to participate in the selection, a professional jury of 20 to 35 members will be invited by BNT to listen to all the songs. In the first instance 60 entries will be chosen and their details made public on the 16th of November. However, only 30 entries will be admitted to the semi-finals so a further whittling down by the juries is required. On the 25th of November, a definitive list of 30 songs will be released.

Songs will be distributed into semi-finals by lot, with 15 competing in each. These will then perform live at the semi-finals on the 12th and 14th of December in Hall 3 of the National Palace of Culture in Sofia. 6 songs from each semi-final will qualify to the final with a mixture of jury voting and televoting.

The final is to be held on the 28th of January 2012 in Hall 1 of the National Palace of Culture in Sofia where the twelve qualified entries will perform for the chance to represent Bulgaria in Baku in May. The winning entry will be chosen through a mixture of jury and televotes.

The 2012 edition of Europe's favourite TV show will take place on the 22nd, 24th and 26th of May in Baku, Azerbaijan.


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  • Posted on 30 August 2011 at 08:49
    Good Luck Bulgaria ♥ :)) report to the moderator
  • Posted on 29 August 2011 at 14:23
    i agree pretty much with what ajjs said... unfortunately I really don't think it matters what bulgaria sends, they are just not destined to make finals no matter how good they are.
    I at least enjoy hearing what they have to send. They are definately delivering to my style and taste most years. report to the moderator
  • Posted on 27 August 2011 at 12:51
    I would love to see Bulgaria qualify for the finals in Baku but I have to say that Na Inat and Angel Si Ti were both my most fave song of 2010 and 2011 Eurovision. Pls keep making more music just as good!! report to the moderator
  • Posted on 26 August 2011 at 17:57
    Good Luck Bulgaria hope you get into the final of the eurovision song contest in 2012
    cause you deserve it and poli was great its a shame she didnt make it to the final but good luck next year and hope that the participant you bring to the contest will choose a great song like this years entrant and qualify for the final so once again good luck Bulgaria report to the moderator
  • Posted on 26 August 2011 at 11:20
    I hope that BNT will finally choose somebody who has a good song and isn`t a BNT protege -.- report to the moderator
  • Posted on 26 August 2011 at 11:19
    I hope that we send a good song next year and to qualify for the grand final :) report to the moderator
  • Posted on 26 August 2011 at 01:22
    Bulgarias Eurovision History Deserved / Undeserved??:

    2005 - ''Lorraine'' - Kaffe (DNQ) AWFUL DEBUT, DESERVED PLACING!!
    2006 - ''Let Me Cry'' - Mariana Popova (DNQ) Not Terrible, But Obviously Not Good Enough To Be A Finalist
    2007 - ''Water / Voda'' - Elitsa & Stoyan (6th In Semi Final / 5th In Final) GREAT ENTRY WELL DESERVED!!
    2008 - ''DJ Take Me Away'' - DJBalthazarfeat.DeepZone (DNQ) ROBBED, UTTERLY ROBBED, SHOULD HAVE QUALIFIED!!!
    2009 - ''Illusion'' - Krassimir Aramanov (DNQ) AWFUL AWFUL AWFUL, BULGARIA GOT WHAT THEY DESERVED AND AS THE NATIONAL SELECTION WAS CORRUPTED, THEY SHOULD HAVE SENT POLI GENOVA WITH ''One Lifetime Is Not Enough''
    2010 - ''Angel Si Ti'' - Miro (DNQ) ROBBED, UTTERLY ROBBED, SHOULD HAVE QUALIFIED!!!
    2011 - ''Na Inat'' - Poli Genova (DNQ) ROBBED, UTTERLY ROBBED, SHOULD HAVE QUALIFIED!!! report to the moderator
  • Posted on 26 August 2011 at 00:41
    GOOD luck Bulgaria...Baku wait you))) report to the moderator
  • Posted on 25 August 2011 at 20:53
    Bulgaria always send good songs, pity that didn't qualify to final :( report to the moderator
  • Posted on 25 August 2011 at 20:13
    That's good news. We should have been to the final. I hope that Bulgari will choose a more eurovision-type song. I hope they choose Dessislava or Nevena Coneva!!! report to the moderator
  • Posted on 25 August 2011 at 19:26
    POLI GENOVA DA BEST! ♥ ♥ ♥ I'm very proud of her, she is an awesome artist and sang in her language!

    If Italy, Germany, France send a song like this maybe win. Bulgaria didn't go to top 10 because is a small country, that's very baaaad!

    She was very underrated, robbed. Na Inat was one of the best songs this year!!! BRAVO POLI!!

    Bulgaria keep sending songs in your language!!! Or maybe a mix of Bulgarian and English!

    Good Luck! And love u from Argentina =) report to the moderator
  • Posted on 25 August 2011 at 17:24
    Good luck Bulgaria! This year Poli was robbed, she should has qualify. I was at the arena and her performance was amazing! report to the moderator
  • Posted on 25 August 2011 at 17:17
    Poli was great - Na inat it was one of my fav, pity that didn qualify to final.

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  • Posted on 25 August 2011 at 16:53
    poli was wanna the greatest singer in bulgaria and na inat was the best entry so dont give up because your chance will come one day:) report to the moderator
  • Posted on 25 August 2011 at 15:20
    Good luck Bulgaria, you found gold with Poli but apparently that's not enough for Europe. Never give up. report to the moderator