Bulgaria: Premiere of "If Love Was A Crime"

Watch the preview video of Poli Genova's entry in the 2016 Eurovision Song Contest!

Poli Genova BNT
Sofia, Bulgaria

Today the preview video of If Love Was A Crime, the Bulgarian entry in the 2016 Eurovision Song Contest, has been premiered on Youtube. It is being sung by Poli Genova, who already represented Bulgaria in 2011. Five years later she is back with a catchy and summery tune - watch the video right now on Eurovision.tv!

If Love Was A Crime is the title of the song that Poli Genova will present on the Eurovision Song Contest stage in Stockholm in May. Teodosi Spasov, a renowned Bulgarian flutist, gives the recorded part of the song an interesting and unique vibe. Composers and producers of the song are Borislav Milanov, Sebastian Arman and Joacim Bo Persson. Poli took part in the creative process and is Co-writer of the lyrics.

If Love Was A Crime was created as an international and radio-friendly production. The song is about the courage of people who dare to love and are ready to fight for their feelings no matter the circumstances and the public opinion.

The preview video for the song connects two of the most important and popular projects of Bulgarian public broadcaster BNT, the Eurovision Song Contest and the criminal-themed TV series Undercover. Last night Poli Genova performed the song for the very first time during an event that marked the beginning of the fifth and last season of the popular series. Undercover is the most successful project of BNT as it is being broadcast in more than 186 territories on four continents.

Watch the preview video of If Love Was A Crime below!

If Love Was A Crime - The Lyrics

written by Borislav Milanov, S. Arman, J. Persson, Poli Genova

You and I we collide
Like the stars on the summer night
We can shine for ever

And you and we're alive
What we feel is what is right
We can run like never

If love was a crime then we would be criminals
Locked up for life but I'll do the time
If love was a crime then we would work miracles
High above the ground

О, дай ми любовта (3)
They will never break us down
О, дай ми любовта! (3)
They will never break us down

Never mind
Wrong or right
Our love ain't got no pride
So we change for better

Unafraid
Never fade
When it's dark we illuminate
Can we rise together

If love was a crime then we would be criminals
Locked up for life but I'll do the time
If love was a crime then we would work miracles
High above the ground

О, дай ми любовта! (3)
They will never break us down
О, дай ми любовта! (3)
They will never break us down

Together we're untouchable
You and me against the world
Together we're invincible
Together we're untouchable
You and me against the world
Together we're invincible
They will never break us down

Poli Genova during the filming of the preview video BNT

"The song is powerful, engaging and casts the one and only universal message – love is above all other circumstances. Love is something we discover everywhere around us and it is a feeling that is an essential part of us. It brings us energy and faith. And we feel exactly the same way, because we know love is what makes us unstoppable. We want this message to reach everyone in this world", Poli Genova comments on the song.

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