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Eurovision 2021 Bulgaria profile: ‘Growing Up Is Getting Old’ by VICTORIA

Bulgaria in Eurovision

Bulgaria debuted in Eurovision back in 2005, and have qualified for the grand final on four occasions (2007, 2016, 2017, and 2018), with three top five results.

In 2017, Kristian Kostov achieved their best ever result with his song ‘Beautiful Mess’, which finished in 2nd place with 615 points.

2021 entry: VICTORIA – ‘Growing Up Is Getting Old’

  • Semi-final: VICTORIA will compete in semi-final 2 in 13th position in the running order

  • My Eurovision Scoreboard fan ranking: 13th out of 39 entries

  • Odds to win ranking: 4th out of 39 entries

  • Odds to qualify ranking: 2nd out of 17 entries

(rankings as of 6 April 2021)

About the artist

23-year-old Victoria Georgieva, professionally known as VICTORIA, was born in Varna in Bulgaria.

She started out in the music scene by participating in the fourth season of ‘X Factor Bulgaria’ in 2015, where she made it through to the live finals before finishing in sixth place. And she had some tough competition in the season, as she was up against another burgeoning Eurovision star in Kristian Kostov.

VICTORIA’s debut EP was released in February this year, and featured five songs that all had the potential to represent Bulgaria at the Eurovision Song Contest this year.

She was internally chosen for Eurovision 2020 with her song ‘Tears Getting Sober’, and was internally selected again for the 2021 contest.

About the song

‘Growing Up Is Getting Old’ is written by Victoria Georgieva, Maya Nalani, Helena Larsson, and Oliver Björkvall, and is produced by Oliver Björkvall.

About the song, VICTORIA said:

“You can grow as a person in many different ways. Sometimes going back to your roots helps you to find your purpose on Earth.”

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