BULGARIA – The time has come, the meeting of Head of Delegations kick off today in Lisbon and Bulgarian national broadcaster is finally announcing the marathon effort to find the proper representative and song for the 2018 Eurovision Song Contest. The exact names of the composers behind “Bones” are Borislav Milanov, Trey Campbell, Joacim Persson & Dag Lundberg.
Equinox consists five talented singers from all over the world. Zhana Bergendorff, Vlado Mihailov, Georgi Simeonoc, Johnny Manuel and Trey Campbell are Equinox.
Групата @EquinoxBulgaria ще представи България на Евровизия 2018 в Лисабон с песента "Bones"! Телевизионната премиера на песента ще бъде в 8:30 в Денят започва по БНТ, а онлайн премиерата – в каналите на БНТ във всички социални мрежи. Тогава ще разберете и кои са петимата изпълнители, които се крият зад силуетите. Не забравяйте да последвате и EQUINOX във всички социални мрежи. The group EQUINOX will fly the flag for Bulgaria in Lisbon! Their song "Bones" will be presented at 07:30 CET. Follow the social media of Equinox and BNT Eurovision Bulgaria to find out who hinds "in to the unknown" and to listen to "Bones" first! #Евровизия
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BULGARIA – Despite the upcoming announcement tomorrow evening, Equinox is the band which will represent the country in the 2018 Eurovision Song Contest with the song “Bones”
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Welcome to the world of Equinox where light and darkness meet to celebrate the love beyond the unknown. pic.twitter.com/G6boyZc5RN
— EQUINOX (@EquinoxBulgaria) March 11, 2018
BULGARIA – The runners up of the 2017 Eurovision Song Contest has gained a lot of fame in Bulgaria, Eastern Europe and Greece with big fan clubs now established all over these regions. Although too young he tries too keep calm with all the publicity he receives although he postponed his plans for music studies in the US. Speaking to SIRK Magazine he talked about everything. We focused on anything related to Eurovision.
Although Europe got to know you better thanks to the last Eurovision Song Contest, you started your career way before, in Russia. When you were only 6 years old, you entered the creative children studio Neposedy, which previously hosted also the future t.A.T.u. members Julia Volkova and Lena Katina. How was that experience and what was the group about?
The experience was priceless. The discipline, the basics of music theory, vocal and dance lessons, acting classes etc. This is where I learned the ropes.
Your coach on The Voice was Dima Bilan. How was it to work along with such a relevant star?
I think that he is the best artist in Russia. He’s been through a lot of good and bad things and that’s why he is who he is. Talented, intelligent, an incredible singer and performer, and also a great actor. It was my honour to work with him.
Are you still in touch with Dima?
Yeah, in a way. We are not chatting or talking a lot, but whenever I achieve something, I let him know. If he is free, he will always tell me what he thinks about this and that. The thing that I like the most about him is that he is always honest and approachable.
Once again you came second, which is an enormous result for such a big competition and it was the best result ever had by Bulgaria. So, the same question of before, but probably on a different level: What changed after Eurovision?
Everything, actually. I found my audience from so many different countries: Germany, Norway, USA, Greece, Spain, Poland, Netherlands, Belarus, Ukraine, Kazakhstan, etc. Now I know that my music means something to people. A lot of my fans are still telling me their stories about the way my performance and my song helped them overcome some kind of crisis in their lives. That is incredible!
On 9th March a new single will come out, in collaboration with another Eurovision sensation, JOWST. The song will be called Burning Bridges: What can we expect from it?
Well… it’s a SMASH! Future Pop and I are quite fond of each other. The beat was ready before I joined in and my voice was the only missing piece in the puzzle.
NORWAY – Jowst and Kristian Kostov are releasing a brand new single together called Burning Bridges and thee song will be released in March. Jespen Jenset is co-author of the song. “Burning Bridges” will be available from all major streaming services and download stores on Friday 9th March.
In the meantime Jowst and Alexander will join forces once again at the MGP final next Saturday. One of the most beloved entries in thee 2017 Eurovision Song Contest.
Since it’s only one week left until Burning Bridges is on the radio, I will follow everyone who shares a photo of a burning paper 📝 with “Burning Bridges – 7 Days” on. I’ll repost 10 of them on Instagram. Remember to tell me who to tag 🙌🙌 @KristianKostov_ and I are excited 😊
— JOWST (@JOWSTMUSIC) March 2, 2018
Joakim With Steen, better known as Jowst, is a Norwegian music producer and songwriter. He represented Norway in the Eurovision Song Contest 2017 with the song “Grab the Moment”, along with vocalist Aleksander Walmann finishing in 10th place.
GREECE – The 2018 edition of WOAH Fest powered by MAD TV took place on February 24th in Athens. Among the guest performers there was Kristian Kostov, the 2017 Bulgarian entrant in the Eurovision Song Contest who has extremely big fanbase in Greece. Enjoy his moments and highlife from the event. For complete reports on WOAH Fest and Kristian Kostov go to www.mad.tv