BULGARIA – Kristian Kostov will represent Bulgaria in the 2017 Eurovision Song Contest with the song Beautiful mess as announced this morning by BNT.
”Over the past few years, Eurovision entries have been gradually shifting towards a more cinematic approach, focused on storytelling rather than just presenting a musical piece. So when we refer to “Beautiful Mess”, we want to call it a story and not just a song. The story here is quite simple – it’s about love. But we don’t mean love in the sense of feelings between two persons, but rather love for humanity and friendship, as both are an integral part of the core values of the Eurovision Song Contest. The main character is a youngster who is facing a world full of darkness that he is living in and is searching for an oasis of light for him and the people he is willing to fight for.Our project this year is dedicated to all young people, urging them to define themselves and fight for the values they believe in.”
Kristian Kostov is a Bulgarian-Russian singer and songwriter. He was a finalist in Season 1 of the Russian Golos Kids and a runner-up in the 4th season of Bulgarian X Factor. He will represent Bulgaria in the Eurovision Song Contest 2017 in Kyiv. Kostov participed in the Russian version of The Voice, Golos. He was part of the first season of the kids version of the show where his mentor was Dima Bilan and Kostov got to the finals. After his success in Russia, Kristian decided during his visit to Bulgaria to audition for X Factor Bulgaria as he is of Bulgarian origin. He made it to the final of the show after he was on elimination with the group A.V.A. but was chosen by the judges to go to the final. On the final of season 4 he performed solo the Lyube’s song “Позови меня” and made a duet with Vasil Naydenov performing the song “Сбогом, Моя Любов”. For the final song he chose Emil Dimitrov’s song “Ако си Дал”, but he finished in seсond place as Christiana Louizu won the show. On 7 October 2016 his debut single “Ne si za men” was released by Virginia Records. The song was writen by Venci Venc’ and music and arrangement by Ray Hedges, Nigel Butler and Isaac Evans.