MAY 08: WATER WAS BETTER / VIDEO
Elitsa Todorova & Stoyan Yankulov are multi-talented musicians, bringing together the best in terms of vocals, styles, and instruments. They are famous especially for their innovative ways of combining traditional singing, percussions and modern influences. In 2007 they came 5th with “Water” and in 2013 they are back withs Samo Shampioni.
WHAT WE LIKED
Folklor outfits and powerful vocals from Bulgaria this year. Samo Shampioni is performed as everyone expected: she is indeed using the catwalk in a somehow red bloack and white with shapes colores stage.
WHAT WE DISLIKED
Dreadful costumes and desperate call to vote for “Water” again. Only this time the song is not good enough, the eurofans have every right to hate me today but I will say it: it’s a trash song. Though I am on the edge to see it or not in the final. I would rather not though.
INFORMATION ABOUT BULGARIA
Elitsa Todorova was born on 1977 in Varna. She studied music, specialising in authentic folklore singing and in percussions. She attracts the attention of both the audience and the critics with her specific voice – strong, deep-toned, clear and hardy, the tone-quality being one of a beautiful and rich ornamentation. She worked at the State Dance and Music Ensemble in Varna, in the choir The Mystery of the Bulgarian voices, and the Cosmic Voices of Bulgaria choir where she performed authentic Bulgarian folk songs, and compositions in Yiddish and Sanskrit.
Stoyan Yankulov was born on September 10th in Sofia. At the age of eight he started taking piano lessons. At the same time he showed interest for percussion instruments. Since a young age he was the base of musical bands as a drummer, and he eventually graduated majoring in percussion instruments. Yankulov plays with rock and jazz bands, with folklore ensembles and with jazz-rock and fusion bands.
PHOTO: SANDER HESTERMAN / EUROVISION.TV