Spotlight on: Bulgaria

May 20, 2021

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Artist Profile

Artist: Victoria Georgieva

Date of Birth: 21 September 1997

Hometown: Varna, Bulgaria

Selection Method: Internal Selection

Song: Growing Up Is Getting Old

Composer: Helena Larsson, Maya Nalani, Oliver Björkvall, Victoria Georgieva

Producer: Oliver Björkvall

Eurovision Result: 11th Place

Victoria is a Bulgarian singer and songwriter. She began her career after participating in season four of X Factor Bulgaria. It was revealed on 25 November 2019 that Georgieva would have represented Bulgaria at the Eurovision Song Contest 2020 in Rotterdam. Due to the 2020 contest’s cancellation, it was announced that Georgieva will represent Bulgaria at the Eurovision Song Contest 2021.

Song Lyrics

Playing Tetris with my feelings
Tryna keep them all inside
Hollow shadows and my soul is spilling over
I’m out of time, mmm-mmh
Closing every door, wanna be alone
Lonely is a way that I survive
Sick of wanting more, sitting on the floor
Wondering where all my feelings go

Nervous system’s aching
Growing up is getting old

Don’t get it
There’s an ocean of emotion that I’m carrying inside
I am cautious
‘Cause I’ve never understood how so much can fit in little me
Star-crossed soul (Hmm-hmm)
And I’m used to letting go (Used to letting go)
Sink deeper in the flow of it
My demons know (Mmm-mmh) exactly wherе my fears (Mmm-mmm-mmh)
Are hiding all my tears

I’m torn by nеrvous system’s aching
Growing up is getting old
Anxiety is draining
Getting up is growing old

And if I ever take that second to leave my worries behind
Maybe I could tread the waters of time
Get out of my mind

And growing up is getting old
Growing up is getting old
(And getting up is growing old)
Getting up is growing old

If your world is breaking
And growing up is getting old
Know that you’re worth saving
And getting up is all you’ve got

Bulgaria in the Eurovision Song Contest

Debut: 2005

Appearances: 12

Finals: 4

Best Result: 2nd (2017)

Top 10:

2007 – Elitsa & Stoyan – Water, 5th Place

2016 – Poli Genova – If Love Was a Crime, 4th Place

2017 – Kristian Kostov – Beautiful Mess, 2nd Place

Marcel Benzençon Awards:

2018 – Composer Award

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