After the success of hosting Junior Eurovision last year, Bulgaria is back and has already chosen their act for 2016! The national broadcaster held a national final which consisted of three live shows, two semi-finals and a live final.
All the participants are listed below:
Only 5 acts remained in the final, and each act performed two songs, with one of them being in Bulgarian. In the final, there was a 50/50 televoting and jury split. It was announced at the end of the show that it would be Lidia Ganeva who will represent Bulgaria. The song that Lidia will sing at the contest will be released in the coming months. It will be written by a popular Bulgarian composer who is still to be announced.
The results of the final were:
Who is Lidia Ganeva?
Lidia is from Plovidv and is 10 years old. She started singing at the young age of 6, and since then has won 22 first prizes in various competitions. When she was 7, she won an international contest called Golden Dolphins in Romania, and last year she won the Sofia Grand Prix Contest. Last year she was also part of the celebrations of the winning bid for Plovdiv for European Capital of Culture in 2019.
To listen to the incredible performance from Lidia, click here.