Prominent Bulgarian musicians and members of the social network Facebook are protesting Tuesday against Krasimir Avramov's song "Illusion," which was selected to represent Bulgaria in the "Eurovision 2009" contest finals in Moscow.
Tuesday, 24 February 2009
Monday, 23 February 2009
One of the longest national selection shows for this year's Eurovision Song Contest is over. Krassimir Avramov has won tonight's Bulgarian show with Illusion.
After a series of quarter-finals and semi-finals, finally twelve songs made it to tonight's stage in the Sports Palace in Sofia. The grandiose show, with the famous Russian pop star Philip Kirkorov as a guest, was ended by the reprise of the winning Illusion by Krassimir Avramov.
A graduate of the National Academy for Theatrical and Film Arts (NATFIZ), he trained in pantomime. But Krassimir, being blessed with a very rare and unique male voice, the tenor-altino, could not stay silent for long. His 1997 debut album, Silent Voices topped the pop charts in Bulgaria. One year later Krassimir’s journey would continue in the entertainment capital of the world, Los Angeles, California.
clipped from www.eurovision.tv
Saturday, 21 February 2009
Many of Bulgaria's main roads and mountain passes are impassible or entirely closed for traffic after the heavy snowfall that began early Thursday morning with snow turning into ice due to very low temperatures, the National Road Agency reported.
Tuesday, 10 February 2009
After receiving a lucky wildcard for the first top ranking hard court tennis tournament of the year, Bulgaria's young talent Grigor Dimitrov has already put down his mark, beating the 23rd ranked player in the world Tomas Berdych.
Tuesday, 3 February 2009
It's old news (2007) so the figures have gone up since then. Gypsies have been on a baby boom for decades now and their population is growing at a much faster rate than the Bulgarian population.
More than 800,000 Gypsies live in the country, the half of them are isolated in ghettos, informed professor Svetoslav Ivanov on a discussion, organized by ‘Gypsy union for sport and culture' NGO.