Friday, 8 May 2009

Bulgarian Entry For Russian Hosted Eurovision Song contest

I and many other Bulagrians know all abou tthis Bulagrian singer from Sliven and his falseto voice.It was a very bad live performance and alledged rigged voting that got the country in protest about it being put in the final. Things have calmed down now and we all hope that the performance is spot on and in tune this weekend. The song grows on you the more you hear it.

Krassimir Avramov, considered by many a Jimmy Somerville sound-alike, will represent Bulgaria in the 2009 Eurovision Song Contest in Moscow.

Dubbed the "man-voice" in his country, the 40-year-old tenor-altino will present the song "Illusion" in the first semi-final on Tuesday (May 12th) in Moscow. Avramov hopes to hit the stage again on May 16th as one of the 25 contestants to qualify for the final. Like every other participant in the pan-European competition, he dreams of taking its 54th edition.

Bulgaria nabbed its best result in 2007, when Elitsa Todorova and Stoyan Yankulov finished fifth with their folk-based piece, "Water". The country's track record at Eurovision is quite short, dating back only to 2005.

Avramov will share the stage with backup vocalists Petya Buyuklieva, Ani Lozanova and Albena Veskova, as well as two American stilt dancers. "Illusion" blends together elements of opera, pop and folk music and includes some challenging high-pitch parts.

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