Bulgaria Drumming Duo Drum Support among Eurovision Fans

Culture | April 18, 2013, Thursday // 14:52|  views

The duo called on all those who liked their Eurovision debut song “Water” five years ago to support them again at the upcoming contest. Photo by Eurovision Bulgaria

Shortly before taking on the Eurovision stage in Malm? with their song 'Only Champions', drumming duo Elitsa and Stoyan Yankulov-Stundzhi sent a special message to their fans.

Elitsa and Stoyan have recorded this special message in a total 5 languages: English, French, German, Spanish and Russian.

"'Only champions' is a song, which will make everyone of you feel like a winner. Everyone is a champion in the hearts of those who love them,” the Bulgarian champions said in their special message for their European and international followers and fans.

The duo called on all those who liked their Eurovision debut song “Water” five years ago to support them again at the upcoming contest.

“You already know who we are. Believe in us once again!”

The 2013 Eurovision song contest will take place in Malmo, Sweden, following the victory of Loreen in Azerbaijan last year.

Eurovision official site commented that sending musicians with previous experience at the Eurovision Song Contest is a popular practice and in recent years it has been used by other countries as well: Serbia with Zeljko Joksimovic, Germany with Lena, Greece with Sakis Rouvas, Ireland with Jedward.

This year 9 more countries shall select their representative by means of internal selection: Former Yugoslav Republic of Macedonia, Armenia, Great Britain, France, Georgia,Netherlands, Spain, Belgium and Montenegro.

Bulgaria has participated in the Eurovision Song Contest eight times since its debut in 2005, but it was only the duo Elitsa and Stundzhi that brought success to the country and reached the finals in 2007.

Bulgaria's song Water grabbed the fifth spot at Eurovision final in Helsinki in May 2007, while another Balkan country - Serbia came in first.

Combining a modern drumming beat, a traditional Bulgarian folk song and impressive performance, Water won wide support in Europe.

Bulgarians were awarded the maximum 12 points from neighborliness Greece, while Cyprus and Spain placed us second with 10 points from each country. Macedonia placed Water 3rd, with 8 points.

After the initial excitement over their participation in the contest many Bulgarians already consider the Eurovision experience to be either sloppy or dire, a competition decided mainly by political back-scratching.

Still amidst a period of effacement and chalga-risation of Bulgarian music, the intensity of Bulgaria's duo Elitsa and Stundzhi six years ago convinced many that the music jamboree still matters, at least as a medium of the traditional and authentic on a modern note.

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