Appearances 12 (4 finals)
First appearance 3005
Best result 2nd: (2017)
Worst result 19th (SF) (2005)
Bulgaria has participated in the Contest 11 times since making its debut at the Eurovision Song Contest 2005 in Kiev. Prior to this they participated as part of Yugoslavia.

Their best result to date was in 2017, when Kristian Kostov finished as runner up to Salvador Sobral with the song "Beautiful Mess". The country has also advanced from the semi finals on two other occasions - in 2007 in Helsinki, going on to finish in 5th place and in 2016 in Stockholm, finishing in 4th place.

In October 2018, it was announced that they would not be taking part in the 2019 Contest in Tel Aviv due to financial reasons, marking the third time they would be absent, following their withdrawal in 2014 in Copenhagen and 2015 in Vienna.


Year Performer(s) Song Language Translation Final Points Semi Points
2005 Kaffe "Lorraine" English - Failed to qualify 19 49
2006 Mariana Popova "Let Me Cry" - 17 36
2007 Elitsa & Stoyan "Water" Bulgarian - 5 157 6 146
2008 Deep Zone & DJ Balthazar "DJ, Take Me Away" English - Failed to qualify 11 56
2009 Krassimir Avramov "Illusion" - 16 7
2010 Miro "Angel si ti" Bulgarian, English You are an angel 15 19
2011 Poli Genova "Na inat" Bulgarian In spite 12 48
2012 Sofi Marinova "Love Unlimited" - 11 45
2013 Elitsa & Stoyan "Samo shampioni" Only Champions 12 45
Did not compete in 2014 and 2015
2016 Poli Genova "If Love Was a Crime" English, Bulgarian - 4 307 5 220
2017 Kristian Kostov "Beautiful Mess" English - 2 615 1 403
2018 Equinox "Bones" - 14 166 7 177
Did not compete in 2019

Voting history

Eurovision Song Contest
Winning Songs
RefrainNet als toenDors, mon amourEen beetjeTom PillibiNous les amoureuxUn premier amourDanseviseNon ho l'etàPoupée de cire, poupée de sonMerci, chériePuppet on a StringLa, La, LaVivo cantandoBoom Bang-a-BangDe troubadourUn jour, un enfantAll Kinds of EverythingUn banc, un arbre, une rueAprès toiTu te reconnaîtrasWaterlooDing-a-DongSave Your Kisses For MeL'oiseau et l'enfantA-Ba-Ni-BiHallelujahWhat's Another YearMaking Your Mind UpEin bißchen FriedenSi la vie est cadeauDiggi-Loo Diggi-LeyLa det swingeJ'aime la vieHold Me NowNe partez pas sans moiRock MeInsieme: 1992Fångad av en stormvindWhy Me?In Your EyesRock 'n' Roll KidsNocturneThe VoiceLove Shine a LightDivaTake Me to Your HeavenFly on the Wings of LoveEverybodyI WannaEvery Way That I CanWild DancesMy Number OneHard Rock HallelujahMolitvaBelieveFairytaleSatelliteRunning ScaredEuphoriaOnly TeardropsRise Like a PhoenixHeroes1944Amar pelos doisToy
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