[UPD] Bulgaria: BNT planning a new selection format

Elitsa and stoyan songs presentation Picture BNT

Despite not being able to qualify for the Eurovision finals more than once, the Bulgarian broadcaster wants to continue participating. In a statement, published on the broadcaster’s Facebook page, BNT hints they will try a completely new selection method next year.

The General Director of BNT Vyara Ankova confirmed the commitment of public television to provide access of the Bulgarian artist to the international stage in “Eurovision”. The broadcaster will continue to participate in this project, and currently BNT is working on a new idea – to select the Bulgarian song with big reality format.

This year the broadcaster chose their representatives internally and decided to send Elitsa & Stoyan to Malmö. The song was chosen through a televised national final but was later changed due to the copyright issues as BNT claimed.

UPDATE 18:06 CET The broadcaster says the previous statement was a misunderstanding and that the plans of a new selection format were hinted by Vyara Ankova alone who is the General Director at BNT. Keep participating in ESC is her personal desire when speaking of the future of BNT. Therefore the Bulgarian broadcaster is yet to make any decision regarding Eurovision 2014.