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Bulgaria in the Eurovision Song Contest 2005

Eurovision Song Contest 2005
Country Bulgaria
National selection
Selection processNational Final
Selection date(s)Semi-final
22 January 2005
Final
12 February 2005
Selected entrantKaffe
Selected song"Lorraine"
Finals performance
Semi-final resultFailed to qualify (19th, 49 points)
Bulgaria in the Eurovision Song Contest
2005 2006►

Bulgaria was represented at Eurovision 2005 by the group Kaffe and the song "Lorraine". The Bulgarian Final was held on February 12, 2005 at the Grand Concert Hall. Before the final there was a semi-final on January 21 with a total of 24 competing songs. A professional jury selected 12 of these 24 songs to go forward to the final where the winner was chosen by televoting. A jazz inspired band Kaffe was elected with the song "Lorraine", which is written by Vesselin Vesselinov-Eko & Orlin Pavlov and composed by Vesselin Vesselinov-Eko.

The spokesperson who revealed Bulgaria's votes for other countries was BNT employee Evgenia Atanasova.[1]

National final

Final – 12 February 2005
Draw Artist Song Televote Place
1 Kaffe "Lorraine" 52.83% 1
2 Vasil Naidenov, Roberta, Mariana Popova, Orlin Goranov "Az znam" 2.58% 5
3 Grafa "Ako ima rai" 5.11% 3
4 Slavi Trifonov & Sofi Marinova "Edinstveni" 28.33% 2
5 Ivan Georgiev-Ustata "Vsichki drehi mi prechat" 2.12% 6
6 Stoian Roianov "Taodos" 2.85% 4
7 Aija "My Love" 0.37% 11
8 Deep Zone Project "The Dance of the World" 0.31% 12
9 Duet Mania "Bitter Sweet" 0.69% 10
10 Kali "Molitva" 2.02% 7
11 Gravity Co "What I Want" 1.73% 8
12 Melody "Otkriy me sega" 1.16% 9

At Eurovision

Bulgaria made their debut, so the country was forced to compete in the semi-final. Bulgaria performed 21st, following Croatia and preceding Ireland. They came 19th with 49 points, failing to qualify to the Grand Final.Therefore, Bulgaria had to compete in the semi-final again in ESC 2006.

Points Awarded by Bulgaria[2]

Points Awarded to Bulgaria

Points Awarded to Bulgaria (Semi Final)
12 points 10 points 8 points 7 points 6 points
5 points 4 points 3 points 2 points 1 point

References

  1. ^ Philips, Roel (2005-05-17). "The 39 spokespersons!". ESCToday. Archived from the original on 2005-12-19. Retrieved 2009-04-27. Italic or bold markup not allowed in: |publisher= (help)
  2. ^ Eurovision Song Contest 2005