Junior Eurovision Song Contest: Lidia Ganeva will Represent Bulgaria with Cute Performance

Written by on October 3, 2016 in Culture, Leisure - No comments

SOFIA (FF) – Bulgaria has an official representative for the Junior Eurovision Song Contest 2016: Lidia Ganeva, a gifted 10-year-old girl. She will sing the tune “Magical Day” (“Вълшебен ден”), at the big event at the Mediterranean Conference Centre in Valletta, Malta, on November 20th, 2016.

Bulgarian National Television (BNT), the presenter of last year’s Junior Eurovision Song Contest, commissioned Iliya Grigorov and Vladimir Ampov-Grafa to compose Lidia’s tune. Ampov-Grafa is a very famous name in Bulgaria, since he is among the most popular songwriters in the country.

Lidia is extremely happy about winning the competition and actually being sent to represent her country: “Junior Eurovision is a dream! I always dreamed of representing Bulgaria at the contest. Now, the dream has come true”, she said in an interview with BNT. She had just won the pre-competition in Bulgaria. Both the jury and the public voted for her. Lidia received an impressive 34.75 percent in the televote.

The 10-year-old was the youngest participant in the selection show. She is neither new to singing and performing, nor to the show business. In the past years, she won more awards than she can fit into her shelf in her home city of Plovdiv. The total number of awards is 22, at this point. At age 7, three years ago, she won Golden Dolphins, a singing competition in Romania. In 2015, she also won the Sofia Grand Prix Contest. And she was part of the celebrations in Plovdiv, after the town was chosen as European Capital of Culture 2019.

The official video (mobile users: see below, PC users see video on the right) for the song “Magical Day” was directed by Vassil Stefanov. Twenty children are part of the clip.

With her great performance, stage presence and her professionalism, Lidia definitely has good chances of winning the Junior Eurovision Song Contest.

By im.

Pictures by Junior Eurovision Song Contest 2016, BNT, Youtube

The 10-year-old Lidia Ganeva in the recording studio.
The 10-year-old Lidia Ganeva in the recording studio.
A screenshot from the video "Magical Day" ("Вълшебен ден").
A screenshot from the video “Magical Day” (“Вълшебен ден”).

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