Bulgaria invited to host Junior Eurovision 2015

The European Broadcasting Union has sent Bulgaria an official invitation to host Junior Eurovision 2015, after the winner of the 2014 contest, Italy, declined.

Bulgaria ran second in the 2014 Junior Eurovision contest, and the broadcast of the final was among the most-watched shows on the public broadcaster last year, with more than million viewers watching it on Bulgarian National Television (BNT) and a further 1.4 million in the country watching it online.

At the end of 2014, viewers of public broadcaster BNT voted the country’s second place, with Krisiya’s song Planet of the Children, the event of the year – defeating other events such as the government’s resignation, devastating floods and Russia’s aggression in Ukraine.

“This is a unique chance for BNT and Bulgaria, for us to be the host of one of the most prestigious music competitions in Europe. Krisiya, Hassan and Ibrahim proved that when we are united, success is possible,” BNT quoted its director-general, Vyara Ankova, as saying.

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