Bulgaria’s Poli Genova voted into Eurovision 2016 finals
Bulgaria’s 2016 Eurovision contestant Poli Genova and her number “Love is a Crime” were voted into the finals of the song contest at the second round of semi-finals in Stockholm on May 12.
It is only the second time that Bulgaria has made it into the finals since it first competed in Eurovision in 2005. Having skipped a few years, 2016 is the 10th time Bulgaria has competed.
The previous occasion that Bulgaria was in the finals was in 2007, with Elitsa Todorova and Stoyan Yankulov’s Water, which ranked fifth.
Poli Genova represented Bulgaria previously, in 2011, but at the time was not voted into the finals.
The Eurovision Song Contest is in the Swedish capital city on May 14.
The full list of finalists after the two semi-finals, and including those countries automatically granted a place, is Latvia, Georgia, Bulgaria, Australia, Ukraine, Serbia. Poland, Israel, Lithuania, Belgium, Armenia, Austria, Azerbaijan, Croatia, Cyprus, Czech Republic, France, Germany, Hungary, Italy, Malta, Russia, Spain, Sweden, The Netherlands and United Kingdom.