Friday, February 22, 2019

Bulgaria - Beautiful mess - Kristian Kostov

Digital release image (Virginia)
2 - 615 pts /1 - 403 pts in semi 2
The Bulgarian entry for 2017 is Beautiful Mess by Kristian Kostov (Кристиан Костов).
The song is written by Borislav Milanov, Sebastian Armann, Joacim Bo Persson, Alex Omar and Alexander Blay.

Kristian's 2nd place is the best result for Bulgaria, beating last years 4th place for Poli Genova's If Love Was A Crime.

Listen here (lyric video)

Beautiful Mess was released as a digital single on March 13 (Virginia records) and again on April 21 (Cosmos)

A promo cdsingle is issued. It's a cd-rom with 1-track audio and other content like a wave file, lyrics, bio and pictures.

Remixes were released the day after Kostov's semi final (May 12), see versions below.

In 2019 a new version of Beautiful Mess was released as a digital single. It's titled Beautiful Mess (Inspired By China). (Listen here at Kris's Youtube).
Kristian got inspired after he performed in a talent show 'Singer' (歌手) in China. That performance is here. He lasted six weeks while Polina Gagarina is still in the race.
And here's Kristian singing another song in Chinese on the same series. Lovely.

promo, pic from e-bay
Born in 2000 on March 15, Kristian Kostov is the first Eurovision star born in this century.*

He was a runner up in the Bulgarian X-factor (2015/2016)
His most recent single is You Got Me Girl which he recorded in English and in Bulgarian (Не Си За Мен, Ne zi za men).

Malinov, Armann and Persson were also behind last years successfull Bulgarian entry If Love Was A Crime.
The trio also co-wrote the entry of Macedonia this year (With Alex Omar) and Malinov and Perssson have their name under the Serbian entry too.

Remixes DRI
Beautiful mess - ESC version
- Kyiv 2CD, promo
Beautiful mess - Hit The Floor remix
Beautiful mess - Baron Grand Sunset remix
- remixes: digital releases
Beautiful mess - inspired by China
- 2019 digital single
Beautiful mess - Instrumental
- digital release

Inspired by China DRI
Bulgaria top 50: 3, 2, 3, 8, 8, 9, 13, 23, 34, -
Sweden top 100: 51, 100, -
Netherlands top 100: 91, -
Switzerland top 100: 85, -
Austria top 75: 60, -
Portugal top 50: 50, -
France top 200: 160, -
Spain top 50: 38, -

Links and sources
Thanks to Krzysztof 
Kristian Kostov: VKontakte, Facebook
More Bulgarian entries to check out: 20162013 - 2012 - 2011 - 2010 - 2009

2nd release DRI (Cosmos)

* Century, Schmentury. "Of the 2000's" if you insist the century started in 2001.
Anyway, I think the singer born longest ago is Lale Andersen (Germany 1961) who was born in 1905 closely followed by Jacques Pills (Monaco 1959) who was born in 1906.
So not a 100 years between the first born and last born yet.

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