Let’s all wave hello to the lovely Krassimir Avramov…..
How does it feel to be representing your country at this year’s Eurovision Song Contest?
It’s a big emotion. I really hoped and wanted very much to win, but when I heard my name at the final , actually it came a little bit like a shock. I couldn’t stand my emotions and my tears, because I have been thinking that after so many years abroad people in Bulgaria have forgotten me a bit. And I was so grateful to the audience that they prove me that still love me, love my songs and love „Illusion” It is great, but it is a big responsability as well. You are the face of your country in front of Europe.
What can we expect from your performance? Are you planning a lavish stage show?
Well we will use the theme of the music video as a base for the stage performance, the details I will keep in secret. I think it will be an impressive show. It will be a try in a modern way to bring on the stage the athmosphere and the spirit of the medieval centuries.
Have you ever been to Moscow and are you looking forward to it?
I have never been in Moscow, it will be my first time there and I am happy that my first visit to the Russian capital will be because of such a event like Eurovision Song Contest.
Which of this year’s other songs do you rate?
Well it is hard to me to be specific at this moment and to mention names, but yes I have favourite ones. And I wish good luck to all of the participants.
Which is your favourite Eurovision song of all time, and which is your favourite from your home country?
I had the chance to follow the contest for the last five years. As a musician of course I am interested as far as music goes and changes in the time. I appreciate this kind of contest because you really hear a lot of music and melodies . European imagination can really go far and I love this . I like many songs, I can not mention all of them, but of course Elena Paparizou , Number 1 is one that i like a lot. What is specific with the Eurovision songs is that somehow the winner songs remains , I mean that after so many years passed you still continue to listen them and they sound like a modern hit. Since Bulgaria is participating from a short period of time on Eurovision, we don’t have a big list of choices, but I was very impressed and proud where Voda took such a high place few years ago, it was very good song, really.
What do you think about the debate over so-called ‘political’ voting?
I am not really familiar . Some called it political, some not. I believe it is more about music , then about politics. At the end I hope it is not, because I would have to prepare myself in a different manner if it was political voting./ha ha/
How do you think the return of jury voting might influence the final result?
Only in a better way, I think. I support this return, because the balance between the audience and the jury is one perfect way to evaluate the efforts of the participants.
Why do you think Eurovision is still so popular, even after all these years?
Because Eurovision is one way to unite people form different nations, religions and colors with the music, to make them happier and to give a light of brightness into the dark. And also because it is an interesting format. It is a place where people can be influenced from each other, can creat waves like music style, fashion, performance and this especially affects on the youngest generation.
Have you heard the UK’s song this year and what do you think? Any chance your country could give us some points this year (please…….? 🙂 )
Your entry is very good, I like it. And your vocalist is absolutely brillant as voice and stage performace. I wish you good luck. I think you have pretty good chance to get votes from Bulgaria, because the community of people from UK , living in Bulgaria grows in the past few years J And when we speak about voting, as you will be able to vote on the First Semi Final I will also ask you for suport, I will ask you to hear my song, to open your heart and if you like it really to give your votes for me. I will represent Bulgaria under number 11. Thank you and God Bless you!