Burgas and the sea 2021

With increased interest, the campaign for collecting proposals and preparations for the final stage of the National Song Contest "Burgas and the Sea" took place. Almost 60 songs were applied for participation by authors from all over the country.

Traditionally, the selection committee of the competition chooses twelve finalists, who perform live on the stage of the Summer Theater. Exceptionally, this year there will be 15 songs. The decision was made in the name of the valuable works created by Bulgarian musicians and as a tribute to last year's edition, which was missed due to the pandemic.

After the voting of a selection committee consisting of Tony Dimitrova, Atanas Stoyanov, Argirovi brothers, Dani Milev, Veselin Prenerov, Dimitar Madzharov, Ruslan Karagyozov, Svetoslav Mihailov and Tsanislav Petkov, the following songs were selected (arranged in alphabetical order):

1. In another life - Marianna Popova and Veselin Plachkov
music: Evgeni Partsalev
arrangement: Seyhan Saliyev
text: Mariana Popova

2. Everything is sea - Vili Ruseva
music and arrangement: Svetoslav Loboshki
text: Niki Komedvenska

3. To Be With Me - Lina Poe
music and text: Polina Tsaneva
arrangement: Georgi Georgiev

4. To love you - Divna Stancheva
music and arrangement: Georgi Krasimirov-Gerasim
text: Dimitrina Ivanova

5. Wild river - VIVA /Viktoria Cheshmedzhieva, Ioana Velikova, Viktoria Ekhianova/
music and text: Slavcho Nikolov
arrangement: Slavcho Nikolov and Alex Nushev

6. Our life is a stage - Gergana Velikova and Georgi Dyulgerov
music and arrangement: Svetoslav Loboshki
text: Zhivko Kolev

7. Spell - Kristina Doncheva and Vocal Ensemble "Fortissimo"
music: Petar Alexiev
arrangement: Petar Alexiev and Alex Nushev
text: Ivaylo Valchev

8. Lost time - Sandra Alexandrova
music and arrangement: Artur Nadosyan
text: Sashka Alexandrova

9. The Truly Noble - Kalki and the "Kalki Band"
music and text: Kostadin Georgiev - Kalki
arrangement: Kostadin Georgiev - Kalki and "Kalki band"

10. Someone just for me - Violeta Staneva
music, arrangement and lyrics: Ivaylo Terziev

11. I discover you - Boyan Mihailov
music: Vanya Kostova
arrangement: Alex Nushev
text: Plamen Bochev

12. Letter in a bottle - Silvia Koleva
music: Silvia Koleva and Nivelin Mirkov
arrangement: Nivelin Mirkov
text: Yana Valcheva

13. The Siren, who... - Neli Rangelova
music and arrangement: Svetoslav Loboshki
text: Ivan Tenev

14. Sunny refrain - Ruslan Mainov
music: Georgi Miltiadov
arrangement: Vasil Ivanov Dexter
text: Peyo Panteleev

15. You, my sea - Maria Gogusheva
music: Haigashod Agasyan
arrangement: Svetoslav Loboshki
text: Galina Zlatareva

In the next stage, the promotion of the songs on Youtube and Facebook channels of the contest, the presentation of the author's teams and their participation in BG Radio begins. Very soon it will be the turn of you, the music lovers and admirers of "Burgas and the Sea". Throughout the month of July, you will have the opportunity to listen to the finalist songs and vote for the one you like the most. All this will happen online in a specially created platform on the contest site Your votes will be included in the final scoring along with the judges' scores and will be weighted in determining the first through third place winners.

About the contest:

The national fun song contest "Burgas and the Sea" was organized for the first time in 1973 under the name "Songs for Burgas, the Sea and its Working People" by the Burgas Orchestra in the summer theater of the city. After 13 issues it briefly ceased to exist. It was restored in 1996 under the name "Burgas and the Sea" by the "Hot Sand" group and has been held every year since then.

The competition has inherited the traditions of "Songs for Burgas, the sea and its working people", launched many Bulgarian composers, lyricists and performers, created emblematic Bulgarian fun songs.

Today, the competition creates and distributes Bulgarian songs, develops creative potential in the field of musical art, supports composers, poets, performers and develops Bulgarian musical culture. The event takes place every year in the first week of August under the patronage of the Mayor of Burgas Municipality.

Over 300 songs have made their way from the stage of the Summer Theater in Burgas. Authors such as Konstantin Tashev, Atanas Kosev, Mitko Shterev, Nayden Andreev, Toncho Rusev, Angel Zaberski, Boris Karadimchev, Zornitsa Popova, Hristo Fotev, Nedyalko Yordanov, Stefan Diomov and many others contributed to the approval of the competition.

Over the years, the presidents of the jury of "Burgas and the Sea" have been Boris Karadimchev, Toncho Rusev, Vili Kazasyan, Ivan Kutikov and others.