Victoria Georgieva

Viktoriya Georgieva (Bulgarian: Виктория Георгиева; born 21 September 1997), known professionally by the mononym Victoria (stylised in all caps), is a Bulgarian singer and songwriter. She began her career after participating in season four of X Factor Bulgaria.[1] Georgieva would have represented Bulgaria at the Eurovision Song Contest 2020 in Rotterdam, with her song "Tears Getting Sober".[2] Due to the 2020 contest's cancellation, Georgieva represented Bulgaria at the Eurovision Song Contest 2021 instead, this time with "Growing Up Is Getting Old".[3]

Victoria Georgieva
Виктория Георгиева
Georgieva performing in the Eurovision Song Contest 2021
Georgieva performing in the Eurovision Song Contest 2021
Background information
Birth nameViktoriya Georgieva
Born (1997-09-21) 21 September 1997 (age 25)
Varna, Bulgaria
Genres
Occupation(s)
  • Singer
  • songwriter
Instrument(s)
  • Vocals
Years active2011–present
LabelsLigna Studios

Life and careerEdit

Georgieva started singing at age of eleven. After some time she enrolled in the vocal studio "Angel Voices" where her music teacher was Atanaska Lipcheva.[1] Georgieva auditioned for the first 3 seasons of The X Factor Bulgaria, but she never made it past the judges, mostly because of her age.[4]

2015: The X Factor BulgariaEdit

In September 2015, at the fourth season of The X Factor, after three attempts, Georgieva finally made it past the judges and to the live shows. She entered the females team mentored by the rapper Krisko. She remained on the show until week nine, when she was eliminated and ultimately placed sixth.[5]

2016–2018: Debut single and various record dealsEdit

Despite failing to win The X Factor, Georgieva received an offer to join Virginia Records, which she declined. Instead, in 2016, she joined MonteMusic and released her first single titled "Nishto Sluchayno", accompanied with a music video directed by Bashmotion and featured VenZy and Niki Bakalov.[6] She then released two other songs with MonteMusic, “Nezavurshen Roman” in 2016 and “Chast ot Men” in 2017. After mutual conflicts, Georgieva left the label in late 2017.

In 2018, Georgieva spent ten days in Los Angeles, California, where she wrote and filmed her first English song “I Wanna Know”, released in June 2019, with a music video directed by Dimitry Stefanov, and produced by Velina Ilieva.

2019–present: Eurovision and international debutEdit

On 25 November 2019, it was revealed that Georgieva, now using the mononym Victoria, would represent Bulgaria in the Eurovision Song Contest 2020. She and her sponsor Ligna Group created the song “Tears Getting Sober“, which tells about the inner difficulties in the people, a topic which is very close to Georgieva. Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, the 2020 contest was cancelled, and Georgieva was later retained as the Bulgarian act for the following year's contest.

In June 2020, Georgieva released her new song titled “Alright”. The song was created at one of the Eurovision songwriting camps and carries a message of hope and a new beginning. A few weeks later, in August, she and her team spent ten days in a Eurovision song writing camp held in Burgas and Primorsko, where they managed to create a few potential songs that she could use. In November, she released her third single "Ugly Cry".

In January 2021, Georgieva announced that she would release her debut extended play, titled A Little Dramatic, in February. The project includes five potential songs that could represent Bulgaria at the Eurovision Song Contest 2021.[7] The EP does not include the single "Ugly Cry", however, the song was considered as a potential song to represent Bulgaria.[8] The lead single from the EP, "Imaginary Friend", was released on 14 February.[8] On 11 March, it was announced during a pre-recorded concert premiered on YouTube that the song Victoria would perform is "Growing Up Is Getting Old".[9]

She performed in the second semi-final, where she qualified to the final on 22 May 2021. Ultimately, she received 170 points, finishing 11th.

On 4 December 2021, Georgieva won the third season of The Masked Singer Bulgaria as “Miss”.

DiscographyEdit

Extended playsEdit

List of extended plays
Title Details
A Little Dramatic
  • Released: 18 June 2021[10]
  • Label: Ligna Studios
  • Format: Digital Download, Streaming

SinglesEdit

List of singles
Title Year Peak chart positions Album
SWE
Heat.

[11]
BUL
Top 10

[12]
"Nishto Sluchayno"
(featuring Niki Bakalov and VenZy)
2016 Non-album singles
"Nezavarshen Roman"
"Chast Ot Men" 2017
"Stranni Vremena" 2018
"I Wanna Know" 2019
"Tears Getting Sober" 2020 2[13] A Little Dramatic[A]
"Alright"
"Ugly Cry" 3[14]
"Growing Up Is Getting Old" 2021 16
"The Worst" Non-album singles
"How to Ruin a Life" 2022 10 [15]

Promotional singlesEdit

List of promotional singles
Title Year Album
"Imaginary Friend" 2021 A Little Dramatic
"Dive into Unknown"
"Phantom Pain"
"The Funeral Song"

NotesEdit

  1. ^ "Tears Getting Sober", "Alright." and "Ugly Cry" are included on the deluxe version of A Little Dramatic.

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ a b "Виктория Георгиева сред красотата на музиката". utro.bg.
  2. ^ "Финалисти - Виктория". novatv.bg.
  3. ^ Bulgaria 🇧🇬, iCard Eurovision (2020-03-20). "Once again, we will be represented by @victoriageorge_. Subsequently, all longer-term plans, such as choice of future representatives or the work on possible national selection will be postponed with 1 year". @bg_eurovision. Retrieved 2020-03-21.
  4. ^ "Звездни изпълнения и необикновени истории при старта на X Factor". dareknews.bg.
  5. ^ "Кои са финалистите в X Factor?". trud.bg. 21 October 2015. Archived from the original on 4 March 2016. Retrieved 28 October 2015.
  6. ^ И Вики от "Х Фактор" се присъедини към лейбъла на Графа
  7. ^ "You can help VICTORIA and her team choose her Eurovision 2021 entry". eurovision.icard.com. Retrieved 2021-02-04.
  8. ^ a b "I'm proud to announce the titles of the 5 songs from my first EP 'a little dramatic'..." Twitter.{{cite web}}: CS1 maint: url-status (link)
  9. ^ "Bulgaria: VICTORIA will sing "Growing Up Is Getting Old" at Eurovision 2021". wiwibloggs. 10 March 2021. Retrieved 10 March 2021.
  10. ^ "Surprise! So excited to announce the Deluxe Edition of 'a little dramatic' is out today". Twitter.{{cite web}}: CS1 maint: url-status (link)
  11. ^ "Veckolista Heatseeker, vecka 21". Sverigetopplistan. Retrieved 28 May 2021.
  12. ^ "Prophone Bulgaria Top 10, vecka 21". Prophon Bulgaria Top 10. Retrieved 6 August 2022.
  13. ^ "Ugly Cry - Tears Getting Sober - Prophon Bularia Chart Top 10 - 09.04.2020 – 16.04.2020". prophon.org.
  14. ^ "Ugly Cry - Prophon Bularia Top 10 Chart - 01.01.2021 - 07.01.2021". prophon.org.
  15. ^ "How to Ruin a Life at Prophon Bulgaria Top 10 Chart - 29.07.2022 - 04.08.2022". prophon.org.

External linksEdit

Preceded by Bulgaria in the Eurovision Song Contest
2020 (cancelled)
Succeeded by
Preceded by
Herself
with "Tears Getting Sober"
Bulgaria in the Eurovision Song Contest
2021
Succeeded by