Victoria Georgieva

Victoria 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] It was revealed on 25 November 2019 that Georgieva would have represented Bulgaria at the Eurovision Song Contest 2020 in Rotterdam.[2] Due to the 2020 contest's cancellation, it was announced that Georgieva would represent Bulgaria at the Eurovision Song Contest 2021 instead.[3]

Victoria Georgieva
Georgieva performing in the Eurovision Song Contest 2021
Georgieva performing in the Eurovision Song Contest 2021
Background information
Born (1997-09-21) 21 September 1997 (age 24)
Varna, Bulgaria
Genres
Occupation(s)
  • Singer
  • songwriter
Instruments
  • 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, Victoria 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, Victoria received an offer to join Virginia Records, which she declined. Instead, in 2016, she joined Monte Music 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 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 Victoria, 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. Unfortunately, because of the COVID-19 pandemic, the Eurovision 2020 contest was canceled, however, Victoria was still chosen as the Bulgarian act of the Eurovision contest in 2021.

In June 2020, the singer released her new song titled “Alright.” The song was created at one of the Eurovision 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", which was just as successful as her previous two.

In January 2021, Georgieva announced that she would release her debut extended play titled a little dramatic (stylised in all lowercase) sometime 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.

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]
"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 a little dramatic[A]
"Alright."
"Ugly Cry"
"Growing Up Is Getting Old" 2021 16
"The Worst" Non-album single

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.
  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.
  11. ^ "Veckolista Heatseeker, vecka 21". Sverigetopplistan. Retrieved 28 May 2021.

External linksEdit

Preceded by Bulgaria in the Eurovision Song Contest
2020 (cancelled)
2021
Succeeded by