Worth the hype? Bulgaria breaks the silence


Way back when the 2018 Eurovision betting market opened, the shortest odds went against usual suspects Australia and Sweden, and to recent upstart Bulgaria.

After a first few years quite clearly ‘not getting it’, broadcaster BNT stumbled upon the talents of production team Symphonix International, and their luck changed. In 2017, they very nearly won.

As a result, the 2018 song has been perhaps the most eagerly awaited by contest fans. BNT have worked hard to build anticipation, and deserve some kind of award for that alone.

But does the song match the hype? ‘Bones’ is what we used to call a bit of an etho-stomper. Equinox is a group brought together especially for the contest – think Bucks Fizz with fewer primary colours.