Eurovision Song Contest 2016: Bulgaria – “If Love Was a Crime” By Poli Genova

Screen Shot 2016-03-21 at 17.06.26Eurovision 2016 is almost upon us and as the countries begin to reveal their entries let’s start giving them the once-over. 

As I will be attending the grand final this year it’s even more super exciting for me!

The Bulgaria song is called “If Love Was a Crime” and is performed by Poli Genova.

ARTIST

Poli Genova started singing at the age of four at the popular Bulgarian children’s music group Bon-Bon and later helped establish their label. She studied clarinet at a musical school in Sofia and then film directing at the Bulgarian National Academy for Theatrical and Film Arts.

X Factor, Dancing with the Stars, BG TOP 40, The Magnificient Six, I Can Do That, Your face sounds familiar – the list of popular TV formats she in which she has participated in Bulgaria goes on and on. Most notably, she won the first place in the reality musical format Musical Academy.

Together with Bon-Bon, Poli Genova is active in numerous charity campaigns in Bulgaria including for UNICEF and SOS Children’s Villages, Awareness for Autism campaign and Bulgarian Christmas campaign, supported by the Bulgarian President, and AVON campaign against the breast cancer.

Poli currently takes part in three musicals and she is also the Bulgarian voice of Judy Hoops in the new Disney film Zootropolis.

SONG

Written by Borislav Milanov, Sebastian Arman, Joacim Bo Persson, and Poli Genova.

OPINION

A very current sound and a fresh change for Bulgaria in my opinion. However, after the initial build up the chorus didn’t deliver for me.

PREDICTION

This will qualify but I think it will struggle in the grand final and be lucky to finish on the left hand side of the leader board.

LYRICS

“You and I we collide
Like the stars on the summer night
We can shine for ever

And you and we’re alive
What we feel is what is right
We can run like never

If love was a crime then we would be criminals
Locked up for life but I’ll do the time
If love was a crime then we would work miracles
High above the ground

О, дай ми любовта (3)
They will never break us down
О, дай ми любовта! (3)
They will never break us down

Never mind
Wrong or right
Our love ain’t got no pride
So we change for better

Unafraid
Never fade
When it’s dark we illuminate
Can we rise together

If love was a crime then we would be criminals
Locked up for life but I’ll do the time
If love was a crime then we would work miracles
High above the ground

О, дай ми любовта! (3)
They will never break us down
О, дай ми любовта! (3)
They will never break us down

Together we’re untouchable
You and me against the world
Together we’re invincible
Together we’re untouchable
You and me against the world
Together we’re invincible
They will never break us down”

Good luck Poli!

What do you think? Let me know in the comments below or tweet me @popandtalk and keep me from going Eurovision mad!

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One response to “Eurovision Song Contest 2016: Bulgaria – “If Love Was a Crime” By Poli Genova

  1. I don’t know that I feel strongly one way or the other about this song. I don’t dislike it, but I don’t feel like I need to hear it again. I’m curious to see how it will come across live.

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