Bulgaria is sending their best entry ever to Eurovision. This entry should easily finish in the top 3. And it could win.
Ethnic but not off-putting, "If Love Was a Crime" manages to think locally while translating globally. The opening verses build steadily and confidently, leading to a pre-chorus that is all kinds of amazing. The chorus itself could be a tad bigger, but the Bulgarian lyrics and turbo-folk feel make it sufficiently special to carry the song. The lyrics are clever and the nod to the criminalization of homosexuality is truly daring for a singer from a conservative country. Breezy, catchy and feel-good, this is easily Bulgaria's best Eurovision entry ever.
That's how you return to the Eurovision stage! Poli Genova surpassed all expectations and brought a contemporary, bold, radio-friendly, catchy track that is sure to look and sound amazing in the Globe Arena in May. Also, am I the only one who's getting Madonna vibes from "If Love Was a Crime"? I cannot wait to see how Bulgaria is going to stage this killer song!
What do you think? Is this good enough to win? Will we be going to Bulgaria next year? Let us know in the comments below.