Bulgaria took this decision for the sake of economy.
Monday, October 15, the Board of the national television of Bulgaria (BNT) decided to withdraw in the next year from participation in the international song contest “Eurovision”.
“The decision is part of measures that the Board of the broadcaster had taken for the optimization of public expenditure”, – stated in the message.
In the BNT, said that the training costs of the participant from Bulgaria, and his song “far exceed the reasonable costs that can afford public television”.
“In addition to direct costs of preparing appropriate representative of the participating countries are also involved in compensation for the cost of the competition, which this year amount to 5.3 million euros,” – said in the national television of Bulgaria.
In turn, the organizers of the song contest commented on the refusal of Bulgaria from participation in their official Twitter that they are “sad to hear” about the decision.
“The Bulgarian team is always very fun work, and the participants were fantastic. We look forward to again welcoming them at the “Eurovision”, – the organizers wrote in social networks.
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