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World rock stars show their support for the Bulgarian Eurovision candidate

Bulgaria's representatives at Eurovision Intelligent Music Project
Photo: intelligent-music.com

The Bulgarian representative of this year's Eurovision Song Contest - the rock band Intelligent Music Project, received support from some of the world's most famous rock stars.

The band will perform on the big stage in Turin, led by Ronnie Romero - the current lead singer of Rainbow. The other members of the band are Stoyan Yankulov, Biser Ivanov, Slavin Slavchev, Ivo Stefanov and Dimitar Sirakov.

Intelligent Music Project received dozens of videos with congratulations from musicians from world famous bands, who wished success to Bulgaria at Eurovision.

"Hello, how are you, Bulgaria!" says Uriah Heep's lead singer Bernie Shaw in his video address. The rhythm guitarist of the legendary band Mick Box recalls to his audience the numerous appearances of Uriah Heep in Bulgaria, as well as their participation in the unique Bulgarian festival July Morning, named after Uriah Heep's song of the same name.

"Go, Bulgaria!" and "Support Bulgaria" urgedguitarist Axel Rudi Pell, Rod Stewart, drummer Carmine Appice, Eric Bloom of Blue Oyster Cult, Todd Sucherman of Styx, Bobby Rondinelli (Rainbow, Black Sabbath), Roger Earl (Foghat), DORO, Jeff Scott Soto (Yngwie Malmsteen, Journey), guitarist Gus G from Ozzy Osbourne's band, drummer Mike Terrana (Yngwie Malmsteen, Journey), Tim Pierce (recorded songs with Michael Jackson, Bon Jovi, etc. ), Dee Snider from Twisted Sister and Rainbow keyboardist Tony Carey.


Nazareth’s Carl Sentance, Pete Agnew, Lee Agnew, Jimmy Murrison also sent their good luck wishes to the Bulgarian Eurovision representative. "I love Eurovision and I was delighted to find out that this year Bulgaria will be represented by Intelligent Music Project and their song "Intention". It's a great song performed by a very talented band," the band's drummer Lee Agnew says in the video.

"With the very title, we put emphasis on a simple fact - it is never too late to take the right path - the path of your own personal growth, of dignified existence and life with a mission. For all this to happen, a serious intention is needed!"- points out the author of the music and lyrics Dr. Milen Vrabevski. 

Bulgaria’s representatives Intelligent Music Project will present their song Intention on the first Eurovision semi-final on 10 May.


Editting: Albena Bezovska, Elena Karkalanova


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