Elitsa Todorova is a Bulgarian folk singer and a musician percussionist. In 2007, together with her music partner, Stoyan Yankulov, she got selected to participate in the Eurovision Song Contest with the ethno-drum interpretation of the folk song “Вода” (“Water”) and represented Bulgaria at the finals in Helsinki, winning fifth place. The participation of the two musicians is so far the best representation of Bulgaria on Eurovision.
In May 2013, at the coming Eurovision Song Contest, Elitsa and Stoyan will perform for the second time. They will offer an initial selection of five songs that fit the rules of the contest – with a length of not more than three minutes and a date of release not earlier than September 1, 2012. A Commission of the Bulgarian National Television (BNT) will eventually select three of them.
The admitted songs will be performed in a television show on March 3, 2013, when the viewers and a jury will evaluate the tracks. During the live broadcast, the viewers will have the opportunity to vote by sending a text message to given phone numbers. The song, which has gathered the highest number of votes by both the viewers and the elected jury, will be the one to be performed on Eurovision.
The two semi-finals and the grand final of Eurovision 2013 will be held on 14, 16 and 18 May 2013 in Sweden, where the last year’s Eurovision winner Loreen comes from.