Poli Genova was born in Sofia in 1987. She started singing in the children choir Bon-Bon and later on she studied the clarinet and film direction at the Bulgarian National Academy for Theatrical and Film Arts. In her young life she has already participated in several shows and musicals such as X Factor, Dancing with the Stars, BG TOP 40, The Magnificient Six, I Can Do That, Your face sounds familiar and Music Academy, which made Poli to a well-known face in her home country. Poli is also active in various charity organisations such as UNICEF and SOS Children’s Villages. Her participations in the ESC 2011 in Düsseldorf and the JESC in Sofia 2015 have contributed to her popularity not only in Bulgaria, even beyond. Watch Poli at the JESC with “Where is my dress? “
“If Love Was A Crime” is the Bulgarian entry. The very amenable song with electronic elements has very interesting lyrics. This is about that love is not free for everybody, it sometimes stigmatized and people lose their freedom. It encourages people to love who they love, even if others say it’s wrong. This can be interpreted as a silent call for the LGTB community, as homosexuality is still a punishable offense in many countries. The sad thing is that it’s still realty in many countries, also in countries which do take part in the Eurovision Song Contest. Let’s see how Poli is going to bring the message through at the ESC, as not all of the commentators will mention the meaning of this song.
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About me: Due to the fact that my parents are musicians, I have a gained a great enthusiasm for music. Since 1979 my interest in the Eurovision Song Contest has grown enormously. My first ESC I joined was in Dublin 1995. Six years later I founded the website eurovisionlive.com in the year 2001. The most fascinating part for me is the original idea of the Eurovision Song Contest – the peaceful contest of the European countries. I am very happy that I have the chance to contribute my little part for the greatest music show in the world.