jESC 2014: Bulgaria – Krisia, Hasan and Ibrahim – Planet of the children



It’s the continuation of my opinion regarding the 16 competing entries from the 16 participating countries of the Junior Eurovision Song Contest 2014, which will be held in Marsa, Malta (officially, though, the host will be Malta as a whole. Marsa is only the location of the venue)

It’s Bulgaria‘s turn (the first of four returning countries for this year’s jESC edition), whose entry that, despite being fully sung in bulgarian, has an english title: “Planet of the children” (in bulgarian, the title is “Planetata na detsata”), backed up by a trio composed of singer Krisia Todorova and two talented twin pianists named Hasan and Ibrahim Ignatov. Krisia herself made the lyrics and music with some help from both sides: Ivailo Valchev collaborated on the lyrics, while Slavi Trifonov (known to ESC fans for having tried to go to ESC a few times, the most known of which being in 2005 when, in a duet with Sofi Marinova (who would finally get a ESC participation in 2012), he sung “Edinstveni”… and almost got there if it wasn’t for Kaffe and “Lorrain”) and Evgueny Dimitrov helped her with the music. A more extensive biography of the participant can be seen on this link:

Now to the opinion of the song: It’s no ordinary ballad – actually, it’s more of a fairytale-like, cinematic-typed ballad… one that is devastatingly well concieved and masterfully arranged in every single detail (the empowering lyrics about a fairy that wants to become a superhero and create a planet where there’s no war, no famine are simply magical and Krisia‘s voice flows like a velvet). I love Hasan and Ibrahim‘s piano expertise, especially in their solo part – it’s like a beautiful water cascade coming to life. If there’s any justice in the world, they should do their first top-5 in jESC… but that’ll really depend on the performance

Today it’s double post time, so you’re going to get my opinion on Croatia in a moment. So watch out for it pretty soon…

Thank you,

LAboy 456
(Rui Craveiro)


Posted on 15 de October de 2014, in Junior Eurovision Song Contest. Bookmark the permalink. Leave a comment.

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