Lidia was chosen to represent Bulgaria
Lidia Ganeva was chosen by Bulgaria to represent them in Junior Eurovision 2016. She was selected on 11th June through the televised national selection “Decata na Bulgaria sa super”, organised by the Bulgarian broadcaster Bulgarian National Television (BNT). The song will not be released until September but it has been revealed it will not be written by the same team as last year. The national selection was done in three stages with some kids being knocked out every stage.
The top 5 who made it to the finals wer Preslava Petrova, Simona Krusteva, Bon-Bon, Lydia Ganeva and Dimitrina Germanova. Lidia is only 10, making this year a very young year so far with Albania’s entrant being only 9.
Lidia hails from Plovdiv where she has been singing at Art Voice since age 6. So far she has received a total of 22 first prizes in various competitions. At the age of 7 she won the international singing competition Golden Dolphins in Romania, an achievement she is very proud of. Last year she won the Sofia Grand Prix Contest. She has been a special guest of the international competition Zlatno Slaveyche in Skopje and later her performance was included on the anniversary album of Macedonian Radio and Television (MRT). Last year she was also part of the celebrations of the winning bid of Plovdiv for European Capital of Culture 2019, where she performed.