Poli Genova was born in Sofia, Bulgaria and began singing and hosting a TV show when she was still a child.
Poli first tried representing Bulgaria in the Eurovision Song Contest in 2009 when she took part in the Bulgarian national final with “One Lifetime Is Not Enough”, coming second and narrowly missing out on a trip to Moscow.
Poli came back to the Bulgarian national final in 2011 and won the chance to represent her country at Eurovision in Dusseldorf with “Na Inat”. Sadly Poli finished 12th in the semi-final so failed to make it through the Eurovision final.
But, not one to be discouraged, Poli came back again in 2016 when she was selected by Bulgarian television to represent her country again. This time, her song “If Love Was A Crime” sailed through the semi-final and gave Bulgaria their best-placed finish in Eurovision (at the time) finishing in 4th place. The song went on to chart around the world, including reaching Number 1 in Bulgaria, and her official video has been viewed on YouTube over 12 million times!
Outside of Eurovision, Poli has been a judge on the Bulgarian versions of X Factor and The Voice, and she continues to perform throughout Europe.
Previous performers at Eurofest:
- Dinah Nah – April 2017
- Magnus Carlsson – January 2017
- DQ – July 2016
- Martin Fitch and Karl William Lund – April 2016
- Linda Martin – January 2016
- Sestre – November 2015
- Chiara – July 2015
- Valentina Monetta – April 2015
- Suzy – January 2015
- Kati Wolf – November 2014
- Linda Bengtzing – August 2014
- Conchita Wurst – April 2014
- Lindsay Dracass – January 2014
- Velvet – November 2013
- Hera Bjork – July 2013
- Omar Naber – April 2013
- Shirley Clamp – July 2012
- Nicki French – April 2012
- Hazell Dean – January 2012