Equinox will be this year’s Bulgarian representatives at 63rd Eurovision Song Contest with the song «Bones».

The band consists of five members which are: Zhana Bergendorff, Georgi Simeonov,Vlado Mihailov and American singers Johnny Manuel and Trey Campbell.

Zhana Bergendorff was born on 20 October 1985 in Sofia, Bulgaria and is a popular pop performer with her own musical handwriting in modern Bulgarian music. She started singing at the age of six and participated in the children’s radio selection of the Bulgarian National Radio and the children’s vocal group “Vrabche”. A strong impetus in her career is given after her participation in the second season of «X Factor», which won in 2012. As an artist of Virginia Records, she sang the hits «Samurai», which became the most-listened  song on Bulgarian radios for 5 weeks. She was  the winner of the “BG Debut” award at the BG Radio Annual Music Awards in 2015 and “Woman of the Year 2014” in the Stage / Music category of “Grazia” Magazine. In 2014 and 2015 she was on the list of the most influential popular figures in Bulgaria of “Forbes” magazine.

Vladimir Mihailov is well known as a frontman of the «Slegg» and «Sapho groups», part of the band of the BNT1 Night Bird program. Co-author and co-producer of all songs of Slegg after joining the band. He is also a music and lyricist for many Bulgarian artists. He had played  in the Bulgarian films “Heights”, “Knockout” and “Gasoline”, as well as in a number of foreign film productions, where he has partnered with stars such as Christian Slater, Adrian Brody, Salma Hayek, Martian Sheen and Jonathan Price. He had roles in a number of musicals, including Judas at Jesus Christ Superstar. He is also invited to star in one of the major roles in the forthcoming musical “Mamma Mia”. His voice sounds in his favorite animations “The Frozen Kingdom”, “Rapunzel”, “Muppet” and others. Among his awards are “Group of the Year”, “Song of the Year” at the Music Awards of BG Radio, special honors from the Golden Mesemvria Festival, the Golden Harlequin, etc. In 2017, Vladimir Mihaylov is one of the backsliders of Christian Kostov in “Eurovision” 2017.

Georgi Simeonov – JJ is a Bulgarian performer, composer and lecturer. His first steps in music were made at the earliest childhood, beginning to attend piano and vocal lessons in his hometown of Plovdiv. At the age of 16, he became part of the successful fight band “032”. His solo career began in 2013 with the song “Better I Learned” and from that moment Georgi Simeonov stands behind the artistic nickname JJ. In 2009, he began to teach Pop, Soul and R & B singing, making master classes in Plovdiv and Sofia. Every year, he organizes charity concerts with his students to help children with diabetes, cancer patients, disadvantaged children, autistic children and childhood cerebral palsy. In 2014, he became part of the “The Voice of Summer ” tour, and two years later he made the «Dealer of Love» project, one of his most successful songs.

Johnny Manuel was born in Flint, Michigan and has been performing since the earliest childhood. At age 14 he became part of the concert tours of the cult battalion band of the late 90s NSYNC. His first contract with an American label follows. Just when everything seems to be growing up for him, Johnny’s predictions of a sudden career leap do not take place, and many years follow inthe  search of the right direction. So in 2017 Goidan, now as a mature performer, he appears on the castings of America looking for talent, impressing the jury with an amazing performance of “I Have Nothing”. After  this performance, he is leaving the US and becoming a hit on social networks. Eventually, Johnny Manuel came to the semifinals of the show.

Trey Campbell is a Los Angeles based songwriter and is one of the composers of “Bones”. Trey has written music for artists like Dua Lipa, Bebe Rexha, Norway’s Julie Bergan or Romania’s Alexandra Stan.

“Bones” lyrics”:

[Verse 1]

Love is like a black hole

Everything is dark

You just gotta let go

And feel it, feel it, feel it

We fell off the deep end

Just to get a rush

You know that it’s right when

You feel it, feel it, feel it

[Pre-Chorus]

What is life if it’s just of the earth

Only of the flesh and bones

Wanna thrive in the dust of the universe

And way into unknown

[Chorus]

So I love beyond the bones

Goes deep inside your soul

I love beyond the bones

I love beyond the bones

I love beyond the bones

[Verse 2]

Wanna be the fire

Even if it burns

Offer up my fibers

To feel it, feel it, feel it

 

[Pre-Chorus]

What is life if it’s just of the earth

Only of the flesh and bones

Wanna thrive in the dust of the universe

And way into unknown

[Chorus]

So I love beyond the bones

Goes deep inside your soul

I love beyond the bones

Goes deep inside your soul

I love beyond the bones

I love beyond the bones

I love beyond the bones

[Outro]

Into the unknown

Into the unknown

Where no other love goes

I love, I love beyond the bones