If you only had success once, it is easy to conclude that a repeat run of that very entry would automatically lead to a new success. But lightning seldom strikes twice in the same place at Eurovision.
Elitsa & Stoyan - Samo Shampioni (Bulgaria 2013)
Just to make one thing perfectly clear - I am not poking fun at Bulgaria. I often find myself liking their entries, hoping they will break into the final and often feel their pain as they often miss out with very small margins. I liked Elitsa and Stoyan back in 2007 and can't blame Bulgarian television for trying to repeat their own success.
When Voda was a surprising and creative entry, the new song feels like a very tired copy. It has the same drumming, the same singing and the same structure. However, it lacks everything that made Voda original, modern, progressive and suggestive. An added bagpipe is hardly enough to make up for that.
No. I very much doubt Europe sat and waited for a Voda follow-up. And if they did, they will find themselves bitterly disappointed.
My grade: 1/5