Bulgaria select singer-songwriter Victoria for the 2021 Eurovision Song Contest, taking her song “Growing up is getting old” to Rotterdam.
Victoria is 23 years old and she started singing at 11. In 2015, after three attempts, she managed to participate in season four of X Factor Bulgaria.
Her powerful vocals was immediately compared to Adele.
Even though she didn’t win X Factor, the pop-soul artist released her first single “Nishto suchayno” the following year.
Various record deals pushed her to write her first English song “I wanna know”. The track was released in June 2019 reaching 1 million views on Youtube.
Victoria’s song for Eurovision 2021 is a story of self reflection. It was written by herself alongside Maya Nalani, Helena Larsson and Oliver Björkvall.
About “Growing up is getting old”, the young singer said: “You can grow as a person in many different ways. Sometimes going back to your roots helps you to find your purpose on Earth”.

Lyrics:

Playing Tetris with my feelings
Tryna keep them all inside
Hollow shadows and my soul is spilling over
I’m out of time

Closing every door, wanna be alone
Lonely is a way that I survive
Sick of wanting more, sitting on the floor
Wondering where all my feelings go

Nervous system’s aching
Growing up is getting old

Don’t get it
There’s an ocean of emotion that I’m carrying inside
I am cautious
Cause I’ve never understood how so much can fit in little me
Star-crossed soul
And I’m used to letting go
Sink deeper in the flow of it
My demons know еxactly where my fears
Arе hiding all my tears

I’m torn by nervous system’s aching
Growing up is getting old
Anxiety is draining
Getting up is growing old

And if I ever take that second to leave my worries behind
Maybe I could tread the waters of time
Get out of my mind

Growing up is getting old
Growing up is getting old
Getting up is growing old
Getting up is growing old

If your world is breaking
And growing up is getting old
Know that you’re worth saving
And getting up is all you’ve got


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