Elitsa Todorova | Stoyan Yankoulov Water
"Water" (Bulgarian script: Вода) was the Bulgarian entry in the Eurovision Song Contest 2007, performed in Bulgarian by Elitsa Todorova & Stoyan Yankoulov. This was the first occasion on which the Bulgarian language was used on the Eurovision stage, previous Bulgarian entries being performed in English. Originally titled "Voda", the song had its title translated to English for the Contest.
The song is an up-tempo number with techno influences, as well as a jaw harp and traditional percussion. Todorova sings folk-inspired lyrics dealing with a young girl meeting a young boy riding a horse.
The performance in the semi-final featured the duo wearing what looked like armour, while they were wearing more mainstream clothes in the final. The performances were also notable for the high-energy percussion performances of both musicians.
The promo video is shot by the Bulgarian director Valeri Milev. The video takes the viewer into a mystic, fairytale world, where thunder and lightning tear up the sky and stir the air. A heavy rainstorm strikes from up above and as if it lets all emotions and energy free. Elitsa (an angel with big black wings) takes off on a journey through dark and restless clouds to meet her destiny.
From 19 to 22 April Elitsa and Stoyan visited Malta at the invitation of the Public Broadcasting Services Malta, MTPBS. Natasha & Charlene also performed their entry "Open Your Eyes" which competed against Elitsa and Stoyan in the Bulgarian preselection.