The participants

Nikolay MANOLOV

27 years

Bulgaria

In his childhood Nikolay sang in a vocal group “Patilanci”. When he got older, he started to perform in the band “New Music”.

Now he is a student of the department of art management at the New Bulgarian University.

Nikolay is the 1st season finalist of the “Music Idol” TV show.

The singer participates in radio call-ins, also with a big band of the Bulgarian National Radio.

At the festival “Cooper Voices” (Bulgaria, Kubrat) he got acquainted with Lili Ivanova. The Bulgarian pop music prima became the producer of the song “Better”, which brought Nikolay Manolov the 3rd place in the national selections for the Eurovision Song Contest.

In 2010, he took part in the concert, dedicated to the selection of Istanbul as a European Cultural Capital.

He is the 1st Prize winner at such festivals as “The Crown of Turnovgrad” (Bulgaria), “Stars for Laura” (Bulgaria), “Sarandev” (Bulgaria), “Music Corner” (Serbia).

Nikolay is the Grand Prix winner of the national and international festivals “Kaunas Talents” (Lithuania), “New Music” (Bulgaria), “Cooper Voices” (Bulgaria), “Discovery” (Bulgaria), “Nota Fest” (Macedonia) and “Golden Hit” (Belarus).

He is the holder of a special award of WAFA (World Organization of Festivals and Artists).

Nikolay is also the head of the club “Save the Bulgarian” supported by the President of the Republic of Bulgaria.

He performed in Greece, Malta, Turkey and France.