The Bulgarian supergroup Intelligent Music Project will represent Bulgaria at Eurovision 2022 in Italy next year with the song ‘Intention‘. The lead vocalist of the band is Ronnie Romero from Ritchie Blackmore’s Rainbow. This will be Bulgaria’s 14th participation in the prestigious international competition.
The big surprise for all rock fans is that the lead vocalist of the band is one of the most famous rock singers in the world nowadays – Ronnie Romero, who is also the current vocalist of the legendary Ritchie Blackmore’s Rainbow. The rest of the band will be represented by the third time participant in Eurovision Stoyan Yankoulov, Bisser Ivanov, the winner of X-Factor Bulgaria Slavin Slavchev, Ivo Stefanov and Dimiter Sirakov.
The author of the music and lyrics of the song is Dr. Milen Vrabevski. He said that the song ‘Intention‘ speaks of the personal struggle in our thoughts and minds to break free from old patterns of belief and behavior that hold us back.
‘Intention‘ meets all criteria for top quality dynamic festival rock. And get the best of it with the great Ronnie Romero, the catchy guitar riffs of Bisser Ivanov and… wait for it – the amazing Simon Phillips on drums! He is also the music co-producer of the song. What a team!
Unfortunately, Mr. Phillips will not be able to hit the Eurovision. As in the video of the song, on stage in Turin, behind the drums will be the amazing two-time contestant in Eurovision Stoyan Yankoulov, who is actually the drummer of the band.
Intelligent Music Project is a Bulgarian supergroup with an exceptionally international line-up, created in 2011 by Bulgarian businessman, philanthropist and patron of arts Dr. Milen Vrabevski, who is not only the project’s producer, but also the composer of the band’s music and lyrics. Intelligent Music Project is a creative mix of melodic, hard-rock songs with progressive hooks, driven by catchy guitar riffs and keyboards, often combined with interesting symphonic textures and complex musical arrangements. The lyrics of Intelligent Music Project’s songs carry a positive and motivating message, with an emphasis on themes from everyday life, through which the author offers key advice about success based on his personal experience and vision. Through the language of music, Dr. Vrabevski aims to bring to the forefront basic values that can serve as a solid foundation for young people on their path to becoming mature adults leading meaningful lives.
Over the years some of the most popular rock musicians in the world have contributed to the group’s albums: Simon Phillips (TOTO, Protocol), Bobby Rondinelli (Rainbow, Black Sabbath), Joseph Williams (TOTO), John Payne (ex-Asia), John Lawton (Uriah Heep, Lucifer’s Friend), Carl Sentence (Nazareth), Nathan East (Eric Clapton, Michael Jackson, etc.), Todd Sucherman (Styx), Time Pierce (Joe Cocker, Michael Jackson, etc.) etc.
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