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Quick Facts

Zhana Bergendorff
Georgi Simeonov
Vlado Mihailov
Trey Campbell
Johnny Manuel


🇧🇬 Bulgarian (Zhana, Georgi, Vlado)
🇺🇸 American (Trey, Johnny)

National Selection
Internal selection 2018

In Eurovision
2018 Lisbon

Bones (2018)


Equinox was a Bulgarian band, established to represent Bulgaria in the Eurovision Song Contest. The name “Equinox” comes from the term equinox, which means the moments of the year when day and night are approximately the same duration throughout our planet. These days are celebrated all over the world and are important to all major religions.
Zhanna Bergendorf was born on October 20, 1985 in Sofia. She starts singing when she is 7 years old. When she was 18, she went to sing in South Korea. She remained there until 2010, after which she moved to Denmark. She participated in the X Factor Denmark. She became famous for winning the X Factor Bulgaria in 2013. She had a lot of hits in Bulgaria and won several important prizes in Bulgaria.

Georgi Simeonov, known as JJ, is a singer, songwriter and vocal producer. He made his debut in the popular Bulgarian boy band 032 at the age of 16. In 2013, he began his solo career and released the songs “Better I Understood” and “Dealer of Love.” In 2009 he started teaching pop, soul and RnB, leading master classes in Sofia and Plovdiv. He works as a vocal producer for some of the biggest musicians in Bulgaria.  He participated in the X Factor Romania.

Vladimir Mihailov is a Bulgarian singer, songwriter, artist and vocalist of the famous bands Sappho and Slang. Prior to joining Equinox, he was a backing vocalist for Christian Kostov. As an artist, he has starred in three of the biggest Bulgarian films of 2017 – “Vŭzvishenie”, “Benzin i Nokaut”, and “Vsichko, koeto tya napisa”. He composed songs for many Bulgarian artists. He has been invited to play a leading role in the Bulgarian production of the musical “Mamma Mia”. He has worked as a voice actor in animated films such as “Frozen”, “Tangled” and “The Muppets”.

Johnny Manuel comes from Flint, USA. Johnny has been a performer since his childhood, touring with ‘N Sync at the age of 14. In 2017 he took part in “America’s Got Talent”. His Withney Houston performance went viral on the internet. After “America’s Got Talent,” he released two singles, “Come Alive” and “Blind Faith,” and began working on his debut album with Symphonics International.

Trey Campbell is a songwriter from Los Angeles, one of the composers of “Bones”, a major contributor to Equinox. Trey has written music for artists such as Dua Lipa, Bebe Rexha, Norwegian singer Julie Bergan, and Romanian Alexandra Stan. In 2019, he was a backing vocal in the Eurovision Song Contest for Azerbaijani participant Chingiz Mustafayev.

As a group, Equinox represented Bulgaria in the 2018 Eurovision Song Contest with the song “Bones”.



🇧🇬 Bulgaria



Borislav Milanov
Trey Campbell
Joacim Persson
Dag Lundberg

Borislav Milanov
Trey Campbell
Joacim Persson
Dag Lundberg

Maria Georgieva

Results Semi

Points: 177
Position: 7
Running order: 10

Results Finals

Points: 166
Position: 14
Running order: 18