In the 29th part of 'Destination Lisbon', our feature counting down to the 2018 Eurovision Song Contest, we get to know Amaia y Alfred who will represent Spain with the song 'Tu Canción'.
Amaia y Alfred won Operación Triunfo, the Spanish national selection for the 2018 Eurovision Song Contest, with their love song Tu Canción. Their unique singing style and personality on the show have somewhat become a social phenomenon in Spain. Read more..
We caught up with Amaia y Alfred after winning Operación Triunfo:
Amaia Romero Arbizu was born 3 January 1999 in Pamplona, Spain. She started studying piano when she was just six years old at Pablo Sarasate’s Music Conservatory, and at 10 she was already auditioning for her first talent show. Her varied musical inspirations include The Beatles, Paul McCartney, Rosalía, Sílvia Perez Cruz and Argentinean band El Mató a Un Policía Motorizado, among others.
Alfred García Castillo was born 14 March 1997 in El Prat de Llobregat near Barcelona, Spain. He has been passionate about music all of his life and released three self-written albums, despite his young age. He is currently combining his studies in Music with a degree in Audiovisual Communication at the International University of Catalonia. Jeff Buckley, Bob Dylan, Ray Charles, Leonard Cohen and Nick Cave are among his musical heroes.
Tu Canción in English means Your Song and is a classic love song written by Raul Gomez Garcia and Sylvia Ruth Santoro Lopez.
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Amaia y Alfred will represent Spain in the Grand-Final of the 2018 Eurovision Song Contest in Lisbon on the 12th of May.
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