In a press conference that was held this morning at the TVE facilities in Madrid it was announced that Edurne will be Spain's performer at the 2015 Eurovision Song Contest in Vienna, Austria.
The popular female artist has been chosen internally by Spanish Television with a song fully in Spanish called Amanecer which means "dawn". Edurne described it herself as a high quality pop song. It will be presented to the audience in the forthcoming weeks.
Who is Edurne?
Edurne has been singing all of her life but her appearance in the limelight started exactly 10 years ago, when she ended up as one of the finalists of the hugely popular talent show Operación Triunfo in 2005.
Edurne then embarked on a music career with Sony BMG Spain and released her successful self-titled first studio album in 2006 earning a gold record. 2007 saw the release of Edurne's second studio album Ilusión and a third one Première in 2008.
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From 2007 to 2013 she played Sandy in the Spanish version of the musical Grease, releasing covers from the soundtrack like Sigo Enamorada de Ti (Hopelessly Devoted To You) and Tú serás para mí (You're The One That I Want),
2010 saw the release of Edurne's fourth studio album Nueva Piel, while joining the cast of ¡Más Que Baile!, (Strictly Come Dancing) where she took the second place in the final.
Edurne released her fifth studio album Climax on 24 September 2013, from where her latest single so far, Painkiller, was released:
In 2013, Edurne joined the cast of the third season of Tu Cara Me Suena (Your Face Sounds Familiar), a Spanish show where celebrities impersonate singers for charity, where she also was proclaimed the winner with 60% of the televotes with her Christina Aguilera impersonation in the song Hurt for the show's finale.
From June to December 2014, Edurne co-presented the comedy show Todo va bien, on Spanish TV Channel Cuatro.
Oh! And a little celebrity gossip... Edurne's partner is Manchester United's goalkeeper David De Gea.