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Listen to the candidates from Spain

03 February 2014 at 14:45 CET

Earlier today the Spanish broadcaster TVE published on their website the five songs that bid to represent Spain at the 2014 Eurovision Song Contest. These are the five hopefuls (click on the titles to listen to the songs):

  • Brequette - Más (Run) (Thomas G:son / Tony Sanchez)
  • Jorge González - Aunque Se Acabe El Mundo (Even If The World Ends) (Kiko Rodríguez / Bruno Nicolás / Leticia Fuentes / María José Fernández)
  • La Dama - Estrella Fugaz (Shooting Star) (Melendi)
  • Raúl - Seguir Sin Ti (Go On Without You) (William Duque & Domingo Sánchez)
  • Ruth Lorenzo - Dancing In The Rain (Ruth Lorenzo / Jim Irvin / Julian Emery)

The Spanish national selection will take place in February. The exact date is still to be confirmed. The winner will be chosen in a a 50% televote and 50% expert jury voting.

The candidates

There are five candidates hoping to represent Spain in Denmark this year. Some of them have tried it before and some have had big hits while others are mostly unknown to the Spanish audience.

  • Brequette Cassie also participated in that first edition of La Voz (The Voice) and, though born in South Africa, she has expressed her wish of singing at the Eurovision Song Contest representing Spain, the country where she's been living for the past 15 years. She's currently in the preparations of her debut album Puzzle Together.
  • Jorge González first participated in the talent show Operacion Triunfo, then in the 2009 Spanish national final, with Si Yo Vengo A Enamorarte, and more recently in the first edition of La Voz (The Voice) where he was the runner-up. He considers himself a Eurovision fan and will try once again to achieve his dream of representing Spain in the Song Contest.

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  • La Dama is the moniker of Damaris Abad, a singer born in Sevilla, who is more known to the Spanish audience as the partner of top artist Melendi and sister of the popular new artist Rasel. While preparing her second album she's still waiting for her own breakthrough and aims to achieve it through the Eurovision Song Contest and the song Estrella Fugaz, written by none other than Melendi, and described as a mid-tempo electro-pop song with R&B influences.
  • Raúl made his breakthrough after he came second in the 2000 Spanish national final with Sueño Su Boca, which became a big success that year and made him win a Spanish Music Award as Best New Artist. Since then he's had further hits and released six albums. 
  • Ruth Lorenzo has been heavily tipped to be the Spanish choice and now she's one of the participants in the public selection. Mostly unknown in Spain, she participated in the UK's X Factor in 2008 with Dannii Minogue as her mentor. She has just signed with a new record company aiming to reach not only the Spanish market but the international one too.