Pastora has already appeared at TVE's morning show expressing her feelings about her selection and saying that "I'm very happy and hopeful; it's been a surprise". It's interesting to highlight that Pastora has a career spanning 17 years, 10 albums and several awards and nominations including her 2011 Latin Grammy nomination for Best Flamenco album.
I applaud the initiative of this house (TVE) to bet on us, the artists that have been working in the music business for a long time.
Regarding her status as an established artist and not being a newcomer she stressed that "I belong to a generation of youth which has been long on this. I think that to be able to introduce professionalism on the Eurovision stage, where there are millions of viewers, with such security it's a fortune and a guarantee. And to be the chosen one... I'm thrilled!".
About the choice of the song, Pastora herself has confirmed that there will be a public selection to choose the Spanish entry around February and that "we're open to receive a lot of material, as the most important thing now is to pick a good song" but she also added that her latest album "was released in mid-October 2011, so it is also possible to choose among the songs on it, which I'd love". The final choice will be made both by televoting and jury.
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Pastora also confirmed that the song won't be a copla or flamenco-flavoured song, but rather pop or ballads in the style of her latest album called Una Mujer Como Yo (A Woman Like Me). You can take a look at her first single Demasiado Amor (Too Much Love) here on Pastora Soler's YouTube channel.
Pilar Sánchez, the real name of Pastora Soler, was born in Coria del Río (Seville) in 1978 and started singing at a very early age. Her first album, which was copla-inspired was released in 1994. Since then she's been awarded several times with platinum and gold discs for the sales of her music.
In the Final in Düsseldorf this year Lucía Pérez placed 23rd with Que Me Quiten Lo Bailao - They Can't Take The Fun Away From Me. Pastora certainly hopes to improve on this when she hits the Final of the Eurovision Song Contest in Baku next 26th of May.