In recent years, the contest expands more and more in new countries. United States is not an exeption. Logo TV broadcast the final of Eurovision since 2016 and some artists have made huge career in the States, e.g. Celine Dion, ABBA. Now Eurovision takes over television too.
In the most recent episode of the American teen drama show “Riverdale” we see Veronica Lodge (portayed by Camila Mendes) singing to her beloved Archie Andrews (K.J. Apa) the Eurovision classic “Eres Tú”. Below you can see the performance:
The show is a big hit among teens worldwide, due to the mystery stories combined with teenage school drama. “Riverdale” is based on the Archie comics characters and is currently in its third season. Listen the full song on Spotify.
“Eres Tú” (It’s You), is a song by the spanish band Mocedades. The song was chosen to reprent the country in the 1973 edition of the contest finishing second, behind Luxembourg with only 4 points difference. The song is on of the few Spanish language songs to enter the top 10 in the U.S., reaching #9 in the Billiboard 100 chart, in 1974. “Eres Tú” was also released in English by the title “Touch The Wind” with lyrics by Mike Hawker.
Mocedades, which means “Youths”, is a Spanish band by Basque Country. In 1967, three sisters Amaya, Izaskun and Estibaliz Uranga formed a trio. Later, their brothers and friends joined and formed a group named Voces y Guitarras (“Voices and Guitars”). In 1969, Juan Carlos Calderór showed interest in the group and they renamed Mocedades. The gropu started with 8 members. Today, there is two formations of the group, on led by Izaskun Uranga and on by Javier Garay. Here is the 1973 appearence of the group in the Eurovision stage:
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