Country of the month is back. We decided to continue our series of articles “Country Of The Month” with Spain. In a period of five weeks, we are going to remind you of the best Spanish entries. Note: we selected the entries not by their place in their final, but by their impact on the fans.
Mocedades – Eres Tú
In 1973, Spain selected Mocedades and their song “Eres Tú”, which means “It Is You” to sent in Luxembourg. The song is entirely in Spanish.
It was composed by Juan Carlos Calderón. At the final, the group placed 2nd with 125 points, missing the first place by a margin of 4 points.
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 group started with 8 members. Today, there is two formations of the group, one led by Izaskun Uranga and one by Javier Garay.
Spain in the Eurovision 🇪🇸
Spain debuted in the contest in 1961. Since then, it has participated 59 times, never missing the event.
The country is part of the “Big 5”, so its prequalified to the grand final. The country has topped the scoreboard on 2 contests (1968 and 1969) and placed in the Top-10 28 times!Its worst result came in 2017 when it finished 26th with 5 points. The country has also placed last in 1962, 1965 and 1983 with no points at all. It is noteworthy that two out of the three times a country has allowed to perform again were from Spain (1990, 2010).
What do you think about the song? Do you like it? Do you think is it one of the most memorable entries from Spain? Let us know in the comment box below.