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.
Pastora Soler – Quédate Conmigo
In 2012, Spain selected Pastora Soler and her song “Quédate Conmigo”. The song is entirely in Spanish.
It was composed by Thomas G:son, Tony Sánchez-Ohlsson and Erik Bernholm. At the final, Pastora placed 10th with 97 points.
Pastora Soler was born on September 28, 1978, in Seville, Spain. Her full name is María del Pilar Sánchez Luque. In 1994, she signed with her first record label and released her first studio album. Up today, she has released a total of 12 studio albums and 1 EP. She also has released a variety of singles, her most recent one being Mi Luz. Mi Luz is a collaboration with Blas Canto and was released in 2020.
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.