Country Of The Month: Spain Part-3!

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Introduction

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.

Rosa – Europe’s Living A Celebration

In 2002, Spain selected Rosa and her song “Europe’s Living A Celebration”. The song is a combination of Spanish and English.

It was composed by Toni Ten, Xasqui Ten. At the final, Rosa placed 7th with 81 points.

Rosa was born on January 14, 1981, in Láchar, Spain. Her full name is Rosa María López Cortés. She rose to fame through her participation at the Spanish music reality show Operación Triunfo, in 2002, where she won. After her victory on the talent show, she represented Spain in Eurovision, placing 7th. Since 2002, she has released 7 studio albums and a number of singles. Her most recent work was released in 2017.


Spain in the Eurovision
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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.

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