Country Of The Month: Spain Part-4!


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.

Azúcar Moreno – Bandido

In 1990, Spain selected Azúcar Moreno and their song “Bandido”, which means “Bandit” to sent in Zagreb. The song is entirely in Spanish.

It was composed by Raúl Orellana and Jaime Stinus. The lyrics were written by José Luis Abel and conductor of the live performance was Eduardo Leyva. At the final, the duo placed 5th with 96 points.

Azúcar Moreno is a Spanish duo that consists of sisters Toñi and Encarna Salazar. The duo was formed in 1984 and is still active. Their sales in Spain are more than 3 million and they have sold more than 12 million albums worldwide. The two sisters have a strong LGBT following. Their latest release came in September 2020, where they released their album “El Secreto”.

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.

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