Country Of The Month: Spain Part-5! (Last)

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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.

Massiel – La, la, la

In 1968, Spain selected Massiel and her song “La, la, la” to sent in London. The song is entirely in Spanish.

It was composed by Manuel de la Calva and Ramón Arcusa. At the final, she placed 1st with 19 points, giving her country its first victory.

Massiel was born on August 2, 1947, in Madrid, Spain. Her full name is María de los Ángeles Felisa Santamaría Espinosa. She started her musical career in 1966. In 1968, she was asked to replace Joan Manuel Serrat at Eurovision. The singer went to London and won the competition. After her victory, she continued her music career up until 1996. Along with singing, Massiel has starred in a variety of movies and theatric productions.


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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