Soraya Arnelas, a famous Spanish pop star with the record of 4 successful albums and various chart hits in 3 years, expressed clearly some few days ago her wish to sing for Spain in the forthcoming Eurovision Song Contest. In an interview on a local Radio station on the 16th of October she seemed keen on the possibility of a participation in the Eurovision Contest and asked her fans and the fans of the Contest to get up and start some action in order to get the TVE selection team to make her an official proposal.
Commenting on the various rumours on respective internet forums about her participation in the next Eurovision Song Contest, Soraya said that she was pretty aware of these intense rumours but she made italso clear that she had not received any official invitationfor a participation yet. She has the impression, though, that “Spain wants her to go for it” and if that is what people want, then “she will do it”. Therefore, she said, the fans should turn to TVE and ask for it by putting together a good promotion of this idea. She made clear though that she does not wish a mediocre act for the Eurovision , she wants something very good, something which would make her country proud.
On the same interview (on the programme Estar en la onda,radio Station Onda Campus), while talking about her newly released album Sin miedo (Without fear) Soraya referred to Kate Ryan, the Belgian 2006Eurovision Song Contestparticipant, and their duet song Caminaré. She said that although they have never done any recording session for their duets in the same studio at the same time, there is a good chemistry between them. After all, she said, their careers are similar and they have the same music influences and electronic sounds on their tracks. In summer 2008 the two singers appeared live on the very popular television casting show, Operación Triunfo, performing together their other duet from Kate Ryan’s latest album Tonight we ride / No digas que no. It was actually the 2005 edition of the same show which made Soraya widely popular in Spain after having managed to leave the show as the first runner up back then.
A special thanks to Antonio Rodriguez forthe notification