TVE, the Spanish national broadcaster has announced that the 2014 Spanish Eurovision national will be held at the TVE studios in Sant Cugat in Barcelona on Saturday 22 February. A total of 5 acts will battle for the golden ticket to Copenhagen: Brequette, Ruth Lorenzo, La Dama, Jorge Gonzalez and Raul.
The show will be televised live at 22:00 CET on TVE 1, TVE Internacional (via satellite- Hotbird 13- Europe) and will be streamed on TVE’s official Eurovision website. The Spanish entry will be selected via a 50/50 jury-televoting deliberation. The names of the jury members will be announced in due course.
Last month TVE announced the format for the 2014 Spanish Eurovision national selection along with the names of the 5 hopefuls and their respective entries.
The 5 Spanish candidates
- Raul- Seguir sin ti
- Ruth Lorenzo- Dancing in the rain
- La Dama- Estrella Fugaz
- Brequette-Mas- Run<strong>
- Jorge Gonzalez- Auque se acabe el mundo
Eurovision fans will be familiar with Raul and Jorge Gonzalez, both boys have tried to represent Spain at the Eurovision Song Contest. Raul was runner up at the 2000 Spanish Eurovision national final- Eurocancion 2000 with Sueño su boca. Ruth Lorenzo is well known to fans in the UK due to her participation in the X Factor. Brequette shot to fame in Spain thanks to her participation in the Spanish version of the world famous show The Voice- La Voz. La Dama is the wife of well known Spanish singer and composer Melendi.
Last year TVE selected El Sueño De Morfeo via an internal selection to represent Spain at the 2013 Eurovision Song Contest in Malmo. Spain as one of the BIG 5 countries is automatically qualifed to compete in the Eurovision Song Contest grand final.
Spain debuted at the Eurovision Song Contest in 1961 and has won the even on 2 occasions in 1968 with Massiel and in 1969 on home soil with Salome.
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