Spain: TVE opts for 2 commentators for Vienna!

by Fernando Méndez 209 views

He is Eurovision-experienced; she is new to it, but both are skilled journalists. And they will both comment the Eurovision Song Contest 2015 for the Spanish broadcaster RTVE, which for the first time in its Eurovision history will have two commentators.

The Spanish broadcaster RTVE announced that this year it will have two commentators for the Eurovision Song Contest. RTVE has always had one person in charge of guiding the Spanish viewers through the Eurovision galas, but in 2015 they will hear the voices of José María Íñigo and Julia Valera as they watch the 60th edition of the Song Contest.

José María Íñigo will add his fifth-in-a-row Eurovision commenting experience. For Julia Valera, it will be the first time.

Íñigo is a proficient and experienced reporter with the Spanish public broadcaster. He is currently a collaborator of the radio show No es un día cualquiera in Radio Nacional.

Julia Valera has an extensive experience in the radio as a commentator and editor for different stations of Radio Nacional de España. She is also a blogger for the website of Radio3.

Julia Valera and José María Íñigo will comment both semi-finals and the Grand Final. The three shows will be broadcast by RTVE, as well as the upcoming broadcast of the Eurovision’s Greatest Hits 60th Anniversary Special.

For the broadcast of the Eurovision Song Contest 2015, Íñigo and Valera will have the help of the Eurovision-expert Víctor Escudero.

Edurne at the Austrian Embassy in Madrid;
Edurne at the Austrian Embassy in Madrid;

A great deal of attention is being given to the Spanish entry this year. The online version of the magazine Hola has dedicated a page to summarize Edurne’s way to Vienna, with a recollection of the preparations, the reactions, the hopes and the results forecasts, pointing out that the first Eurovision winner, Lys Assia, has Spain second in her own classification.

Is Ms. Assia correct…? That will be seen on 23 May, when Edurne will sing Amanecer for Spain during the Grand Final of the Eurovision Song Contest 2015.

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