Spain: A new voice for Eres tú

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Juan Carlos Calderón, composer of the Spanish Eurovision entry in 1973 Eres tú -amongst others-, sarted yesterday a round of auditions in Madrid to find the best voice for a new version of that memorable song performed successfully by Mocedades in Luxembourg.

The singers school Academia del Arte, in Madrid, is currently hosting these auditions. The project came to light thanks to the collaboration between Juan Carlos Calderón, the director of record label El Séptimo Sello Records, Ciro Cruz González and Academia del Arte with the aim of finding the best and most suitable voice for a new version of Eres tú, the song performed by Mocedades in 1973 which brought a valuable second place for Spain back then.

Two thousand candidates have applied to become the new voice of the song. All of them had to send their personal facts first to enter the auditions stage. Juan Carlos Calderón stated that he does not know "what this song has in it, but it has to be something when it's so international and demands to be sung by the people". Calderónloves to find new talents, just like he did with Mocedades or the Mexican star Luis Miguel. "We have to find fresh ideas in new artists", Calderón concluded.

Juan Carlos Calderón is notjust the composer of Eres tú, which sold over 1 million singles in Spain, was declared one of the 10 most influential songsof the 20th centuryand was played in the United States schools toteach Spanish language. The Santander-born musician and producer also wrote Tú volverás by Sergio y Estíbaliz (Spain 1975), La fiesta terminó by Paloma San Basilio (Spain 1985) and Nacida para amar by Nina (Spain 1989).

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