Introducing 2013: Spain

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Thirty-nine countries are competing with the aim to lift the trophy in Malmö. The first country to be introduced is Spain. The country won the contest twice and is awaiting another victory since 1969. This year ESDM will fly the Spanish flag in Sweden.

Basic information

Performers: ESDM
Song: Contigo hasta el final
Language: Spanish
Music: Raquel del Rosario, David Feito, Juan Suárez
Lyrics: Raquel del Rosario, David Feito, Juan Suárez

The song

ESDM sings a song about love. The lyrics of the song describe the positive side of love as two persons are ready to kick-off with the journey of love and passion.

Un cielo azul
gana paso a la tormenta
que amenazó mi corazón

Y llegas tú, con todo lo que significas tú
descubriéndome quién soy

Eres esa luz
que a través del universo

me invitas a viajar
Contigo hasta el final

The performers

ESDM stands for El Sueño de Morfeo. Their musical style is pop-rock fused with Celtic, folk rock and indie pop elements. Members of the group are Raquel del Rosario (lead singer) David Feito Rodríguez (Acoustic guitar and backing vocals) and Juan Luis Suárez Garrido (Electric guitar). The Spanish band enjoys great success and recognition not only in Spain but throughout the South American continent.

Raquel is also famous in Italy, where she has competed at the 2011 Sanremo Song Festival along with former Italian Eurovision representative Luca Barbarossa (Italy 1988) with the song Fino in fondo. El Sueño de Morfeo has a total of 4 albums in their repertoire, having released their first album in 2005.

The songwriters

Contigo hasta el final is written by the three members of the group. Raquel hails from Teror, Gran Canaria whilst both David and Juan Luis are from Asturias.

The national selection

Last December TVE has announced that El Sueño de Morfeo will represent Spain at the forthcoming Eurovision Song Contest. The national Spanish broadcaster has opted to choose its representative internally. The Spanish entry was chosen via mixed deliberation (jury and public tele-voting) in a special show.

Spain in the Eurovision Song Contest

Spain has entered the Eurovision Song Contest in 1961 and they have not missed a single edition since. Victories came in 1968 and on home ground in 1969. In other years, the results were mixed but Spain finished second four times and third once. The latest streak of successful results came in the early 2000s with four top ten placing in a row (2001-2004). Last year Spain managed to get a top ten placing since 2004.


This will be Spain’s 53rd participation in the Eurovision Song Contest. For the 7th time only the country is represented by a group. Spain also remains one of the countries that had all of their entries at least partly performed in the national language. This year’s entry will be performed in the final on 18 May.

Spanish vote in Eurovision

Spain gave its most points to Germany while the Spanish received most points from neighbouring Portugal. However if one considers the votes since 2004 when the semi-final was introduced, Spain gave its most points to Romania while the Spanish received the most points from Andorra.

The betting odds

According to, Spain is currently the 31st favourite to win the forthcoming Eurovision Song Contest to be held in Malmö.

   Deseamos a España y a ESDM mucha suerte y un buen resultado en Malmö!


Preview clip

National final performance

Lo mejor esta por llegar

Tomorrow another country will be introduced (hint – the spicy trio)

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