Rebeca's Swedish hope for Spain 2007

by Richard West-Soley 62 views

Swedish Schlager mogul, Thomas G:sson, is working on a song to submit to Spain's Eurovision Song Contest selection for Helsinki 2007, according to reports.

Thomas G:sson is heavily steeped in the Eurovision tradition, having composed not only the 2006 Swedish entry Invincible, but a whole host of other Eurovision and Melodifestivalen entries such as Listen to your heartbeat (Sweden 2001) .

Rebeca's close call
Rebeca was one of the possible selections for Spanish broadcaster TVE's contribution to the 2006 contest, singing Qué no daría yo. Ultimately, it was Las Ketchup who were selected, taking Spain to a dissapointing 21st place in Athens, the second year in a row that Spain ended up in that position.

Spanish Eurovision site eurosongcontest.net confirms that the lyrics will be in Spanish, and the track will be produced in Spain if necessary, in order to adapt it to Spain's own musical style. Rebeca, for her part, is said to be extremely excited by the project, and urges Spanish fans to be proud of a good song for Spain, should she and G:sson be selected next year.

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Richard West-Soley

Senior Editor

Richard's ESC history began way back in 1992, when he discovered the contest could fuel his passion for music and languages. Since then, it's been there at every corner for him in some way or another. He joined the esctoday.com team back in 2006, and quickly developed a love for writing about the contest. In his other life, he heads the development team at the learning resources company Linguascope, and writes about all aspects of language learning on the site Polyglossic.com.

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