Former winner at OGAE Spain event

by Benny Royston 83 views

Last Saturday Ogae Spain held a meeting in Madrid. Three former participants, Massiel, Conchita Bautista and Betty Missiego were in attendance. They were joined by Fernando Moreno who is was the composer of the Spanish song Su cancion. The meeting was a great success, 75 members from all regions of Spain came to the meeting.

Massiel became Spain's first Eurovision Song Contest winner in 1968 with the song La la la. She beat the home nation entry, Cliff Richard for the United Kingdom into second place. Conchita Bautista entered the competition twice for Spain, finishing 9th in Cannes, France with Estando Contigo in 1961. She returned four year later with the song Qué Bueno, Qué Bueno which joined three other songs in failing to score a point at the competition, held in Naplesi, Italy. Betty Missiego sang for Spain in 1979. She scored 116 points, and finishing in second place, only nine points behind winners and home country, Israel.

During the meeting the crowd listened to a song which will be presented to TVE for the next Spanish selection for Eurovision. A book about Spanish selections was presented too. The congregation then watched the video clips from the 1981 Eurovision Song Contest before the fans voted for their favourite song. The winner was Io senza te by Peter, Sue and Marc of Switzerland. Actual winners, Bucks Fizz of the United Kingdom came second.

Amongst the hot topics that were discussed at the meeting were plans for Helsinki 2007, the low interest of Spanish broadcaster, TVE, in a good song for the Eurovision Song Contest and the final results of Athens 2006.

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