Spain: Anne Igartiburu to host national final

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Anne Igartiburu will once again have the honour of hosting the Spanish Eurovision national final. TVE has announced today that the beautiful Spanish presenter will host the 2014 Spanish Eurovision national final – Mira quien va a Eurovision on Saturday 22 February in Barcelona.

Anne Igartiburu is no new face for Eurovision fans as she has been the Spanish spokesperson at the Eurovsision Song Contest many times and has hosted the Spanish Eurovision national finals on several occasions. Anne is among Spain’s most acclaimed and recognised television presenters, having gained much appreciation and fame for her show Corazon, Corazon aired on TVE 1.

TVE is currently busy working round the clock preparing for its forthcoming Eurovision national final where a total of 5 acts will battle to represent Spain at the 2014 Eurovision Song Contest in Copenhagen.

The 2014 Spanish Eurovision national will be held at the TVE studios in Sant Cugat in Barcelona on Saturday 22 February. A total of 5 acts will battle for the golden ticket to Copenhagen: Brequette, Ruth Lorenzo, La Dama, Jorge Gonzalez and Raul.

The show will be televised live at 22:00 CET on TVE 1, TVE Internacional (via satellite- Hotbird 13- Europe) and will be streamed on TVE’s official Eurovision website. 

You can listen to the 5 potential Spanish entries on TVE’s Eurovision official website. You can listen to the 5 bidding entries here.

Last month  TVE  announced the format for the 2014 Spanish Eurovision national selection along with the names of the 5 hopefuls and their respective entries.

 The 5 Spanish candidates

  • Raul- Seguir sin ti
  • Ruth Lorenzo- Dancing in the rain
  • La Dama- Estrella Fugaz
  • Brequette-Mas- Run<strong>
  • Jorge Gonzalez- Auque se acabe el mundo

Eurovision fans will be familiar with Raul and Jorge Gonzalez, both boys have tried to represent Spain at the Eurovision Song Contest. Raul was runner up at the 2000 Spanish Eurovision national final- Eurocancion 2000 with Sueño su boca. Ruth Lorenzo is well known to fans in the UK due to her participation in the X Factor. Brequette shot to fame in Spain thanks to her participation in the Spanish version of the world famous show The Voice- La VozLa Dama is the wife of well known Spanish singer and composer Melendi.

Last year TVE selected El Sueño De Morfeo via an internal selection to represent Spain at the 2013 Eurovision Song Contest in Malmo.  Spain as one of the BIG 5 countries is automatically qualifed to compete in the Eurovision Song Contest grand final.

Spain debuted at the Eurovision Song Contest in 1961 and has won the even on 2 occasions in 1968 with Massiel and in 1969 on home soil with Salome.

Stay tuned to for the latest news on Spain and the Eurovision Song Contest.