Spain: RTVE’s Orchestra and Chrorus collaborate with Edurne

by Sanjay (Sergio) Jiandani 381 views

TVE, the Spanish national broadcaster has revealed today that the 2015 Spanish Eurovision representative Edurne has recorded the chords for Amanecer’s pop version with RTVE’s Orchestra and Chorus.

Edurne recorded the cords section of her Eurovision entry Amanecer‘s pop version on Tuesday 3 February at Madrid’s Teatro Monumental under the baton of Maestro Pepe Herrero, who is responsible for the symphonic arrangenments of the entry. A total of 40 musicians have participated  in the recording with 12 violins I, 10 violins II, 8 violas, 6 violonchelo 4 bass fiddles. Radio Nacional de España has been resposible for the sound recording.

The Spanish hopeful will be also recording a Symphonic version of Amancer next month with the same orchestra and chorus, under the baton of Maestro Herrero once again. In March the whole orchestra will be involved in the recording.

Edurne is very pleased and excited with the outcome of the recording and has commented:

I am very happy and  pleased that the orchestra will be a part of Amanecer. Listening to it has been really emotional. I have a feeling and  a sensation that I can’t describe. It’s a mixture of emotions and happiness....

Edurne during the recording of Amanecer’s entry at Madrid’s Teatro Musical- video courtesy of RTVE


Edurne will have the honour of defending the Spanish colours at the 60th Eurovision Song Contest in Austria next May. She will sing Amanecer in Vienna, a song that has been produced by none other than Tony Sanchez Ohlsson, the author of the 2007 and 2012 Spanish Eurovision entries ( I love you mi vida (DNASH) and Quedate conmigo (Pastora Soler) and the Swedish dream team Thomas G:son and Peter Bostrom. Both G:son and Bostrom were the composers of the 2012 Swedish winning entry Euphoria. Thomas G:son has been behind many Eurovision entries in the past years: the 2007 and 2012 Spanish entries, the 2010 Danish Eurovision entry, the 2001, 2006 and 2012 Swedish Eurovision entries and the 2007 Norwegian Eurovision entry.

The 2015 Spanish representative will sing her Eurovision entry entirely in Spanish in Vienna. She describes Amanecer a modern pop melody.

Both Edurne and her team along with TVE will be working very hard and round the clock in order to showcase a magnificent and extraordinary staging and performance in Vienna.

About Edurne

Edurne shot to fame in Spain in 2005 when she competed in the 4th season of the popular talent show Operacion Triunfo aired on private Spanish television channel Telecinco. She achieved a 6th place in the show and has gone places since her Operacion Triunfo days. She has released a total of 5 albums and has gained much name, fame and recognition in Spain both as a singer and tv host. She has participated in various television shows in Spain and is much appreciated among the younger generations.

Edurne is currently working on her forthcoming album with Tony Sanchez Ohlsson. It will be Edurne’s sixth album and will be released by Sony Music Spain.

The story so far

In 2014 Spain opted for a national selection in order to select its Eurovision entry and act for Copenhagen. Ruth Lorenzo won the 2014 Spanish national final with her entry Dancing in the rain and achieved an honorable 10th place at the 2014 Eurovision Song Contest grand final.

Spain debuted at the Eurovision Song Contest in 1961 and has participated at every Eurovision edition since then. Spain has won the contest in 1968 with Massiel and 1969 in Salome. Spain has not missed even one contest since its debut in 1961 and has competed in the contest religiously every year since its debut year. Spain has competed in Eurovision 54 times.

The 2015 Eurovision Song Contest is scheduled to be held on 19, 21, 23 May at the Wiener Stadthalle, in Vienna.

Stay tuned to for the latest news on Spain and the 2015 Eurovision Song Contest.


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