Spain: Rosa returns to Eurovision!

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TVE ,the Spanish national broadcaster has revealed today that the 2002 Spanish Eurovision representative Rosa Lopez (Rosa de España) will represent Spain at the forthcoming 60th Eurovision Anniversary special concert- Eurovision’s Greatest Hits scheduled to be held in London on 31 March.

Rosa will be joining a grand line up of former Eurovision winners and acts when she takes the stage in London next month: Conchita Wurst (Austria ESC 2014 winner), Lordi (Finland ESC 2006 winner), Herreys (Sweden ESC 1984 winner), Nicole (Germany ESC 1982 winner), Emmelie de Forest (Denmark ESC 2013 winner), Johnny Logan ( Ireland ESC 1980, 1987 winner, 1992 composer), Natasha St. Pier (France 2001), Anne Marie David (France ESC winner 1972, France 1979).

Rosa represented Spain at the 2002 Eurovision Song Contest in Tallinn with her entry Europe’s living a celebration, achieving a 7th place in the competition.

Rosa will sing a medley of Spanish Eurovision entries in this special event including her Eurovision entry Europe’s living a celebration.

Rosa shot to fame back in 2001 when she debuted in Operacion Triunfo and went on to win the competition in 2002 and was awarded  with the golden ticket to Tallinn. Spain broke all records in 2002 when more than 14 million viewers watched Rosa take Eurovision stage in Tallinn.  She has released a total of 7 albums since then, whilst her upcoming 8th album is scheduled to be released in the coming months. She is currently preparing her 8th album, which is scheduled to be released later this year. Her debut album sold more than 500,000 copies.

Eurovision’s Greatest Hits will be presented by Graham Norton and Petra Mede and will be broadcast on BBC One and throughout Europe and beyond this Easter. The event will be held at London’s Eventim Apollo Hammersmith Theatre.

Eurovision’s Greatest Hits is scheduled be held on 31 March in London and will be aired on BBC1 during Easter. TVE plans to air the show shortly afterwards.

Who will broadcast the show?

Eurovision’s Greatest Hits will be broadcast in the following countries: Australia – SBS, Austria – ORF, Belgium – VRT & RTBF, Bulgaria – BNT, Denmark – DR, Finland – YLE, France – France 2, Greece – NERIT, Iceland – RÚV, Ireland – RTÉ, Israel – IBA, Norway – NRK, Portugal – RTP, Romania – TVR, Russia – C1R, San Marino – SMRTV, Slovenia – RTVSLO, Sweden – SVT, Switzerland – SRF, Spain – RTVE, United Kingdom – BBC One & BBC Radio 2.

Eurovision’s Greatest Hits will be executive produced for BBC Events by Guy Freeman, Directed by Geoff Posner and Produced by Simon Proctor and Helen Riddell.

Stay tuned to ESCToday for more information on the 60th Eurovision Anniversary Show- Eurovision’s Greatest Hits!