Spain can breathe a little sigh of relief throughout most of the Eurovision Song Contest. As one of the “big five” (along with France, Germany, Italy and the UK), they get automatic qualification into the Grand Final, bypassing all the voting and nail-biting of the semi finals.
This year’s Grand Final takes place in the Danish capital of Copenhagen on Saturday May 10 and will be broadcast on SBS here in Australia the following night. In part five of our daily look at this year’s Eurovision entrants, we’re ‘Dancing In The Rain’ with Spain.
RUTH LORENZO : Dancing In The Rain
Now here’s a clever play by Spain. Take a songstress who’s already achieved chart success in her homeland and who was a fan favourite on the British version of ‘The X Factor’ and you’ve already doubled her reach. Ruth was a finalist on the 2008 edition of ‘The X Factor’ in the UK; the competition eventually won by Alexandra Burke.
She’s since notched up chart hits back in Spain, most recently with her Eurovision entry ‘Dancing In The Rain’, which has hit the top ten – her biggest hit to date.
Big production, swirling strings, money notes galore… if performed right on the night, this could be in the hunt for many of the douze points on offer.