After the confirmation that Spain will be selecting their Eurovision 2022 representative through a National Final, RTVE has announced further changes to the team that is working on their Eurovision participation. The Spanish broadcaster has announced that RTVE journalist Eva Mora, will be the new Spanish Head of Delegation. The news was confrimed by RTVE on social media.
La periodista de RTVE Eva Mora releva como jefa de Delegación de Eurovisión a Ana María Bordas, que coordina el grupo de trabajo.https://t.co/nwHsbeq5rC— eurovision_rtve (@eurovision_tve) August 28, 2021
Eurovision experience under her belt
Eva has worked on Eurovision events previously and even attended the contest from 2012 to 2016. In addition, she was also Spain’s commentator for Eurovision: Europe Shine A Light in 2020, as well as the commentator for the 2020 Junior Eurovision Song Contest. Upon the reveal of her new appointment, Eva, expressed her thanks and gratitude on social medioa:
Muchas gracias 🙏🏻 me habéis inundado de mensajes de cariño! No me da la vida para responderos a todos cómo quisiera. GRACIAS GRACIAS DE CORAZÓN ♥️ recordad que es IMPOSIBLE VIVIR SIN MÚSICA 🎶 #Eurovision @eurovision_tve— Eva Mora (@evamora_tve) August 29, 2021
Working Group for Eurovision 2022 announced
In addition to the announcement of the appointment of Eva Mora as Spain’s new Head of Delegation, a working group has been formed, which will work on how the national selection will be structured. The working group consists of:
- María Eizaguirre – Director of Communication and Participation of RTVE
- Esteban Calle – RTVE Marketing
- César Vallejo – Head of Digital Documentary
- Irene Mahía – Co-Ordinator of Current Content on Playz
- Fernando Macías – RTVE Play & Co-Ordatinator of the RTVE Eurovision Website subce 2018
- Javier Martin – RTVE News Journalist
- Jordi Vives – Director of Musical Programs
- Julia Varela – Eurovion Commentator since 2015, Presenter & Director
- Virginia Díaz – Radio Presenter
- Julio Ródenas – Radio Presenter
Spain’s Eurovision Journey
In 1961, Spain made their debut in the Eurovision Song Contest with Conchita Bautista and the song “Estando contigo” and placed 9th in the competition. Since then, Spain has participated 60 times in the competition and have won twice (1968 and 1969). Their latest participation saw them being represented by Blas Cantó with the song “Voy A Quedarme”, at the Grand Final. Their participation saw them finish 24th overall, receiving 6 points from the professional juries.
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News Source: RTVE
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