Nieves will be Spain’s Eurovision spokesperson for the 4th time in a row (omitting 2020), and will be giving the points from the home of Spain’s 2022 National Selection, Benidorm.
Nieves is a presenter of ‘Flasha Moda’, and debuted her spokesperson role at Eurovisision in the 2017 contest in Kyiv. Calling from; Madrid, Barcelona, Granada, and now Benidorm.
Nieves is also known for her fashion and style and always captures the European audience whenever she has given out the jury points from Spain. This is because, every time she is on TV in the Eurovision world, she chooses items created by Spanish designers.
For example, this purple Tuxedo that Nieves wore for the 2018 contest, was designed by her friend, Juan Avellaneda.
For the 2022 contest, we will have to wait until May 14th, the night of the Grand Final, to see what Nieves will stun us all with when giving out the points for Spain, against the backdrop of Benidorm.
Spain’s Eurovision Journey
Spain debuted at the Eurovision Song Contest in 1961 with Conchita Bautista’s “Estando Contigo”. The country earned its first win in 1968 with Massiel’s “La La La”, and won again in 1969 with Salome’s “Vivo Cantando” in an infamous four-way tie. Although they have yet to win again, Spain earned several 2nd place finishes, most famously with Mocedades’ “Eres tu” in 1973 and Anabel Conde’s “Vuelve conmigo” in 1996.
Spain has been less successful in recent years. Although they achieved two 10th place finishes in 2012 and 2014, the country has not finished above 20th place since 2015, including one last-place in 2017. They finished 24th at the 2021 contest with 6 points from the jury and no televote points.
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News Source: RTVE
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