Tim is joined by Spain’s Eurovision 2022 representative Chanel at Eurovision In Concert. They discuss everything that’s happened since her win at Benidorm Festival in January, her preparations for Eurovision and her reaction to those fancams!
While SloMo is Chanel’s debut single, she is no stranger to the stage. The Cuban singer has been performing in theatre for over a decade, taking part in musicals including Mamma Mia!, The Lion King and Flashdance. She is also an established actress, with major roles in Spanish TV shows including Gym Tony, El secreto de Puente Viejo and La peluquería.
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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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