As the semi-finals for Spain’s Benidorm Festival approach, Rosie is joined by Sofía Martín. She is vying to represent Spain at Eurovision 2023 with her song “Tuki”.
Check out our interview with Sofía Martín here!
Together, Rosie and Sofía talk about how her Benidorm Festival entry was written. They also discuss how her international life has influenced her music and attitudes, her love of British pubs and her favourite pizza toppings! We also find out what “Tuki” means!
About Sofía Martín
Sofía Martín is a 26-year-old singer and songwriter with roots in both Germany and Spain. A relatively new face to the Spanish music industry, Sofía has collaborated with multiple notable artists and producers, including Abraham Mateo, VIZE and German Le Shuuk. Her song Tóxica was a viral hit, achieving over 3 million listens on Spotify.
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. This poor running streak was broken, however in 2022, when Chanel finished in 3rd place with 459 points from the jury and televoters with her song “SloMo”.
What do you think of our interview with Sofía Martín? Do you think “Tuki” will have a chance of representing Spain in Liverpool? Where does the song fall in your rankings? As always, let us know what you think by commenting below. Also, be sure to follow “That Eurovision Site” on Facebook, Instagram, Twitter and Tiktok as we look ahead to Eurovision 2023!
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