With the 2023 edition of Benidorm Fest rapidly approaching we got a chance to speak to Siderland, who are in the running to represent Spain with the song ‘Qui Esclati Tot‘.
Check out our interview with Siderland here:
In our interview with Albert from Siderland, we got a chance to talk about their upcoming preparations for Benidorm Fest, and his personal history with Eurovision.
The Barcelona based trio consists of Uri Plana (vocalists and guitarist), Albert Sort (bassist), and Andreu Manyós (drummer), have been working together approximately 14 years ago, and formed the current project 4 years ago. Labelling their style of music Pop Nocturn, the trio’s music talks about the contrasting themes of pleasure seeking in life coupled with the bewilderment of modern life, all in their native Catalan tongue.
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”.
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