After winning the Spanish national selection, Blanca Paloma has released the music video for her song “Eaea”. Blanca will represent the nation in Liverpool with this song.
Check out the music video for “Eaea” here!
Listen to “Eaea” on streaming platforms
Who is Blanca Paloma?
Blanca Paloma is the stage name of Blanca Paloma Ramos Baeza, a 33-year-old singer songwriter from Spain. Born in the Valencian town of Elche, Blanca moved to Madrid to pursue a career in musical theatre. Her signature genre of music is ‘new flamenco’, taking inspiration from the likes of former Eurovision alum Remedios Amaya. Blanca first came to prominence after performing in Benidorm Fest 2022 with her song ‘Secreto de Agua’. At the close of voting, she finished in 5th place with 61 points. She returned to Benidorm Fest in 2023 with her song ‘Eaea’ – which is written by Blanca herself, alongside José Pablo Polo and Álvaro Tato.
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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