Junior Eurovision in Nice is now less than a month away. In the lead-up to the start of rehearsals, we will get to know a bit more about this year’s artists, their discography, and their Junior Eurovision journey so far. Up next is Sandra Valero, Spain’s representative in 2023.
Sandra Valero’s Junior Eurovision Journey So Far…
Valero was announced as Spain’s JESC representative all the way back in July. Her entry “LOVIU”, where she sings in not only Spanish but also English, French, Italian, and Portuguese, was released on October 3rd.
What do we think of “LOVIU”
The team at That Eurovision Site have reacted to Spain’s entry for Nice. Tim gave his thoughts on “LOVIU”, which you can check out here:
Who is Sandra Valero?
Sandra Valero is a twelve-year-old singer, actress, and model from Valencia, Spain. She’s no stranger to the stage; she began singing at the age of four and has already appeared on Idol Kids and Spain’s edition of The Voice Kids. She has also appeared in the musical The Bodyguard and is currently appearing in The Jungle Book as Mowgli before heading to Nice. Her father, uncle, and grandparents all work in the music industry, giving her connections very early on.
Spain’s Junior Eurovision Journey
Spain has taken part in the Junior Eurovision Song Contest a total of 8 times, and was one of the first countries to participate back in 2003. In the initial contest, Spain was represented by Sergio singing “Desde el cielo”, and at the close of voting Spain finished in second place, earning 125 points. Spain would go on to win the second edition of the show with María Isabel’s “Antes Muerte Que Sencilla”, finishing with 171 points.
Spain’s most recent participation was in 2022, when Carlos Higes represented the nation with his song “Señorita” in Yerevan. At the close of voting, Spain finished 6th in a field of 16 participants. Spain earned 137 points – 78 of which came from the online vote. The remaining 59 points were awarded by professional juries across Europe.
What do you think about “LOVIU”? Are you excited for Spain’s participation at this year’s Junior Eurovision? Let us know in the comments or on social media! Be sure to follow ‘That Eurovision Site’ on Twitter, Facebook, Instagram, TikTok, Threads and Bluesky as we prepare for Junior Eurovision 2023!
News Source: JuniorEurovision.tv / That Eurovision Site
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