Ruth Lorenzo dazzled at Mira Quién Va a Eurovisión, delivering a flawless vocal of her song ‘Dancing In The Rain’. Her performance was beautiful and understated, and boy did she look good in that mermaid-shaped dress. In the weeks since her victory she’s faced a campaign to remove her as Spain’s contestant and criticism from the Real Academia Española for entering a bilingual song.
Fortunately this señorita has brushed all of that aside and shown the haters that she’s still dancin’ in her amazing new video. She throws down some amazing moves and presents an even stronger version of an already strong song.
Lorenzo won the weekly WiwiBloggs.Com fan poll twice. Since y’all are such big fans we just had to get up close and personal with her! So our North of England Correspondent Angus Quinn reached out for a pequeña conversación. Here are the highlights.
TVE approached you to enter the national final this year. Had you considered entering Eurovision previously?
I had considered it, but never actually thought it would happen. This year the opportunity came up and I thought “go for it”.
What did you think of the other songs in the Spanish national final?
I think they were all amazing. Each one of us was different but we all represented Spain in different ways.
Why did you choose to represent Spain over the UK?
My manager was in conversations with the UK, but I remember one afternoon I checked Twitter and read hundreds of messages from Spanish eurofans saying that they thought I would be perfect for Eurovision. There was a massive online movement and that moment I called my manager and said, “if I go to Eurovision it has to be representing Spain”.
Why did you decide to enter a bilingual entry rather than an entirely Spanish one?
I always knew that if I went to Eurovision it would be with “Dancing in the Rain”. It is one of my favourite tracks I have written and I think it really suits the festival. I decided to adapt some of the verses to Spanish because I wanted the Spanish public to understand the message of my song.
You’ve won the WiwiBloggs fan poll twice but Brequette fans started a petition to have you replaced? How has the fan reaction been overall?
The fan reaction has been great. I feel like I have a massive support from Eurovision fans and that makes me feel amazing! I am really working hard to make every single one of them proud of me and the Spanish proposal for Eurovision this year.
The choreography in the music video was pretty incredible. Are you an amazing dancer or did you have a dancer do some of the shots?
Never! I would never use a double for anything, as I never do playback either. That would be lying to the public. Actually, I had never danced before but my team and I decided that it would be amazing to have a dancing scene in the music video so I rehearsed for days!
Has Dannii Minogue or anyone else from the X-Factor offered you advice?
Yes! I speak to Dannii a lot and she is so proud of me and everything that’s happening in 2014. She always gives me advice and I know I can always give her a call when I’m struggling.
What will the staging be like? Will there be any water involved for literally dancing in the rain?
We’re on it right now!
There are a LOT of ballads at this year’s contest – what is the unique selling point of ‘Dancing In The Rain’?
Its message. I think that the message in ‘Danicng in the Rain’ is beautiful. It’s not a sad song, it’s a song of hope. I wrote it during my hardest times in London, when I thought I had lost everything.
Who is your biggest competition this year in the contest?
I love Conchita!
In 2012 Pastora Soler said she just wanted to make the Top 10 and she’d be happy. Are you aiming higher?
I am focusing all my energies to try and win the contest. It’s a state of mind. If I step on that stage aiming for a victory, I will give a better performance than aiming for a Top 10.
Do you have a favourite song from this year’s other contestants?
I still have to listen to all the entries. I love the UK song.
Who’s your favourite recent Spanish contestant at Eurovision?
Pastora Soler. I loved her performance.
Lastly, do you have a message for all your fans who read WiwiBloggs.Com?
Thanks for all your support!! I hope you enjoy my performance on May 10th!
WiwiBloggs.Com would like to thank Ruth for the interview and wish her buena suerte para Copenhagen!
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