Earlier this week, news broke that Spanish broadcaster TVE will be sending Edurne to Vienna with the song ‘Amanecer’. The team at wiwibloggs already know that Edurne is a fierce performer with a killer live vocal and the ability to shake her thang, but the song is just as important as the visual performance. Luckily for us, Spain has enlisted the help of three Eurovision veterans to pen the song for Edurne: Tony Sánchez-Ohlsson, Peter Boström, and Thomas G:son.
Some of Spain’s entries in the past few years have lacked spice, so we are very excited that these Eurovision legends are lending a hand to Spain in 2015. Let’s take a look at their stellar history.
Tony Sánchez-Ohlsson is a successful Spanish songwriter and composer. He has penned several Eurovision hits such as ‘Quédate Conmigo‘ for Spain in 2012 and ‘I Love You Mi Vida’ for Spain in 2007, as well as fan favourite in the 2014 Spanish National Final ‘Run (Más)‘ by Brequette. Tony has also written songs for Spain’s Eurovision 2011 contestant Lucía Pérez, and Auryn and Anael.
Peter Boström is a producer and songwriter from Sweden. He is well known for both winning and losing at Eurovision 2012, after co-writing both ‘Euphoria‘ by Loreen (ESC 2012 winner) and ‘Stay‘ by Tooji for Norway (last place the same year). Peter also produced ‘Popular’ by Eric Saade for Sweden in 2011, and has written songs for popular Melodifestivalen entrants Danny Saucedo and Alcazar.
Thomas G:son is arguably one of the most successful and well-known song writers in modern Eurovision history. Since 2001, Thomas has been involved with writing and producing 67 songs for national finals across 11 different countries — 39 for Sweden, 11 for Spain, six for Norway, four for Finland, four for Denmark, two for Poland, and one each for Latvia, Romania, Georgia, Belgium and Malta.
Thomas G:son has had great success in the past 10 years, placing in the top 5 four times, including fourth with ‘In A Moment Like This’ for Denmark in 2010, fifth with ‘Invincible‘ for Sweden in 2006, and more recently ‘Euphoria’ for Sweden in 2012, which to date has been the most successful Eurovision song of all time.
These three songwriters clearly have a lot of talent between them. If a Eurovision song written by all three of them were a paella, it would be delicious!