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Are your Eurodrama levels a bit low? Then let us do something about that. Rewind to 2014, the last time that Spain had a decent result at Eurovision, which came courtesy of Ruth Lorenzo, who placed 10th with “Dancing in the Rain”. After her fantastic performance, the diva promised to come back in 2017.

That is next year and we at wiwibloggs would be beyond excited to see the Spanish starlet live up to her word. Ruth promised to come back for gold and, after two disappointing results, Spanish fans crave a Top 5 finish. (According to Barei, Head of Delegation Federico Llano may not, but the fans most certainly do).

Has Ruth already teased something?

We’ve consulted the stars, spoken with our soothsayers and even scoured Ruth’s social media, and so far there is nothing that provides a strong link to a potential return.

I mean, there was this enigmatic tweet, but you really have to get creative to link it to a potential ESC bid.

(That moment when you doubt…)

What we know so far is that Ruth is currently recording new material in Los Angeles with world class producers including Lester Méndez, Erika Nuri Taylor and Greg Ogan, who have written songs for the likes of Rihanna, Kelly Clarkson, Britney Spears or Meghan Trainor.

But there is something that Spanish Eurofans have been going crazy about.

Start hyperventilating because Ruth retweeted a tweet that said she’ll announce new stuff in September. The official deadline for submitting songs to Eurovision is, of course, in September. And the tweet features her big moment on the Eurovision stage. YAAAAAAAS!

Yes, it’s all a bit tenuous.

Lesbihonest, that tweet can mean anything, from a new single to new dates on her tour (which kicks off at the end of the year) to a come back on “Your Face Sounds Familiar” as a judge.

But you know how we love to speculate, and when it comes to Ruth, it’s impossible not to think that she wants to mount her Eurovision comeback and help Spain slay for the first time in years.

And what a better moment that when you’re about to release your second album, for which you have recorded songs with world class producers in Los Angeles? We’re sure Ruth is a woman who keeps to her word, and so far, she offers the best package for a potential Spanish entry in 2017 (as much as we love Mirela too, of course).

Do you think Ruth will end up representing Spain again? Will she be able to improve on her 10th place finish? If not, who should represent Spain in 2017? Share your thoughts below!

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Pastora Soler haha!
Pastora Soler haha!
4 years ago

Yes please!!

With a rock song 😉

kk
kk
4 years ago

SOS is much better than DITR ‘cuz it’s a well-produced song with much catchier chorus. I can’t even remember the chorus of DITR but her continuous screaming parts. The only good ballad in 2014 that can be compared to SOS is Undo, also a well-produced piece with good refrain.

Ryan
Ryan
4 years ago

I thought the official deadline to submit the song is in March, or something…?
September is when you’re allowed to reveal the songs?

Iberian
Iberian
4 years ago

Yeah, whatever. But Dami isn’t your typical diva shouting boring ballads. She’s different, she’s special, she’s fresh. Ruth is démodé and so was DITR. 2nd versus 10th place says a lot.

Marc
Marc
4 years ago

DINT and SOS both are avarage, SOS is better produced.
2016: SOS was the only power ballad, and the other pop female songs were even worst: Malta and Azerbaijan.
2014: Ruth performed after Sanna, and people just prefered Undo over DITR, also Conchita was another diva performance and came before.. as a result no room for Ruth in the voting.

mad-professor
mad-professor
4 years ago

@Darren
Dami Im is also a fantastic singer, but Sound of Silence was just as average (if not worse) than Dancing in the Rain.

Iberian
Iberian
4 years ago

Dami Im had the same kind of song as Ruth? Oh dear… no effing way. Ruth was boring and out of date. Dami was fresh and modern. And the voices are completely different; Dami has a magic voice, while Ruth’s screaming just hurts in our ears.

Easy74
Easy74
4 years ago

I disliked both 🙂 Check completed! 🙂

Of course there are good and bad songs in any musical genre. But that kind of ballad has had it’s day (era) in ESC I think. Now it sounded so generic and clicheed,

Darren
Darren
4 years ago

This is an example of where favouritism is king at Eurovision. People are complaining that they are sick of power ballad divas and mid tempo pop and even saying that Dancing in the Rain was mediocre and undeserving of its 10th spot….yet you all loved Dami Im, who had a very similar song to Ruth and came second. Y’all need to check yourselves.

Easy74
Easy74
4 years ago

No more power ballads….bring on some rock or indie Spain, por favor!

mad-professor
mad-professor
4 years ago

As great a singer as she is, Dancing in the Rain was a pretty average song (and didn’t involve Brequette…). Unless she’s got something better in the bag, I’d rather they sent someone else. Or Pastora.

Kermit
Kermit
4 years ago

No thanks! No me gusta…..

I sense another possible dated, OTT, generic, Swedish ESC-balad in the making. So boring and unorigial!

Personally, I would hope for something authentic Spanish. Some rock in Spanish would be great

ct_greece
ct_greece
4 years ago

Oh God please no…

Why can’t they send Pablo Alboran?

Libet
Libet
4 years ago

Please NO

Alvaricomg
Alvaricomg
4 years ago

Yaaaaaass pleaseeeee pleaseeeee I love her voice and her presence and she have us the BEST staging that Spain has ever had! Please pleaaaase

Briekimchi
Briekimchi
4 years ago

Would welcome her back.

roy raniel
roy raniel
4 years ago

YEEEEEEEEEEESSSSSSS!!!!!!!

Iberian
Iberian
4 years ago

Rybak, Lena, Eli&Niki, Loreen, de Forest, Conchita, Måns… The days of the shouting divas yelling boring love ballads seem to be over. So if Spain sends something like Ruth’s Dancing in the rain again, we won’t be near the Top 3. We need a good song from Spain, that’s the most important thing, Ruth’s bubbly personality isn’t enough.

Héctor
Héctor
4 years ago

She also said that she would like to come back with something more energetic than ‘Dancing in the rain’ (don’t remember where I read that).

susanne
susanne
4 years ago

She is Spain’s best entry in 2010’s.Her personality is bubbly and she is fun.

CookyMonzta
CookyMonzta
4 years ago

Unless they have an artist AND a song capable of getting Spain back to the top-half of the board, they may have to send Ruth again.

Darren
Darren
4 years ago

Wow! I actually had a dream about this last night…weird. Hopefully she does come back, she has a powerful voice and with a good song, she could be capable of bringing Spain back to the Top 10.

Marco
Marco
4 years ago

As much as we would love to have our diva back, I have a strong feeling that she’d suffer the returning artist curse and flop. Plus I’m sure that if we don’t get a new HoD he will probably ensure that Ruth sinks to the bottom of the scoreboard

Marc
Marc
4 years ago

Mistake again for Spain.
Sick of cheap divas and screaming voices, indeed she’s not good as a songwritter.
Brequette is even worst.

Anonymoose
Anonymoose
4 years ago

Yes! “Dancing in the Rain” is my favorite eurovision song of all times!

Iberian
Iberian
4 years ago

No. We don’t want her for Eurovision yet again. Spain is not San Marino, where they send the same singer over and over again. Ruth had her chance, now let others have a try. If she really needs to come back, then wait at least ten, twelve years, but there are enough other Spanish artists with a good package for Eurovision 2017.

Adam
Adam
4 years ago

I’d rather have Brequette

Robert
Robert
4 years ago

Yes! ‘Dancing in the Rain’ is the only Spanish entry I still listen after years.

Anouska
Anouska
4 years ago

I would LOVE to see Ruth back at Eurovision!