auryn

Your weekly dose of Spanish Eurodrama is here! Boyband Auryn, who took part in Destino Eurovisión 2011 and almost took the Spanish flag to Eurovision 2011 in Düsseldorf, have announced that they’re splitting up.

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**reader scratches head** “erm… should I know them?”

Well, you should. When it comes to potential Eurovision candidates, they are one of Spain’s biggest-ever fanwanks and a permanent fixture of the “Who should represent Spain next year?” videos. They were big, and now they’re going solo. But let’s dive a bit deeper into Auryn (figuratively, for the moment).

AURYN – Volver at Destino Eurovision

The Spanish four-piece rose to fame after Destino Eurovisión 2011. They didn’t win, but their power ballad “Volver” made an impression among the youngest viewers. They’ve said many times that the day after the selection, there was a group of fans waiting for them at the door of their hotel.

That was the beginning of a music phenomenon. They’ve managed to stay active and produce pretty decent music since then. I’m not into boybands at all, so that says a lot. Here’s one of their post Eurovision hits, “Don’t give up my game”.

AURYN – Don’t give up my game

But the Auryn rollercoaster had only just begun at the Eurovision selection.

In five years, they’ve released four albums and more than ten singles. The vast majority of them were in English, something quite rare on the Spanish music scene. They’ve also recorded the Spanish soundtrack for the Disney films ‘Wreck-it Ralph’ and ‘Capture the flag’. Que les quiten lo bailao.

Would it have been the same if they had gone to Eurovision?

It’s difficult to say if they would have become as big as they were if Auryn had beaten Lucía Pérez and gone to ESC. While the Spanish songstress and her firework plane landed in 23rd place at Eurovision 2011, the guys started a tour across Spain and later saw their debut album ‘Endless Road, 7058’ score huge commercial success.

Auryn – Make my day

Auryn themselves have an answer to this question.

In an interview with El Periódico last year, Carlos, one of the members, said that he would “give back every euro people had invested in voting for Lucía Pérez”.

“The public gave us life when they didn’t choose us for Eurovision,” he said.

Hold your horses. They’re not bashing Eurovision. They went on to explain that if they had been chosen to take the stage in Düsseldorf, they would probably have been signed by a major label and wouldn’t have had the freedom to choose the music they wanted to sing.

Auryn – Heartbreaker

It’s a reasonable point, but do you think it would have been so? Would Auryn have become so big if they had taken part in Eurovision? And how do you think they’d have fared? Better than Lucía? We want to hear your opinions, so feel free to comment below!

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oooops
oooops
4 years ago

Hector, weird that they didn’t anything about it

Héctor
Héctor
4 years ago

@oooops Yes! The article didn’t say anything about it, but as far as I know, Dani was the Spanish JESC 2006 contestant. Also another of the members, called Blas, participated in the Spanish pre for JESC 2004 (when Maria Isabel won). Blas is also participating in the fifth season of Your Face Sounds Familiar in Spain.

Thiefo
4 years ago

@Darren Oleksandr represented Ukraine in their debut in 2003. Ukraine’s very first representative was a male 😛

oooops
oooops
4 years ago

Wasn’t there a Spanish JESC singer in Auryn, the one from 2006 that I don’t know the name of…

El rosario de Raquel
4 years ago

Verka is drag?, he is MAMARRACHA

Darren
Darren
4 years ago

Oh yeah! Verka…how could I forget? ???????????????? wasn’t he supposed to be in drag though? Was the character of Verka not supposed to be a woman? I’m confused now 😀

El rosario de Raquel
4 years ago

Ja jaja ja jaja ja ja.

Lindemann
Lindemann
4 years ago

@Darren What is Verka then?

Darren
Darren
4 years ago

@Natalia Kills
Definitely! Spain should try a male vocalist next year, they haven’t had one since 2010!!! Although, Ukraine has never had a male singer and they won…twice so…:)

Natalia Kills
Natalia Kills
4 years ago

@Darren I totally agree with you, in fact, this year I said that we had to send him to ESC 2016, but it didn’t happen. We have great female singers, but it’s time to prove (again) that we have geat male singers too.

Darren
Darren
4 years ago

@MirkoJoshua
Hahaha I’m sorry to hear that 🙂 haha here in Ireland we don’t hear much Spanish music but I can imagine how it is

MirkoJoshua
MirkoJoshua
4 years ago

@Darren
I live in Italy actually and Spanish music lately has been very popular, especially during summer… but trust me, you won’t like it anymore after having listened to it for 372883746573992 times a day

Darren
Darren
4 years ago

@Mirkojoshua
I’m sorry I cannot help it 🙂 You must be Spanish are you?
I discovered it on Spotify and I cannot stop listening to it! Haha 🙂

MirkoJoshua
MirkoJoshua
4 years ago

@Darren oh no please… stop with that song, I’m hearing it everywhere 😮

Darren
Darren
4 years ago

Shame, they were good! But on another note, I think TVE should get Alvaro Soler to represent Spain next year. Listen to his song “Sofia” guys, it’s the perfect Spanish song for ESC, sounds similar to Amir and “Je Cherché”.
He probably wouldn’t do it though 🙁