Spain is again blessing us with Eurodrama, this time coming from two-time national finalist Jorge González who says he’d love to represent Spain at Eurovision. His only condition is no national final because he says Spanish Eurovision fans band together and vote for their favourites and not necessarily the best songs. Cue the outrage!
You may remember Jorge González from 2009 and 2014 when he was vying to represent Spain at Eurovision. Sadly, he didn’t win with either of his attempts, finishing ninth (of 12) and third (of five), depriving Eurovision of his Latin passion.
In a recent interview, Jorge revealed that with both national final attempts, he didn’t have any record label support — but his mum was there to provide the choreography for his performances.
Jorge says that despite losing to Ruth Lorenzo in 2014, he is still happy with the result. The close televoting gave him only 5.63% fewer votes than Ruth, meaning that even if the Spanish Eurofans weren’t behind him, he was still popular enough to win 25.34% of the public vote.
But the real #eurodrama came from another recent interview in which he actually said:
“I would love to go to Eurovision, but trying to represent Spain is a waste of time. The enemy of the Spanish people is just themselves. I think it’s more difficult to win the Spanish national selection than Eurovision. Here (in Spain) the Eurofans join together and choose what they want. So, willing to take part in another National Selection? No thanks.”
Two years ago, Jorge said something similar in an interview with Spanish fansite Eurovision Planet. Back then, he just confirmed that he wants to represent Spain at Eurovision, but he wants TVE to internally select him – no national selection at all.
But perhaps Jorge would care to remember that the internally selected Edurne gave Spain a disappointing 21th place finish with “Amanecer” in 2015.
When he’s not upsetting Spanish Eurofans, Jorge is busy making new music, playing live shows — and he even has a new single coming next Wednesday, 28 September. It’s being released in Romania, on the same record label that signed Romania’s 2012 act Mandinga.
But Eurovision is still one of Jorge’s biggest dreams. He is totally passionate about it, but he also wants to slay that stage with a powerful Eurovision song and stunning staging — and if Spain isn’t interested, he may even consider another country. As Conchita might say, he is unstoppable!
What do you think about Jorge’s comments? Should he represent Spain at Eurovision? Or should he try another country. Share your thoughts in the comment section below!