If there’s one country where potential Eurovision representatives come out during the low season, it’s Spain. Normally these hopefuls drop banal statements like a “I would love to” or “it would be a great honour” or “I keep my word to do it one day”. But now things are getting serious, as María Villalón — the first winner of X Factor Spain — has revealed that she has two songs ready to represent the country in 2017.
In an interview with Eurovision-spain.com, María has stated that it’s not the first time she’s considered Eurovision. But this year she has two songs, both in Spanish, and she wants to present them to RTVE.
The singer says that both songs have “a very Spanish feeling”. Although they aren’t “hardcore flamenco”, they have an air of “oh, that’s Spain!” She understands that less is more.
We’re not exactly sure what she means, but the interview gives us more clues on how María pictures her Eurovision participation.
When asked which of her songs she would like to compete with, she immediately responds: “Agüita de abril”.
María Villalón – Agüita de abril
Agüita de abril was released in 2007, and it was one of her first singles after winning X Factor. If you ask María, it’s the ideal formula for what a Eurovision song should be. The singer has gone on to release four albums, lots of singles, and even a youth novel.
She likes putting herself out there, and it seems that plenty of Spaniards want to take her in.
María Villalón – La lluvia
María is a staple of most “Who should represent Spain next year?” videos on YouTube, and we also included her in our own wishlist of acts that we wanted to have in last year’s national final.
At the time, it was heavily rumoured that María would be one of the six competing acts. She was even featured on RTVE’s website, where the broadcaster ran a poll on the fan favourites, and now the singer has revealed that there was actually some truth behind those rumours.
She says she “began sending e-mails and contacting people” because she wanted to do it last year. However, “it was very difficult” to pass the cut.
María Villalón, Ruth Lorenzo, Lorena Gómez, Mirela… Spain already has a line-up of potential artists willing to wave the country’s flag in Kyiv. Meanwhile, RTVE remains silent, but as we know, that may just mean that contacts are already underway. It seems like we’ll have to wait until December to know something….anything
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