Ruth Lorenzo Eurovision

At wiwibloggs we aren’t dancing in the rain anymore. We’re just sitting in the rain, crying, force-feeding Haagen-Dazs into our mouths with a shovel. It’s only been a short time since Ruth Lorenzo said she’d keep her word about pursuing the option of competition for Spain at Eurovision 2017, but it appears that the dream will not become a reality. Sad face.

In a recent interview with the Spanish online magazine ‘Formula TV’, Ruth said that she “will not release any candidate song” for Objetivo Eurovision, the national selection process for Spain at Eurovision, due to her complete focus on her upcoming second album. She continued by saying that she is “diving into the composition and production” of the second album, but a return to Eurovision requires “great time and effort”.

Ruth also stated that it would be an amazing opportunity for a new and talented artist to gain some time on the spotlight. “Take a look at what happened to me in just two years,” she said. “The music industry in Spain as of today holds great chances for young singers”.

 

This is another brick in the wall of Spanish Eurovision drama. This all began when the Eurovision broadcaster for Spain, RTVE, announced a new format of the National Selection for 2017, which plans to incorporate online voting in order to select Spain’s next representative for Eurovision.

Since Eurovision fans the world over heard the news of this new format, multiple names of potential representatives for Spain have come up including María Villalón and Mirela, and some of the well-known “triunfitos” who went live on stage as a part of TVE’s reunion show OT: El Reencuentro, including Natalia, Verónica and Eurovision alumni Rosa López.

The only artist to express any interest for Eurovision 2017 thus far is former Objetivo Eurovision contestant Brequette Cassie, who finished as runner-up to Ruth Lorenzo in 2014 with her Eurovision fan favourite track “Más”. She has publicly posted teasers of three songs she plans to submit to RTVE, and you can listen to them below.

What do you make of Ruth Lorenzo’s planned absence at Eurovision 2017? Who would you like to see represent Spain at Eurovision 2017 in Kyiv? Let us know in the comments section below!

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mad-professor
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mad-professor

@Jonas
Exactly – not everyone can be Dima Bilan. The only reason to return to Eurovision really is because you want to have the experience again, not because you want to win.

Charli Cheer Up
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Charli Cheer Up

Her career in Spain has reached new heights ever since she placed 10th. She even WON the Spanish version of Your Face Sounds Familiar. It would be too risky for her to return to ESC if she didn’t win this time around…

Jonas
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Jonas

Robyn, I think Selma would be a good example of what you describe – she was a national hero in 1999, only to not qualify in 2005. Sad. Ira Losco & Chiara almost had the same fates.

HubertZnajomski
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Why?!? ;_;

Kris
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Kris

Oh no…..the pain! The pain! The pain!! I’ll still keep on praying in (the) vain

ct_greece
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ct_greece

Thank goodness!

Robyn Gallagher
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I have this theory that a lot of artists want to return to Eurovision because it’s the biggest, most amazing experience they’ll ever have in their life as singers, something very few can replicate in their home country. But it comes risks – not winning the national selection, placing worse at ESC the second time around – and the ego-fuelled reasons that would make an artist want to return to ESC are the same ones that would make them not want to risk losing a national final, etc.

Burn
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Burn

One time was enough for her.And she did very good with her 10th place.
I wouldn’t want to see her ever again in Eurovision.