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!