Their real-life love story captivated Spain for months — and now they’re among the top 10 favourites to win the Eurovision Song Contest 2018.

And on Sunday evening Alfred & Amaia showcased their romance once more with the release of the official music video for “Tu canción”.

Keeping things pure and simple, the video opens with a solo shot of Alfred in the dark. The lights slowly illuminate him as he sings that he “would never have imagined that traveling to the Moon could be something real.” Then, in shots that deliberately mirror those, Amaia slowly comes into focus, saying that he turns “everything upside down when you kiss my forehead.”

That symmetry — of shot and sound — sets the tone for a video that’s all about the back-and-forth of their love and their voices, which, as ever, blend beautifully.

“Tu canción” official music video

Visually RTVE have done much to up the sartorial stakes. Rather than dressing Amaia as a secretary on her way to work (as in the Spanish national final), they instead portray her as someone young and stylish in a flowing blouse and skirt co-ord. It’s translucent enough in the light to be contemporary and striking, but there’s sufficient material — and cut in an elegant and flattering way — to preserve Amaia’s sophistication and demure. Alfred wears a black leather jacket which he leaves open, exposing a loose white t-shirt that smacks of easy-does-it style.

Their outfit choices — solid block colours, no patterns — help them stand out against the ever-changing backdrop, which moves from solid grey wall to a leaf-coloured floor with armchairs to a green setting with snow or air bubbles rising to the sky. At the climax of the song the duo seem to take flight — no doubt traveling to the Moon they mention in the opening bars — and grasp for each other as they do.

Can Spain win Eurovision 2018?

Their ascent in the music video mirrors their chances of winning Eurovision this year.

By March 9 the duo had climbed to the Top 5 in the betting odds, following the revamp of their entry, which has gone down well among fans. The new version gave the song added oomph, but still kept the tenderness and emotion that so many originally fell in love with.

With this climb up the odds table, the bookies seemed to suggest that Spain could be on to their best result at Eurovision for 17 years, when David Civera placed sixth in 2001 with “Dile que la quiero”.

With the release of all 43 songs almost complete, they’ve slipped down the oddstable to around ninth favourite. But surely with the right staging and live performance their fortunes could change once more.

What do you think of Spain’s music video? How do you think they’ll do in the grand final? Let us know down below. 

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Fuego
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Otro con lo de la VERGUENZA, que pasa hemos matado, hemos robado?
Estoy cansado de los típicos tópicos la palabra vergüenza no se utiliza en conceptos tan superficiales, como el festival de Eurovision. Y de Que en si que vas tu presumiendo de tener un Español para ti, pues que te aproveche Xoxo.

Tinafish
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I’m Spanish. Well by that I mean I have Spanish on me. Well I mean I’ve had a Spaniard in me. ( Hi Jose!) But this is embarrassado to Spanish people. I’m shaken that you queens like this boring mess. Xoxo

Fuego
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A mi sinceramente me hace gracia, lo de ” Fanáticos Españoles”.Como sin los demás países no tuvieran también lo suyo en casa, El nivel de critica hacia las candidaturas Españoles, Roza lo irrespetuoso y ordinario por parte de los Fanáticos Europeos 2012 cara de estreñida y vestido mantel. 2013 Asqueroso vestido amarillo 2014 cara de bruja 2015 Novia de un portero famoso 2016 letras simples y ridículas y niña rica. 2017 todos sabemos lo que paso. Esto desgraciadamente poco tiene que ver con la musica y es lo que se llama escribe en este lugar de las candidaturas Españoloas desde… Read more »

Joe Keyler
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Joe Keyler

I think you should try and write in English… Most people here do not understand Spanish and it is most ill mannered to comment something that most of the people here won´t understand.
We Spaniards tend to be quite destructive to everything, and I don´t see this attitude in other European countries.
Problem is that we have the idea that “España es la mejor (Spain rocks)” stuck in our heads and whenever someone criticizes us it is just because they hate us.
Comments on artists at Eurovisión from Spaniards are 1000000 times worst than those you write dedicated to our artists

joe keyler
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joe keyler

I am Spanish…. and when I read Spanish fans writing: “We don´t care about the position, we just want to enjoy music” I can only think: “Yes, and my ass has three holes, for triple pleasure”. Of course we want to win… Spanish Eurofans want desperately to win Eurovisión. In Spain, today if you are a Eurovision fan, you are a freak. Spaniards have no real interest in Eurovision, most don´t have any clue about who is representing Spain in Eurovision, they do not give a dam. And this lack of interest is not because the Festival might be regarded… Read more »

Fuego
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La verdad que no entiendo ni podré entender, ciertas actitudes infantiles, y como llamarlo … De pandilleros de calles, si algo te molestas ignoralos chico, a no ser que que te guste la molestia, se llama masoquismo.

Fun or ban?
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Fun or ban?

Too much sugar for me! No, thank you. And quite annoying!

Fuego
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Que pena me da de que ella no brille, tu tampoco lo harás y menos escribiendo lo que escribes en este lugar.eres oscuro, sombrío, siniestro, falto de luz y de luces.

GeoAmaya
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GeoAmaya

not a good song, too sugary and uninteresting. Amaia has a great talent but she will not shine in the hands of the Spanish delegation. Also Alfred ruins the song even more. Bottom 5 for sure. And yes, I am Spanish

Fuego
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Y que problema hay en quedar el ultimo, alguien tiene que quedar primero en zona mafia y ultimo, es una competición y el año que viene volverá la competición no veo ningún problema.

Wilt
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Wilt

This is boring.

Last place again.

Fuego
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Realmente lo que da verguenza, son los personas que escriben en este bloggs y no la canción Española, siento no poder expresarme en ingles.

Melovin
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Melovin

Spain to get embarrased again.

Fun or ban?
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Fun or ban?

Big time!

Music is art+vibs
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Music is art+vibs

Spain is sometimes underrated in ESC and I think at the moment they dont really care about the final result in the contest. They like their choice, enjoy their song and love these two little birds, so whatever the result is, they will enjoy their performance, will thank those supporting their entry and end of the story. Dont have much expectations on the contest anymore.

m i r a i
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m i r a i

Thanks for your words. Despite the hate comments, I am seeing how the illusion of the eurofans (and not eurofans) of my country resurfaces towards a song that we send, there are people (I think mainly fans of Amaia and Alfred) who starts to be interested in the festival, maybe only this year, maybe there is someone who discovers a new interest, I see fans of these guys translating the lyrics into different languages, making videos or writing tweets about the two singers or their relationship so that it reaches the rest of Europe and can understand the message they… Read more »

M?rbusi
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M?rbusi

I like the song, I think it has possibilities to be in the top 10. I do not understand so much the hate. If it was starring two women or two men everyone in this blog would be delighted.

Good luck Spain

Eve
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Eve

Damn it, how’s this happening, Spain is growing on me, my hopeless romantic side is prevailing my cynical side 😀 Good luck, Spain <3

Emma Sødring
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Emma Sødring

Aww this is just so beautiful ??

DAISY ROSE
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DAISY ROSE

Is he stoned? the euro fans must be to vote more for this than france..

Jo
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Jo

At this point I don’t think they will finish well, maybe if they perform # 15-26. If they got 1st half, goodbye.

mynameisNO
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mynameisNO

is very funny that people hate this song becuse is sweet… seriously? hahahaha. a lot of spanish fans but a lot of haters…. meh

DAISY ROSE
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DAISY ROSE

LOL BOTTOM 2 AGAIN

Emma Sødring
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Emma Sødring

It’s so romantic I love it ??

Kjuri
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Kjuri

the most boring, forgettable song this year. it’s in my bottom 5.

Joe
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Joe

I still love it. Maybe it’s a little cheesy, but I don’t mind a little cheese. The new ending is terrific.

eleonor
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eleonor

This is the number one ballad this year, and I believe the only one in the sweet romance category as well, so yes I believe they will do very well in the final. It will stand out and voters will remember this for sure. good job

Music is art+vibs
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Music is art+vibs

These little birds have all ingredients to rank quite high in the final if they are able to transmit to all of us what they are feeling. Their faces and smiles are adorable. She has an amazing sweet and clear voice, the lyrics are creative, and the song has a European essence. If the Spanish delegation is able to create an intimate but simple atmosphere on stage, with a very controlled level of sugar, this is, focusing on highlighting their quality as performers and the artistic values of their song rather than their effort to show their love, this can… Read more »

Bis
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Bis

A clear bottom 5 in the grand final

Miguel Ángel
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Miguel Ángel

It is sad that you think that in Spain we care about the POSITION that we are going to be. In a festival that clearly influences politics (or musical culture) against us. If you will tell all South America you would understand. With this, I do not mean that you cant win. In Spain we see eurovision to enjoy ALL the songs and vote the best. We are proud of this song. Not for being Spanish. It’s melodic, the final bridge I love. With a real love story that was seen on the channel 24 hours of operation triumph for… Read more »

Miguel Ángel
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Miguel Ángel

operation triumph=operación triunfo (OT)*

petter møllersen
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petter møllersen

shut the hell up you dumb racist

Kjuri
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Kjuri

lollllllll racist hahahah

petter møllersen
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petter møllersen

it might be your opinion that those countries have better songs, and also spain is higher than findland italy and france in betting odds and in many personal rankings

Miguel Ángel
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Miguel Ángel

I see russian, english, italian names say “its the better song” here in this topic. You dont have the correct arguments. Sorry :/ but thank you for your reply

Miguel Ángel
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Miguel Ángel

I think there are many more haters from Spain than the opposite. It is different to encourage the song of your country to really care about the position. It is not arrogance. We know that we are the best in music. For that we have FC Barcelona and Real Madrid! : D

Miguel Ángel
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Miguel Ángel

We are not* the best in music

M_K
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M_K

I really tried to like this one, but it’s just sooooo sugary that I can hardly sit through it for 3 minutes. 🙁

However, this is only my personal taste and I still think it might do quite well in the televoting. Good luck, I want Spain to do well again after so many years! 🙂

Krys Ka
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Krys Ka

Nothing will save this boring entry. Don’t like Disney style ballads. That’s all.

Sabrina
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Sabrina

France has released its official video on Friday, I hope they get a post too. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6ft3_DOajNY About Spain, it turns out that they have a chance to fight at the top of the scoreboard, something that I wasn’t expecting to happen when they picked “Tu Canción”. I don’t think this is a weak year, but a year without clear frontrunners. Spain has something that set them apart from the other countries. They have to stage it correctly though. The final version and the video are steps forward when compared to the OT’s Eurovision gala performance. Let’s see if they’ll keep… Read more »

Mateo
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Mateo

I think you are right.
It’s a duo and duets do rather well with the Eurovision voters.
If they can stage it well they might end up high on the left side of the score board.

Battista
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Battista

One of the few songs in another language that is not English!!. Just for that, you have my support in Englisvision, together with Greece, Italy, Portugal and France.

Fabio
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Fabio

Few songs? Spain, Italy, France, Greece, Hungary, Slovenia, Serbia, Montenegro Armenia, Portugal… More countries than usual are singing in their own language. And Estonia, not their language but not English either.

Battista
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Battista

And in English? Only the United Kingdom, Ireland and Australia have English as their official language.

Russia, Sweden, Finland,Israel, Czech Republic, Germany, Poland, Romania, Croatia,Bulgaria, Norway, Azerbaijan… More than 30 song of 43 in English.

PYT
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PYT

And Malta

Joe
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Joe

If you’re surprised by Azerbaijan not sending a song in their own language, I don’t know what to tell you.

Philip
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Philip

We wanna a reaction for the portuguese song!!

peter møllersen
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peter møllersen

this is the best song this year, it should definitely win

Kjuri
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Kjuri

no, it’s awful

@EugeneESCUK
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They still have not got the staging and costumes right to sell this song like it should. Danny and Sandy from Grease?…………………….you are having a laugh. I just get this feeling Spain is just not going to get this right and is going to mess it up again. They won’t get a better chance than this in a very weak year. It would be a shame. Sort it out Spain.

@EugeneESCUK
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Javi
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Javi

I have the same feeling. Unoriginality is been a trend in my country and this music video was done quickly yes (bc there’s no time to do something better) but also the main idea was not very creative. Still captures the message of the song.

I expect another round of obviousness for their staging.

But hey, If we get out of the bottom five embarrasment for once, enough for me.

Miguel.
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Miguel.

This music video comes from the same creator who made Say Yay’s one. Now compare. Sure Barei had more time to prepare something decent, but still. RTVE-Gestmusic only care about making money. Now these “OT” guys are involved in a short concert tour in some spanish cities. Making big amounts of money is more important than sending something labored to Eurovision. They even sold tickets for their rehearsals. Frickin usurers. Look at the $$$ they are getting out of these kids, this is the rehearsal: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=WWInOKNRLAE This is the concert (1:10 sight) https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=svlP5oibOqY A&A also have some promo parties around… Read more »

GeoAmaya
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GeoAmaya

I completely agree with Javi and Miguel (and, yes I am also Spanish). I think the talent of Amaia is being misused by RTVE and Gestmusic. This was only a weak ultra-sugary song to catch the Spanish audience and secure millions of euros in concert tickets, never meant to win Eurovision. The problem of Spain in Eurovision is the old-fashioned, corrupted public television. Give the festival to a private chain and we will be sending more interesting stuff

Briekimchi
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Briekimchi

The best performance of this that I have seen is still the one during the show where they were just practising, sitting opposite each other.
They really need to simplify this. I don’t like the other-the-top instrumentation on the revamp either.

Simon
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Simon

Not a weak year at all, strongest in years actually. Eurovision has consistently been improving since 2009

Jon Smith
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Jon Smith

I Like this song! Sweet Love story …
” Jack & Rose ‘”
https://youtu.be/DNyKDI9pn0Q

Sanny Mofdh
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Sanny Mofdh

Seriously…how is spain so high in the betting odds? i dont see much people complimenting the song except for spanish eurofans.

Alexander Yakovchuk
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Alexander Yakovchuk

It is the best song of this year because of the low level of the others. Live the real love!

Sara
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Sara

boring and too sweet…im getting diabetic after watching and listening it…lol

Thierry
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Thierry

The best song of big five this year

DAISY ROSE
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DAISY ROSE

HAHAHAHAAH

Singhallelujah
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Singhallelujah

It begins to snoooooow…

Q
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Q

This song is the most beautiful one this year. Needs high result!

no
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no

Sadly, Spain is in my 42-40. I really love Spain language, but sorry this year performance is too sweet…

It's time for one of the big 5 to win but not Spain sorry.
Guest
It's time for one of the big 5 to win but not Spain sorry.

My name say all.

Exodus
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Exodus

Are you ready for another last place Spain? Cause don’t count it will place higher.

juka
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juka

This will not be last. Yes, it’s bad, but not enough to be last.

No Name
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No Name

This won’t win. Only spanish people are hyping it

Polyna
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Polyna

Stop trying to make Spain happen. It’s not going to happen.

juka
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juka

so true lol

Dew
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Dew

True, Regina.

Leni
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Leni

curious thing is that when we really stopped trying we ended 16th, fourth best position from the last 10 years…
We are far too motivated this time, but we know we will not win. We are enjoying it anyway, I think we deserve a bit of emotion after last year, so let us try hard.

mad1005
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mad1005

I love our song but I know that a lot of countries have so good songs. If we win I will be so happy but for me this isn’t the most important. It is a good song and we could be proud of Amaia and Alfred because they will do all that they can. Good luck for all the countries and enjoy Eurovision.
Sorry for my english.

Pasadena
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Pasadena

I’m crossing my fingers this will do well. I’m thrilled that Spain has a killer entry this year. It’s one of my absolute favourite ESC countries throughout history, but has disappointed in recent years.

Eve
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Eve

Looking at other entries, I wouldn’t mind to see them in top 10, tbh 🙂

ImpressiveInstants
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ImpressiveInstants

I dunno why people hate it. I love the last minute. Truly beautiful. In my top 10 so far.

Saturn
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Saturn

I love the chorus of the song and the voice of the girl. In my top 3.

Albis
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Albis

Haters in 3…2…1…

Oggy
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Oggy

The Real Winner Eurovision 2018. We want to Iberian wins again.

Barcelona 2019!!!

yourMother
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yourMother

Barcelona? ahhhhhhhhhhhh ok, now Barcelona is from Spain? Really? come on…

Emma Sødring
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Emma Sødring

Yes it is lol