In their song “Tu Canción”, they sing that they feel like their dancing for the first time. And yesterday Spain’s Alfred & Amaia ticked another first off their list: Performing live in London.

The duo – known to Eurofans as #Almaia –performed their Eurovision songs and two solo songs at the London Eurovision Party 2018 last night.

Between soundchecks Alfred & Amaia also found time for an interview with wiwiblogger William.

ALFRED & AMAIA TALK “TU CANCIÓN” WITH WIWIBLOGGS

In the interview Spain’s Eurovision act discuss their overnight stardom in Spain. The pair come across as totally adorable and totally down to earth. Alfred says that for him the gruelling “promotion” tour has been the hardest part of their journey since #OT17. For Amaia, it’s journalist questions about their relationship.

They also talk about their staging for Eurovision. Although #Almaia are sworn to secrecy, they can tell us the performance will be “natural”. That’s because they still see themselves as a normal couple, who do normal things, like go to the cinema.

Alfred also reveals the duo are working with noted Spanish artist, photographer and art director Ernesto Artillo:

“I’m very involved with the outfits. I love Bowie, I love Michael Jackson, I love to do styling and to dress good. Ernesto Artillo is doing great things with us.”

They also shared some behind-the-scenes information about the video shoot for “Tu canción”.

In the video, the sweet Spaniards take flight, aided by harnesses.

“The harnesses hurt! I was bruised black and blue. But it was beautiful,” reveals Amaia. Beauty is pain and our girl gets it!

Fans hoping they’ll bring the harnesses to Lisbon, may be disappointed however. Alfred points out artists like Harry Styles have used harnesses in videos, but don’t on stage, so #Almaia won’t take flight on stage in Lisbon.

You can watch their performances from the London Eurovision Party below and all the other artists’ performances in the playlist too.

AMAIA “El Kanka’s “Insteucciones Para Bailar Un Vals”:

ALFRED GARCÍA “This Ship Is Going Down”:

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Héctor
Héctor
2 years ago

Do you even think before writing? Seriously some of you see a threat everywere. There are LGBT couples and heterosexual couples, the sooner you get it the sooner you’ll be happy. Why do you think this is homophobe? Such a nonsense.

I shouldn’t be replying to the angry-about-everything trolls, but you guys are crazy.

Madrileño
Madrileño
2 years ago
Reply to  Héctor

AGREE COMPLITLY.

Isabel
Isabel
2 years ago

William is a true gentleman in here. Gracias por tu trabajo.

Just seen him interacting with Julia Samoylova.

I fondly appreciate this man.

Alberto
Alberto
2 years ago

HAHAH these people commenting under me 😀 Why giving this much importance to the fact if they are couple or not? Not a couple contest. Music is feelings and even if they were a fake montage but they will still deliver those feelings, there’s nothing you can do against it. People has very little time to make up its own mind between the grand final show and the voting revealing. First listen. First impression. Sue EBU maybe LOL. At the end of the day, every artist acts a bit. Seems that some of you find truthness so tough to deal… Read more »

friedenau
friedenau
2 years ago

So many people wishing them to break up??! WTF. You guys are terrible, no wonder why eurovision fans have such a bad reputation. These two young kids are living their fantasy, let them alone.

Almaia: you go guys, I love your song and I am sure you will be Top 10, maybe around a 7th-8th position which is very good <3

PP
PP
2 years ago
Reply to  friedenau

My prediction , another flop for Spain. In final from 16 to 21 place. San Marino 2015 had similar duet and for me better song then this spanish song, and singers have charisma, not unnatural charisma as have spanish duo this year in Eurovision.
We saw that OGAE eurovision fans don t vote so much for Spain, and Spain can go to TOP 10 only with huge massive support from televote.

Fran Moreno
Fran Moreno
2 years ago
Reply to  PP

“unnatural charisma”? Really? You may not like the song or the duo. But you can not deny reality in that way.

Josh
Josh
2 years ago

Aitana and Ana are getting more excitement because of the song that they have, it’s cruel say that one of them have more talent… They (All the finalists of OT) are incredibly talented…

Jordan
Jordan
2 years ago

Fake love couple made only to win OT , their national eurovision final, and Eurovision.

Fran Moreno
Fran Moreno
2 years ago
Reply to  Jordan

Obviously you have not seen OT. Tell me who is capable of doing a character 24 hours a day for more than three months. Either it is real or they are the best actors in the history of Spanish television. And this last thing I doubt a lot because Amaia lies very badly.

Héctor
Héctor
2 years ago
Reply to  Fran Moreno

The funniest thing about the haters is that they always talk without bothering to take a view if what they saying is true or not. I might not like them as a couple because they are very cheesy, but you can’t deny they are a real couple. Go spread your hate elsewhere.

kinofan
kinofan
2 years ago
Reply to  Jordan

It shows that you have not seen OT. Their love is real.

Radio1
Radio1
2 years ago

They clealy struggle with english and they’re also so inside their bubble to answer certain questions in the best way possible that would only be properly answered by someone who watched from the outside. Heck, they still can answer some other questions, but don’t let them talk about the origins of this, basically don’t let them alone talking about themselves, I don’t think they enjoy that part. The songwriter (quite fluent in english) could be with them and actually give a deeper approach to these questions. Not just because he wrote it, but he also was another watcher of this… Read more »

Juanito
Juanito
2 years ago
Reply to  Radio1

IThis couple is not false but neither in any place does it appear as a rule that a duo of singers have to be evaluated by their personal life. That would never have happened if the couple had been Swedish, Bulgarian, … or from other countries that we have to see how they humiliate the rest occupying the first positions of the ranking without even knowing their songs. The pathetic thing is to hear how many of those people who hate Spain, when they are here in summer, talk about their beautiful sun, beautiful beaches, monuments, people and especially people,… Read more »

Madrileño
Madrileño
2 years ago

WELL IL START BY SAYING THAT EUROVISION IS NOT A GAY CONTEST.
IS FOR ALL.
THEN YES WE KNOW WE WONT GET ALL THE POINTS BUT THIS YEAR WE DONT CARE.
WHEN YOU ARE IN LOVE WITH SOMTHING YOU HAVE IT NOMATER THE POINTS.
SPAIN LOVES ALFRED AND AMAIA.
PURITY AND LOVE ALWAYS WINS IN LIFE.

Madrileño
Madrileño
2 years ago
Reply to  Madrileño

IM HAPPY THAT U ARE HAPPY.

#JEALOUSPEOPLE
#JEALOUSPEOPLE
2 years ago
Reply to  Madrileño

i feel like youre jealous that amaia and alfred are early fan favourites.
they will be in top 5.

Juanito
Juanito
2 years ago
Reply to  Madrileño

This couple is not false but neither in any place does it appear as a rule that a duo of singers have to be evaluated by their personal life. That would never have happened if the couple had been Swedish, Bulgarian, … or from other countries that we have to see how they humiliate the rest occupying the first positions of the ranking without even knowing their songs. The pathetic thing is to hear how many of those people who hate Spain, when they are here in summer, talk about their beautiful sun, beautiful beaches, monuments, people and especially people,… Read more »

Lourdes
Lourdes
2 years ago

Watching them play instruments and sing
live ( for real) made me appreciate them even more! Well done! I think theirs was one of the best performances and it’s sad that most seem to appreciate the performances on playback.

Lourdes
Lourdes
2 years ago
Reply to  Lourdes

And ‘Love always wins’ is very beautiful you guys. It’s the motto of Harry Potter, so stop hating on it! (I’m serious)

Lourdes
Lourdes
2 years ago
Reply to  Lourdes

Stupid comment!

Lourdes
Lourdes
2 years ago
Reply to  Lourdes

Every couple can have struggles even if they are heterosexual or not! What do you know. Not only homosexuals can fight for love! Get out of your judgmental bubble! I get it that homosexuals have their own struggles, but this doesn’t make them the only ones.

Madrileño
Madrileño
2 years ago
Reply to  Lourdes

May be you need a litle love in your life it seems you forgot about how it feels.
Dont be afraid mate.

Alekseev fan
Alekseev fan
2 years ago

Off-topic: Alekssev did an interview on ETV+, the Russian-language channel of Estonia’s broadcaster ERR, where he performed the Eurovision version of “Forever”. The performance starts at 39min02s: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=kqAXX31pV3A

Hada
Hada
2 years ago

I wanna give them a shoutout for daring to sing 100% live and play their own instruments instead of the instrumental track (and sounding great!) while most of the other acts sang over the playback. Too bad the audience was so disrespectful of all the artists.

Purple Mask
Purple Mask
2 years ago
Reply to  Hada

Ah. I sent a reply, but it bounced. Lol

Jo
Jo
2 years ago

Sometimes peace does.

Oh worm?
Oh worm?
2 years ago

“Love always wins” is a phrase that is often used in support of same-sex couples

Yet this song and their performance of it is one of the most heterosexual things I’ve ever seen ?

A lot of couples out there don’t even get to have the privlege of safely getting away with using love as a gimmick.

What is their love even fighting against exactly?

Adam
Adam
2 years ago
Reply to  Oh worm?

The song can be for anyone? What’s your problem, putting your bitterness on random people.

AndalESC
AndalESC
2 years ago
Reply to  Oh worm?

To the question: “What is their love even fighting against exactly?” It is obviously a love theme song, yes, but to me (from my personal understanding) this is a free interpretation song. That’s why it’s precisely called “Tu Canción”. It’s an invitation to make it your song and feel it the way you want. Also it is an obvious dialogue between two. So here comes the turning point of the melody: “…solo quiero…” (I just want)… tu CANCIÓN. Fill this “canción” with whatever you want (comprehension, respect, love, friendship,support from some family member, whatever) and you will see every word… Read more »

TaylorD
TaylorD
2 years ago
Reply to  AndalESC

Exactly, a masterkey meaning The chorus itself is the consequent reaction, the moment of expressing their feelings (sung by both) It is a friendly handshake, a verbal agreement, a kiss in the forehead, any human sincere exchange That’s what I feel when I hear their voices, especially Amaia’s one, it’s like a warm embrace to me Well actually Amaia’s voice dazzles me so I quite understand those who say they feel asleep with this song, live performance will sure make a difference 😛 I read some people saying this turns to be more as a movie theme or even musical… Read more »

Curve
Curve
2 years ago
Reply to  Oh worm?

Oh. You are threatened by their heterosexual romance.

Lourdes
Lourdes
2 years ago
Reply to  Oh worm?

So if 2 heterosexuals are in love, everything will be flawless right? They would face no challenge or difficulty in the world, because it’s all about sexuality? You clearly have never been in love 😉

AndalESC
AndalESC
2 years ago
Reply to  Oh worm?

I forgot to say I actually don’t care that much about their relationship. I mean I got to know they are a couple but as they will not be there on stage for 15 minutes explaining how they relationship evolved, so it’s unmeaningful. The song has an impact on me that has nothing to do with their relationship which I completely respect and I understand that it is the origin and inspiration of this. So the only thing I care about is music and this is a very good one. Their chemistry is not based on sexual interaction but in… Read more »

PP
PP
2 years ago

Spain will be flop of they year , same prediction for France, Finland. Spain and France in final from 16 to 21 place, Finland from 13 to 18 place in final.

Timo1962FI
Timo1962FI
2 years ago
Reply to  PP

Oh – you have a crystal ball? So now we can announce the winners and cancel the whole show. LOL!

Augusto
Augusto
2 years ago

Thanks Raúl for putting all your sensitivity in ‘Tu Canción’ while being inspired by them.

I hope seeing you some day representing us. You’re worth the wait:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=DNcMNLhoYNU

(there’s a familiar Eurovision face in the video)

Sabrina
Sabrina
2 years ago

I understand why some people dislike their song and that some may feel that there’s too much hype about them but I can’t see how someone can hate these two. They’re so adorable and gentle. And she’s special. There’s something magical about her voice.

Jorge R.
Jorge R.
2 years ago
Reply to  Sabrina

Some may feel envious if they see this as a competition because of Spain being one of the most watched, but they should take into account that Spain has many people from all the latin american countries behind them. I know it’s sometimes unrealistic and the same goes for polls in here. That’s why the mocking with the “spanish flop” myth after the show takes heat. EBU should invite 2 or 3 latin american countries so there’s also the latin block with cultural connections with European latin countries. For example, Argentina (Italy/Spain) Brazil (Portugal) Colombia or Mexico (Spain) or French… Read more »

Sabrina
Sabrina
2 years ago
Reply to  Jorge R.

Well, I’m relatively new on this online community (I’ve been watching Eurovision for quite a while, but without participating on online discussions about it), but I feel that there’s a cultural component on this animosity. Maybe it’s the fact that latin people are more passionated about what they like and dislike, or just the way we express our feelings.

Jo
Jo
2 years ago
Reply to  Jorge R.

Brazil would probably give more points to Italy than to Portugal.

Sabrina
Sabrina
2 years ago
Reply to  Jo

Well, this year Latvia would probably get the 12 points. 😛

Nickc
Nickc
2 years ago
Reply to  Sabrina

And that would be deserved.

Curve
Curve
2 years ago
Reply to  Sabrina

It is hyped maybe because romance between the likes of them (their looks, age, and so on) sells well to their target audience. It’s like soap operas and romance movies which are still well liked by many kinds of viewers, which in turn made Amaia amd Alfred their love idols. As for me, I am not a fan of them but this kind of ‘gimmick’ persists almost everywhere in various media.

#LOVE
#LOVE
2 years ago
Reply to  Sabrina

HOW DO YOU KNOW IF THEYRE FAKE. have they actually said to your face that its an act. have you been with them on they’re first date. no you have not so stop being so hateful on two teenagers who are in TRUE love

Music is art+vibs
Music is art+vibs
2 years ago

Singing live this beautiful accoustic version really places musical value to this entry. .. and don my point of view, to the whole song contest. Let’s see now how those who usually like party music react to it.

Marta
Marta
2 years ago

Oh my god! She’s 19. Let her live

Andreas
Andreas
2 years ago

Props to them for singing and playing music live.

Polegend Godgarina
Polegend Godgarina
2 years ago

Sending them love.

Sofi
Sofi
2 years ago

“Instrucciones para bailar un vals” OMG epic selection of a song by Amaia in front of this squeaky audience English lyrics: You must first learn to move a foot And then the other one to not clash Thinking too much is not necessary You have to get carried away And always remember to follow the beat Choosing well with whom you dance is fundamental Although dancing alone, that would not be bad Do not ever give up It is not well seen to stop That living is similar to waltzing That living is similar to waltzing Dancing a waltz, a… Read more »

Maria
Maria
2 years ago

That “jo” (pronounced “ho”, “damn” in english) it’s her trademark tag line when she feels overwhelmed.

Then you have the “bua” (“woah” in english) when she likes something so much.

Kris
Kris
2 years ago

Oh i find it ok if you do articles on Saara cause you’re based in UK and she’s a big name there.

But I hope sincerely that this article is followed by an article explaining the nuances of your Interview with Vanja from Montenegro! Cause this literally is in-credible

Cause writing a useless article on what we can already watch on youtube only for one entrant is too much partiality especially when the particular entrant is not a favorite of many in UK or people in general.

Catchy AF
Catchy AF
2 years ago

She has a long career ahead if she stays true to the artist she is. You’ll probably see her speaking perfect english in some years as her english singing abilities clearly show.

For now she’s a lovely shy but spontaneous 19 years old young woman.

Renaida
Renaida
2 years ago

and my message is “Talent Always Wins!”
That’s why Aitana & Ana are outselling you on the charts!

Kris
Kris
2 years ago
Reply to  Renaida

Yes…. Preach!
That girl should have won both the Eurovision ticket and the show

victor fr
victor fr
2 years ago
Reply to  Renaida

This is what ESC 2018 needed…another song about female empowerment (NOT).
If women want to be empowered, why don’t they just sing a good song?

Polegend Godgarina
Polegend Godgarina
2 years ago
Reply to  Renaida

I’m DROWNING in tea.

Giuliano
Giuliano
2 years ago
Reply to  Renaida

People behind fences (treated like animals) the symbolism, dresses, the suspicious furniture, the lyrics, just put a baphomet head on the wall and make it obvious… Is really spanish youth going these low? Where’s your familiar education system that this song has so many likes and visits in a day?

Horace
Horace
2 years ago

#WeGotLove

CallSecurity69
CallSecurity69
2 years ago

Keep claiming this “soap opera” thing, while they don’t want to sell anything about this. Maybe some fans, but not them. It’s all about music, music, music. Believing in their talents. Played an accoustic version in here, didn’t even hold their hands one single time. If you get to know they are a couple, that’s fine, but you don’t need to know in word to feel this song, they have to catch you with what they profess for each other, in order to (maybe) have the necessity to hold your hand with your pair or someone you appreciate at home… Read more »

Daniel
Daniel
2 years ago

When he said love always wins I just presumed he meant over hate and not about the contest . Love always wins in the general motto nowadays . Alfred even said they don’t care for the win in May !

Oikos
Oikos
2 years ago

Alfred and William clear lookalike.

Particularly when Alfred has shorter hair (not now)

Juanito
Juanito
2 years ago

“Love always wins” and some here automatically think he’s referring at winning Eurovision…that comprehension level :facepalm:

M_K
M_K
2 years ago
Reply to  Juanito

I guess “some here” think he just made random cheesy cliché statement and decided to make fun of it.

Giuliano
Giuliano
2 years ago
Reply to  M_K

Okay, it’s cliché but an universal truth nobody should ever forget, that, from love, respect and union will find a way to solve all our differences.

Especially in a year with some song promoting hatred & division that are being so liked by people who is getting fooled like a flock of sheep.

Javi
Javi
2 years ago

Not being backed up with an english interpreter or maybe sending Raúl Gómez with them, what a big mistake. Shame on you RTVE.

He barely defends himself in english. She is not even very talkative in spanish!…that’s part of her charm, especially when watching how she transforms on stage, though (not criticizing her)

But hey…they’re giving interviews, give them some help and respect the job of William and the rest of interviewers.

M_K
M_K
2 years ago

Love always wins? So why did Demy only finish 19th last year? Wasn’t “this” love after all? #TeamBitter

#LOVE
#LOVE
2 years ago
Reply to  M_K

Demy finished 19th cuz it was a generic pop song. This is an emotional song sung by 2 people who are actually in love

M_K
M_K
2 years ago
Reply to  #LOVE

Sarcasm is not for everyone, I guess.

#LOVE
#LOVE
2 years ago
Reply to  M_K

Oh i didnt know it was sarcasm. But its kinda hard to be sarcastic on words

Kris
Kris
2 years ago
Reply to  #LOVE

Eh! Sarcasm has to be without words
Said no one ever

#LOVE
#LOVE
2 years ago
Reply to  Kris

i meant on text. like a text message without voice

sorryForYou
sorryForYou
2 years ago

* it must be hard to be so bitter

?
?
2 years ago
Reply to  sorryForYou

How is it fake to beleive in young love

byeGrrl
byeGrrl
2 years ago
Reply to  sorryForYou

it’s not our fault that you are a loser in love

iris
iris
2 years ago

They are so cute! And their performance was on point, magical!
Haters gonna hate and be bitter as much as they want, but Almaia are really something special <3