Ever wondered why so many Spaniards get super emotional upon hearing “Tu canción”? Well, wonder no more. Alfred and Amaia have a little gift for you: an English version of their Eurovision 2018 entry, which they’ve just performed for the first time. And yes, it’s called “Your Song”. Elton John who?
“Feels like I’m dancing in bright shining stars”, they sing, while standing in front of a starry background inside an RTVE studio. Alfred plays the guitar, Amaia the piano. These two are serving pure magic again, but in English.
Amaia & Alfred “Your Song” (“Tu canción” English-language version)
The young lovebirds received a warm farewell on Thursday night as the Spanish broadcaster organised a little concert. They were joined by a selection of their favourite artists.
Some of the biggest names from Spain’s indie and alternative scene joined Amaia and Alfred — Zahara, Love of Lesbian, Belize, Judit Neddermann… and last year’s entrant Manel Navarro.
Manel, who’s now sporting a dapper new haircut, dueted with Alfred on his Eurovision Gala solo entry “Que nos sigan las luces”.
Alfred & Manel Navarro – “Que nos sigan las luces”
Meanwhile, Amaia revisited one of her most mythical Operación Triunfo performances. Back in Gala 4, at the beginning of the contest, she sang “Con las ganas” with the eventual runner-up Aitana.
Tonight, she sung it once more, but this time with the original singer Zahara.
Amaia ft. Zahara – “Con las ganas”
One of the most heart-warming moments of the concert came when the duo performed with Judit Neddermann. She’s well known throughout Catalonia, but remains relatively unheard of in the rest of Spain.
Alfred claims that he began to fall in love with Amaia when he learnt that the Pamplona raised songstress could sing Neddermann’s “Mireia”.
Tonight, the trio delivered an extra special rendition of the number.
Amaia, Alfred and Judit Neddermann – “Mireia”
Do you like Amaia and Alfred’s “Your Song”? Do you prefer it to the Spanish version? How do you feel about the lyrics? Should they sing a bit in English in Lisbon? Let us know in the comments.