Spain hasn’t been doing well at Eurovision lately — and it’s a fate that fans want to change. With bottom five results five years running, the Iberian Nation is now the worst-scoring country of the Big 5 since 2016.

But despite the numbers, esteemed music producer Carlos Jean believes he has found the formula to bring the contest back to Iberia. Under the title ‘La Canción Perfecta’, the Spanish music producer is convinced the winning song will result from this project.

What if we all create a song and win Eurovision?

That’s the motivation behind Carlos Jean’s initiative — ‘La Canción Perfecta’ (The Perfect Song). And his proposal is all about composing a song together — literally everyone is invited to participate. From Spanish singers and composers to the general audience, his project is all about coming together.

“I think we all agree that we have to find some formula that can help us to place higher in Eurovision. After all             these years trying to do a good job, we forgot about something. Castings, tests…have shown that we can discover         anonymous artists that can perform very well. But we haven’t done that with something that important — or even       more important — as it’s the song composition. After all these years in the music industry, I might have found the       formula to create the perfect song. And it will be perfect because you will compose it.”

Knowing that the contestants from Operación Triunfo will perform in Tel Aviv, the song still remains a mystery. But not for Carlos Jean — who — together with all the participants in this project — will take the chance of creating *the* song, the base of which is already available.

“Everyone can bring their own bit and  — as such — democratise a song that can represent us truthfully.”

‘La Canción Perfecta’

Everyone is welcome to participate — following RTVE’s song selection process guidelines — and you can do so by following these steps in the official project page: https://lacancionperfecta.es/

  1. Download the musical base — available at the official project page.
  2. Make your own melody or bring any other contribution you want.
  3. Once you have your offering, make a video and upload it on Youtube. Title it as you see fit, but make sure to add the hashtag: #lacancionperfecta
  4. Send your Youtube link to [email protected]

Carlos Jean himself — with the help of other contributors and professionals — will take the best parts of the songs received. And together with everyone, we will make a song that will blow everyone away at Eurovision.

RTVE Song selection process

Parallel to Carlos Jean’s powerful initiative, RTVE has also opened its own song selection process, which launches on November 1.

If you’re an author and have your own unpublished song — or at least one that wasn’t released before September 1st — you can send it to RTVE between November 1st and 15th using a form that will be available during the application process. The song must have lyrics and should be in any of the official languages of Spain. Those submitting their entries may also pick their preferred singer from the 16 participants of OT 2018, although it won’t necessarily be binding.

Parallel to that, RTVE will also invite established artists and songwriters to create songs for the contestants.RTVE will pick 10 songs from both the open submissions and the invited authors.

What do you think about Carlos Jean’s initiative? Does his crowd-sourcing composition task seem like a winner to you? What do you think of the base he has created? Let us know down below!

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Anyone listened to Spanish singer Rosalía? She’s amazing and would give Spain a real chance.

Jo.
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Jo.

Again, already sounds like a flop.

Loin dici
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Loin dici

What you actually need is a creative staging director with a very dramatic vision and an excellent execution team . That’s it, Spain, this is really out of ordinary.

Mr. Vanilla Bean
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Mr. Vanilla Bean

Will “everyone” get the revenues of the song then? I see right through you, dude. This whole thing screams: “Help me be creative and if the impossible happens and this crap actually strikes gold, the money will be all mine.” Pass. Music isn’t democracy. Voting is. Fatal misunderstanding.

Geo
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Geo

This is the curse of being part of the Big 5, if there’s any justice in the world…there it is: Spain, Germany, UK, Italy and France being subscribed to bottom 5 every year in the grand final 😉

James
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James

Italy begs to differ with its six top 10 placings out of 8 participations since its return.

Mr. Vanilla Bean
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Mr. Vanilla Bean

Not to mention their 2015 victory in the real voting.

It's the BBC's fault, not the UK's
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It's the BBC's fault, not the UK's

Italy in the bottom 5? Have you been following the contest?

Skiwalko
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Skiwalko

I think for now the most important thing for Spain is to improve the way they do staging, that is usually not too creative and a little bit boring.

Alex
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Alex

Spain needs to win but RTVE doesn’t want unless it happens as an accident LOL.

I hope they pick the RIGHT song this time.

Mr. Vanilla Bean
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Mr. Vanilla Bean

Austria won by accident as well. Portugal probably, too.

Give Carlos a chance
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Give Carlos a chance

Well, I’m rooting for them anyway. The poor buggers haven’t won in 50 years, and even with a track record only slightly worse than the UKs, I still wanna see them finally win it

Polegend Godgarina
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The perfect song exists and it’s called Lo malo, too bad Spain chose that other song that was destined to flop.

James
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James

The staging will make ir break it though, especially the last time they’ve sent a boppy song, which was in 2016′

Mr. Vanilla Bean
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Mr. Vanilla Bean

So sad that “Say Yay!” bombed. It had so much potential. But RTVE feels obligated to crush any potential.

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It's the BBC's fault, not the UK's

I’m not too sure about getting anyone to help write the song! Mind you, RTVE most likely won’t acknowledge his interest, as they don’t care. Spain has really got to get its act together, a reality TV show to choose its act really isn’t the best way forward for me. It might’ve worked 14 years ago or so, but we’re in 2018 now, and we all know what happened with Alfred y Amaia

James
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It worked for Israel but only because they’ve Rising Star to be an actual national selection for Eurovision.

James
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James

I don’t know why my phone keeps skipping words I type. Anyway, I meant to say that Rising Star was revamped to be an actual ESC NF.