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’
- Download the musical base — available at the official project page.
- Make your own melody or bring any other contribution you want.
- 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
- 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!