Drama and Spain are like twin sisters that parents insist on dressing the same way. And the family reunion is almost here! After an intense online voting period, a wave of criticism and the selection of the ten finalists, the OT 2018 Eurovision Gala is now full steam ahead.
Earlier this week, Eurovision-Spain reported that the Spanish national final for Eurovision 2019 will take place on January 20. It’s right around the corner!
From choreographers to vocal coaches, RTVE and Gestmusic are throwing everything in the fire in the hopes a spark of success will emerge from it.
All ten finalists have started producing the final versions of their songs with composers, and rehearsals are well underway for this year’s gala in Barcelona.
Noelia – “Hoy vuelvo a reír outra vez” rehearsal
Miki – “La venda” rehearsal
Sabela – “Hoy Soñaré” rehearsal
María – “Muérdeme” rehearsal
Natalia – “La clave” rehearsal
Marilia – “Todo bien” rehearsal
Miki and Natalia – “Nadia se salva” rehearsal
Julia – “Que quieres que haga?” rehearsal
Carlos Right – “Nunca fui” rehearsal
Famous – “No puedo más” rehearsal
Shock! El Sueño de Morfeo wrote “Muérdeme”
Together with the full line-up, RTVE has released some information about the composers of the songs, and there are several familiar faces. But the ones that shocked everyone were David Feito and Juan Suárez. They are two-thirds of El Sueño de Morfeo, and they are amongst the composers of “Muérdeme”, the Latin hit that María is singing.
They are not the only composers who have some experience at Eurovision. Behind Natalia’s “La clave”, we find Ander Pérez, who also wrote Spain’s 2003 entry “Dime”. The fact that “La clave” sounds like a contemporary to that song is something we can talk about later.
#Euroautores: Merche, Ánder Pérez , David y Juan de El sueño de Morfeo, Álex Ubago y Jacobo Calderón, entres los autores de los Eurotemazos más votados https://t.co/8ozvslnnGD @DavidFeito_ @EwanClothing @calderonjacobo @AlexUbagoficial @MercheOficial @nemowave pic.twitter.com/rn8vCL9vqJ
— eurovision_rtve (@eurovision_tve) January 3, 2019
Together with Ander Pérez, there’s Merche, a fairly popular singer in Spain who was a big name last decade. She competed in Spain’s National Selection in 2001, where she came sixth. Rosa Martínez and Nuria Azzouzi are the other composers of this song, and they also participated in “Muérdeme”.
As for Noelia’s entry, Álex Ubago and Jacobo Calderón are behind it. Álex Ubago is a popular singer-songwriter, who is known for his moody, melancholic music.
Jacobo Calderón is a quite prolific songwriter who has collaborated with artists like Raphael, David Bisbal, Alejandro Sanz, and Eurovision stars Pastora Soler and Sergio Dalma. He’s the son of Juan Carlos Calderón, who wrote Paloma San Basilio’s Eurovision 1985 song ‘La fiesta terminó’. It placed 14th in the final.
What do you think of the first rehearsals? Any standout before the gala on January 20? Tell us in the comment section below!