It’s no secret that some Eurovision songs have become the subject of worldwide fame. Acts like ABBA and Celine Dion have gone on to become household names. The magic continued this week on US television series Riverdale, with actress Camila Mendes covering Spain’s Eurovision 1973 entry “Eres tú”.

“Eres tú” — Camila Mendes

Camila Mendes is an American actress and the daughter of Brazilian parents. In Riverdale, Mendes plays Veronica Lodge, a New York socialite turned small town school girl. Her character is known for her sharp wit and fierce friendship. She is the love interest of main character Archie Andrews (portrayed by KJ Apa) and the daughter of antagonist Hiram Lodge (portrayed by Mark Consuelos). The show airs on The CW, having debuted in 2017, and was watched by an average of over 2 million viewers in its second season.

Veronica Lodge owns and operates a speakeasy known as La Bonne Nuit in the town of Riverdale. In the tenth episode of the third season, Veronica hosts a party at her establishment for Archie’s return to Riverdale, performing her cover of “Eres tú” for him. We don’t want to spoil the story for you but the two have been apart for a number of episodes. Veronica’s performance is a momentous occasion in the duo’s torrid love affair but her romantic gesture doesn’t go down as she imagined.

The scene features many of the show’s main characters listening in on Veronica’s performance. The star-studded cast present for the fun includes Betty Cooper (Lili Reinhart), Jughead Jones (Cole Sprouse) and Kevin Keller (Casey Cott).

“Eres tú” at Eurovision 1973

Mocedades performed the original version of “Eres tú” at Eurovision 1973. The Spanish group finished second, just four points behind Anne-Marie David’s winning entry for Luxembourg. That memorable result is one of Spain’s 7 Top 3 finishes since its 1961 debut.

Are you excited to hear a Eurovision song performed on a popular American television show? What other Eurovision songs would you like to hear Camila Mendes cover? Let us know in the comments below.

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It looks like the writers needed a song for Archie to walk out on, LOL. It was actually a really nice cover! Camila is obviously very talented. 🙂

Michèle
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Michèle

One of my favourite Eurovision songs

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Cesar's salad

If I had to list my all-time favourites, this song is a contender for number 1. I cry hard every time I listen to it

PP77
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PP77

For me one most overrated song in Eurovision , in placment and term of million sold LP of song in market.
Spain 1973 is faster version of Yugoslavia 1966.

Colin
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Colin

Love Riverdale. What a nice tribute. 🙂

Padraig Muldoon
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“Eres tu” is such an underrated gem. People forget that it’s one of the few Eurovision songs to crack America – number 9 on the Billboard Hot 100, if you don’t mind!

Crystal
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It’s not the first time the song has appeared in an American production, either. “Eres tú” was also featured in the ‘90s comedy film “Tommy Boy” with David Spade and the late Chris Farley. Here is a link to the YouTube video featuring the scene it appears in: https://youtu.be/O7RiYPibdKs

Reke
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Reke

And how great cover is that <3

Lolek
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Lolek

What!! That’s awesome!