Last year, after a 12-year break from the contest, Junior Eurovision powerhouse Spain proved it still had it. Melani Garcia‘s poperatic smash hit “Marte” finished on the podium during a fairly competitive year. Now rumours and murmurs abound about who will continue Spain’s trajectory in the Junior event. One of the name’s we’re hearing the most? Melani herself.
In a recent interview with FormulaTV, the Spanish performer focused on her newest single, the summery “Grita Conmigo”, and the making of the music video. But at one point the question about the search for her successor came up (around the 16 minute mark in the interview).
When asked about her interest in returning to Junior Eurovision 2020 to announce the points for Spain, she rather curiously replied: “I’ll do whatever is needed. That’s all I’d say”. And when that eventually led to the question of participating again, she said she was unable to comment further.
But what about when she was asked if she would like to represent Spain for a second year in a row? “Of course! Ever since I returned from Poland, I’ve wanted to do it all over again, it’s such a cool experience. But I can’t say more than that!”
Well, one thing is certain: her new single proves that she can do more than just opera. “Grita Conmigo” is a slice of summer pop that would fit perfectly on mainstream radio.
Melani, a big favorite in her year, scored 212 points, placing third with the jury, and second in the internet voting, maintaining Spain’s strong record in the event.
What do you think? Do you think Melani could get the crown for Spain with a second showing? Let us know in the comments below!