Spain will compete at Junior Eurovision for the sixth time in 2020, having never placed lower than fourth with their previous entries. The country’s representative this year is Soleá, and she will be hoping to continue this string of good results with her song “Palante” (Move On).

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Spain in Junior Eurovision 2020: Soleá “Palante”

Spanish broadcaster RTVE internally selected nine-year-old Soleá to represent Spain at Junior Eurovision 2020. Her song “Palante” was also internally selected.

Soleá was born into the Farruco, one of the most notable flamenco families in Spain. She quickly fell in love with performing and has been singing and dancing since the age of four.

On 20 October, Soleá is set to record her Junior Eurovision performance. This will then be shown along with the pre-recorded entries from each country during the grand final on 29 November.

What do the “Palante” lyrics mean?

“Palante”, which translates to “Move on”, is a song all about striving on through difficult times. Soleá encourages people to stay positive, even when things go wrong. Although life may seem tough at the moment, there is always light at the end of the tunnel that you can reach if you just keep moving:

When things don’t come out as you expected
And you feel like your world is going to end

Move on
Keep moving on
Until you can’t take it, keep moving on

It’s a message that resonates widely in the midst of the current COVID-19 pandemic. We all must try to soldier on through these tough times for the benefit of each other. Indeed, Soleá calls for unity between people in the “Palante” lyrics. She notes that you should aim to keep going not only for yourself, but also for the people around you:

For me, for her
For everyone around you
Your fears, scare them away
Stop and give me a smile

The uplifting lyrics marry well with the contemporary urban-pop sound of the song. There are also elements of Soleá’s flamenco background incorporated into the track. “Palante” is definitely an entry that aims to get you moving, both through the music as well as the lyrics – it truly embodies the Junior Eurovision 2020 motto “Move The World”.

“Palante” lyrics — Soleá (Spain JESC 2020)

Composed by: César G. Ross, Hajar Sbihi and Bruno Valverde

Spanish text

Palante
Siempre palante
Tira
Tira siempre palante

Cuando las cosas no salen como uno quiere
Y sientes que tu mundo se va a acabar

Míralo así, así
Inténtalo una vez más
Yo sé que no es fácil
Hasta que no puedas
Tira palante

Palante
Tira palante
Hasta que no puedas, tira palante
x2

Por mí, por ella
Por todos los que te rodean
Los miedos sácalos afuera
Para y dame una sonrisa

Saca to’ lo malo
Sácalo pa’ fuera
Aquí to’ el mundo
Bailando a su manera

Muévete palante
Muévete p’ atrás
Que con buena cara
Todo va a pasar

Mmmm quiero saber
Si vas a hacer
Como yo
Eh, eh

Míralo así, así
Inténtalo una vez más
Yo sé que no es fácil
Hasta que no puedas
Tira palante

Palante
Tira palante
Hasta que no puedas, tira palante
x2

Lerele, vamo’ a bailar
Y no, no vamo’ a parar
Lerele, vamo’ a cantar
Ti, ti, tira
x2

English translation

Move on
Always move on
Go
Always keep moving on

When things don’t come out as you expected
And you feel like your world is going to end

Look at it like this, like this
Try it out, once again
I know it isn’t easy
Until you can’t take it
Keep moving on

Move on
Keep moving on
Until you can’t take it, keep moving on
x2

For me, for her
For everyone around you
Your fears, scare them away
Stop and give me a smile

Shake off all the bad
Shake it all away
Everyone around us
Is dancing on their own way

Keep moving forward
Keep moving backwards
Put on a good face
Everything will pass

Mmmm I wanna know
If you’re going to do
Like me
Eh, eh

Look at it, like this like this
Try it out once again
I know it isn’t easy
Until you can’t take it
Keep moving on

Move on
Keep moving on
Until you can’t take it, keep moving on
x2

Lerele, we are going to dance
And no, we are not going to stop
Lerele, we are going to sing
Move, move
x2

Do you think Soleá can give Spain another top result with “Palante”? Let us know in the comments below.

Read more Junior Eurovision 2020 lyrics here

Photo: RTVE

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Gurl
Gurl
20 days ago

This sounds like a winner to me. So catchy.

Héctor
Héctor
20 days ago

A positive surprise. I wasn’t expecting something like this at all but a more flamenco vibe. Still I’m not a fan of this genre but I do think it represents what is trending in Spain and exported to Europe and the ROW.

Let’s see what happens but I think we have a fair chance this year. It’s a pity there are only 13 countries though.

Spain and Ukraine are currently my favs.

Graft
Graft
21 days ago

They wanted a Rosalía song so they created a Rosalía song lol. I just love it. It’s better than 80% of the songs in the adult contest. The obvious winner at this point. But we still have to discover the French entry!!

Alex
Alex
21 days ago

oh god, this is sooo good! What is it with Spain nailing it in Junior ESC and flopping in senior Eurovision?

I think they can win! I’d love to see Spain hosting a Eurovision show!

vanuatu
vanuatu
20 days ago
Reply to  Alex

winning junior doesnt imply wasting a lot of millions in hosting next year, while winning eurovision more than a prize is a punishment, for the winning country.

Ria van de Velde
Ria van de Velde
21 days ago

I like this song very much. Together with the beautiful song from Kazachstan is this my top 2 so far.

Nikko
Nikko
21 days ago

Feeling old yet? When Ell& Nikki won in Dusseldorf, Soleá was not even born!

I started watching JESC before ESC
I started watching JESC before ESC
21 days ago
Reply to  Nikko

I didn’t think about that. I feel so old now 🙁

Ashton
Ashton
21 days ago

The obvious winner at this point

Ashton
Ashton
19 days ago
Reply to  Ashton

I take it back, Belarus released theirs and it is AMAZING

Neil
Neil
21 days ago

I first thought Solea was going to sing a ballad,
and then I heard the snippet and it went all the way
to my number 1 spot on my top. Such a fun song and
I think Spain is a huge contender for the win!

Sabrina
Sabrina
21 days ago

It’s curious how Spain is getting things right in JESC, while struggling in ESC. Last year, they got the staging right. This year, they’ll bring the “urban latin pop” vibe that many fans want to see in the adult competition. This is a song that wouldn’t look out of place in Eurovision if performed by a grown-up. This could be unsettling if they tried to make someone so young like Soleá look and behave like a mini-diva, but based on the video, they’re being careful to avoid it. She’s just an adorable kid having fun and that’s great. I trust… Read more »

vanuatu
vanuatu
20 days ago
Reply to  Sabrina

winning esc requires hosting, junior doesnt. Thats my bet why

First row at ESC and JESC
First row at ESC and JESC
21 days ago

That song with an adult female voice would work fine in the adult ESC too ! Soleá makes a great job ! So far my #1 song in JESC but Poland is so strong again this year and we don’t know what Armenia, France, Serbia, Georgia and Belarus will bring to the table.

FanESC
FanESC
21 days ago

Agreed, why are Poland, France and Spain that good at Junior but so bad in the real contest (average, in France’s case).

Last edited 21 days ago by FanESC
Whisker
Whisker
21 days ago

No thank you. She is 9 years old. This is my issue with this song and the German song, 9 and 13 years old would NEVER speak like that or write lyrics like that. And 9 years old shouldn’t move like this little girl and they should wear some under-garments. She is a child. That song could be performed by a 25 year old and there is no difference except the age of the performer.

Cameron
Cameron
21 days ago
Reply to  Whisker

This is what kids like and listen to nowadays, if you don’t like it then just don’t watch or listen to it, your choice.

Also she is talking about dancing, what’s wrong with that – nothing

Simply put, if you don’t agree with it just don’t watch JESC

FanESC
FanESC
21 days ago
Reply to  Whisker

I disagree for Spain, it’s not because songs with this rhythm usually have sexual lyrics that she shouldn’t sing a song like that, lyrics aren’t even sexual or provocative. Though I agree with Germany “help me please, I’m on my knees, begging you to stop the hurting and bleeding”, it’s too much for a kid, but that’s just my opinion.

Ashton
Ashton
21 days ago
Reply to  Whisker

Wtf??? The lyrics are just about smiling and moving forward. I do not see what issue you are having here. It’s literally about singing and dancing and enjoying life. What’s wrong with that?

Alex
Alex
21 days ago
Reply to  Whisker

Are you saying that these lyrics are not “kids friendly”? Are you serious? These are the typical lyrics that don’t annoy anyone and don’t touch any polemic subject. The message can’t be more neutral.

WannaEatMySpaghetti
WannaEatMySpaghetti
21 days ago
Reply to  Whisker

Jesus. I won’t talk about the lyrics because the others did it well. I will talk about this horrible sentence: “And 9 years old shouldn’t move like this little girl and they should wear some under-garments”. Like WTF? She is just dancing and she wears normal clothes. Nothing provocative here.
If you see it this way, the problem is not in this girl behaviour but in your head.

Last edited 21 days ago by WannaEatMySpaghetti