It’s the Spanish documentary which featured Eurovision songs “Voilà”, “Tout l’univers”, “Growing up is getting old” and “Voy a quedarme”. And now, private broadcaster Telecinco is using Rigoberta Bandini’s “Ay Mamá” as soundtrack for the second season of the documentary about Rocío Carrasco’s life.
“En el nombre de Rocío” will air in the coming weeks. Meanwhile, Telecinco has already premiered some parts of it in Sálvame Lemon Tea, one of Spain’s most-watched TV shows.
While the first part of Rocío’s documentary was all about her family struggle with her ex husband and daughter and most importantly, raising awareness of the sexist violence she suffered, in this case it’s all about her relationship with her mother: Rocío Jurado.
Rocío Jurado was one of Spain’s best-known singers from the last century. She passed away in 2006, but her legend lives on today, and she is still remembered by the nickname “La más grande” (The greatest).
‘Ay Mamá’ all over Telecinco
Why is this important, you may ask? The first season of the show was a huge ratings success. It was broadcast over the Spring and it managed to get ratings of over 20% on practically every show.
While it’s not known yet if “Ay Mamá” will be the show’s soundtrack, it was used on yesterday’s premiere. And Mediaset España (the TV group behind Telecinco) has been heavily promoting the song.
It may be a bit daring to establish a connection, but it’s worth noting that all three songs that were used last year in Rocío’s TV show were favourites of the Spanish televote at Eurovision. In fact, France got 12 points, Bulgaria eight and Switzerland, seven.
For what it’s worth, though, Rigoberta Bandini got plenty of air time on Telecinco today. Her song was also featured in the news bullettin, with a full piece about the censorship of female nipples. “It’s as if nothing had changed since the 80s with Sabrina Salerno or Janet Jackson’s Superbowl”.
La simulación de Pedro Piqueras ? hablando de Rigoberta Bandini, de Tetas y de Rocío Carrasco en una misma noticia ?? pic.twitter.com/zItniL6bbj— Diego ? (@diegobferrandez) January 17, 2022
It’s not the first time Telecinco has worked with an artist from Benidorm Fest this season. Some weeks ago, Gonzalo Hermida also took part in a tribute to Rocío Jurado. He did not sing “Quién lo diría”, his Benidorm Fest entry, but “Mi amante amigo”.
Gonzalo Hermida, Mi Amante Amigo pic.twitter.com/ttQkKfvlr4— Javier (@JavierLondonUK) December 15, 2021
What do you think of “Ay Mamá”? Is the hype justified? Should it win Benidorm Fest and go ahead to Turin? Let us know in the comment section below!