Photo: RTVE

Spain is usually one of the Junior Eurovision power players. Despite a little drop on the scoreboard last year, the country is bouncing back and ready to hit the podium once again with 11-year-old Carlos Higes. He’s representing the nation with the song “Señorita”.

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Spain in Junior Eurovision 2022: Carlos Higes with “Señorita”

For the first time since their return in 2019, Spanish broadcaster RTVE held an open casting call to find their representative for Junior Eurovision 2022. Carlos emerged as the chosen candidate from 95 children. He auditioned with performances of “Tacones Rojos” by Sebastián Yatra and “Eco” by Xeinn, a finalist in this year’s Benidorm Fest.

Hailing from Valencia, Carlos Higes is no stranger to singing competitions. He’s previously featured on Idol Kids in 2020 and La Voz Kids earlier in 2022.

He’s already a passionate Eurovision fan. His love for the contest started when he saw Jamala win the 2016 edition. Carlos even performed part of “Colours Of Your Dream” — Armenia’s entry for Junior Eurovision 2019 — during his audition for La Voz Kids 2022.

His biggest music inspirations are Justin Bieber and Sebastián Yatra.

What do the “Señorita” lyrics mean?

The lyrics of “Señorita” paint a picture of a serene summer season where fun and happiness run rampant. Carlos invites a young lady to dance along with him and wishes that this feeling will never end.

Notably, this is also the first time ever that the Spanish song for Junior Eurovision features English lyrics.

The dance number is heavily reminiscent of the evergreen Latin American sounds that are topping the charts in this day and age — in some ways a parallel to Spain’s Eurovision representative of this year, Chanel. With plenty of dancing and a hook that crosses borders, Spain is not holding back when it comes to bringing the personality and the fun.

“Señorita” lyrics – Carlos Higes (Spain JESC 2022)

Music and lyrics: Michael James Down, Will Taylor, Primož Poglajen

Spanish & English text

Llevo una imagen dentro de mí
Un verano donde todo es reír
Arena blanca llena de sol

Y en esa playa apareces tú
Bajo la luna llena de luz
Cuando se escucha un ritmo a tambor

Baila conmigo, señorita
La música es infinita
Come on and give me tu sonrisa
From Valencia to Ibiza

I think of you de noche y día
We gonna sing la melodía
Mi corazón te necesita
Qué bonita es la vi-vida

Baila conmigo, señorita, ya-ya ya-ya-ya
Baila la-la la-la-la
Todos juntos
Tú conmigo, yo contigo

Baila conmigo, señorita, ya-ya ya-ya-ya
Baila la-la la-la-la
Tú conmigo, yo contigo
Baila conmigo, señorita

A las estrellas voy a pedir
Un sueño donde quiero vivir
Toda la vida y no despertar
(Nunca vamos a despertar)

Es que en palabras no sé decir
Lo que este ritmo me hace sentir
Un mundo nuevo para explorar

Baila conmigo, señorita
La música es infinita
Come on and give me tu sonrisa
From Valencia to Ibiza

I think of you de noche y día
We gonna sing la melodía
Mi corazón te necesita
Qué bonita es la vi-vida

Baila conmigo, señorita, ya-ya ya-ya-ya
Baila la-la la-la-la
Todos juntos,
Tú conmigo, yo contigo

Baila conmigo, señorita, ya-ya ya-ya-ya
Baila la-la la-la-la
Tú conmigo, yo contigo
Baila conmigo, señorita

Es un verano de amor
Porque para un soñador
No existen límites ni fronteras

Mañana siempre vendrá
Ahora no importa ná
Con este ritmo, fiesta, a bailar!

Súbelo!
(Baila, baila, baila, baila, señorita)
(Súbe, súbe, súbelo)
(Baila, baila, baila, baila, señorita)

Baila conmigo, señorita
La música es infinita
Come on and give me tu sonrisa
From Valencia to Ibiza

I think of you de noche y día
We gonna sing la melodía
Mi corazón te necesita
Qué bonita es la vida

Baila conmigo, señorita, ya-ya ya-ya-ya
Baila la-la la-la-la
Todos juntos,
Tú conmigo, yo contigo

Baila conmigo, señorita, ya-ya ya-ya-ya
Baila la-la la-la-la
Tú conmigo, yo contigo
Baila conmigo, señorita

English translation

I carry an image inside of me
A summer where everything’s laughter
White sand filled with sun

And on that beach you appear
Under the moon full of light
When the rhythm of a drum is heard

Dance with me, young lady
The music is infinite
Come on and give me your smile
From Valencia to Ibiza

I think of you night and day
We gonna sing the melody
My heart needs you
How nice the li-life is.

Dance with me, young lady, ya-ya ya-ya-ya
Dance, la-la la-la-la
All together
You with me, me with you

Dance with me, young lady, ya-ya ya-ya-ya
Dance, la-la la-la-la
You with me, me with you
Dance with me, young lady

To the stars, I will ask
For a dream where I want to live
My whole life and not wake up
(Never wake up)

It’s that in words I don’t know how to say
What this rhythm makes me feel
A new world to explore

Dance with me, young lady
The music is infinite
Come on and give me your smile
From Valencia to Ibiza

I think of you night and day
We gonna sing the melody
My heart needs you
How nice the li-life is

Dance with me, young lady, ya-ya ya-ya-ya
Dance la-la la-la-la
All together
You with me, me with you

Dance with me, young lady, ya-ya ya-ya-ya
Dance la-la la-la-la
You with me, me with you
Dance with me, young lady

It’s a summer of love
Because for a dreamer
There are no limits or borders

Tomorrow will always come
Now nothing matters
With this rhythm, party, let’s dance!

Turn it up!
(Dance, dance, dance, dance, young lady)
(Turn it, turn it, turn it up)
(Dance, dance, dance, dance, young lady)

Dance with me, young lady
The music is infinite
Come on and give me your smile
From Valencia to Ibiza

I think of you night and day
We gonna sing the melody
My heart needs you
How nice the li-life is.

Dance with me, young lady, ya-ya ya-ya-ya
Dance, la-la la-la-la
All together,
You with me, me with you.

Dance with me, young lady, ya-ya ya-ya-ya
Dance, la-la la-la-la
You with me, me with you
Dance with me, young lady

What do you think of Carlos Higes and “Señorita”? Do you think this will bring Spain its second ever Junior Eurovision victory? Let us know in the comments below!

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Jonkonfui
Jonkonfui
2 months ago

I dont like this song and i dont like Jesc in general, but reading some comments about the lyrics of this song i can just Sing Cole Porter’s: “the world has fine mad today”… A boy singing whatever to a girl is “something bad”? Sexist? Really. I think ur sensitiviy might be made of glass and stupidity.

Dylan
Dylan
2 months ago

Spain’s entry is fantastic, and is definitely a potential winner!

Rypl
Rypl
2 months ago

Does this song put girls in a box once again like Barbie dolls, as the only thing girls do is smile, dance and please boys who call girls “young ladies”?

Cheesy song written by adults.

ANDREW BROWN
ANDREW BROWN
2 months ago

This is a good pop song. The singer and the song have overtones of a young Justin Bieber
with the edge of a latin despacito. When did a catchy pop song become a crime. Top 4 for me.

Donkey
Donkey
2 months ago

Why do people feel the need to actively not enjoy ‘generic’ songs. Generic or not, doesn’t make a difference to me it’s still a banger.

Eurotoxic
Eurotoxic
2 months ago

Typical summer song, not bad for Junior Eurovision. BUT i was waiting something like Palante… This sounds very generic.

microfibertowel
microfibertowel
2 months ago

This one I can understand the lyric argument of.
Either way, I don’t really see the appeal of this.

Jonas
Jonas
2 months ago

Would a gay equivalent of this be allowed at the junior contest? Probably not, but because it’s hetero it’s okay. Sad.

Jonas
Jonas
2 months ago
Reply to  Jonas

We’ve never even had one at the adult contest, never mind the junior.

Jonas
Jonas
2 months ago
Reply to  Jonas

Like what?

Jonas
Jonas
2 months ago
Reply to  Jonas

I don’t think that’s what it was. Just one gay man and one other man who doesn’t care if people think he’s gay.

Eurotoxic
Eurotoxic
2 months ago
Reply to  Jonas

Ireland 2018 – “Together” , last time they were un the grand final.

Jonas
Jonas
2 months ago
Reply to  Eurotoxic

That was staging, not the song itself. You could be right, even if it was coming from a good place.

Jonas
Jonas
2 months ago

I agree. Adults deciding an eleven year old likes girls. Then giving him the example of hounding a girl into dancing with him, and telling her to smile. Keep asking until she says yes. Disturbing.

Jonas
Jonas
2 months ago
Reply to  Jonas

Also stuff like this that builds the closet too many people need to climb out of.

microfibertowel
microfibertowel
2 months ago
Reply to  Jonas

I feel sorry for Carlos that he’s singing something like this

Jonkonfui
Jonkonfui
2 months ago
Reply to  Jonas

R u serious? Hello man Wake Up, most of the people out there are not gay. What exactly do u mean by “adults deciding an 11 year old likes Girls?. I think that is the effect of too much Twitter. Try quitting for a couple of years

Jonkonfui
Jonkonfui
2 months ago
Reply to  Jonas

U r crazy.

Jonas
Jonas
2 months ago

I expressed concerns about this song but they were deleted. Sad. I know it’s a junior contest, but the songwriters are adults and my comments are aimed at them. Not Carlos.

Edgar
Edgar
2 months ago

I am rooting for this kid! Vamos España!

Gurl
Gurl
2 months ago

Such a charismatic kid! And the song is a bop. Currently in my top 3.

Ria van de Velde
Ria van de Velde
2 months ago

What a great interview !! Carlos is a very nice boy and I love his song ” Señorita ” a lot. I wish him all best of luck in Yerevan and i will vote for him.

Tom
Tom
2 months ago

I am not sure about this song, it’s not bad but it’s not good either – probably somewhere between 8-12 place in the end. Spain should go back to their Palante roots:)

Vivian
Vivian
2 months ago

I hope his live vocal is good because it sounds quite processed in the studio cut. Other than that, it’s a good song with a good vibe. Hope they do well, particularly after last year didn’t do so hot in the results unfortunately.

Esc addict
Esc addict
2 months ago

A little spanish Alvaro Estrella 😉

Mi7kel
Mi7kel
2 months ago
Reply to  Esc addict

I mean.. it’s a little laughable to compare Spanish and Latin sounds (with Spanish guitar and Castanets) to a Swedish singer with Chilean origins, as if this sound originated with him. Saying this cause it’s not the first comment, and as a Spaniard it’s cracking me up.

Jonas
Jonas
2 months ago
Reply to  Mi7kel

The two UK songwriters who have sent 47 entries to at least ten different countries give it that authentic Spanish flair.

Mi7kel
Mi7kel
2 months ago
Reply to  Jonas

Yep, there´s that. Nevertheless, it´s spanish sound and instruments. So to compare it with an act from Sweden, when it´s the type of music you hear in Spain 24/7; it´s in some way out of place.

BadWoolfGirl
BadWoolfGirl
2 months ago
Reply to  Mi7kel

I think there have been a few Latin American singers who represents Spain in eurovision, Chanel being the most recent as she was born in Cuba. I’d have to do some research

BadWoolfGirl
BadWoolfGirl
2 months ago
Reply to  BadWoolfGirl

Well, that wasn’t clear to me. I thought you were referring to singers

Esc addict
Esc addict
2 months ago
Reply to  Mi7kel

Why?

Esc addict
Esc addict
2 months ago
Reply to  Mi7kel

I mean Carlos song reminds me Alvaro Estrella Melfest songs is it that bad?
There’s nothing misplaced here except your susceptibility for nothing.