🇪🇸 Aitana Ocaña: “I would love to go to Eurovision, when I am ready”
Fotis Konstantopoulos (Greece)
SPAIN – She was a finalist in the OT 2017, bidding to represent Spain in the 2018 Eurovision Song Contest. Aitana, recently released “Teléfono” but she hasn’t forget Eurovision. Speaking to Los40 she refereed to the contest saying:
“I do not want to go without being prepared for something as big as Eurovision, I do not want to disappoint anyone, because it would be another pretty strong blow,” she says. However, she recognizes that “it would be a great honor, I would love it”.
Since leaving the academy, Aitana has been fortunate to share the stage with two international stars such as David Bisbal and Luis Fonsi. “They have been very humble,” she says of how it was to work with them. And although she would be delighted to work with any artist, if she recognizes that she would be excited to sing with Pablo Alborán or with Pablo López.
In 2014, Aitana began to share cover versions of popular songs on YouTube. In the same year she composed her first original songs and some of them were recorded in a recording studio, like “Laws About Me”, which was uploaded to YouTube on August 11, 2015.
She gained national recognition when she took part in series nine of the reality television music competition Operación Triunfo, where she was the runner-up, after Amaia Romero. In Operación Triunfo, Aitana competed to represent Spain in the Eurovision Song Contest 2018 with the songs “Arde”, which she performed solo, and “Lo malo”, composed by Brisa Fenoy and which she performed in a duet with Ana Guerra; the former song finished in second place and the latter finished third. “Lo malo” went on to become a number-one hit on the Spanish Singles Chart and received a triple platinum certification.
After the release on April 13, 2018 of the lyrics video of her first solo single “Arde” on YouTube, she travelled to Los Angeles to record her first studio album with producer Sebastian Krys.
In June 2018 Aitana was invited by David Bisbal to guest-perform at his concert at the Palau Sant Jordi in Barcelona. They both sang “Mi princesa”, a song by Bisbal. On 29 June, Aitana and the rest of contestants of Operación Triunfo 2017 gave a special charity concert at the Santiago Bernabéu Stadium in Madrid, which was attended by 60,000 spectators. During the concert, Aitana performed the song “Échame la culpa” with Luis Fonsi.
In June 2018 Aitana announced she will publish her first book, an illustrated book titled La tinta de mis ojos she authored with the help of a coach which will be released on 18 October. On 27 July 2018 Aitana released a single titled “Teléfono”. Its music video became the most watched video on its first twenty-four hours on YouTube’s Vevo channel in Spain, and the single debuted at number one on the Spanish Singles Chart.