SPAIN – Winner of Late Grammy, singer and songwriter Beatriz Luengo admitted in an interview that she was in contact with the Spanish broadcaster RTVE to represent the country at the Eurovision 2018 Festival in Lisbon. However, the broadcaster ruled out negotiations with the singer’s manager, arguing that “the singer did not have the desired profile.”
“RTVE does not take the Eurovision Festival seriously as other countries try, year after year, to bring the most outstanding artist they have,” said Beatriz Luengo, who has four studio albums released, “The Eurovision Festival is something very important and we must bring artists with experience and career … artists who do not have nerves or fear of the stage in which they will act.If Pastora Soler or Ruth Lorenzo got good results, a lot is due to them being accustomed to dealing with the public and singing on big stages.”
Beatriz Luengo González (born 23 December 1982) is a Spanish singer, songwriter, actress, dancer, and entrepreneur. She gained international recognition by portraying Lola Fernández in the Antena 3 series One Step Forward (Spanish: Un paso adelante) and its spin–off musical group UPA Dance. Consisting of Luengo, Pablo Puyol, Miguel Ángel Muñoz, Mónica Cruz and Silvia Marty, UPA Dance released one studio album, UPA Dance, which reached number one at the Spanish Albums Chart and sold over 1.1 million units in Spain and France.
Following the ending of Un paso adelante, Luengo launched a solo career and released her debut studio album Mi generación in 2005, followed by BL (2006), Carrousel (2008) and Bela y sus moskitas muertas (2011). She also co–wrote the song “Más fuerte” for Cucu Diamantes and earned a Latin Grammy Award nomination for Best Alternative Song in 2009. In 2007 Beatriz Luengo won an EBBA Award.