Diana Navarro or Ruth Lorenzo are tipped to be internally selected
SPAIN – A few days ago TVE announced that the 2020 Eurovision representative will be chosen internally and the name will be announced soon. TVE also said that the artist will be a popular one.
It seems that they were asked to submit a song to TVE which ultimately decide which one will go to Rotterdam.
Diana Navarro was previously in negotiations with RTVE to represent the country in Lisbon but negotiations were interrupted by the broadcaster which decided to use OPERACION TRIUNFO as a selection process.
Diana says that it would have been great to go to Eurovision and thinks the same today as well.
In 2014 Ruth represented Spain in the Eurovision Song Contest. Back then she promised to return to the contest in the next three year, something that never happened because she wanted to pursue international carer, which also didn’t happen.
SPAIN IN EUROVISION
Spain has participated in the Eurovision Song Contest 59 times since making its debut in 1961, where they finished ninth.
Since 1999, Spain has been one of the “Big Five”, along with France, Germany, Italy and the United Kingdom, who are automatically allowed to participate in the final because they are the five biggest financial contributors to the European Broadcasting Union.
Spain has competed in the contest continuously since the country’s debut in 1961. The only country with a longer run of uninterrupted Eurovision appearances is the United Kingdom, ever-present since 1959.
Spain has won the contest twice, first in 1968 with the song “La, la, la” sung by Massiel and again in 1969, when Salomé’s “Vivo cantando” was involved in a four-way tie with France, the Netherlands and the United Kingdom.
The 1969 contest in Madrid is the only time Spain has hosted the event since lots were drawn after 1969’s four-way tie and the 1970 contest was hosted by the Netherlands. Spain has also finished second in the contest four times, with Karina in 1971, Mocedades in 1973, Betty Missiego in 1979 and Anabel Conde in 1995, and third in 1984 with Bravo.
The country finished last with “Nul points” three times: in 1962, 1965 and 1983, and also finished last in 1999 and 2017.
Since 2005, Spain has only twice reached the top 10, with both Pastora Soler (2012) and Ruth Lorenzo (2014) finishing 10th, and have now failed to reach the top 20 in 10 of the last 15 contests, including for five consecutive years (2015–19).