As lots of fans know, Spain is one of the countries where ESC ratings are very high every year. But not only this, the country owns one of the most powerful OGAE clubs all over Europe. It’s not strange that a spanish TV channel, Divinity, is using some ESC songs for their promo ads.
Last year, even used the Swedish winning song for Baku, Euphoria as one of them. SVT noticed about this and demanded the channel to remove the song or some legal issues could come. The song had just become one of the finalists of Melodifestivalen 2012, but not winner yet. Then, the channel agreed and they did it, as finalist songs in Melodifestivalen are not allowed to be online until the final is over. However, they add 2 more songs after the competition finished: My Heart Is Refusing Me (MF 2011) and Amazing by Danny Saucedo (MF 2012, runner-up).
Nowadays, nothing has change, and the same issue is happening again, but not with Melodifestivalen. Emmelie’s Only Teardrops, the danish song for Malmö and Marry Me by Krista, from Finland, could be listened over 2 weeks ago, and still on air. It seems that this year, any of the TV broadcasters (DR or YLE) are demanding their rights and allow the channel to play the songs, even to promote them, which could benefit to attract some votes from the Spanish audience, in May. Some internal sources for Oikotimes.com reveal that Emmelie De Forest is very pleased with this, and want to thank the Spanish fans, who support her.
Apart from this, a café-bar in Madrid, will be playing lots of Eurovision hits (including 2013 songs) until the contest comes in May, every Wednesday, from 20:00 to 00:00.
If you visit Madrid and wanna have fun with your friends, listening to ESC music, don’t forget to visit: Bambalinas Bar -El Bar de los Musicales (Address: C/ Pelayo nº 74 de Madrid. METRO: Chueca or Alonso Martínez).