LA FIESTA TERMINO FOR PALOMA SAN BASILIO
La Fiesta Termino after 28 years of brilliant career for the 1985 Spanish representative in the Eurovision Song Contest, Paloma San Basilio as she announced her retirement from the music industry. The announcemend took place during a TV show who had a special program for her today. The tribute-show featured friends and family of the famous Spanish singer. In 1985 the Spanish entry was indeed a hot favourite and despite coming 14th it is for sure one of the Eurofan commununity all time favourite song.
She was given a Latin Grammy Award for lifetime excellence in Spanish music. She was born in Madrid, and at the age of six months the family moved to Seville, where she was raised until the age of eight. Her family then moved to Lugo.
She starred in the Spanish-language premiere production of Andrew Lloyd Webber’s Evita at Teatro Monumental in Madrid in 1980. The show later transferred to Barcelona and later to Mexico City and other cities in Latin America. One of her first greatest hits were “Juntos”. She represented Spain at the Eurovision Song Contest 1985 in Gothenburg, Sweden, with the ballad “La fiesta terminó” (The Party Ended), composed by Juan Carlos Calderón, and finished 14th.
She also starred in highly acclaimed Madrid productions of Man of La Mancha, My Fair Lady and Victor/Victoria. She is considered one of the best Spanish representatives in the history of the Eurovision Song Contest.
She recorded several tracks with Plácido Domingo or José Carreras, and a particularly notable duet version of “Soledad” by Emilio José. In 2006 she won the special Latin Grammy, “Excelencia Musical 2006”, in New York.