MADRID, SPAIN – Ruth Lorenzo who represented Spain with the song “Dancing in the Rain” at this years contest has said that she would like to return in the next three years.
She recently told RTVE that she would like to repeat the experience but this time aim towards the top position and perform a song with a completely different style.
She was impressed by the production and technical staff and really enjoyed the festival. She was sorry not to win but felt that having equalled Pastora Soler (2012) by achieving a Top 10 finish.
“We gave it our all”, Ruth stated, with a song that was originally a dance track that was destined for Dannii Minogue. Ruth also congratulated Conchita Wurst, the winning performer this year, Conchita now has a sausage, an ice-cream and a seal named after her.
DID YOU KNOW?
In 2008, Lorenzo auditioned for the fifth series of The X Factor in front of judges Simon Cowell, Cheryl Cole and Louis Walsh. She sang “(You Make Me Feel Like) A Natural Woman”. She impressed the judges and made it through to the next stage of the show, “bootcamp”. Lorenzo passed both stages of bootcamp and was sent to St. Tropez with the other successful contestants from the over-25s category. There she auditioned in front of Dannii Minogue who was her X Factor mentor. After an emotional performance of “True Colors”, sung in Spanish, Minogue decided to pick Lorenzo for her final three who would proceed to the live shows. On the first live show she sang “Take My Breath Away” in English and Spanish. She had mainly good comments, especially from Cowell, who told her she should sing in Spanish more often. However, the next week Lorenzo sang “I Just Can’t Stop Loving You” in English only, and ended up in the bottom two. She performed “Purple Rain” in the singoff, and it saved her into the next week. In Week 5, Lorenzo was in the bottom two again against one of the crowd favourites Laura White. This time she sang “Knockin’ on Heaven’s Door” and was saved by judges Minogue, Walsh and Cowell. Her performance was overshadowed by the uproar over White’s departure. During Take That week, Lorenzo sang “Love Ain’t Here Anymore”. She received high praise for her performance, with Cowell saying it was sensational. By Week 8 Lorenzo was Minogue’s last remaining act and she was eliminated after receiving the fewest public votes. Lorenzo bowed out with another performance of “Always”. Former friend Alexandra Burke went on to win the show. (source: wikipedia.org)
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