馃嚜馃嚫 Get to know Alfred and Amaia from Spain

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ARTIST INFORMATION

AMAIA
In 2010, Romero participated in the children’s talent show C谩ntame una canci贸n on Telecinco, where she sang alongside David Civera and Sergio Rivero, the winner of the fourth series of Operaci贸n Triunfo. In 2011, she was the winner of a scholarship to Rock Camp 2011, and participated in the camp in 2011 and 2012. In 2012, she took part in series one of the talent show El N煤mero Uno on Antena 3, qualifying for the show performing The Beatles’ “Here Comes the Sun” with her ukelele. She was eliminated in week six of the series. The jury in the show was made up of David Bustamante, Ana Torroja, Miguel Bos茅, Natalia Jim茅nez and M贸nica Naranjo. Romero and Naranjo would meet again on series nine of Operaci贸n Triunfo, as Naranjo went on to be part of the jury. In 2016, Amaia collaborated with the Navarrese band Lemon y Tal on the song “Cicatrices de mi realidad”. In 2017, Romero auditioned for series nine of the reality television music competition Operaci贸n Triunfo, a program that was returning to television after a six-year hiatus.

On 23 October 2017, she was selected to enter the show’s “Academy” on the season premiere: Romero performed David Bowie’s “Starman” and was not selected originally by the show’s jury, but she was saved by the “Academy”‘s staff of teachers. On 15 January 2018, Romero became a finalist in the competition after being awarded a perfect score of 40 points from the jury 鈥 the highest score in the history of the competition 鈥. On 5 February, she was proclaimed the winner of the series with 46% of the final votes. Additionally, due to being one of the final five finalists on Operaci贸n Triunfo, Romero was a candidate to represent Spain in the Eurovision Song Contest 2018. For the special Eurovision selection show that was held on 29 January 2018, she was allocated three songs: “Camina”, which she performed as part of a group made up of the five finalists; “Al cantar”, composed by Rozal茅n, which she performed solo; and “Tu canci贸n”, composed by Raul G贸mez and Sylvia Santoro, which she sang in a duet with Alfred Garc铆a. The latter was selected with 43% of the public vote to represent Spain in the 2018 Contest in Lisbon, Portugal.

ALFRED
At the age of fifteen, Garc铆a released the self-produced album Beginning. At the age of seventeen, thanks to the musical project La Capsa, he recorded his first single “She Looks So Beautiful”, written by himself and produced by Argentine musician Esteban Garc铆a. The single won the Audience Award at the Festival Cara B in Barcelona. Garc铆a has also released a musical short film, A Free Christmas Story. In 2016, Garc铆a participated in season four of talent show La Voz, the Spanish version of The Voice. He performed John Mayer’s “Waiting on the World to Change” in the Blind Auditions, but none of the coaches turned for him.[8] Also in 2016, Garc铆a released the self-produced acoustic album Inblack (Volume One). In 2017, Garc铆a auditioned for series nine of reality television music competition Operaci贸n Triunfo. On 23 October 2017, he was selected to enter the show’s “Academy”. On 29 January 2018, during the special live show “Gala Eurovisi贸n” of Operaci贸n Triunfo, he was selected by public vote to represent Spain in the Eurovision Song Contest 2018 along with his girlfriend Amaia Romero, with the song “Tu canci贸n”. During the finale of Operaci贸n Triunfo 2017 on 5 February 2018, Garc铆a finished in fourth place.

LYRICS

Nunca llegu茅 a imaginar
Que viajar a la luna ser铆a real
Lo pones todo al rev茅s
Cuando besas mi frente y descubro por qu茅
Ya no puedo inventarlo

Siento que bailo por primera vez
Eres el arte que endulza la piel
De mi mente viajera que sigue tus pies
Siento que bailo por primera vez junto a ti

S茅 que en ti puedo encontrar
Esa voz que me abriga si el tiempo va mal
Todo es perfecto si est谩s
A mi lado creando una nueva ciudad

Siento que bailo por primera vez
Eres el arte que endulza la piel
De mi mente viajera que sigue tus pies
Siento que bailo por primera vez

Ya no puedo inventarlo
Solo quiero
Tu canci贸n

Siento que bailo por primera vez
Eres el arte que endulza la piel
De mi mente viajera que sigue tus pies
Siento que bailo por primera vez junto a ti

I never got to imagine
that traveling to the moon would be for real
You put everything upside down
when you kiss my forehead and I find out why
I can no longer.. make it up

I feel like dancing for the first time
You are the art that sweetens my skin
From my traveling mind that follows your feet
I feel like dancing for the first time by your side

I know in you I can find
that voice that shelters me when times are bad
Everything’s perfect if you are
by my side creating a new city

I feel like dancing for the first time
You are the art that sweetens the skin
From my traveling mind that follows your feet
I feel like dancing for the first time, by your side

I can no longer.. make it up
I only want..
your song oh oh oh

I feel like dancing for the first time
You are the art that sweetens the skin
From my traveling mind that follows your feet
I feel like dancing for the first time by your side

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