Manel Navarro will be travelling to Portugal to promote himself ahead of the 62nd edition of the Eurovision Song Contest in Kyiv, Ukraine.
Spain’s entrant for the Eurovision Song Contest 2017, Manel Navarro will be travelling to Portugal as part of his pre-contest promotional tour. On April 26th he will perform in Auditório Instituto Cervantes. Manel is the second singer this year to have promoted in Portugal after Sunstroke Project from Moldova.
This is only one stop on his promotional tour, as so far he’s performed in multiple countries’ National Finals such as Romania, and has attended multiple pre-parties such as the London Eurovision Party, Eurovision In Concert in Amsterdam, Israel Calling in Tel Aviv, and the Spanish Pre-Party in his home country.
Manel won the Spanish selection show Objetivo Eurovision 2017 after tying with Mirela, with a total of 54 points each. In the end, the jury controversially had the final say and selected Manel to represent Spain in Kyiv, Ukraine. The final of Objetivo Eurovision 2017 was the least watched Spanish national final for over 10 years, with just 1.449 million viewers watching the show. Viewing figures have been falling annually since over 2.6 million viewers watched the final of the Spanish selection in 2010.
Manel Navarro is 20 years old and first rose to fame regionally when he won Catalunya Teen Star in 2014. In 2015 he signed with Sony Music Spain and went on to go viral on Spotify with the song “Candle”, the song went on to be played over 1 million times.
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Spain debuted in the Eurovision Song Contest in 1961 and has competed annually since. Spain has won the contest on two occasions the first being in 1968 and the second time in 1969. 1969 is the only year where more than one song has won the contest, the 1969 contest saw a four way tie between Spain, France, the United Kingdom and the Netherlands. Since 2000 Spain has only managed to finish in the top.10 on five occasions, the last time being in 2014 with Ruth Lorenzo. However the country has finished 20th or below on eight occasions, the worst placement being 25th in 2013.