LeKlein’s past as the main vocalist at a very well-known Ibiza club, and her electro-pop song “Ouch!” gave her the support and recognition of a big part of the Spanish LGTB community. LeKlein is currently working with her producer on new songs and hopes to soon find a suitable record label to promote her new album.
The 2017 Eurocasting winner who finished 3rd at Objetivo Eurovision (the Spanish National selection for Eurovision 2017) has recently also been chosen as the next Spanish representative for the OGAE Second Chance Contest. Her song “Ouch!” received 2308 votes from OGAE members, giving her the victory over all-time favorite “Contigo” presented by Mirela.
In an interview for Shangay magazine, LeKlein (Vanesa Cortés, 37), showed her support for her colleague, Manel Navarro, and talked about the controversy surrounding the Spanish preselection that led to their last position in the 2017 Grand Final. She believes Manel’s unfortunate squawk at the live performance in the final could have happened to any artist and blames the bad results on the organization of the Spanish delegation.
Recently, employees of RTVE involved with the national preselection, Objetivo Eurovision, have denounced irregularities within the process and blamed the professional jury for what happened.
“I never doubted about the illusion and passion that everyone worked with, but I’m very happy to see that some people are finally standing up and talking about it”.
The Spanish Congress will investigate these accusations on their next session in June. When asked about her future plans and if these involved Eurovision she said:
“ I don’t know whether they will allow me to take part again in the process or not, but I want to try it once more”.
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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 nine occasions, the worst placement being 26th in 2017.