Amaia and Alfred have travelled to the island of São Miguel in the Azores to film the Spanish postcard for the Eurovision Song Contest 2018.
This years Spanish participants in the Eurovision Song Contest Amaia and Alfred have traveled to the Azores to film their postcard. Amaia and Alfred have made the journey to São Miguel Island which is known locally as the “Green Island”. It is the largest and most populous in the Azores, home to its largest town and over 140,000 residents across the island.
The island was first discovered in 1427 and settled in 1472 and is known for its stunning landscapes and views. The exact details of the Spanish postcard have not yet been revealed, however it is expected that over the next couple of days more information will be revealed by RTP and RTVE.
Amaia and Alfred were selected to represent Spain through the Eurovision Gala of Operación Triunfo. Amaia went on to win the show outright the following week. She will be the first winner of Operación Triunfo to represent Spain since Rosa López, who represented Spain in 2002.
As a member of the Big Five, Spain are directly qualified for the final of the Eurovision Song Contest. The country joins France, Germany, Italy, the United Kingdom and the host nation of Portugal as directly qualifying for the final. Spain will be voting in the first semi-final of this year’s contest in Lisbon.
Source: ESC Portugal
Spain in the Eurovision Song Contest
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.