The Spanish national broadcaster is reported to be in discussions already with artists regarding representing Spain at the Eurovision Song Contest 2020.
FormulaTV reports that RTVE has begun discussions with record labels regarding artists participation in the Eurovision Song Contest 2020 in the Netherlands. Two artists that have been named by FormulaTV as having initial discussions are Diana Navarro and Ruth Lorenzo.
Diana Navarro is reported to have been in discussions with the Spanish broadcaster in 2018 regarding the contest, and had been the preferred option for Lisbon. This was until RTVE then opted to use OT to select the nations entrant due to the series ratings success.
Ruth Lorenzo represented Spain at the Eurovision Song Contest 2014 in Copenhagen, Denmark with “Dancing in the Rain”. The singer who had previously competed in the X Factor in the UK, won the Spanish selection process in 2014 and finished 10th in the final.
RTVE confirmed yesterday that it was returning to an internal selection process to determine the nations entrant at the Eurovision Song Contest. The broadcaster will select a well-known artist for the competition in 2020.
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 ten occasions, the worst placement being 26th in 2017.