The three jurors that will form the adult jury at the Junior Eurovision Song Contest 2019 for Spain have been announced.
RTVE has announced the three adults that will form the Spanish the five member jury at the Junior Eurovision Song Contest. The three adult jurors are:
- Pablo Pinilla – Composer, artist and producer
- María Isabel – Winner of Junior Eurovision 2004
- Natalia Rodríguez – Singer and songwriter
Two children will also be on the jury, who are members of the Orchestra de la Comunidad de Madrid. In the event that one of the three jurors should not be able to be a member of the jury on the day of the Jury final, a back up juror has been selected. Broadcaster Julio Ruiz has been named as the back up juror.
Spain is returning to the Junior Eurovision Song Contest after a thirteen year break and is one of three Big Five nations now competing in the contest. Spain’s return to the contest comes one year after France returned to the competition. They will be represented by Melani Garcia and her song “Marte”.
During the four years Spain took part in Junior Eurovision, it achieved great results; two runner-up places in 2003 and 2005, fourth place in 2006 and first place in 2004 with María Isabel and her song “Antes muerta que sencilla”. In that same year, TVE achieved record audiences of 6 million viewers.
Spain is one of the sixteen countries to have made their debut at the inaugural Junior Eurovision Song Contest 2003. Sergio was the first participant to represent Spain with the song “Desde el cielo”, which finished in second place, achieving a score of one hundred and thirty-seven points. Spain is one of the most successful countries in the contest – the country has won the contest once, 2004, represented by María Isabel with “Antes muerta que sencilla”, as well as coming second twice, in both 2003 and 2005. The remaining Spanish entrant finished fourth in 2006.