The Spanish delegation has stated that they are prepared to host the 2021 edition of Junior Eurovision should they win tomorrow.
The Spanish Head of Delegation has confirmed that RTVE is more than ready to host the Junior Eurovision Song Contest in 2021, should they win tomorrow evening. Speaking at a press conference on Friday, Toñi Prieto, Head of Entertainment explained:
If we win, of course . Yes we are ready to organize a festival We have no fear and we trembles anything. We have not yet speaking with institutions, we must be cautious, but if we win we will put the batteries to organize the festival as it has to be.
Ms Prieto was also asked whether Spain is looking at bringing back its selection show that was used between 2003 and 2006. For now the Head of Entertainment confirmed that it is not planned for Eurojunior to be used as the Spanish selection method for the competition.
Spain is one of the favourites to win the Junior Eurovision Song Contest 2020, with France and Poland also tipped to do well tomorrow evening in Warsaw.
Who is Soleá?
Nine-year-old Soleá Fernandez Moreno is from Sevilla, Spain. The singer comes from one of the most important flamenco families in the country (the Farruco family), and she made her singing debut in a family show at the La Maestranza theatre when she was young. At four years old, she began dancing and acting, starring in Navidad En Familia.
Soleá was internally selected by RTVE to represent her country at this year’s Junior Eurovision Song Contest. Her song “Palante” was composed by César G. Ross, Hajar Sbihi, and Bruno Valverde. The song was written to spread positivity during the times of the Covid-19 crisis.
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Spain first took part in the contest in 2003 and participated every year between then and 2006. In 2004, María Isabel brought Spain their only victory so far with “Antes muerta que sencilla”. After an absence of 13 years, Spain returned to the contest last year with “Marte” by Melani García. Spain have finished in the top 5 in all 5 of their attempts.