The commentary team that will be narrating and guiding the Spanish audience this year has been announced.
Julia Varela and Tony Aguilar, alongside EBU reporter Víctor Escudero, will commentate the 65th Eurovision Song Contest in Rotterdam. Julia Varela has been commentating the contest since 2015, whereas Tony Aguilar has been commentating on it since 2018, after the late commentator José María íñigo rejected traveling to Lisbon.
When being asked about the Spanish entry at this year’s Eurovision Song Contest, Varela shares her thoughts:
I think Blas has a vocal capacity and a sensitivity hard to find in other participants of this year’s contest. We are participating in Rotterdam with an honest ballad and full of light.
As a member of the Big 5, Blas Cantó will sing “Voy a Quedarme” directly at the Grand Final , on May 22nd.
Image Credit: RTVE / Source: rtve.es
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 ten occasions, the worst placement being 26th in 2017.