Spanish singer Maríá Isabel has announced on her social media channels that she will be leaving the music industry due to anxiety.
“I’m leaving music, I’m leaving all that I once loved, but today being in the industry is very difficult for me. I could say that I will return… but that will only happen if I finish understanding how this works”
María Isabel rose to fame following her victory at the 2004 Junior Eurovision Song Contest, where she performed her song “Antes Muerta Que Sencilla”. She set the record for the largest score at the contest (171 points) and largest winning margin (31 points). Following her appearance at the contest, she released several albums and toured Latin America.
As an adult, she took a short hiatus to focus on her studies, and returned to the scene in 2015 with her sixth studio album, “Yo Decido”. A year later she took part in the Spanish selection for the Eurovision Song Contest with “La vida sólo es una”. She finished in 4th place. She has since released several singles, including her latest single “My Jarana”.
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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 in 2019 with “Marte” by Melani García. Spain has finished in the top 5 in all of their attempts.