Levi Díaz will perform “Reír” for Spain at the Junior Eurovision Song Contest 2021.
“Reír” (Laugh) was revealed to be the Spanish entry for Junior Eurovision 2021 on ‘Mejor Contigo’ on La 1 today. The official music video for the song will be released at a later date. Levi described the meaning of the song has for him:
“Laughing is very important. They call me the forever smiling kid and we want to share a message of joy.”
The song was composed by David Roma, who has worked with several high-profile artists including David Bisbal, Luis Fonsi, Rosalía and India Martínez.
“It’s said that children are the hope of a new and better world. All children should be able to laugh, dance and dream. What better for them to forge that that colourful, bright and shiny future today, that will make their dreams come true.”
At 14:30 CET today, Levi will do an interview on the RTVE Instagram page. From 16:30 CET, “Reír” will be played in full on the Radio Nacional show “Tarde Lo Que Tarde”. During the show, Levi will be interviewed by Julia Varela, one of the Spanish commentators for Eurovision and Junior Eurovision.
You can listen to the full song here.
Who is Levi?
Levi Díaz is 13 years old and comes from Cornellà de Llobregat in the province of Barcelona. He started in the world of music just over a year ago. His preferred style is modern pop, as it allows for more interpretation. His biggest musical idol is Frank Sinatra. He also likes Rosalía and his most listened-to Eurovision song is “Toy”.
In 2019, Levi participated in the fifth season of La Voz Kids but did not manage to pass the blind auditions. He returned for the sixth season this year and won the entire show. As part of his prize, he signed a record deal with Universal Music Spain. He is currently studying music with vocal coach Miguel Manzo, alongside his academic studies.
Image Source: RTVE | Source: RTVE
Spain in the Junior Eurovision Song Contest
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.