Lots of names have been mentioned on social media and various internet portals in regards to the Spanish national selection for Eurovision 2017.
First of all, when the Spanish representative from 2014, Ruth Lorenzo, said that she will try again in three years time, many people were expecting her this year. However, her request was to be selected internally – a thing that, as we know, did not happen. Two of her contenders from 2014 have songs ready and submmited for the competition, and these songs are penned by very familiar faces.
Ovi Jacobsen who has wrote a good ammount of songs and represented Romania twice (in 2010 and in 2014) also wrote a song for Norway. He composed a song for Jorge Gonzalez. who’s first Eurovision try was in 2009 with “Si yo vengo a enamorarte”, and then in 2014 with “Aunque se acabe el mundo”.
Spanish Eurovision veteran Tony Sanchez Ohlsson (who wrote the Spanish Eurovision entries in 2007, 2012 and 2015) is writing a song for Mirela. She tried to represent Spain two times – in 2007 where she came second with “La reina de la noche”, in 2009 with “Nada es comparable a ti” when she came fourth.
Brequette was the runner-up of the Spanish selection in 2014 with “Mas (Run)”, which was written by Tony Sanchez Ohlsson. After being one of the backing vocalists for Barei this year in Stockholm, she has now sent in three songs to TVE for the national selection. Her songs are penned by Barei and her boyfriend Ruben Villanueva, who also co-wrote “Say Yay”.
Other names including Lorena Gomez, Maria Villalon, Azucar Moreno are all interested in taking part in the national selection. The deadline for sending the songs in is the 20th of November. Who would you like to see representing Spain next year in Kiev?