The winner of the 2018 edition of Operación Triunfo, who also went on to represented Spain in Eurovision last year together with Alfred, Amaia Romero doesn’t seem to have such a nice opinion of Eurovision any longer. After finishing 23rd in last year’s Contest, she says that she doesn’t remember most of the things from Lisbon, and that Eurovision is “not that important”.
Amaia attended the premier of Pedro Almodovar’s newest film “Dolor y gloria”. Various journalists managed to speak to her before the movie, and in between other things ask her about Eurovision, why she didn’t attend the Eurovision Gala of Operación Triunfo this year, as well as whether she has any advice for Miki – this year’s Spanish entrant.
When asked about her experience last year in Lisbon with Alfred, as well as why she didn’t attend this year’s Spanish Eurovision selection – whether it has to do with the break up with Alfred, Amaia said the following:
To be honest, the Eurovision period ended so quickly, that I don’t remember a lot of what happened. And I feel like as if I’m still processing it.
I saw Alfred in other events, and nothing happened. And after our bad result last year in Lisbon, I feel like I am no one to hand over the baton to Miki at Eurovision .
When she was asked if she had any advice for Miki, she said:
The advice I would give is that he should not get overwhelmed because, in the end, Eurovision is not that important. Right now I remember it as something that seemed very important to me, but it’s not really like that. It’s just one more experience in your life. He should enjoy the moment, but not take it as something essential, because it is not.
Amaia and Alfred finished in 23rd place last year in Lisbon, with 61 points – 43 from the juries and only 18 from the public (12 of which came from Portugal).