Antonio Carbonell

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Antonio Carbonell Muñoz (born 30 November 1969 in Madrid) is a Spanish singer-songwriter of Romani heritage, known for his participation in the 1996 Eurovision Song Contest.

He belongs to a family involved in flamenco music: he's the son of singer of "cante" Montoyita, and he's cousin to the members of the popular flamenco-pop band Ketama. He has collaborated with important flamenco artists such as Enrique Morente and Manolo Sanlúcar.[1]

His first album, Ilusiones, had a modest reception. Later, when he was internally chosen by TVE as the Spanish representative for the 41st Eurovision Song Contest, he published his second album, ¡Ay, Qué Deseo!. With the homonym song, he got a rather average result at the contest (20th out of 23 countries).

Apart from his two solo albums, he has contributed to a number of flamenco compilation albums: Cante Gitano", Directo Desde Casa Patas, Esencias Flamencas and Lo Mejor Que Tengo.

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Antonio Carbonell" (in Spanish). last.fm. Retrieved 2009-11-25. 
Awards and achievements
Preceded by
Anabel Conde
with "Vuelve conmigo"
Spain in the Eurovision Song Contest
1996
Succeeded by
Marcos Llunas
with "Sin rencor"