Caracola (song)

From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Jump to: navigation, search
Spain "Caracola"
Eurovision Song Contest 1964 entry
Country Spain
Artist(s) Edelweiss Croatto,
Argentina Croatto,
Hermes Croatto
As Tim, Nelly & Tony/Los TNT
Language Spanish
Composer(s) Fina de Calderón
Lyricist(s) Fina de Calderón
Conductor Rafael de Ibarbia Serra
Finals performance
Final result 12th
Final points 1
Appearance chronology
◄ "Algo prodigioso" (1963)   
"¡Qué bueno, qué bueno!" (1965) ►

"Caracola" (Spanish pronunciation: [kaɾaˈkola], "Conch") was the Spanish entry in the Eurovision Song Contest 1964, performed in Spanish by the trio Tim, Nelly & Tony, better known as Los TNT.

The entry marked two firsts in the Contest for Spain; it was the country's first Eurovision entry not to be sung by a soloist and also the first occasion on which the Spanish entry was sung by performers of Latin American origin. Los TNT was composed by three siblings of Italian-Uruguayan descent; Edelweiss "Tim" Croatto, lead singer Argentina "Nelly" Croatto and Hermes "Tony" Croatto, all born in Udine, Italy but raised in La Paz, Uruguay and Montevideo, Uruguay.

The song was performed sixteenth and last on the night, following Belgium's Robert Cogoi with "Près de ma rivière". At the close of voting, it had received 1 point, placing 12th in a field of 16.

It was succeeded as Spanish representative at the 1965 Contest by Conchita Bautista with "¡Qué bueno, qué bueno!".

Sources and external links[edit]