Mikel Herzog

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Mikel Herzog
Born (1960-04-16) 16 April 1960 (age 54)
Origin Bergara, Spain
Genres Pop
Occupation(s) Singer

Mikel Herzog Herzog (born 16 April 1960 in Bergara, Guipúzcoa, Basque Country, Spain) is a Basque singer-songwriter known for his participation in the 1998 Eurovision Song Contest.

Herzog was a member of various groups in the 1980s, including his own band Ébano. For a short time he was the drummer for the band Cadillac, and later became a member of La Década Prodigiosa. He also wrote songs for other artists, including "Tractor amarillo" which was a hit for the group Zapato Veloz in 1991. He released several solo singles in the 1990s, and "Hasta el final del mundo", a duet with Mónica Naranjo.[1]

In 1998, Herzog was chosen by broadcaster TVE as the Spanish representative for the 43rd Eurovision Song Contest with the song "¿Qué voy a hacer sin ti?" ("What Will I Do Without You?"). At the contest, held in Birmingham on 9 May, "¿Qué voy a hacer sin ti?" finished in 16th place of 25 entries.[2]

In 2001, Herzog joined the team of reality TV programme Operación Triunfo, which had been created to find the Spanish entrant for the 2002 Eurovision Song Contest. Herzog was the post-academy director, responsible for ongoing coaching of eliminated contestants, some of whom would provide backing vocals for the ultimate winner of the show.[1] In 2007 he was again involved in Spain's Eurovision selection when he was one of five judges on the show Misión Eurovisión 2007.[3]


Preceded by
Marcos Llunas
with "Sin rencor"
Spain in the Eurovision Song Contest
Succeeded by
with "No quiero escuchar"