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; "La Puerta del Colegio" (1991) and "Mi Amada" (1993), hits for the Mexican group Magneto (along with Alberto Estébanez). 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"