Spain in the Eurovision Song Contest 2011

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Eurovision Song Contest 2011
Country  Spain
National selection
Selection process Destino Eurovisión
50% Jury
50% Televoting
Selection date(s) Heats:
28 January 2011
4 February 2011
Semifinal:
11 February 2011
Final:
18 February 2011
Selected entrant Lucía Pérez
Selected song "Que me quiten lo bailao"
Finals performance
Final result 23rd, 50 points
Spain in the Eurovision Song Contest
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Spain participated in the Eurovision Song Contest 2011 in Düsseldorf, Germany and selected their entry through a televised national final, organised by the Spanish broadcaster Corporación de Radio y Televisión Española (RTVE). Anne Igartiburu hosted the shows called Destino Eurovisión, broadcast from Barcelona.[1][2]

Destino Eurovisión[edit]

Four televised shows to choose the Spanish entry were broadcast live from Barcelona and were hosted by Anne Igartiburu, with the previous Eurovision entrant Daniel Diges reporting from backstage.[3] The first show was broadcast on 28 January 2011.[4]

24 acts were selected by a panel of experts through casting calls.[5] The 24 candidates were divided into two heats. There they covered past Eurovision Spanish entries and winning songs. At a first stage, the 5-member jury (composed of Reyes del Amor, Albert Hammond, Boris Izaguirre, Merche and David Ascanio) had to knock out four acts, thus only 8 were eligible to go through to the semifinal. Five of them qualified from each show for the semifinal - three voted by the audience and another two by the jury.[6]

As a result of this, the semifinal featured 10 acts. They once again performed Eurovision classics. Only three of them won a ticket to the final, one was voted by the audience and another two by the jury.[5][7]

In the big final of the Spanish selection, the three finalists first performed three different candidate songs each. As a result, the final only featured 9 of the 20 songs selected by the panel from an open submission. After the performances, each jury member awarded 3, 2 and 1 points to the songs by each artist. As a result, each act was left with the song with most points for the final vote. The last decision was taken by the audience, who chose the winning combination that became the Spanish representative in Eurovision 2011.[8][9] Lucía Pérez won the final with 68% of the total vote".[10]

Heat 1 (28 January 2011)[edit]

Draw Artist Song (original artists) Result
1 David Sancho "Estando contigo" (Conchita Bautista) Qualified by televoting
2 Roima Durán "Wild Dances" (Ruslana) Eliminated by the jury
3 Da Igual "Bailar pegados" (Sergio Dalma) Qualified by the jury
4 Lucía Pérez "Non ho l'età" (Gigliola Cinquetti) Qualified by televoting
5 Auryn "Fly on the Wings of Love" (Olsen Brothers) Qualified by televoting
6 Las Miranda "Ding-A-Dong" (Teach-In) Eliminated by the jury
7 Sunami "Gwendolyne" (Julio Iglesias) Eliminated by the jury
8 Gio "Satellite" (Lena) Qualified by the jury
9 Guadiana "Ne partez pas sans moi" (Céline Dion) Did not qualify
10 María López "Vuelve conmigo" (Anabel Conde) Did not qualify
11 Baltanás "Fairytale" (Alexander Rybak) Did not qualify
12 Paula Marengo "Tu te reconnaîtras" (Anne-Marie David) Eliminated by the jury

Heat 2 (4 February 2011)[edit]

Draw Artist Song (original artists) Result
1 Pau Quero "A-Ba-Ni-Bi" (Izhar Cohen and Alphabeta) Eliminated by the jury
2 Lorena Rosales "My Number One" (Helena Paparizou) Did not qualify
3 Don Johnson's "Yo soy aquél" (Raphael) Qualified by the jury
4 Sergi Albert "Hold Me Now" (Johnny Logan) Did not qualify
5 Mónica Guech "Believe" (Dima Bilan) Qualified by the jury
6 Alazán "Bandido" (Azúcar Moreno) Eliminated by the jury
7 Sebas "Molitva" (Marija Šerifović) Qualified by televoting
8 Melissa "Après toi" (Vicky Leandros) Qualified by televoting
9 Sometimes "Waterloo" (ABBA) Eliminated by the jury
10 Valeria Antonella "Save Your Kisses for Me" (Brotherhood of Man) Eliminated by the jury
11 We "Enséñame a cantar" (Micky) Did not qualify
12 Esmeralda Grao "Nacida para amar" (Nina) Qualified by televoting

Semi-final (11 February 2011)[edit]

Draw Artist Song (original artists) Result
1 Da Igual "Puppet on a String" (Sandie Shaw) Did not qualify
2 Esmeralda Grao "La fiesta terminó" (Paloma San Basilio) Did not qualify
3 Sebas "What's Another Year" (Johnny Logan) Did not qualify
4 Lucía Pérez "Boom Bang-a-Bang" (Lulu) Qualified by televoting
5 Auryn "Eres tú" (Mocedades) Qualified by the jury
6 Melissa "Diva" (Dana International) Qualified by the jury
7 Gio "Dime" (Beth) Did not qualify
8 Mónica Guech "Love Shine a Light" (Katrina and the Waves) Did not qualify
9 Don Johnson's "Hard Rock Hallelujah" (Lordi) Did not qualify
10 David Sancho "Volare" (Domenico Modugno) Did not qualify

Final (18 February 2011)[edit]

Final – Song selection
Draw Artist Song Lyrics (l) / Music (m) Points Result
1 Melissa "Eos" Jesús Cañadilla (m&l), Alejandro de Pinedo (m&l) 14 Advanced
2 Auryn "Evangeline" Kjell Jennstig (m&l), Dejan Belgrenius (m&l), Kristin Molin (l) 9 Out
3 Lucía Pérez "Que me quiten lo bailao" Rafael Artesero Herrero (m&l) 12 Advanced
4 Melissa "Sueños rotos" Primoz Poglajen (m&l), Jonas Gladnikoff (m&l), Camilla Gottschalck (m&l), Christina Schilling (m&l) 11 Out
5 Auryn "El sol brillará" Rafael de Alba (m&l) 6 Out
6 Lucía Pérez "Abrázame" Antonio Sánchez-Ohlsson (m&l), Thomas G:son (m&l) 12 Out
7 Melissa "Diamonds" Nestor Geli (m&l), Susie Päivärinta (m&l), Pär Lönn (m&l) 5 Out
8 Auryn "Volver" Primoz Poglajen (m&l), Jonas Gladnikoff (m&l), Camilla Gottschalck (m&l), Christina Schilling (m&l) 15 Advanced
9 Lucía Pérez "C'est la vie! It's alright!" W&M (m&l), Nestor Geli (m&l), Susie Päivärinta (m&l), Per Andersson (m&l), Mats Lindberg (m&l) 6 Out
Final – Performer selection
Draw Artist Song Lyrics (l) / Music (m) Votes Result
1 Melissa "Eos" Jesús Cañadilla (m&l), Alejandro de Pinedo (m&l) N/A
2 Auryn "Volver" Primoz Poglajen (m&l), Jonas Gladnikoff (m&l), Camilla Gottschalck (m&l), Christina Schilling (m&l) N/A
3 Lucía Pérez "Que me quiten lo bailao" Rafael Artesero Herrero (m&l) 68% Winner
  • In the first round, in the vote to select Lucía Pérez's song, both "Que me quiten lo bailao" and "Abrázame" got twelve points. According to the rules, in case of a draw the song with most top marks by the jury had to qualify. Despite this, Lucía Pérez and part of the audience in the studio showed that they preferred "Abrázame". The jury discussed what to do for a moment, but decided to stick to the rules and chose "Que me quiten lo bailao" eventually.
  • It was revealed that the second and third placed acts got 20% and 12% of the votes respectively in the final vote, but without giving the names.
  • Merche was replaced by Sole Giménez in the jury.
  • Guest performances: Daniel Diges, Sole Giménez, Albert Hammond, Blue (UK's act for the Eurovision Song Contest 2011, performing their past hit 'Breathe Easy')

At Eurovision[edit]

Spain automatically qualified for the grand final, on 14 May 2011; as part of the "Big Five". During the placement draw, Spain got a wildcard, allowing them to choose the running order they will perform in the final, and picked 22nd position. Spain voted in the first semi-final, on 10 May. On 14 May, Spain placed twenty-third with 50 points.

Points Awarded by Spain[11][edit]

Points Awarded to Spain[edit]

Points Awarded to Spain (Final)
12 points 10 points 8 points 7 points 6 points
5 points 4 points 3 points 2 points 1 point

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Spain: Anne Igartiburu to host Spanish selection". EscToday.com. 6 November 2010. Retrieved 6 November 2010. 
  2. ^ "Destino Eurovisión 2011". Gestmusic Endemol. Retrieved 13 January 2014. 
  3. ^ "Daniel Diges presentará con Anne Igartiburu las galas de preselección desde el backstage" (in Spanish). eurovision-spain.com. 15 January 2011. Retrieved 15 January 2011. 
  4. ^ "La primera gala para elegir al representante español en Eurovisión 2011 se celebrará el 28 de enero". RTVE. 13 January 2011. Retrieved 15 January 2011. 
  5. ^ a b "¡Ya tenemos a los 24 finalistas de Eurovisión!" (in Spanish). RTVE. 11 January 2011. Retrieved 11 January 2011. 
  6. ^ "Spain: TVE unveils more details on Eurovision selection". EscToday.com. 25 January 2011. Retrieved 25 January 2011. 
  7. ^ "SPAIN - TVE unveils details of national selection". Oikotimes.com. 25 January 2011. Retrieved 25 January 2011. 
  8. ^ "TVE da a conocer las nueve canciones que defenderán Lucía Pérez, Auryn y Melissa" (in Spanish). eurovision-spain.com. 12 February 2011. Retrieved 24 February 2011. 
  9. ^ "Las 9 canciones se interpretarán íntegras y con arreglos en la final de TVE, esta noche" (in Spanish). eurovision-spain.com. 18 February 2011. Retrieved 18 February 2011. 
  10. ^ Escudero, Victor M. (2011-02-29). "Spain decided: Lucía Pérez to Düsseldorf!". European Broadcasting Union. Retrieved 2011-02-19. 
  11. ^ Eurovision Song Contest 2008

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