Spain in the Eurovision Song Contest 2014

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Eurovision Song Contest 2014
Country  Spain
National selection
Selection process Mira quién va a Eurovisión
50% Jury
50% Televoting
Selection date(s) 22 February 2014
Selected entrant Ruth Lorenzo
Selected song "Dancing in the Rain"
Finals performance
Final result 10th, 74 points
Spain in the Eurovision Song Contest
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Spain participated in the Eurovision Song Contest 2014 in Copenhagen, Denmark. The Spanish entry was selected through the national final Mira quién va a Eurovisión (Look who's going to Eurovision), which was organised by the Spanish broadcaster Televisión Española (TVE). Ruth Lorenzo represented Spain with the song "Dancing in the Rain", which placed 10th in the final, scoring 74 points.

Mira quién va a Eurovisión[edit]

On 20 January 2014, TVE announced that it would organise a national final in order to select the Spanish entry for the Eurovision Song Contest 2014.[1] This marks a return to a multi-artist national final selection procedure by the Spanish broadcaster, who last organised a televised multi-artist national final in 2011. Five artists, who were invited to compete by TVE, took part in the national final Mira quién va a Eurovisión that was broadcast live in 22 February from the Sant Cugat del Vallès studios in Barcelona, hosted by Anne Igartiburu.[2] The five competing acts and the titles of their entries were announced officially on 20 January. The winner was selected by a combination of televoting (50%) and jury voting (50%).[1] The jury panel that accounted for 50% of the votes consisted of singers David Bustamante, Merche and Mónica Naranjo.[3] Brequette and Ruth Lorenzo tied with the same amount of points, but Ruth Lorenzo won due to the televoting results prevailing according to the rules.

Draw Artist Language Song English Translation Composer(s) Jury Televote Total Place
1 Brequette English, Spanish "Más (Run)" More Thomas G:son, Tony Sánchez-Ohlsson 36 30 (27.40%) 66 2nd
2 La Dama Spanish "Estrella fugaz" Shooting star Melendi 18 18 (6.93%) 36 5th
3 Ruth Lorenzo English, Spanish "Dancing in the Rain" Ruth Lorenzo, Jim Irvin, Julian Emery 30 36 (30.97%) 66 1st
4 Jorge González Spanish "Aunque se acabe el mundo" Even if the world ends Kiko Rodríguez, Bruno Nicolás, Leticia Fuentes, María José Fernández 24 24 (25.34%) 48 3rd
5 Raúl Spanish "Seguir sin ti" Going on without you William Luque, Domingo Sánchez 21 21 (9.36%) 42 4th

Promotion[edit]

Before her appearance at the contest, Lorenzo went on a promotional tour, performing in several European countries. Prior to her selection, Lorenzo gave interviews and appeared on many Spanish TV and radio shows and singing "Dancing in the Rain".[4] On 2 March Lorenzo appeared at the TVE's Todos Somos Raros, Todos Somos Únicos telethon and sang "Dancing in the Rain" at the end of the night.[5] During March 2014, Lorenzo visited different Spanish cities, appearing on various radio and TV shows and giving interviews, performing "Dancing in the Rain" on the Spanish version of Dancing with the Stars (¡Mira quién baila!).[6] On 27 March, Lorenzo swam with sharks at the Madrid Zoo Aquarium to fulfill his promise whether it was the representative of Spain at the Eurovision Song Contest 2014.[7] Lorenzo was also one of 25 acts from the 2014 contest to perform during the 2014 Eurovision in Concert, the largest gathering of Eurovision artists outside of Eurovision itself, held in the Melkweg, a popular music venue in Amsterdam, the Netherlands on 5 April 2014.[8] This was followed by an appearance at the London Preview Party alongside 15 other participating entries from 2014, held at the Café de Paris nightclub in London on 13 April.[9] On 13 April, Lorenzo performed "Dancing in the Rain" in Birmingham, United Kingdom as the headline act during the city's annual Birmingham Pride Ball.[10][11] Lorenzo also took part in several interviews and performances on Swedish, Belgian and Dutch TV.[11]

At Eurovision[edit]

Ruth Lorenzo at rehearsal in Copenhagen

As a member of the "Big Five", Spain automatically qualified for a place in the final, to be held on 10 May 2014. In addition to their participation in the final, Spain was assigned to vote in the first semi-final on 6 May 2014.[12] During the Spanish delegation's press conference on 6 May 2014, Spain was allocated to compete in the second half of the final.[13] In the final, the producers of the show decided that Spain would perform 19th, following Finland and preceding Switzerland.[14] Spain placed 10th in the final, scoring 74 points.[15]

At the contest, Ruth Lorenzo was joined on stage by four backing vocalists: Mey Green, Sandra Borrego, Aiwinnie Mybaby and Alana Sinkëy.[16] The Spanish entry was placed 10th, the only Big Five country to reach the Top 10.

In Spain, the first semi-final was broadcast on La 2 and the final aired on La 1, both shows with commentary by José María Íñigo.[17] The Spanish spokesperson revealing the result of the Spanish vote in the final was Carolina Casado.[18]

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

Points awarded by Spain[edit]

Split voting results[edit]

The following five members comprise the Spanish jury:[19]

  • Raúl Fuentes – Chairperson – artist
  • Damaris Abad – artist
  • Jorge González – singer
  • Leticia Fuentes – composer, singer
  • Francisco Rodriguez – songwriter, singer, music producer

Three of the jury members (Raúl, Damaris "La Dama" Abad and Jorge González) competed as artists at the Spanish national final, while the other two (Leticia Fuentes and Francisco "Kiko" Rodríguez) were involved in the national final as songwriters.

Semi-final 1[edit]

The Spanish votes in the first semi-final were based on 50% jury voting and 50% televoting results.[20]

Semi-final 1 – Spanish Results
Draw Country R. Fuentes D. Abad J. González L. Fuentes F. Rodriguez Average Jury Rank Televote Rank Combined Rank Scoreboard (Points)
01  Armenia 4 6 7 5 9 8 2 5 6
02  Latvia 11 13 16 16 14 15 11 13
03  Estonia 12 3 3 6 3 4 13 9 2
04  Sweden 1 4 1 7 2 2 4 1 12
05  Iceland 8 5 6 10 5 9 8 8 3
06  Albania 9 10 9 8 10 10 14 12
07  Russia 10 14 12 11 11 11 9 11
08  Azerbaijan 15 15 11 15 12 13 16 15
09  Ukraine 3 7 10 4 4 5 7 6 5
10  Belgium 14 11 15 14 14 14 12 14
11  Moldova 16 16 14 12 13 16 15 16
12  San Marino 13 12 13 13 16 12 6 10 1
13  Portugal 6 2 4 9 8 7 1 3 8
14  Netherlands 5 8 8 1 6 6 3 4 7
15  Montenegro 7 9 2 2 7 3 10 7 4
16  Hungary 2 1 5 3 1 1 5 2 10

Final[edit]

The Spanish votes in the final were based on 50% jury voting and 50% televoting results.[21]

Final – Spanish Results
Draw Country R. Fuentes D. Abad J. González L. Fuentes F. Rodriguez Average Jury Rank Televote Rank Combined Rank Scoreboard (Points)
01  Ukraine 11 11 10 7 2 5 8 5 6
02  Belarus 16 24 23 20 18 24 22 25
03  Azerbaijan 21 19 16 23 10 19 24 23
04  Iceland 10 5 11 15 7 9 11 10 1
05  Norway 4 4 3 21 11 7 19 13
06  Romania 7 13 9 1 16 8 1 3 8
07  Armenia 12 10 14 17 12 13 4 7 4
08  Montenegro 6 15 6 8 17 11 23 18
09  Poland 15 12 15 24 9 15 6 11
10  Greece 17 14 13 22 20 17 13 14
11  Austria 3 1 2 5 6 2 2 1 12
12  Germany 14 22 18 16 22 21 18 21
13  Sweden 1 2 1 2 1 1 5 2 10
14  France 25 3 25 19 15 18 14 16
15  Russia 22 21 17 18 23 23 10 17
16  Italy 24 23 19 6 19 20 16 19
17  Slovenia 20 18 21 9 3 14 25 22
18  Finland 19 17 20 13 13 16 20 20
19  Spain
20  Switzerland 18 20 22 14 24 22 9 15
21  Hungary 5 9 12 10 4 4 15 9 2
22  Malta 13 6 4 11 8 6 17 12
23  Denmark 8 7 5 12 21 12 7 8 3
24  Netherlands 9 16 7 4 14 10 3 4 7
25  San Marino 23 25 24 25 25 25 21 24
26  United Kingdom 2 8 8 3 5 3 12 6 5

See also[edit]

References[edit]

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