La fiesta terminó

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"La fiesta terminó"
Single by Paloma San Basilio
from the album La fiesta terminó
Released1985
FormatVinyl single
GenreBallad
Length3:30
LabelHispavox
Songwriter(s)Juan Carlos Calderón
Paloma San Basilio singles chronology
"Perfidia"
(1984)
"La fiesta terminó"
(1985)
"Como el viento"
(1985)
Spain "La fiesta terminó"
Eurovision Song Contest 1985 entry
Country
Artist(s)
Language
Composer(s)
Lyricist(s)
Juan Carlos Calderón
Conductor
Juan Carlos Calderón
Finals performance
Final result
14th
Final points
36
Appearance chronology
◄ "Lady, Lady" (1984)   
"Valentino" (1986) ►

"La fiesta terminó" (Spanish pronunciation: [la ˈfjesta teɾmiˈno], "The Party's Over") is a song recorded by Spanish singer Paloma San Basilio. The song was written by Juan Carlos Calderón. It is best known as the Spanish entry at the Eurovision Song Contest 1985, held in Gothenburg.[1]

Background[edit]

Just like Sergio y Estíbaliz's 1975 entry "Tú volverás" and Nina's 1989 entry "Nacida para amar", the song was composed by Juan Carlos Calderón, internationally best known for writing Mocedades' 1973 entry "Eres tú", a song that only finished second in the actual Contest but still went on to become a worldwide hit.[2]

The song is a melancholy ballad about a finished relationship. San Basilio sings that "the party's over" and asks her former lover not to insist anymore; "What good is loving without love? Why put more wood on a fire that's already burnt out...?".[3]

Eurovision[edit]

"La fiesta terminó" was performed fifth on the night, following Denmark' s Hot Eyes with "Sku' du spørg' fra no'en?" and preceding France's Roger Bens with "Femme dans ses rêves aussi". At the close of voting, it had received 36 points, placing 14th in a field of 19.[4]

It was succeeded as Spanish entry at the 1986 Contest by Cadillac with "Valentino".[5]

References[edit]

  1. ^ ""La fiesta terminó" at the official Eurovision Song Contest site". eurovision.tv. Retrieved 1 July 2019.
  2. ^ "Composer Juan Carlos Calderón has died". abc.es. Retrieved 1 July 2019.
  3. ^ ""La fiesta terminó" lyrics and detailed info". The Diggiloo Thrush. Retrieved 1 July 2019.
  4. ^ "Official Eurovision Song Contest 1985 scoreboard". eurovision.tv. Retrieved 1 July 2019.
  5. ^ ""Valentino" at the official Eurovision Song Contest site". eurovision.tv. Retrieved 1 July 2019.