Mirela

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This name uses Spanish naming customs: the first or paternal family name is Cabero and the second or maternal family name is García.
Mirela
Birth name Mirela Cabero García
Born (1990-07-31) July 31, 1990 (age 26)
Origin Aranjuez, Spain
Genres
Occupation(s)
  • Singer
  • Actress
Instruments Vocals
Years active 2004–present
Website Mirela MySpace site

Mirela Cabero García (born July 31, 1990 in Aranjuez, Spain), simply known as Mirela, is a Spanish singer and actress. Mirela has participated in various musical contests and singing competitions since she was a child.

Career[edit]

2004: Eurojunior 2004[edit]

In 2004, Mirela participated in Eurojunior, the Spanish national selection process for the Junior Eurovision Song Contest 2004, where she competed with María Isabel and Blas Cantó. She reached the national final with her song "Conocí el amor" (I Met Love).[1] She narrowly lost out to María Isabel, who represented Spain and overall went on to win the European final with the song "Antes muerta que sencilla".

2005: Gente de Primera[edit]

In 2005, she appeared in the television talent show Gente de Primera, competing for a record deal. She was praised by the judges and audience alike for her performances of Celine Dion's "Sola otra vez"[2] and Mariah Carey's "Héroe".[3] Mirela's mentor during the series was Pastora Soler.[4] She went on to finish second overall in the competition, narrowly losing out to male pop singer Nauzet.

2007-2009: Spanish national finals for Eurovision[edit]

In 2007, Mirela participated in Misión Eurovisión 2007, the Spanish national selection process for the Eurovision Song Contest 2007. She reached the final vote with the song "La reina de la noche" (The Queen of the Night).[5] She was the favourite to win. However, she went on to face her 'déjà vu' for the third time in a singing competition, by finishing runner-up once again, losing to boyband D'NASH.

In 2008, she submitted the song "Stronger" for Salvemos Eurovisión, the Spanish national selection process for the Eurovision Song Contest 2008,[6] but did not reach the national final.

For the third year in a row, Mirela submitted her bid for the Eurovision Song Contest 2009, taking part in Eurovisión 2009: El Retorno with the song "Nada es comparable a ti" (Nothing Compares to You).[7] She first performed her song on the third semi final on 28 February 2009. She came in second place in her semi final and advanced to the final. She performed it for a second time in the final, and ended up finishing in fourth place overall. It was the most successful ballad to enter the national final that year.[8]

2012: La Voz[edit]

In September 2012, she entered talent show La Voz, the Spanish version of The Voice, on its first season. She performed "Sola otra vez" in the "Blind Auditions". One of the judges, Melendi, hit his "I Want You" button, thus she joined his team. In the second round of the contest, "The Battles", she was eliminated by Javi Mota, with whom she performed "Devuélveme la vida".

2013-present: El Rey León[edit]

In 2013, Mirela joined the cast of El Rey León, the Madrid production of the musical The Lion King, playing the role of Nala.[9]

2017: Objetivo Eurovisión 2017[edit]

On 12 January 2017, Mirela was announced as one of the six candidates to represent Spain in the Eurovision Song Contest 2017.[10] She participated in Objetivo Eurovisión 2017, her fourth national selection process for Eurovision, with "Contigo", a song written by Tony Sánchez-Ohlsson, Isaac Luke and Ander Pérez. She was the televote's favourite and collected 58 points overall, ending in a tie for the 1st place with Manel Navarro. However, in the tie breaking voting round, the jury chose Manel over Mirela to represent Spain in the Eurovision Song Contest 2017. The decision of the jury caused controversy among followers of the contest, who accused the broadcaster of rigging the results in order to favour Manel.

Discography[edit]

Singles[edit]

Year Title Peak position Album
SPA[11]
2016 "Soy como soy" Non-album singles
2017 "Contigo" 18

Promotional singles[edit]

Year Tittle Notes
2004 "Conocí el amor" Eurojunior 2004
"Sí o no"
2007 "La reina de la noche" Mision Eurovisión 2007
"Tu voz se apagará"
"I love you mi vida"
"Busco un hombre"
"Una lágrima"
2008 "Stronger" Salvemos Eurovisión
2009 "Nada es comparable a ti" Eurovisión: El Retorno

References[edit]

  1. ^ https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=HngYPxWsqv4
  2. ^ https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=bX4kQ2dyruQ
  3. ^ https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=N9I4VYiDB8c
  4. ^ http://www.radioguarena.com/especiales/eurovision/noticias/mirela-cabero-en-el-programa-de-television-la-voz.html
  5. ^ https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=PZWowPBMg-M
  6. ^ https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=J7n4y-K4Bjw
  7. ^ https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Z6p1uClrWd0
  8. ^ http://www.esctoday.com/news/read/12671
  9. ^ [1]
  10. ^ "Maika, Manel Navarro, Mario Jefferson, Mirela, Paula Rojo y LeKlein candidatos de 'Objetivo Eurovisión'" [Maika, Manel Navarro, Mario Jefferson, Mirela, Paula Rojo and LeKlein candidates of 'Objetivo Eurovisión']. rtve.es (in Spanish). Televisión Española. 12 January 2017. Retrieved 12 January 2017. 
  11. ^ http://www.spanishcharts.com/search.asp?search=mirela&cat=s

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