Ramón (singer)

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This name uses Spanish naming customs: the first or paternal family name is del Castillo and the second or maternal family name is Palop.
Ramón
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Ramón performing at the Eurovision final on 14 May 2004.
Background information
Birth name Ramón del Castillo Palop
Born (1985-05-03) 3 May 1985 (age 31)
Las Palmas de Gran Canaria, Spain
Genres Pop, Latin pop
Occupation(s) Singer-songwriter
Years active 2004–2010

Ramón del Castillo Palop (born 3 May 1985) is a Spanish singer best known for representing the state at the 2004 Eurovision Song Contest in Istanbul.[1]

Biography[edit]

Ramón was born on 3 May 1985 in Las Palmas in the Canary Islands, the youngest of three boys. He participated in the third season of Operación Triunfo (2003-2004), where he finished as the runner-up and, in a separate vote, was selected to represent Spain at the Eurovision in 2004 after Beth's eighth-place finish the year before. It was his first major musical appearance - he had not been a recording artist before Operación Triunfo.

With the song "Para llenarme de ti" ("To Be Filled By You"), Ramón finished in 10th place with 87 points in the final, which was Spain's last top ten result until 2012, when Pastora Soler managed to finish in 10th place again, with the song "Quédate conmigo".[2]

"Para llenarme de ti", which was written by Kike Santander, was also a commercial success in Spain, peaking at number one on the Spanish Singles Chart. Ramón's first album Es así, produced by Toni and Xasqui Ten, debuted at number six on the Spanish Albums Chart.

In October 2006, Ramón's second album entitled Cambio de sentido was released. The album failed to chart. In 2008, Ramón served as a judge in regional talent show ¡Quiero ser como Pepe!, aired on TV Canaria.

In 2010, Ramón quit music as a career. Shortly after, he finished Audiovisual Production studies at IES Politécnico Las Palmas. In 2013, he moved to Oslo, Norway to work as a camera assistant for local production company Seefood TV.[3]

Discography (Albums)[edit]

  • Es así (Vale Music Records) - 2004 - #6 ESP
  • Cambio de sentido (Multitrack Records) - 2006

References[edit]

  1. ^ Staff (29 January 2004). "Ramón, representante español en Eurovisión - Los40.com". los40.com. Retrieved 30 March 2011. 
  2. ^ Staff (17 May 2004). "Ramón queda décimo en un Festival de Eurovisión ganado por Ucrania - Los40.com". los40.com. Retrieved 30 March 2011. 
  3. ^ Romo, José Luis (10 May 2014). "Los 'desaparecidos' de Eurovisión". El Mundo. Retrieved 16 May 2015. 

External links[edit]

Preceded by
Beth
with "Dime"
Spain in the Eurovision Song Contest
2004
Succeeded by
Son de Sol
with "Brujería"