Spain in the Eurovision Song Contest 1961
|Eurovision Song Contest 1961|
|Selection process||National Final|
|Selected entrant||Conchita Bautista|
|Selected song||"Estando contigo"|
|Final result||9th, 8 points|
|Spain in the Eurovision Song Contest|
Spain took part in the Eurovision Song Contest for the first time in 1961. The country was represented by Conchita Bautista with the song "Estando Contigo", written by Antonio Guijarro and Augusto Algueró. The song was chosen through a national final.
The national final took place at RNE's studios in Barcelona and was aired through radio. Ten songs were presented in a semi-final, and six of these songs went forward to the national final. The jury consisted of 10 members, 5 music experts and 5 plain citizens. Conchita Bautista was proclaimed winner.
Result of national final
|1||"Eva María"||-||Ramón Calduch||32||4|
|2||"Tempranito"||Pretty early||Angelita Baidez||13||6|
|3||"Estando contigo"||Being with you||Conchita Bautista||49||1|
|5||"Ba, Be, Bi, Bo, Bu"||-||Víctor Balaguer||48||2|
|6||"Carita Morena"||Dark-skinned little face||Ramón Calduch||43||3|
Conchita Bautista was the first to perform in the running order, preceding Monaco. She received eight points for her performance, coming 9th in a field of 16.
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- "Spain National Final 1961". natfinals.50webs.com.