Valentino (song)

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Spain "Valentino"
Eurovision Song Contest 1986 entry
Country
Artist(s)
José María Guzmán
Daniel J. Louis
Pedro A. Sanchéz
As
Cadillac
Language
Composer(s)
José María Guzmán
Lyricist(s)
José María Guzmán
Conductor
Finals performance
Final result
10th
Final points
51
Appearance chronology
◄ "La fiesta terminó" (1985)   
"No estás solo" (1987) ►

"Valentino" (Spanish pronunciation: [balenˈtino]) was the Spanish entrant to the Eurovision Song Contest 1986 in Bergen, Norway. It was sung by the male quartet Cadillac and performed in Spanish.

On the night of the final, the song performed in the ninth position, following Turkey's Klips ve Onlar singing "Halley" and preceding Switzerland's Daniela Simmons with "Pas pour moi", and at the close of the voting had received 51 points, placing 10th in a field of 20.

The song is an up-tempo number with influences from synthpop, in which Cadillac sing about how they have prepared a romantic encounter with a woman. They describe the drinks and the atmosphere in the room of a hotel in Madrid for a good night; "Valentino" - a reference to Italian film star Rudolph Valentino, often referred to as the original "Latin Lover" - "couldn't have done it better...". Cadillac also recorded an English language version of the song under the same title.

It was succeeded as Spanish representative at the 1987 contest by Patricia Kraus with "No estás solo".

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