In the Spotlight: Blanca Paloma

The grand final of the Eurovision Song Contest 2023 will take place in Liverpool on Saturday 13 May. One of the favorites for the win is Blanca Paloma, who represents Spain.

But who is Blanca Paloma? Let’s give her a spotlight!

Early years and carreer

Blanca ( Bianca Paloma Ramos Baeza) was born in El Alted, Spain on June 9, 1989.

She studied fine arts at the local university. After university  she moved to Madrid to pursue a career in theatre.

Until 2022, she is an up-and-coming artist who has mainly performed in the theater and has always been behind the scenes. She sang in several bands, among others Alfakay. Blanca also sang the title song for the television series “Lucía en la teleraña

Benidorm Fest.

The Benidorm Fest 2022 was the first edition of a television song contest, held in the city of the same name. A new concept to choose the representative of Spain for the Eurovision Song Contest

Blanca participated with her song “Secreto de agua”( The secret of water) She became 5th in the final. 

After that, she released a new single called “Niña de fuego

In 2023 she participated again in Benidorm Fest; this time with the song “Eaea”.

This time she won convincingly

The song

Blanca Paloma’s song is one of this year’s more notable entries. It is  a lullaby and the lyrics are addressed to a child. However, she has explained on several occasions that this should not be taken as something literal. It is above all a message from her grandmother’s culture and roots to herself.

On the cover of the single is a photo of her late grandmother Carmen, who introduced her to flamenco and music in general.

Will it be notable enough to win the Eurovision Song Contest 2023? 

On saturday we know!

 

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