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Alfred García

© EBU/Andres Putting About Quick Facts NameAlfred García Castillo Born14 March 1997 Nationality???????? Spanish National SelectionOperación Triunfo 2017/18 In Eurovision2018 Tel Aviv SongTu cancíon (2018, with Amaia Romero) Biography Alfred García Castillo, born in El Prat de Llobregat, Barcelona, ​​, known as Alfred or Alfred García, is a Spanish singer, songwriter, producer and performer. He began singing in musical bars in the summer of 2011 at the age of just 14. A year later, he released his first self produced album produced by him, entitled “Beginning” and at 17, thanks to the project musical and cultural La Capsa, recorded his first single, “She looks so beautiful”. With that song, he won the audience award at the Cara B festival. In 2016, Alfred participated in the blind auditions of La Voz (The Voice). However he was not selected by any coach, so he could not continue. That same year, he self-published INBLACK (Volume One), an acoustic tribute album. In 2017, Alfred appeared at Operación Triunfo. He made it to the final of the contest. As a finalist, he was also candidate to represent Spain in the 2018 Eurovision Song Contest with two songs: a solo song called “Que nos sigan las Luces” and a duet  with his girlfriend Amaia called “Tu canción”. Alfred and Amaia’s song won and became 23rd in the grand final of the Eurovision Song Contest in Lisbon. In April 2018, Alfred was the winner of the Ciudad del Prat Award as an artist and singer. During his time at the Operación Triunfo academy he composed new songs in order to include these songs in his first record. On May 9, 2018, the singer-songwriter announced a “test tour”, where he would show the public some of the candidate songs to be included in his debut album.   In June 2018, five months after the Eurovision Gala, the solo song presented by Alfred (“Que nos sigan las luces”) was number one in downloads on iTunes and exceeded 6 million listeners on Spotify. The song earned a gold disc, making it Alfred’s first solo gold record. The first studio album after living the Operación Triunfo experience, entitled “1016”, making a nod to the number that they put in the casting of the talent show, was recorded during October 2018. The album was released on December 14, 2018. Alfred became the first Spanish male artist to record streaming on Spotify on its first day on the market and the first Spanish artist with 16 songs in the top 200 of Spotify Spain, 15 of them in the top 100, the first day of release. The album “1016” was certified gold in its fourth week on the market. Also obtaining the gold record certificate on February 12 for his first single De la tierra hasta Marte”. His new tour, “1016”, started in February 2019. After finishing this tour, the singer continued and went on tour at the biggest festivals in the country, such as Holika or Mediterránea. In July 2019 he has returned to the Share Festival, a solidarity festival in which he has collaborated with Nil Moliner in “Que nos sigan las Luces”, with Carlos Sadness in a more summery and festival version of soul “Don’t count on me” and with the rapper Rayden, in a song called “Comunicado oficial”. In August, 2019, he gave his first concert for in Latin America, in Buenos Aires.  In March 2020 he created and lead his first management company, “Salvar a los penguins, S.L.” On December 21, 2020, he announced on his social networks that he would return to music after a period of time without musical activity. On January 15, 2021, the song “”Los Espabilados was published.  Entries Tu Canción (Amaia & Alfred) Country???????? Spain Year2018 LanguageSpanish LyricsRaúl GómezSylvia Santoro MusicRaúl GómezSylvia Santoro Backings– Results Semi Points: –Position: –Running order: – Results Finals Points: 61Position: 23Running order: 2

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Amaia Romero

© EBU/Andres Putting About Quick Facts NameAmaia Romero Arbizu Born03 January 1999 Nationality???????? Spanish National SelectionOperación Triunfo 2017/18 In Eurovision2018 Lisbon SongTu cancíon (2018, with Alfred García) Biography Amaia Romero Arbizu, born in Pamplona, known simply as Amaia, is a Spanish singer and songwriter. In 2010, at the age of 11, she participated in the children’s talent show Cántame una canción. A year later In 2011, she was one of the two winners Rock Camp 2011. In 2012 she participated in the first edition of El numero uno, managing to stay in the competition for 6 weeks. After a few years of training, Amaia collaborated with the Navarrese group Lemon y Tal on the song “Cicatrices de mi reality”. In 2017, she auditioned for Operación Triunfo and was selected. On February 5 2018, she was proclaimed the winner of the edition with 46% of the votes. On March 16, Universal Music Spain released the singer’s first compilation album in the form of a magazine in its physical edition, entitled “Amaia Romero”, her songs, which included the singer’s performances during her time with Operación Triunfo, including “City of stars» in duet with Alfred García, «Con las gana» in a duet with Aitana and «Shake it out», reached the top 3 of the list of sales and digital platforms. Due to her participation in Operación Triunfo, she was a candidate to represent Spain in the 2018 Eurovision Song Contest. In this way, she was assigned the songs “Al cancanta”,  and “Tu cancion”, the latter sung with her partner and boyfriend Alfred García.  In the Grand Final of the Eurovision Song Contest in Lisbon The Spanish representatives Amaia and Alfred reached the 23rd place.  On September 3, the promotional short for the Temporada Alta 2018 theater festival titled “La Voz de España” was published, starring Amaia. In this short film set in a television program from the 1970s, Amaia performs the song “I’m a rebel” by Jeanette. During a U2 concert in September of that year, Amaia sang a duet with Bono. On November 23, a new version of “Al Cantar” was published, the latter in a duet with Rozalén. In addition she worked together with Carolina Durante, in a song called “Perdona (Now Sí Que Sí)” . A new song with Alfred was also released, “ On December 14, her collaboration with the artist Alfred García was published, a Jazz song in Catalan entitled «Et vulle veure”. Shortly after, the releationship with Alfred García ended. In May 2019, she released her first single, entitled “El Relámpago”, followed by “Nadie podría hacerlo” in June. In August of the same year, she published her third single “Quedará en nos mente” as a preview of her first album. That album, “Pero no pasa nada” was published in September.  In 2020, Amaia participated in the Goya Awards during its 34th edition. She performed the song ‘Canción de Marisol’ that appears in the film “Ha Llegado Un Ángel”. On May 1, 2020, the documentary : Una Vuelta al sol” directed by Marc Pujolar premiered on Amazon Prime Video. The documentary shows the process of creating the album ‘Pero no pasa nada’ as well as some of her concerts. In October 2020, Amaia launches a collaboration, together with the singer and producer Alizzz, called “El Encuentro”.  In February 2021, Amaia launches a collaboration, together with Los Hermanos Cubero, called «Efímera». Amaia also participated in the documentary ‘Pongamos que hablo de Camela’. On April 8, she released a duet with the singer Mikel Erentxun called “Esos ojos negros”. This song would form part of Erentxun’s next album.  In September 2021, Amaia starred in the spot for the new Mahou campaign together with both her grandmothers. On October 1, 2021, Amaia releases “Yo Invito”, the the first song of the second album that would be released at the end of the year. On November 24, Amaia premiered “Quiero Pero No”, her second single from her second studio album. The song is a collaboration with the fashionable rapper, Rojuu. On May 13 2022, she released her second studio album “Cuando no sé quién soy”. Obtaining the No. 2 of the most listened to albums in Spain and the No. 1 in the best-selling vinyl. Entries Tu cancíon (Amaia & Alfred) Country???????? Spain Year2018 LanguageSpanish LyricsRaúl GómezSylvia Santoro MusicRaúl GómezSylvia Santoro Backings– Results Semi Points: –Position: –Running order: – Results Finals Points: 61Position: 23Running order: 2

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© EBU/Andres Putting About Quick Facts NameEdurne Garcia Almagro Born22 December 1985 Nationality🇪🇸 Spanish National SelectionInternal selection 2015 In Eurovision2015 Vienna SongAmanecer (2015) Biography Edurne García Almagro (Madrid, December 22, 1985), better known as Edurne, is a Spanish singer, songwriter, model, actress, streamer, and presenter.  When Edurne was 7 years old, she participated in a musical group called Trastos, with whom she released 3 albums and performed on the TV program TVE Música sí and at Reyes Magos. Before her appearance on Operación Triunfo, she had minor roles in series such as Ana y los siete on TVE, Hospital Central, and Robles, investigador, and she did various TV commercials. In 2005, she competed in the fourth edition of Operación Triunfo. She was eliminated in the final stages of the program after being nominated only once, becoming the sixth finalist. After her time on OT, she signed with the record label Sony Music. In 2006, she released her first album titled Edurne. It reached number 3 on the Spanish sales charts in its first week. The first single, “Despierta,” debuted at number 5 on the physical singles sales charts in Spain. In the summer of the same year, the song “Amores dormidos,” composed by one of the members of La Oreja de Van Gogh, was released as the second single.  She had a cameo appearance in the Disney Channel series Cambio de clase, playing a music teacher. She also recorded the theme song for the tv-series Yo soy Bea titled “Te falta veneno,” and released a reissue of her first album that included this song as well as two exclusive remixes of her first single, “Despierta.”  From January to June 2007, she hosted the show CMTop. On June 19, she released “Ilusión”, her second album, with the song “Ven por mí” as the first single. The album debuted at number 13 on the sales chart in Spain with limited promotion. In November, “Fue para los dos” was released as the second single from the album. In October of the same year, she presented the show Baila con Edurne on Nickelodeon. She starred in Grease, the musical of your life as Sandy in 2017. Initially, she was only supposed to be in the musical for one season, but due to its success, she renewed her contract and participated in the tour that took her to various cities in Spain such as Palma de Mallorca, Las Palmas de Gran Canaria, and Bilbao. In January 2008, she recorded another program for Nickelodeon called Edurne y sus bichos. In April, she received an award at the Garamond National Music Awards.On May 17, 2009, Edurne finished her time in the musical Grease. “Première” was released on June 4, 2008. It is an album of versions of songs from the most famous musicals. The first single was “Un poco de amor,” a version of Queen’s “Somebody to Love” from the musical We Will Rock You. It also included songs from musicals such as Mamma Mia!, Hoy no me puedo levantar, and Hair, among others. The music video for “Un poco de amor” was filmed in New York. It debuted at number 39 on the Promusicae chart and remained on the chart for two weeks. The second single from this third album was “Sigo enamorada de ti,” a version of the song “Hopelessly Devoted to You” from the musical Grease. The music video was also filmed in New York. In October, “Tú serás para mí” was confirmed as the third single. The music video was filmed at the Nuevo Teatro Alcalá in Madrid, with all the actors from the musical Grease. On May 17, 2009, Edurne left the musical Grease. Edurne went to the English cities of Liverpool, Manchester, and London, as well as Dublin, Ireland, to take English, singing, dancing, and composition classes, among others, and to prepare her fourth studio album. During her stay in London, she recorded some songs. In October, she returned to Spain to continue working on the album, which was finished on February 14, 2010. In early that year, she participated in the eighth edition of ¡Más que baile!, where she finished as the second runner-up and received the jury’s award. Her fourth studio album, titled Nueva piel, was released on March 23. The first single, “Soy como soy,” is an electropop song produced by Óscar Clavel and recorded at Red Led Studios in Madrid. The 2nd single was “Oigo mi corazón.”  In 2011, she returned to Grease, with a new cast and script. In 2012, Edurne focused on her return to the new production of Grease and her tour, which extended until 2013. She also collaborated on music projects, including a collaboration with DJ Brian Cross on the song “More Than a Lover,” which was used in advertising campaigns. From October 2013 to March 2014, Edurne participated in the third season of Tu cara me suena, where she won. After winning, she appeared as a guest in the Portuguese adaptation of the format, A Tua Cara não me é Estranha. On May 17, a 14-second preview of the first single from the album, “Pretty Boy,” was released. The song was entirely in English. The album, titled “Climax”, was released on September 24, 2013.  On March 31, 2014, the music video for the second official single from Climax, “Painkiller,” was released.From June 23 to December 30, 2014, Edurne co-hosted the program Todo va bien. On January 14, 2015, after an internal selection process, TVE announced that Edurne would represent Spain at the 60th Eurovision Song Contes. She finished in 21st place. Her song was titled “Amanecer”. Edurne won the Shiri Maimon Award 2015 for the best-dressed participant at the contest. After her participation in Eurovision, she released the English version of “Amanecer” titled “Break of Day”. On June 8 of the same year, a week before the release of her sixth album, she premiered “Basta” as the second single from the album. On June 16, she released her sixth studio album

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© EBU/Andres Putting About Quick Facts NameMiguel Núñez Pozo Born06 January 1996 Nationality???????? Spanish National SelectionOperación Triunfo 2018/19 In Eurovision2019 Tel Aviv SongLa venda (2019) Biography Miguel Núñez Pozo was born in Terrasa, Barcelona. He is better known under his stage name Miki Núñez or simply Miki. He is a Spanish singer. Miki studied two years of Primary Education with a bilingual mention at the University of Barcelona, ​​but when he was going to do the third year career entered into Operación Triunfo. Before becoming nationally known, he was a vocalist for the group Dalton Bangs, a cover band. As a result of his time in OT18, the group was renamed “Miki & The Dalton’s. In 2018, Miki auditioned for the tenth season of Operación Triunfo. He reached the semifinal, getting the sixth position. As a contestant on Operación Triunfo, he was a candidate to represent Spain in the Eurovision Song Contest 2019. For the first phase of the selection process, he was awarded three songs: “Elequilibrium” and “La venda” solo, and “Nadie se salva” in a duet with Natalia Lacunza. “La venda” was selected through the public vote to represent Spain in the Eurovision Song Contest 2019 in May in Tel Aviv. In the Eurovision final, Miki became 22nd. After releasing his first album “Amuza”, composed of 13 pop-rock songs, the singer toured throughout Spain accompanied by his band, Dalton Bang.Miki Núñez has also worked as a brand ambassador for international brands such as Gallina Blanca or Activia. In 2020, Miki’s second album “Iceberg” was released. One of the songs from this album, “Me vale”, became a Gold disk. Since the 2022 season, Miki hosts the show Got Talent España. Entries La Venda Country???????? Spain Year2019 LanguageSpanish LyricsAdrià Salas MusicAdrià Salas BackingsMikel Hennet SotomayorErnesto SantosFran GuerreroMaría AcostaMary Martínez Results Semi Points: –Position: –Running order: – Results Finals Points: 54Position: 22Running order: 26

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