Alfred and Amaia became the romance of Eurovision 2018 with their song, Tu canción. Ultimately, they finished in 23rd out of 26 countries – a disappointing result. However, the couple have not stopped and now Amaia has appeared in Bono & U2’s cover of Ivor Cutler’s Women Of The World!
A woman of the world
The international superstars, Bono & U2, surely need no introduction. They’re currently touring Europe and recently had two concerts in Madrid. At one point in their show, they cover Ivor Cutler’s song “Women Of The World”, a song created to empower women to “take over”. The song is being used as part of a campaign for the charity One, an organisation fighting extreme poverty and preventable disease. A choir of women can be heard singing, and Amaia can be heard taking the lead of the choir!
Above, you can see the moment that the U2 and Amaia perform the song. Bono can even be clearly heard saying at the end of the song “Thank you Amaia Romero!”
U2 will be repeating this performance, with Amaia’s vocals included, in all of their concerts, and they are asking women across the globe to lend their voices to the choir heard in the song. If you’d like to join them, simply record yourself singing the song and upload it to Facebook, Twitter, YouTube, Instagram, whatever social network you would like, and use the hashtag #womenoftheworldtakeover.
Amaia’s fans go crazy!
Amaia’s fans were ecstatic to hear Amaia and were amazed at how she kept this is a secret until now. They were filled with praise for her beautiful vocals, as seen below…
“Amaia, dear, you are great and not just your voice…you are pure and free…you deserve this…and no one says it, my girl that joy and that fear…I do not want to be taken so soon…you follow the voice that guides you, that of your brother and us, we will be with you always.”
Other fans are already requesting that the cover is released on Spotify and YouTube – they love it so much!
“On Spotify and on YouTube when? I need iiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiit oh my Goddddddd”
One is an international, non-profit organisation that campaigns against extreme poverty and preventable disease. They raise public awareness and pressure political leaders to support policies and programs that are saving lives and improving futures.
One have appeared in U2’s concerts before with similar campaigns, but this campaign is about how poverty is sexist:
There is nowhere on Earth where women have the same opportunities as men, but the gender gap is wider for women living in poverty.
Poverty is sexist. And we won’t stand by while the poorest women are overlooked.One
We agree with what One says: that none of us are equal until all of us are equal. If you would like to join Amaia and U2’s fight, you can do so at One’s website. One even has an open letter to world leaders, which you can sign here.
What are your thoughts on this? Have you signed One’s open letter? Finally, should Tu canción have placed higher in Eurovision this year?
Let us know in the comments below and on social media @ESCXTRA